Germany men's national ice hockey team

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Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of arms of Germany is the badge used on the players jerseys
Nickname(s)Träger der Adler (Bearers of the Eagle)
AssociationDeutscher Eishockey-Bund
Head coachToni Söderholm
AssistantsTobias Abstreiter
Patrick Dallaire
Cory Murphy
Steven Reinprecht
CaptainMoritz Müller
Most gamesUdo Kießling (320)
Most pointsErich Kühnhackl (210)
Team colors              
IIHF codeGER
Germany national ice hockey team jerseys 2018 (WOG).png
Ranking
Current IIHF7 Increase 1 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF7 (first in 2018)
Lowest IIHF13 (first in 2014)
First international
England  1–0  Germany
(Montreux, Switzerland; 10 January 1910)
Biggest win
Germany  14–0 Flag of Yugoslavia (1992–2003); Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006).svg Yugoslavia
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 10 February 2000)
Biggest defeat
Soviet Union  10–0  Germany
(Zug, Switzerland; 7 December 1990)
 Canada 10–0 Germany 
(Prague, Czech Republic; 3 May 2015)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances64 (first in 1930)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (1930, 1953)
European Championships
Appearances8 (first in 1910)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (1910, 1911, 1914)
Olympics
Appearances20 (first in 1928)
MedalsSilver medal.svg Silver (2018)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (1932, 1976)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pyeongchang Team
Bronze medal – third place 1932 Lake Placid Team
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Innsbruck Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1930 Austria/France/Germany
Silver medal – second place 1953 Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 1934 Italy
Pool B / Division I
Gold medal – first place 1966 Yugoslavia
Gold medal – first place 2000 Poland
Gold medal – first place 2006 France (Group A)
Silver medal – second place 1970 Romania
Silver medal – second place 1975 Japan
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 1910 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 1911 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1912 Austria-Hungary
Silver medal – second place 1914 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1913 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1927 Austria

The German men's national ice hockey team first participated in serious international competition at the 1911 European Hockey Championship. When Germany was split after World War II, a separate East Germany national ice hockey team existed until 1990. By 1991, the East German teams and players were merged into the German Ice Hockey Federation (Deutscher Eishockey-Bund).

History[edit]

West Germany[edit]

The biggest accomplishment from the West German team, came in 1976 at the Winter Olympics, when the team went 2–3–0 and won the bronze medal. The team's wins came against the United States (4–1) and Poland (7–4). The team also played well against the silver medalists, Czechoslovakia, and the gold medalists, the USSR.

In 1980, the team didn't do as well and only won one game in the preliminary round, which kept them from advancing. They finished 10th out of 12.

In 1984, the team was invited to the Canada Cup. By 1991, the reunification of East and West Germany meant the inclusion of players from the former East Germany.

Post-unification[edit]

The team is not considered to be as elite as Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden or the United States, but they are ranked 8th in the world (2017) by the IIHF. Since re-unification, their best recent results include finishing 6th place at the 2003 World Championships where they lost a close quarter-final match in overtime to Canada, and 4th at the 2010 World Championships where they lost to Sweden in the bronze medal game. Previously, they finished third in the European Group and qualified for the quarter-finals at the 1996 World Cup after a surprising 7–1 victory against the Czech Republic. In the 1992 Olympics, they lost to Canada 4–3 in an overtime shoot-out in the quarter-finals.

Germany has never won an international competition, and their most recent medal was silver in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, when they lost to the Olympic Athletes From Russia 4–3 in overtime. It was the first time that Germany had reached the Gold Medal Game at the Winter Olympics. This was their best result, tied with a silver medal at the 1930 World Championships.

There are 25,934 registered players in Germany (0.03% of its population).

Team Germany finished in 4th place at the 2010 IIHF World Championship, their best placement since 1953.

Competition results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Games Coach Captain Finish
Switzerland 1928 St. Moritz Erich Römer Walter Sachs 9th
United States 1932 Lake Placid Erich Römer Gustav Jaenecke  Bronze
Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Canada Val Hoffinger Rudi Ball 5th
Since 1945, Germany has been split and was succeeded by West Germany West Germany and  East Germany
Switzerland 1948 St. Moritz Did not compete
Norway 1952 Oslo Canada Joe Aitken Herbert Schibukat 8th
Italy 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo As United Team of Germany
Canada Frank Trottier Paul Ambros 6th
United States 1960 Squaw Valley As United Team of Germany
Karl Wild Heinz Henschel 6th
Austria 1964 Innsbruck As United Team of Germany
Egen, Holderied, Unsinn Ernst Trautwein 7th
France 1968 Grenoble Canada Ed Reigle Heinz Bader 7th
Japan 1972 Sapporo Gerhard Kießling Alois Schloder 7th
Austria 1976 Innsbruck Xaver Unsinn Alois Schloder  Bronze
United States 1980 Lake Placid Hans Rampf Rainer Philipp 10th
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo Xaver Unsinn Erich Kühnhackl 5th
Canada 1988 Calgary Xaver Unsinn Udo Kießling 5th
Since 1990, West and East has been united back to  Germany
France 1992 Albertville Czechoslovakia Luděk Bukač Gerd Truntschka 7th
Norway 1994 Lillehammer Czechoslovakia Luděk Bukač Uli Hiemer 6th
Japan 1998 Nagano Canada George Kingston Dieter Hegen 9th
United States 2002 Salt Lake City Hans Zach Jürgen Rumrich 8th
Italy 2006 Turin Uwe Krupp Marcel Goc 10th
Canada 2010 Vancouver Uwe Krupp Marcel Goc 11th
Russia 2014 Sochi Did not qualify
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang Marco Sturm Marcel Goc  Silver
China 2022 Beijing Finland Toni Söderholm
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
16 0 1 2 3

World Championship[edit]

  • 1930Won silver medal
  • 1933 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1934Won bronze medal
  • 1935 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1938 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1939 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1953Won silver medal
  • 1954 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1955 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1959 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1961 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1962 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1963 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1965 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 9th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1967 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1969 – Finished in 10th place (4th in "B" Pool)
  • 1970 – Finished in 8th place (2nd in "B" Pool)
  • 1971 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1972 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1973 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1974 – Finished in 9th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1975 – Finished in 8th place (2nd in "B" Pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1977 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1978 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1979 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1981 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1982 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1983 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1985 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1986 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1987 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1989 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1990 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1991 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 20th place (4th in "B" Pool)
  • 2000 – Finished in 17th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 2001 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 17th place (Won Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2016 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2017 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2018 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2019 – Finished in 6th place

European Championship[edit]

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
Switzerland 1910 Les Avants 3 2 0 1 17 5 ? ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
German Empire 1911 Berlin 3 3 0 0 20 1 ? ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Austria-Hungary 1912 Prague* 2 1 1 0 6 3 ? ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
German Empire 1913 Munich 3 1 0 2 21 16 ? ? Round-robin 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
German Empire 1914 Berlin 2 1 0 1 4 3 ? ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1915–1920 No Championships (World War I).
Sweden 1921 Stockholm Did not participate.
Switzerland 1922 St. Moritz Did not participate.
Belgium 1923 Antwerp Did not participate.
Italy 1924 Milan Did not participate.
Czechoslovakia 1925 Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec Did not participate.
Switzerland 1926 Davos Did not participate.
Austria 1927 Wien 5 3 0 2 10 7 ? ? Round-robin 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Hungary 1929 Budapest 2 0 0 2 1 3 ? ? First round 8th
Germany 1932 Berlin 6 1 4 1 5 5 ? ? Final round 4th
  • 1912 Championship was later annulled because Austria was not a member of the IIHF at the time of the competition.

World Cup of Hockey[edit]

  • 1996 – lost in quarterfinals
  • 2004 – lost in quarterfinals

Canada Cup[edit]

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

Other tournaments[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Toni Söderholm

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 D Denis Reul 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 110 kg (240 lb) (1989-06-29) 29 June 1989 (age 30) Germany Adler Mannheim
5 D Korbinian Holzer 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 31) United States Anaheim Ducks
11 D Marco Nowak 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 29) Germany Düsseldorfer EG
15 F Stefan Loibl 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 23) Germany Straubing Tigers
19 D Benedikt Schopper 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-02-18) 18 February 1985 (age 34) Germany Straubing Tigers
21 D Moritz Seider 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 18) Germany Adler Mannheim
22 F Matthias Plachta 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 28) Germany Adler Mannheim
28 F Frank Mauer 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 31) Germany EHC Red Bull München
29 F Leon DraisaitlA 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1995-10-27) 27 October 1995 (age 24) Canada Edmonton Oilers
30 G Philipp Grubauer 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 28) United States Colorado Avalanche
31 G Niklas Treutle 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 28) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
35 G Mathias Niederberger 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-11-26) 26 November 1992 (age 27) Germany Düsseldorfer EG
36 D Yannic Seidenberg 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1984-01-11) 11 January 1984 (age 35) Germany EHC Red Bull München
41 D Jonas Müller 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1995-11-19) 19 November 1995 (age 24) Germany Eisbären Berlin
42 F Yasin Ehliz 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 (age 26) Germany EHC Red Bull München
43 F Gerrit Fauser 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 30) Germany Grizzlys Wolfsburg
50 F Patrick HagerA 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1988-09-08) 8 September 1988 (age 31) Germany EHC Red Bull München
54 F Lean Bergmann 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 21) Germany Iserlohn Roosters
58 F Markus Eisenschmid 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1995-01-22) 22 January 1995 (age 24) Germany Adler Mannheim
65 F Marc Michaelis 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1995-07-31) 31 July 1995 (age 24) United States Minnesota State Univ.
72 F Dominik Kahun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1995-07-02) 2 July 1995 (age 24) United States Pittsburgh Penguins
83 F Leonhard Pföderl 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 26) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
91 D Moritz MüllerC 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 33) Germany Kölner Haie
92 F Marcel Noebels 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 27) Germany Eisbären Berlin
95 F Frederik Tiffels 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 24) Germany Kölner Haie

Notable players[edit]

Notable executives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Bundestrainer Toni Söderholm gibt Kader für die WM bekannt". deb-online.de. 8 May 2019.
  3. ^ 2019 IIHF World Championship roster

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