Germany women'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 (The Eagle Carriers)
Association Deutscher Eishockey-Bund
General Manager Peter Gemsjager
Head coach Benjamin Hinterstocker
Assistants Marco Dietzel
Andreas Jorde
Tommy Kettner
Captain Julia Zorn
Most games Christina Fellner (287)
Most points Maritta Becker (180)
IIHF code GER
IIHF ranking 8 Decrease 1
Highest IIHF ranking 5 (first in 2005)
Lowest IIHF ranking 11 (2010)
Team colors                    
Germany national hockey team jerseys.png
First international
 Germany 14–0 Netherlands 
(Valkenburg, Netherlands; 8 December 1990)
Biggest win
 Germany 14–0 Netherlands 
(Valkenburg, Netherlands; 8 December 1990)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 17–1 Germany 
(Lake Placid, United States; 11 April 1994)
 United States 16–0 Germany 
(Lake Placid, United States; 12 April 1994)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 12 (first in 1994)
Best result 5th (2001, 2005, 2013)
IIHF European Women Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 1991)
Best result 4th (1995)
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 2002)

The German women's national ice hockey team represents Germany at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Deutscher Eishockey-Bund. Germany had 2,549 female players in 2011.[1]

History[edit]

The first international game for the German women's national team took place on 3 December 1988 in Geretsried against Switzerland. The final score was 6–5 for the Swiss, but the Germans avenged the loss in their second match. Against the Swiss, the Germans obtained their first victory. Germany is currently ranked 11th in the world, despite having nine times more female hockey players than 5th-ranked Russia. Germany's best finishes at the Worlds were in 2001, 2005 and 2013, where they earned a fifth-place finish on each occasion.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic[edit]

  • 2002 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 7th place

World Championship[edit]

  • 1990 – Finished in 7th place (as West Germany)
  • 1994 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 9th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2009 – Finished in 11th place (2nd in Division I)
  • 2011 – Finished in 9th place (1st in Division I, promoted to Top Division)
  • 2012 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 8th place (relegated to Division IA)
  • 2016 – Finished in 9th place (1st in Division IA, promoted to Top Division)

European Championship[edit]

  • 1989 – Won bronze medal (as West Germany)
  • 1991 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 6th place

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Benjamin Hinterstocker

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Ivonne Schröder 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 28) Germany Tornado Niesky
2 F Julia Seitz 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1994-02-14) 14 February 1994 (age 22) Germany ECDC Memmingen
5 F Eva Byszio 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 23) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
7 F Nina Kamenik 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 56 kg (123 lb) (1985-04-27) 27 April 1985 (age 31) Germany OSC Berlin
8 F Julia ZornC 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 26) Germany ESC Planegg
9 D Rebecca Graeve 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 23) Germany EC Bergkamen
10 D Yvonne Rothemund 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 23) Germany ESC Planegg
11 F Nicola Eisenschmid 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 19) Germany ECDC Memmingen
12 D Anna-Marie Fiegert 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1994-04-03) 3 April 1994 (age 22) United States Minnesota State
13 D Carina Strobel 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 56 kg (123 lb) (1997-09-11) 11 September 1997 (age 18) Germany ECDC Memmingen
15 F Andrea LanzlA 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 28) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
17 D Lena Düsterhöft 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1996-08-26) 26 August 1996 (age 19) Germany EHC Klostersee
18 F Bernadette Karpf 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 (age 20) Germany TSV Erding
19 F Kerstin Spielberger 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1995-12-14) 14 December 1995 (age 20) Germany ESC Planegg
20 D Daria GleissnerA 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1993-06-30) 30 June 1993 (age 23) Germany ECDC Memmingen
22 F Marie Delarbre 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 22) United States Merrimack Warriors
23 D Tanja Eisenschmid 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 23) United States Univ. of North Dakota
24 F Lisa Schuster 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1987-05-28) 28 May 1987 (age 29) Germany OSC Berlin
25 F Laura Kluge 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1996-11-06) 6 November 1996 (age 19) Germany OSC Berlin
26 F Monika Bittner 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 28) Germany ESC Planegg
27 G Franziska Albl 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1995-04-29) 29 April 1995 (age 21) Germany ECDC Memmingen
29 D Anne Bartsch 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1995-09-22) 22 September 1995 (age 20) Germany OSC Berlin
30 G Jennifer Harß 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1987-07-14) 14 July 1987 (age 29) Germany ERC Sonthofen

Notable former players[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

  • 1995–2002: Rainer Nittel
  • 2002–2014: Peter Kathan
  • 2015–  : Benjamin Hinterstocker

References[edit]

External links[edit]