Germany women's national ice hockey team

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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 Germany Michael Pfuhl
Head coach Germany Peter Kathan
Assistants Germany Benjamin Hinterstocker
Captain Susann Götz
Most games Christina Fellner (287)
Most points Maritta Becker (180)
IIHF ranking 7 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 5 (first in 2005)
Lowest IIHF ranking 11 (2010)
Team colours                    
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 11 (first in 1994)
Best result 5th (2001, 2005, 2013)
IIHF European Women Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 1991)
Best result 4th (1995)
Appearances 3 (first in 2002)
Medals 5th (2006)

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]


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.

Notable former players[edit]

Current roster 2013[edit]


Number Player Club
93 Susanne Seessle Germany TSV Erding
92 Nadja Gruber Germany EV Landshut
25 Viona Harrer Germany TSV Erding
20 Julia Hoppe Germany Tornado Nieskie
1 Jennifer Harss United States University of Minnesota Duluth
Number Player Club
95 Claudia Weltermann Germany EC Bergkamen
91 Rebecca Graeve Germany Iserlohn Roosters
21 Ronja Richter Germany ESC Planegg-Wurmtal
19 Tanja Eisenschmid United States University of North Dakota
18 Susanne Fellner Germany Memmingen Indians
11 Britta Schroder Germany EC Bergkamen
9 Yvonne Rothemund Germany VER Selb
4 Jessica Hammerl Germany TSV Erding
2 Anna-Maria Fiegert United States Minnesota State
Number player Club
94 Tatjana Voigt Germany Memmingen Indians
24 Sarah Weyand Germany GSC Moers
23 Monika Bittner Germany ESC Planegg-Wurmtal
22 Ines Strohmair Germany EC Bad Tölz
17 Sara Seiler Canada Carleton University
16 Marie Delarbre Germany EV Füssen
15 Andrea Lanzl Germany EC Bergkamen
14 Jacqueline Janzen Germany Schwenninger Wild Wings
13 Alexandra Kuhn Germany EKU Mannheim
12 Susann Gotz Germany FASS Berlin
10 Franziska Busch Germany OSC Berlin
8 Julia Zorn Germany EC Peiting
7 Nina Kamenik Germany OSC Berlin
6 Bettina Evers Germany ESC Planegg-Wurmtal
3 Sophie Kratzer Germany ESC Planegg-Wurmtal

Coaching staff[edit]


  • General Manager: Peter Gemsjager
  • Head Coach: Peter Kathan
  • Assistant Coach: Benjamin Hinterstocker
  • Equipment Manager: Josef Kotz
  • Team Leader: Nina Ziegenhals
  • Team Doctor: Meinhard Balensiefen
  • Physiotherapist: Norbert Grundmann

Former coaches[edit]

  • 1995–2002: Rainer Nittel
  • Since 2002: Peter Kathan

European Championship record[edit]

  • 1989 – Bronze medal icon.svg 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

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1990 – Finished in 7th place (as West Germany)
  • 1992Did not participate
  • 1994 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1997Did not participate
  • 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 (demoted 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

Olympic record[edit]

  • 1998Did not participate
  • 2002 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2010 – Did not qualify
  • 2014Qualified

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