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 (The Eagle Carriers)
Association Deutscher Eishockey-Bund
Head coach Marco Sturm
Assistants Tobias Abstreiter
Patrick Dallaire
Geoff Ward
Captain Christian Ehrhoff
Most games Udo Kießling (320)
Most points Erich Kühnhackl (210)
Team colors                    
IIHF code GER
Germany national hockey team jerseys 2014.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 8 Increase2
Highest IIHF 8 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF 13 (first in 2014)
First international
German Empire Germany 9–1 Switzerland  
(Montreux, Switzerland; 10 January 1910)
Biggest win
 Germany 14–0 Yugoslavia Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg
(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
Appearances 63 (first in 1930)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) (1930, 1953)
IIHF European Championships
Appearances 9
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) (1910, 1911, 1914)
Olympics
Appearances 20 (first in 1928)
Medals 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (1932, 1976)
Medal record
Olympic Games
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

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 Deutscher Eishockey-Bund association.

History[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 bronze in the 1976 Olympic Winter Games. This was their best result as well as 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]

  • 1928 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1932Won bronze medal
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 5th place
  • 1952 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1956 – Finished in 6th place (United Team of Germany)
  • 1960 – Finished in 6th place (United Team of Germany)
  • 1964 – Finished in 7th place (United Team of Germany)
  • 1968 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1972 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1976Won bronze medal
  • 1980 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1984 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1988 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2018Qualified

World Championship[edit]

  • 1930 – Won silver medal
  • 1933 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1934 – Won bronze medal
  • 1935 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1938 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1939 – Finished in 5th placel
  • 1953 – Won 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 the "Pool B")
  • 2000 – Finished in 17th place (Won the "Pool B")
  • 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

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 Smokvovec 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

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Marco Sturm

Number Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Greiss, ThomasThomas Greiss 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1986-01-29) January 29, 1986 (age 31) United States New York Islanders
2 D Reul, DenisDenis Reul 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 110 kg (240 lb) (1989-06-29) June 29, 1989 (age 28) Germany Adler Mannheim
3 D Krueger, JustinJustin Krueger 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1986-10-06) October 6, 1986 (age 31) Switzerland SC Bern
8 F Rieder, TobiasTobias Rieder 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1993-01-10) January 10, 1993 (age 24) United States Arizona Coyotes
10 D Ehrhoff, ChristianChristian EhrhoffC 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1982-07-06) July 6, 1982 (age 35) Germany Kölner Haie
12 F Macek, BrooksBrooks Macek 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1992-05-15) May 15, 1992 (age 25) Germany EHC Red Bull München
16 D Abeltshauser, KonradKonrad Abeltshauser 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1992-09-02) September 2, 1992 (age 25) Germany EHC Red Bull München
17 F Kink, MarcusMarcus KinkA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1985-01-13) January 13, 1985 (age 32) Germany Adler Mannheim
22 F Plachta, MatthiasMatthias Plachta 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1991-05-16) May 16, 1991 (age 26) Germany Adler Mannheim
24 D Seidenberg, DennisDennis SeidenbergA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1981-07-18) July 18, 1981 (age 36) United States New York Islanders
29 F Draisaitl, LeonLeon Draisaitl 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1995-10-21) October 21, 1995 (age 22) Canada Edmonton Oilers
30 G Grubauer, PhilippPhilipp Grubauer 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1991-11-25) November 25, 1991 (age 26) United States Washington Capitals
33 G aus den Birken, DannyDanny aus den Birken 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1985-02-15) February 15, 1985 (age 32) Germany EHC Red Bull München
36 F Seidenberg, YannicYannic Seidenberg 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1984-01-11) January 11, 1984 (age 33) Germany EHC Red Bull München
37 F Reimer, PatrickPatrick Reimer 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1982-10-16) October 16, 1982 (age 35) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
42 F Ehliz, YasinYasin Ehliz 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1992-12-30) December 30, 1992 (age 24) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
43 F Fauser, GerritGerrit Fauser 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1989-07-13) July 13, 1989 (age 28) Germany EHC Wolfsburg
48 D Hördler, FrankFrank Hördler 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-01-26) January 26, 1985 (age 32) Germany Eisbären Berlin
50 F Hager, PatrickPatrick Hager 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 29) Germany Kölner Haie
55 F Schütz, FelixFelix Schütz 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 30) Sweden Rögle BK
72 F Kahun, DominikDominik Kahun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1995-07-02) July 2, 1995 (age 22) Germany EHC Red Bull München
87 F Gogulla, PhilipPhilip Gogulla 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 30) Germany Kölner Haie
89 F Wolf, DavidDavid Wolf 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 99 kg (218 lb) (1989-09-15) September 15, 1989 (age 28) Germany Adler Mannheim
91 D Müller, MoritzMoritz Müller 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-19) November 19, 1986 (age 31) Germany Kölner Haie
95 F Tiffels, FrederikFrederik Tiffels 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1995-05-20) May 20, 1995 (age 22) United States Western Michigan Univ.

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