West Germany national ice hockey team

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West Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
First international
 Sweden 15–1 West Germany Germany
(West Berlin, West Germany; 18 November 1951)
Last international
Germany West Germany 4–0 Norway 
(Bern, Switzerland; 1 May 1990)
Biggest win
Germany West Germany 16–1 Netherlands 
(Unna, West Germany; 1 November 1981)
Biggest defeat
 Soviet Union 17–0 West Germany Germany
(Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany; 14 March 1972)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 29 (first in 1953)
Best result Silver medal with cup.svg Silver (1953)
Canada Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1984)
Best result 6th (1984)
Olympics
Appearances 10 (first in 1952)
Medals Bronze medal.svg Bronze (1976)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Innsbruck Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1953 Switzerland

The West German national ice hockey team was a national ice hockey team created after World War II when Germany was split into East and West Germany.

Except in 1984, when it was invited to the Canada Cup, the West German team was not considered to be as elite as Canada, Sweden, the United States, Czechoslovakia, Finland or the Soviet Union, but it was often ranked high enough in the world by the IIHF to participate in international tournaments. By 1991, the team ceased to exist due to the reunification of East and West Germany.

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.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • 1920 – 1951 – see Germany national ice hockey team
  • 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 and onward – see Germany national ice hockey team

Canada Cup[edit]

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

See also[edit]