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Germany Men's National Ice Hockey Team

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
AssistantsMatt McIlvane
Ville Peltonen
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 IIHF
Highest IIHF5 (first in 2021)
Lowest IIHF13 (first in 2014)
First international
England  1-0  Germany
(Montreux, Switzerland; 10 January 1910)
Biggest win
Germany  14-0 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.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
Appearances66 (first in 1930)
Best resultSilver (1930, 1953)
European Championships
Appearances8 (first in 1910)
Best resultSilver (1910, 1911, 1914)
Olympics
Appearances20 (first in 1928)
MedalsSilver medal.svg Silver (2018)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (1932, 1976)
Medal record
Silver medal - second place Team
Bronze medal - third place Team
Bronze medal - third place Team
Silver medal - second place
Silver medal - second place
Bronze medal - third place
Gold medal - first place
Gold medal - first place
Gold medal - first place
Silver medal - second place
Silver medal - second place
Silver medal - second place
Silver medal - second place
Silver medal - second place
Silver medal - second place
Bronze medal - third place
Bronze medal - third place

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

West Germany

The West German team's greatest success came in 1976 at the Winter Olympics, when the team went 2-3-0 and won the bronze medal. The Swedish and Canadian teams, traditionally two hockey powerhouses, had boycotted the 1976 Games in protest of the amateur rules that allowed Eastern Bloc countries to send their best players while keeping Western nations from doing the same.

West Germany's wins in the 1976 Games came against the United States (4-1) and Poland (7-4).

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

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 7th in the world (2019) 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

Olympic Games

Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
16 0 1 2 3

World Championship

  • 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 place
  • 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
Year Location Coach Result
1991 Turku / Helsinki / Tampere,  Finland Erich Kühnhackl 8th place
1992 Prague / Bratislava,  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Lud?k Buka? 6th place
1993 Dortmund / Munich,  Germany Czech Republic Lud?k Buka? 5th place
1994 Bolzano / Canazei / Milano,  Italy Czech Republic Lud?k Buka? 9th place
1995 Stockholm / Gävle,  Sweden Canada George Kingston 9th place
1996 Vienna,  Austria Canada George Kingston 8th place
1997 Helsinki / Turku / Tampere,  Finland Canada George Kingston 11th place
1998 Zürich / Basel,   Switzerland Canada George Kingston 11th place (Relegated)
1999 Odense / Rødovre,  Denmark Hans Zach 20th place (4th place in Pool B)
2000 Katowice / Kraków,  Poland Hans Zach 17th place (Won Pool B)
2001 Cologne / Hanover / Nuremberg,  Germany Hans Zach 8th place
2002 Gothenburg / Karlstad / Jönköping,  Sweden Hans Zach 8th place
2003 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku,  Finland Hans Zach 7th place
2004 Prague / Ostrava,  Czech Republic Hans Zach 9th place
2005 Innsbruck / Vienna,  Austria United States Greg Poss 15th place (Relegated)
2006 Amiens,  France Uwe Krupp 17th place (Won Division I, Group A)
2007 Moscow / Mytishchi,  Russia Uwe Krupp 7th place
2008 Quebec City / Halifax,  Canada Uwe Krupp 10th place
2009 Bern / Kloten,   Switzerland Uwe Krupp 15th place
2010 Cologne / Mannheim / Gelsenkirchen,  Germany Uwe Krupp 4th place
2011 Bratislava / Ko?ice,  Slovakia Uwe Krupp 7th place
2012 Helsinki,  Finland / Stockholm,  Sweden Switzerland Jakob Kölliker 12th place
2013 Stockholm,  Sweden / Helsinki,  Finland Canada Pat Cortina 9th place
2014 Minsk,  Belarus Canada Pat Cortina 14th place
2015 Prague / Ostrava,  Czech Republic Canada Pat Cortina 10th place
2016 Moscow / Saint Petersburg,  Russia Marco Sturm 7th place
2017 Cologne,  Germany / Paris,  France Marco Sturm 8th place
2018 Copenhagen / Herning,  Denmark Marco Sturm 11th place
2019 Bratislava / Ko?ice,  Slovakia Finland Toni Söderholm 6th place
2020 Zürich / Lausanne,   Switzerland Cancelled[2]
2021 Riga,  Latvia Finland Toni Söderholm 4th place
2022 Tampere / Helsinki,  Finland

European Championship

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
Switzerland 1910 Les Avants 3 2 0 1 17 5 ? ? Round-robin 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
German Empire 1911 Berlin 3 3 0 0 20 1 ? ? Round-robin 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Austria-Hungary 1912 Prague* 2 1 1 0 6 3 ? ? Round-robin 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
German Empire 1913 Munich 3 1 0 2 21 16 ? ? Round-robin 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
German Empire 1914 Berlin 2 1 0 1 4 3 ? ? Round-robin 2nd place, 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 ?trbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec Did not participate.
Switzerland 1926 Davos Did not participate.
Austria 1927 Wien 5 3 0 2 10 7 ? ? Round-robin 3rd place, 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

  • 1996 - lost in quarterfinals
  • 2004 - lost in quarterfinals

Canada Cup

  • 1984 - Finished in 6th place

Other tournaments

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Toni Söderholm[4]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D Dominik Bittner 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1992-06-10) 10 June 1992 (age 29) Germany Grizzlys Wolfsburg
5 D Korbinian Holzer - A 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 33) Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
7 F Maximilian Kastner 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 28) Germany EHC Red Bull München
8 F Tobias Rieder 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 28) United States Buffalo Sabres
9 D Leon Gawanke 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1999-05-31) 31 May 1999 (age 22) Canada Manitoba Moose
11 D Marco Nowak 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 31) 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 25) Germany Adler Mannheim
21 F Nico Krämmer 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1992-10-23) 23 October 1992 (age 28) 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 30) Germany Adler Mannheim
31 G Niklas Treutle 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 30) Germany Nürnberg Ice Tigers
34 F Tom Kühnhackl 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1992-01-21) 21 January 1992 (age 29) United States Bridgeport Islanders
35 G Mathias Niederberger 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-11-26) 26 November 1992 (age 28) Germany Eisbären Berlin
38 D Fabio Wagner 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 26) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
41 D Jonas Müller 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1995-11-19) 19 November 1995 (age 25) Germany Eisbären Berlin
53 D Moritz Seider 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 20) Sweden Rögle BK
54 F Lean Bergmann 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 22) United States San Jose Sharks
58 F Markus Eisenschmid 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1995-01-22) 22 January 1995 (age 26) Germany Adler Mannheim
70 F John Peterka 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (2002-01-14) 14 January 2002 (age 19) Germany EHC Red Bull München
72 F Dominik Kahun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1995-07-02) 2 July 1995 (age 26) Canada Edmonton Oilers
73 F Lukas Reichel 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (2002-05-17) 17 May 2002 (age 19) Germany Eisbären Berlin
77 F Daniel Fischbuch 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1993-08-19) 19 August 1993 (age 28) Germany Düsseldorfer EG
83 F Leonhard Pföderl 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 28) Germany Eisbären Berlin
85 D Marcel Brandt 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-05-08) 8 May 1992 (age 29) Germany Straubing Tigers
90 G Felix Brückmann 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1990-12-16) 16 December 1990 (age 30) Germany Adler Mannheim
91 D Moritz Müller - C 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 34) Germany Kölner Haie
92 F Marcel Noebels - A 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 29) 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 26) Germany Kölner Haie
96 F Andreas Eder 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1996-03-20) 20 March 1996 (age 25) Germany Straubing Tigers

Retired numbers

Notable players

Notable executives

See also

References

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Aufgebot der deutschen Nationalmannschaft für IIHF-WM 2021 steht fest" (in German). deb-online.de. 15 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Team Roster Germany" (PDF). iihf.com. 21 May 2021.

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