Germany men's national ice hockey team

Germany
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The Coat of arms of Germany is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s) Der Eagle Carriers
Association Deutscher Eishockey-Bund
Head coach Germany Uwe Krupp
Assistants Germany Ernst Höfner
Germany Harold Kreis
Captain Marcel Goc
Most games Udo Kießling (320)
Most points Erich Kühnhackl (210)
IIHF code GER
IIHF ranking 8
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 12 (first in 2006)
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First international
 Germany 9 – 1 Switzerland 
(Montreaux, Switzerland; January 10, 1910)
Biggest win
 Germany 14 – 0 Yugoslavia Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; February 10, 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Soviet Union 10 – 0 Germany 
(Zug, Switzerland; December 7, 1990)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 56 (first in 1930)
Best result 2 (1930, 1953)
IIHF European Championships and World Cup
Appearances 9
Best result 2 (1910, 1911, 1914)
Olympics
Appearances 12 (first in 1928)
Medals Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1932, 1976
Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze 1932 Lake Placid Team
Bronze 1976 Innsbruck Team
World Championships medal record
World Championship
Silver 1930 Austria/France/Germany Germany
Bronze 1934 Italy Germany
Silver 1953 Switzerland Germany

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 German national ice hockey team existed until 1990. By 1991, the East German teams and players were merged into the Deutscher Eishockey-Bund association.

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The team

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 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).

In December 2005 Uwe Krupp became head coach.

Team Germany finished in 4th place at the 2010 IIHF World Championship, their best placement since 1953.

2011 World Championship Roster

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of Birth Club
30 Jochen Reimer L 184 cm 90 kg Sep. 6, 1985 Germany Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
32 Dimitri Patzold L 180 cm 87 kg Feb. 3, 1983 Germany Straubing Tigers
44 Dennis Endras L 183 cm 76 kg Jul. 14, 1985 Germany Augsburger Panther
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
3 Justin Krueger R 190 cm 96 kg Oct. 6, 1986 Switzerland SC Bern
5 Korbinian Holzer R 190 cm 94 kg Feb. 16, 1988 Canada Toronto Marlies
20 Robert Dietrich L 180 cm 85 kg Jul. 25, 1986 Germany Adler Mannheim
27 Anton Widera R 190 cm 94 kg Dec. 12, 1993 Germany EHC München
48 Frank Hordler L 183 cm 86 kg Jan. 26, 1985 Germany Eisbären Berlin
77 Nikolai Goc L 182 cm 95 kg Jun. 17, 1986 Germany Adler Mannheim
90 Constantin Braun L 190 cm 89 kg Mar. 11, 1988 Germany Eisbären Berlin
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
16 Michael Wolf LR 177 cm 80 kg Jsn. 24, 1981 Germany Iserlohn Roosters
18 Kai Hospelt L 185 cm 85 kg Aug. 23, 1985 Germany Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
21 John Tripp R 192 cm 103 kg May 4, 1977 Germany Kölner Haie
24 Andre Rankel L 186 cm 89 kg Aug. 27, 1985 Germany Eisbären Berlin
25 Marcel Müller L 193 cm 98 kg Jul. 10, 1988 Canada Toronto Marlies
26 Daniel Kreutzer L 176 cm 86 kg Oct. 23, 1979 Germany DEG Metro Stars
28 Frank Mauer R 184 cm 85 kg Apr. 12, 1988 Germany Adler Mannheim
29 Alexander Barta R 180 cm 77 kg Feb. 2, 1983 Germany Hamburg Freezers
37 Patrick Reimer R 179 cm 84 kg Dec. 10, 1982 Germany DEG Metro Stars
39 Thomas Greilinger R 180 cm 88 kg Aug. 6, 1981 Germany ERC Ingolstadt
47 Christoph Ullmann L 182 cm 84 kg May 19, 1983 Germany Kölner Haie
55 Felix Schutz L 178 cm 87 kg Nov. 3, 1987 Germany ERC Ingolstadt
87 Philip Gogulla L 188 cm 80 kg Jul. 31, 1987 Germany Kölner Haie

Team Officials

  • Team Manager
    • Maria Aumiller
  • Coaches
    • Uwe Krupp (Head Coach)
    • Ernst Höfner (Assistant Coach)
    • Klaus Merk (Goaltender Coach)

2010 Olympics roster

See Germany at the 2010 Winter Olympics: Ice hockey

Olympic record

  • 1928 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1932Won bronze medal
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 5th place
  • 1948 – Finished in 6th 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

Canada Cup record

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

World Cup of Hockey record

  • 1996 – lost in quarter-finals
  • 2004 – lost in quarter-finals

European Championship record

  • 1910 – Did not participate
  • 1911 – Won silver medal
  • 1912 – Won silver medal
  • 1913 – Won bronze medal
  • 1914 – Won silver medal
  • 1921–1926 did not participate
  • 1927 – Won bronze medal
  • 1929 – not ranked
  • 1930 – Won gold medal
  • 1932 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1934 – Won gold medal
  • 1936 – Won bronze medal
  • 1937 – Won bronze medal
  • 1938 – Won bronze medal
  • 1939 – Won bronze medal
  • 1953 – Won silver medal

World Championship record

  • 1930 – Won silver medal
  • 1931 – Did not participate
  • 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
  • 1947 – 1951 – Did not participate
  • 1953 – Won Silver medal
  • 1954 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1955 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1957 – Did not participate
  • 1958 – Did not participate
  • 1959 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1961 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1962 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1963 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1965 – Finished in 10th 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

Former notable players

References

External links

See also

  • Germany men's national ice sledge hockey team
  • East German national ice hockey team
  • West German national ice hockey team

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