East Germany men's national ice hockey team

The East German national men's ice hockey team was a national ice hockey team created in 1951 to represent the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The team competed in many international competitions, including several in which they competed with the top teams for medals, but won only the European Championship bronze medal in 1966. The only time they competed in the Olympics was in Grenoble in 1968. They scored 13 goals in 7 games, but didn't win any games leaving them with no points in the standings. From that point on the team refused to participate in Olympic hockey, but participated in other tournaments where they continued to play poorly. The team ceased playing in 1990, just before the German reunification.

East Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
IIHF codeGDR
First international
 Poland 8 – 3 East Germany 
(East Berlin, East Germany; January 28, 1951)
Last international
 East Germany 2 – 3 Austria 
(Megève, France; April 8, 1990)
Biggest win
 East Germany 20 – 0 France 
(Ljubljana, Yugoslavia; March 12, 1980)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 27 – 3 East Germany 
(East Berlin, East Germany; April 25th, 1951)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances26 (first in 1957)
Best result5th (1957, 1965, 1966, 1970)
IIHF European Championships and World Cup
Appearances1 (1966)
Best result3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1966)
Olympics
Appearances1 (1968)
International record (W–L–T)
306–286–54
Medal record
Pool B / Division I
Gold medal – first place 1956 East Germany
Gold medal – first place 1969 Yugoslavia
Gold medal – first place 1973 Austria
Gold medal – first place 1975 Japan
Gold medal – first place 1977 Japan
Gold medal – first place 1982 Austria
East Germany vs. Norway in 1974.

Olympic recordEdit

Games GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1928–1948 As part of   Germany
  1952 Oslo Did not participate
  1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 8 1 0 2 0 5 15 41 Frank Trottier ? Final Round 6th (United Team of Germany)
  1960 Squaw Valley 7 1 0 0 0 6 9 54 Karl Wild ? Final Round 6th (United Team of Germany)
  1964 Innsbruck 2 0 0 1 0 1 7 8 ? ? Qualification Non ranked
  1968 Grenoble 8 1 0 0 0 7 16 49 Rudi Schmieder ? Final Round 8th
1972–1988 Did not participate
1992 Since 1989 as part of   Germany

1968 Winter Olympic team

World Championship recordEdit

  • 1920 - 1955 - Did not participate (see German national ice hockey team)
  • 1956 - Finished in 11th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1957 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1958 - Did not participate
  • 1959 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1961 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1962 - Did not participate
  • 1963 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1965 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1966 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1967 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1969 - Finished in 7th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1970 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1971 - Finished in 9th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1972 - Finished in 9th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1973 - Finished in 7th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1974 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1975 - Finished in 7th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1976 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1977 - Finished in 9th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1978 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1979 - Finished in 10th place (2nd in "B" Pool)
  • 1981 - Finished in 12th place (4th in "B" Pool)
  • 1982 - Finished in 9th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1983 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1985 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1986 - Finished in 11th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1987 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "B" Pool)
  • 1989 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "B" Pool)
  • 1990 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "B" Pool)
  • 1991 and onward - Did not participate (see German national ice hockey team)

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