Germany men's national ice hockey team

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).

Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
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 IIHF5 Increase 2 (6 June 2021)[1]
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
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pyeongchang Team
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
Pool B / Division I
Gold medal – first place 1966 Yugoslavia
Gold medal – first place 2000 Poland
Gold medal – first place 2006 France (Group A)
Silver medal – second place 1970 Romania
Silver medal – second place 1975 Japan
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 1910 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 1911 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1912 Austria-Hungary
Silver medal – second place 1914 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1913 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1927 Austria

HistoryEdit

West GermanyEdit

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-unificationEdit

The team is not considered to be as elite as Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, 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 resultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Games Coach Captain Finish
  1928 St. Moritz Erich Römer Walter Sachs 9th
  1932 Lake Placid Erich Römer Gustav Jaenecke   Bronze
  1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen   Val Hoffinger Rudi Ball 5th
In 1949, Germany was split and was succeeded by   West Germany and   East Germany
  1948 St. Moritz Did not compete
  1952 Oslo   Joe Aitken Herbert Schibukat 8th
  1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo As United Team of Germany
  Frank Trottier Paul Ambros 6th
  1960 Squaw Valley As United Team of Germany
Karl Wild Heinz Henschel 6th
  1964 Innsbruck As United Team of Germany
Egen, Holderied, Unsinn Ernst Trautwein 7th
  1968 Grenoble   Ed Reigle Heinz Bader 7th
  1972 Sapporo Gerhard Kießling Alois Schloder 7th
  1976 Innsbruck Xaver Unsinn Alois Schloder   Bronze
  1980 Lake Placid Hans Rampf Rainer Philipp 10th
  1984 Sarajevo Xaver Unsinn Erich Kühnhackl 5th
  1988 Calgary Xaver Unsinn Udo Kießling 5th
In 1990 West and East Germany united back to   Germany
  1992 Albertville   Luděk Bukač Gerd Truntschka 7th
  1994 Lillehammer   Luděk Bukač Uli Hiemer 6th
  1998 Nagano   George Kingston Dieter Hegen 9th
  2002 Salt Lake City Hans Zach Jürgen Rumrich 8th
  2006 Turin Uwe Krupp Marcel Goc 10th
  2010 Vancouver Uwe Krupp Marcel Goc 11th
  2014 Sochi Did not qualify
  2018 Pyeongchang Marco Sturm Marcel Goc   Silver
  2022 Beijing   Toni Söderholm
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
16 0 1 2 3

World ChampionshipEdit

  • 1930Won silver medal
  • 1933 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1934Won bronze medal
  • 1935 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1938 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1939 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1953Won 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   Luděk Bukač 6th place
1993 Dortmund / Munich,   Germany   Luděk Bukač 5th place
1994 Bolzano / Canazei / Milano,   Italy   Luděk Bukač 9th place
1995 Stockholm / Gävle,   Sweden   George Kingston 9th place
1996 Vienna,   Austria   George Kingston 8th place
1997 Helsinki / Turku / Tampere,   Finland   George Kingston 11th place
1998 Zürich / Basel,    Switzerland   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   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 / Košice,   Slovakia Uwe Krupp 7th place
2012 Helsinki,   Finland / Stockholm,   Sweden   Jakob Kölliker 12th place
2013 Stockholm,   Sweden / Helsinki,   Finland   Pat Cortina 9th place
2014 Minsk,   Belarus   Pat Cortina 14th place
2015 Prague / Ostrava,   Czech Republic   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 / Košice,   Slovakia   Toni Söderholm 6th place
2020 Zürich / Lausanne,    Switzerland Cancelled[2]
2021 Riga,   Latvia   Toni Söderholm 4th place
2022 Tampere / Helsinki,   Finland

European ChampionshipEdit

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
  1910 Les Avants 3 2 0 1 17 5 ? ? Round-robin  
  1911 Berlin 3 3 0 0 20 1 ? ? Round-robin  
  1912 Prague* 2 1 1 0 6 3 ? ? Round-robin  
  1913 Munich 3 1 0 2 21 16 ? ? Round-robin  
  1914 Berlin 2 1 0 1 4 3 ? ? Round-robin  
1915–1920 No Championships (World War I).
  1921 Stockholm Did not participate.
  1922 St. Moritz Did not participate.
  1923 Antwerp Did not participate.
  1924 Milan Did not participate.
  1925 Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec Did not participate.
  1926 Davos Did not participate.
  1927 Wien 5 3 0 2 10 7 ? ? Round-robin  
  1929 Budapest 2 0 0 2 1 3 ? ? First round 8th
  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 HockeyEdit

  • 1996 – lost in quarterfinals
  • 2004 – lost in quarterfinals

Canada CupEdit

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

Other tournamentsEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

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)   Grizzlys Wolfsburg
5 D Korbinian HolzerA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 33)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   Adler Mannheim
21 F Nico Krämmer 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1992-10-23) 23 October 1992 (age 29)   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)   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)   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)   Bridgeport Islanders
35 G Mathias Niederberger 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-11-26) 26 November 1992 (age 29)   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)   ERC Ingolstadt
41 D Jonas Müller 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1995-11-19) 19 November 1995 (age 26)   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)   Rögle BK
54 F Lean Bergmann 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 23)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   Adler Mannheim
91 D Moritz MüllerC 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 35)   Kölner Haie
92 F Marcel NoebelsA 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 29)   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)   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)   Straubing Tigers

Retired numbersEdit

Notable playersEdit

Notable executivesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  2. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 21 March 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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