Germany women's national ice hockey team

The German women's national ice hockey team represents Germany at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Deutscher Eishockey-Bund. Germany had 2,549 female players in 2011.[2]

Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of arms of Germany is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s)Träger der Adler (The Eagle Carriers)
AssociationDeutscher Eishockey-Bund
Head coachChristian Künast
AssistantsNorbert Weber
CaptainJulia Zorn
Most gamesChristina Fellner (287)
Most pointsMaritta Becker (180)
Team colors                   
IIHF codeGER
Germany national hockey team jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF9 Increase 1 (24 April 2020)[1]
Highest IIHF5 (first in 2005)
Lowest IIHF11 (2010)
First international
Switzerland   6–5  West Germany
(Geretsried, West Germany; 3 December 1988)
Biggest win
Germany  22–0  Turkey
(Bad Tölz, Germany; 15 February 2016)
Biggest defeat
Finland  17–1  Germany
(Lake Placid, United States; 11 April 1994)
United States  16–0  Germany
(Lake Placid, United States; 12 April 1994)
World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1994)
Best result4th (2017)
European Championships
Appearances4 (first in 1991)
Best result4th (1995)
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 2002)

HistoryEdit

The first international game for the German women's national team took place on 3 December 1988 in Geretsried against Switzerland. The final score was 6–5 for the Swiss, but the Germans avenged the loss in their second match. Against the Swiss, the Germans obtained their first victory. Germany is currently ranked 11th in the world, despite having nine times more female hockey players than 5th-ranked Russia. Germany's best finish at the Worlds was in 2017, where they finished fourth after an upset victory over Russia in the quarterfinals.

Tournament recordEdit

OlympicEdit

  • 2002 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 6th place

World ChampionshipEdit

  • 1990 – Finished in 7th place (as West Germany)
  • 1994 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 9th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2009 – Finished in 11th place (2nd in Division I)
  • 2011 – Finished in 9th place (1st in Division I, promoted to Top Division)
  • 2012 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 8th place (relegated to Division IA)
  • 2016 – Finished in 9th place (1st in Division IA, promoted to Top Division)
  • 2017 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2019 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2020 – Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic[3]

European ChampionshipEdit

  • 1989 – Won bronze medal (as West Germany)
  • 1991 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 6th place

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship.[4][5]

Head Coach: Christian Künast

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
6 F Marie-Kristin Schmid 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1996-12-15) 15 December 1996 (age 23)   ERC Ingolstadt
7 F Nina Kamenik 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1985-04-27) 27 April 1985 (age 35)   Eisbären Juniors Berlin
8 F Julia ZornC 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 30)   ESC Planegg
9 D Rebecca Graeve 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 27)   EC Bergkamen
10 D Yvonne Rothemund 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 27)   ESC Planegg
11 F Nicola Eisenschmid 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 23)   ERC Ingolstadt
12 D Anna FiegertA 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1994-04-03) 3 April 1994 (age 26)   Minnesota Blue J's
13 G Ivonne Schröder 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 31)   Tornado Niesky
14 D Carina Strobel 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1997-09-11) 11 September 1997 (age 22)   Memmingen Indians
15 F Andrea LanzlA 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 32)   ERC Ingolstadt
16 F Emily Nix 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 (age 22)   Crocodiles Hamburg
17 D Lena Düsterhöft 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1996-08-26) 26 August 1996 (age 23)   Minnesota State Univ.
18 F Bernadette Karpf 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 61 kg (134 lb) (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 (age 23)   ESC Planegg
19 F Kerstin Spielberger 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 61 kg (134 lb) (1995-12-14) 14 December 1995 (age 24)   ESC Planegg
20 D Daria Gleissner 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1993-06-30) 30 June 1993 (age 26)   Memmingen Indians
21 D Tabea Botthof 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2000-06-01) 1 June 2000 (age 19)   Yale Univ.
22 F Marie Delarbre 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1994-01-22) 22 January 1994 (age 26)   Memmingen Indians
25 F Laura Kluge 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1996-11-06) 6 November 1996 (age 23)   St. Cloud State Univ.
26 F Anne Bartsch 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 61 kg (134 lb) (1995-09-22) 22 September 1995 (age 24)   Eisbären Juniors Berlin
28 F Naemi Bär 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2000-02-14) 14 February 2000 (age 20)   Eisbären Juniors Berlin
30 G Jennifer Harß 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1987-07-14) 14 July 1987 (age 32)   EHC Königsbrunn
34 F Celina Haider 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (2000-07-20) 20 July 2000 (age 19)   EHC Klostersee
35 G Jule Flötgen 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1991-12-24) 24 December 1991 (age 28)   EC Bergkamen

Notable former playersEdit

Former coachesEdit

  • 1995–2002: Rainer Nittel
  • 2002–2014: Peter Kathan
  • 2015– : Benjamin Hinterstocker

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Women's World Ranking". IIHF. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ Profile
  3. ^ "Women's Worlds cancelled". iihf.com. 7 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Frauen-Nationalmannschaft: 23 Spielerinnen für Weltmeisterschaft nominiert". deb-online.de. 29 March 2019.
  5. ^ 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship Roster

External linksEdit