Joachim Ziesche

Joachim Ziesche (born 3 July 1939 in Dresden, Nazi Germany) is a retired ice hockey defender. He participated at the 1968 Winter Olympics.[1] He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1999.

Joachim Ziesche
Born (1939-07-03) 3 July 1939 (age 81)
Dresden, Nazi Germany
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for SC Dynamo Berlin
National team  East Germany
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1958–1970

He played for SC Dynamo Berlin and holds the record of the second-highest number of goals in club history at 284.[2] He became the head coach for East Germany for 18 years, winning the GDR-championships 15 times and playing over 200 international matches.[3][1] After retiring from play, he became the national coach, retiring in 1990 in protest of the sport's national decline.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Starkman, Randy (4 June 1990). "Why East Germans tried to kill hockey". The Toronto Star. pp. D1.
  2. ^ "Polar Bear for Life Felski Ends Playing Career after 20 Years with the Same Club". States News Service. 30 October 2012.
  3. ^ Bulman, Erica (3 May 2001). "Stunning Germans shining bright at worlds". Associated Press Worldstream.

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