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
The Coat of arms of Germany is the badge used on the players jerseys
Nickname(s)Träger der Adler (Bearers of the Eagle)
AssociationDeutscher Eishockey-Bund
Head coachToni Söderholm
AssistantsTobias Abstreiter
Patrick Dallaire
Cory Murphy
Steven Reinprecht
CaptainMoritz Müller
Most gamesUdo Kießling (320)
Most pointsErich Kühnhackl (210)
Team colors              
IIHF codeGER
Ranking
Current IIHF7 1 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF7 (first in 2018)
Lowest IIHF13 (first in 2014)
First international
England  1–0  Germany
(Montreux, Switzerland; 10 January 1910)
Biggest win
Germany  14–0 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
Appearances64 (first in 1930)
Best result (1930, 1953)
European Championships
Appearances8 (first in 1910)
Best result (1910, 1911, 1914)
Olympics
Appearances20 (first in 1928)
Medals Silver (2018)
Bronze (1932, 1976)
Medal record
Olympic Games
2018 PyeongchangTeam
1932 Lake PlacidTeam
1976 InnsbruckTeam
World Championship
1930 Austria/France/Germany
1953 Switzerland
1934 Italy
Pool B / Division I
1966 Yugoslavia
2000 Poland
2006 France (Group A)
1970 Romania
1975 Japan
European Championship
1910 Switzerland
1911 Germany
1912 Austria-Hungary
1914 Germany
1913 Germany
1927 Austria

History

West Germany

The biggest accomplishment from the West German team, came in 1976 at the Winter Olympics, when the team went 2–3–0 and won the bronze medal. The team's wins came against the United States (4–1) and Poland (7–4). The team also played well against the silver medalists, Czechoslovakia, and the gold medalists, the USSR.

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-unification

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 (2017) 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 results

Olympic Games

GamesCoachCaptainFinish
1928 St. MoritzErich RömerWalter Sachs9th
1932 Lake PlacidErich RömerGustav Jaenecke Bronze
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Val HoffingerRudi Ball5th
Since 1945, Germany has been split and was succeeded by West Germany and  East Germany
1948 St. MoritzDid not compete
1952 Oslo Joe AitkenHerbert Schibukat8th
1956 Cortina d'AmpezzoAs United Team of Germany
Frank TrottierPaul Ambros6th
1960 Squaw ValleyAs United Team of Germany
Karl WildHeinz Henschel6th
1964 InnsbruckAs United Team of Germany
Egen, Holderied, UnsinnErnst Trautwein7th
1968 Grenoble Ed ReigleHeinz Bader7th
1972 SapporoGerhard KießlingAlois Schloder7th
1976 InnsbruckXaver UnsinnAlois Schloder Bronze
1980 Lake PlacidHans RampfRainer Philipp10th
1984 SarajevoXaver UnsinnErich Kühnhackl5th
1988 CalgaryXaver UnsinnUdo Kießling5th
Since 1990, West and East has been united back to  Germany
1992 Albertville Luděk BukačGerd Truntschka7th
1994 Lillehammer Luděk BukačUli Hiemer6th
1998 Nagano George KingstonDieter Hegen9th
2002 Salt Lake CityHans ZachJürgen Rumrich8th
2006 TurinUwe KruppMarcel Goc10th
2010 VancouverUwe KruppMarcel Goc11th
2014 SochiDid not qualify
2018 PyeongchangMarco SturmMarcel Goc Silver
2022 Beijing Toni Söderholm
Totals
GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
160123

World Championship

  • 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
  • 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 "B" Pool)
  • 2000 – Finished in 17th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 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
  • 2012 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2016 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2017 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2018 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2019 – Finished in 6th place

European Championship

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
1915–1920No 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 Hockey

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

Canada Cup

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

Other tournaments

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Toni Söderholm

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2DDenis Reul1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)110 kg (240 lb) (1989-06-29) 29 June 1989 Adler Mannheim
5DKorbinian Holzer1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)94 kg (207 lb) (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 Anaheim Ducks
11DMarco Nowak1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)93 kg (205 lb) (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 Düsseldorfer EG
15FStefan Loibl1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)83 kg (183 lb) (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 Straubing Tigers
19DBenedikt Schopper1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)90 kg (200 lb) (1985-02-18) 18 February 1985 Straubing Tigers
21DMoritz Seider1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)90 kg (200 lb) (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 Adler Mannheim
22FMatthias Plachta1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)100 kg (220 lb) (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 Adler Mannheim
28FFrank Mauer1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)90 kg (200 lb) (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 EHC Red Bull München
29FLeon DraisaitlA1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)96 kg (212 lb) (1995-10-27) 27 October 1995 Edmonton Oilers
30GPhilipp Grubauer1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)84 kg (185 lb) (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 Colorado Avalanche
31GNiklas Treutle1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)85 kg (187 lb) (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
35GMathias Niederberger1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)80 kg (180 lb) (1992-11-26) 26 November 1992 Düsseldorfer EG
36DYannic Seidenberg1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)82 kg (181 lb) (1984-01-11) 11 January 1984 EHC Red Bull München
41DJonas Müller1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)88 kg (194 lb) (1995-11-19) 19 November 1995 Eisbären Berlin
42FYasin Ehliz1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)84 kg (185 lb) (1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 EHC Red Bull München
43FGerrit Fauser1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)89 kg (196 lb) (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 Grizzlys Wolfsburg
50FPatrick HagerA1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)82 kg (181 lb) (1988-09-08) 8 September 1988 EHC Red Bull München
54FLean Bergmann1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)93 kg (205 lb) (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 Iserlohn Roosters
58FMarkus Eisenschmid1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)82 kg (181 lb) (1995-01-22) 22 January 1995 Adler Mannheim
65FMarc Michaelis1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)79 kg (174 lb) (1995-07-31) 31 July 1995 Minnesota State Univ.
72FDominik Kahun1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)82 kg (181 lb) (1995-07-02) 2 July 1995 Pittsburgh Penguins
83FLeonhard Pföderl1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)87 kg (192 lb) (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
91DMoritz MüllerC1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)92 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 Kölner Haie
92FMarcel Noebels1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)92 kg (203 lb) (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 Eisbären Berlin
95FFrederik Tiffels1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)91 kg (201 lb) (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 Kölner Haie

Notable players

Notable executives

See also

References

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