The German ice hockey team first participated in major international tournament on the European Hockey Championship in 1911.
When Germany was divided after the Second World War, a part East Germany ice hockey team existed till 1990.
The East German ice hockey teams and players were combined into the Deutscher Eishockey-Bund association in 1991.
In any international hockey competitions the Germany ice hockey team is playing with the same name as one of the oldest teams in the Europe.
The German Ice Hockey Federation has controlled the Germany ice hockey team. The present head coach of the German ice hockey team is Pat Cortina and the captain is Marcel Goch.
|Nickname(s)||Träger der Adler (The Eagle Carriers)|
|General Manager||Marco Sturm|
|Head coach||Marco Sturm|
|Most games||Udo Kießling (320)|
|Most points||Erich Kühnhackl (210)|
Best Ice Hockey Players of Germany
In the list of best ice hockey player of Germany some names are comes regularly at this moment such as: Rudi Ball, Karl Friesen, Christian Ehrhoff, Marcel Goc, Udo Kießling, Dieter Hegen, Olaf Kölzig, Uwe Krupp, Erich Kühnhackl, Dennis Seidenberg, Marco Sturm, Jochen Hecht.
There is some recent best ice hockey player of ice hockey Germany team such as: Tobias Rieder, Leon Draisaitl, and Frederik Tiffels who are incorporating with a new generation of young players as like as internationally successful players.
They are most important and realistic over older to younger players for their positive progression in the the national team. Players like Rieder and Draisaitl want to give their best performance always no matter what the cost. On the other hand, these young players can learn quite a bit from the skilled players as well.
In the question of how many players in hockey at present in Germany, there are 25,934 players in Germany which is the 0.03% of their present population.
History of German Ice Hockey Team
The team is not well thought-out as elite as Canada, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden or the United States, but they are positioned at 10th in the IIHF world ranking list.
Their greatest recent results consist of concluding 6th place at the 2003 Ice Hockey World Championships where they had lost a close quarter final game in overtime against Canada and 4th place at the 2010 Ice Hockey World Championships where they had lost against Sweden on the BMG.
Before, they had finished at the third position in the European Group and eligible for the quarter finals on the 1996 World Cup after a astonishing 7–1 victory to the Czech. In the 1992 Olympics, they had lost against Canada by 4–3 in an overtime penalty shoot-out at the quarter finals.
Germany ice hockey team never won an international tournament and their last medal was bronze in the Olympic Winter Games in 1976. Their best performance in the World Championships is silver medal in the 1930 World Championships. Germany ice hockey team has ended in 4th place at the 2010 IIHF World Championship which was their highest placement since 1953.
Germany ice hockey team has ended in 4th place at the 2010 IIHF World Championship which was their highest placement since 1953.