IHLC Team Profiles – East Germany

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🇩🇪 EAST GERMANY (GDR) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
2 wins, 2 reigns, 2 games with IHLC – ranked 18th
IHLC last held April 14, 1976

Following the split of Germany in 1949, the East German team was formed in 1951, and played for their first IHLC title in 1956. However, it would not be until 1969 when the GDR won its first IHLC from Sweden, their first of only two IHLC wins and reigns in their history, with their second and final win coming in 1976. The GDR competed at three Olympics as unified team with West Germany, only participating in the 1968 Olympics as their own team. The East Germans played their final IHLC game in 1985, before the team folded in 1990, just prior to Germany reunifying into a single country and team.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 29
First IHLC Game:
 12-0 loss vs. 🇷🇺 URS, Dec. 28, 1956
First IHLC Win: 5-3 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, Dec. 5, 1969
Last IHLC Game: 4-1 loss vs. 🇩🇪 FRG, May 2, 1985
Last IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. 🇺🇸 USA, Apr. 12, 1976
Largest IHLC Victory: 5-3 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, Dec. 5, 1969
Largest IHLC Defeat: 12-0 loss (3 times, latest vs. 🇷🇺 URS, Mar. 21, 1967)
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 1 game (2 times, latest Apr. 12, 1976)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 16 games (Dec. 28, 1956 – Sep. 4, 1969)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
11
First Game Hosted: 🇷🇺 URS 12-0 GDR 🇩🇪, Dec. 28, 1956 (Rostock)
Last Game Hosted: 🇷🇺 
URS 6-0 GDR 🇩🇪, Jan. 11, 1984 (East Berlin)
Major Tournaments Hosted: none

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 5th (4: 1957, 1965, 1966, 1970)
Best Olympic Games Result: 6th (2: 1956, 1960)
Best Canada / World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
🇨🇦 CANADA: 0 wins, 3 losses, 0 ties
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0 ties
🇫🇮 FINLAND: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION: 0 wins, 9 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇪 SWEDEN: 1 win, 2 losses, 1 tie
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES: 1 win, 0 losses, 1 tie
🇩🇪 WEST GERMANY: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇷🇺 URS 12-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 12/28/1956 – EX – Rostock 🇩🇪
02. 🇷🇺 URS 5-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 12/29/1956 – EX – Rostock 🇩🇪
03. 🇷🇺 URS 12-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 03/04/1957 – WC – Moscow 🇷🇺
04. 🇨🇿 TCH 9-2 GDR 🇩🇪 – 10/07/1959 – EX – Karl-Marx-Stadt 🇩🇪
05. 🇨🇿 TCH 2-1 GDR 🇩🇪 – 10/10/1959 – EX – East Berlin 🇩🇪
06. 🇨🇿 TCH 5-4 GDR 🇩🇪 – 10/11/1959 – EX – East Berlin 🇩🇪
07. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-2 GDR 🇩🇪 – 03/07/1961 – WC – Lausanne 🇨🇭
08. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-1 GDR 🇩🇪 – 12/21/1961 – EX – Weißwasser 🇩🇪
09. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 12/22/1961 – EX – Weißwasser 🇩🇪
10. 🇨🇿 TCH 8-3 GDR 🇩🇪 – 03/10/1963 – WC – Stockholm 🇸🇪
11. 🇷🇺 URS 8-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 03/07/1965 – WC – Tampere 🇫🇮
12. 🇷🇺 URS 10-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 03/06/1966 – WC – Ljubljana 🇷🇸
13. 🇷🇺 URS 12-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 03/21/1967 – WC – Vienna 🇦🇹
14. 🇸🇪 SWE 5-2 GDR 🇩🇪 – 02/10/1968 – OG – Grenoble 🇫🇷
15. 🇸🇪 SWE 2-1 GDR 🇩🇪 – 09/02/1969 – EX – Halle 🇩🇪
16. 🇸🇪 SWE 4-4 GDR 🇩🇪 – 09/04/1969 – EX – East Berlin 🇩🇪
17. 🇩🇪 GDR 5-3 SWE 🇸🇪 – 12/05/1969 – IT – Moscow 🇷🇺
18. 🇫🇮 FIN 9-3 GDR 🇩🇪 – 12/07/1969 – IT – Moscow 🇷🇺
19. 🇩🇪 GDR 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 04/12/1976 – WC – Katowice 🇵🇱
20. 🇩🇪 FRG 7-1 GDR 🇩🇪 – 04/14/1976 – WC – Katowice 🇵🇱
21. 🇨🇿 TCH 7-3 GDR 🇩🇪 – 04/12/1978 – EX – Litvínov 🇨🇿
22. 🇨🇿 TCH 8-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 04/13/1978 – EX – Teplice 🇨🇿
23. 🇷🇺 URS 3-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 04/16/1983 – WC – Dortmund 🇩🇪
24. 🇷🇺 URS 8-1 GDR 🇩🇪 – 01/10/1984 – EX – Weißwasser 🇩🇪
25. 🇷🇺 URS 6-0 GDR 🇩🇪 – 01/11/1984 – EX – East Berlin 🇩🇪
26. 🇨🇿 TCH 6-1 GDR 🇩🇪 – 04/18/1985 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿
27. 🇺🇸 USA 5-5 GDR 🇩🇪 – 04/24/1985 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿
28. 🇫🇮 FIN 6-2 GDR 🇩🇪 – 04/28/1985 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿
29. 🇩🇪 FRG 4-1 GDR 🇩🇪 – 05/02/1985 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿

Photo Credit: InternationalHockey.net – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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