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 14 April 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, 28 Dec 1956
First IHLC Win: 5-3 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, 05 Dec 1969
Last IHLC Game: 4-1 loss vs. 🇩🇪 FRG, 02 May 1985
Last IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. 🇺🇸 USA, 12 Apr 1976
Largest IHLC Victory: 5-3 win vs. 🇸🇪 SWE, 05 Dec 1969
Largest IHLC Defeat: 12-0 loss (3 times, latest vs. 🇷🇺 URS, 21 Mar 1967)
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 1 game (2 times, latest 12 Apr 1976)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 16 games (28 Dec 1956 – 04 Sep 1969)

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

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

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