The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2017, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Cologne, Germany. All five players set to be inducted into the players category bring a swath of major international accomplishments (including many International Hockey Lineal Championships) to the Hall, as the IIHF is set to honour Joe Sakic, Saku Koivu, Teemu Selänne, Angela Ruggiero and Uwe Krupp.
🇩🇪 GERMANY (GER) Women’s National Ice Hockey Team
played as WEST GERMANY (FRG), 1990
First competing as West Germany at the inaugural World Championship in 1990, the German women’s team has so far been unable to capture the IHLC in nine attempts – however, they are continuing to improve, competing for the IHLC as recently as 2009, and finishing as good as fifth in both their latest World Championship (2013) and Olympic Games (2006).
🇩🇪 GERMANY (GER) Men’s Junior National Ice Hockey Team
played as WEST GERMANY (FRG), 1976-90
The German junior team has been a constant at the World Junior Championship since the inaugural tournament in 1977, only missing the tournament three times between 1977 and 1998. But following relegation in 1998, the Träger der Adler have been on an elevator ride to and from the Top Division in alternating years, only staying for consecutive seasons from 2013 to 2015, which was also their last appearance, and have not finished higher than last place since 1996.
🇩🇪 GERMANY (GER) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
played as WEST GERMANY (FRG), 1949-90
played at Olympics as UNITED TEAM OF GERMANY (EUA), 1956-64
23 wins, 13 reigns, 24 games with IHLC – ranked 10th
IHLC last held 14 April 2018
Germany’s national hockey team, much like the country in the 20th century, has had a wild share of ups and downs – first winning the IHLC in 1909, the team suffered during years during and between both World Wars, and the division of Germany left the team’s successor, West Germany, weakened and less of a threat. While the West did manage to capture the IHLC on a few occasions, it was not until reunification that Träger der Adler has regained its footing again, with a smattering NHL stars helping Germany to win the IHLC in the modern era.
06:45 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Mikkolainen, elbowing
10:19 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Tuomisto (Laitinen, Lehtonen)
12:34 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Keskinen (Tuomisto)
15:25 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Ruotsalainen (Ruotanen, Laitinen)
07:05 – 🇩🇪 PEN – Bader
07:05 – 🇨🇦 PEN – McLeod
07:17 – 🇩🇪 PEN – Waitl
09:43 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Malo (Sloan)
10:26 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Malo (McLeod)
14:02 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Sloan (Smith)
15:47 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Martin (Wylie, McKnight)
19:08 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Brown (Mitchell, Mader)