News from germany’s national-teams

By Oliver Janz

NEWS from german ice-hockey. Actually: german national teams, January 29th

GERMAN NATIONALTEAM FOR THE OLYMPIC-QUALIFICATION:
Goalies: Alexander Jung (22 years old, Team: Eisbären Berlin/League: DEL), Leonardo Conti (22, Frankfurt Lions/DEL), Robert Müller (20, Adler Mannheim/DEL), Christian Künast (29, München Barons/DEL) :

Defenders: Christian Ehrhoff (18, Krefeld Pinguine/DEL), Jochen Molling (27, Kassel Huskies/DEL), Torsten Kienass (29, Düsseldorfer EG/DEL), Andreas Renz (23, Schwenninger Wild Wings/DEL), Mirco Lüdemann (27, Kölner Haie/DEL), Daniel Kunce (29, Nürnberg Ice Tigers/DEL), Heiko Smazal (26, München Barons/DEL), Christoph Schubert (18, München Barons/DEL) :

Forwards: Len Soccio (33, Hannover Scorpions/DEL), Alexander Serikow (25, München Barons/DEL), Jan Benda (28, Jokerit Helsinki/FIN), Sven Felski (26, Eisbären Berlin/DEL), Wayne Hynes (31, Adler Mannheim/DEL), Jürgen Rumrich (32, Nürnberg Ice Tigers/DEL), Fabian Brännström (26, Berlin Capitals/DEL), Rainer Zerwesz (31, Berlin Capitals/DEL), Andreas Loth (28, Kassel Huskies/DEL), Daniel Kreutzer (21, Kassel Huskies/DEL), Klaus Kathan (23, Kassel Huskies/DEL), Tobias Abstreiter (30, Kassel Huskies/DEL), Mark MacKay (36, Schwenninger Wild Wings/DEL), Thomas Greilinger (19, Schwenninger Wild Wings/DEL), Marcel Goc (17, Schwenninger Wild Wings/DEL) :

MARKS: National-Team-Coach Hans Zach called up all top prospects. Defensemen Christoph Schubert from champions München Barons and Christian Ehrhoff from the Krefeld Pinguine, Kassel Huskies’ Top-Scorer Daniel Kreutzer, Thomas Greilinger and Teeny-sensation Marcel Goc from Schwenningen. :
Three young goalies, Alex Jung, Leo Conti and Rob Müller called up, because the number one, Olaf Kölzig, plays currently for the Washington Capitals in the NHL and the number two, Marc Seliger has a season-ending injury. The only player with NHL-history is Jan Benda, wo played in the 1997-98 season 9 games for the Washington Capitals. :

WORLD JUNIOR B-CHAMPIONSHIPS, under-18,
First round: Germany – Latvia 5:1; Germany – Italy 2:1; Germany – France 1:2
1. France 7-6 goals, 4 pts, 2. Germany 7-3 goals, 4 pts., 3. Latvia 9-12 goals, 3 pts., 4. Italy 5-7 goals, 1 pt.
Second round: France – Norway 0:7; Ukraine – France 1:2; Germany – Ukraine 2:1; Germany – Norway 5:2
1. France 4-9 goals, 4 pts., 2.Germany 8-5 goals, 4 pts., 3. Ukraine 6-7 goals, 2 pts., 4. Norway 12-9 goals, 2 pts.

France promoted to the WJC A-group, because of the 2-1 win against the german team.

Germany team-stats:

D Denis Seidenberg (Mannheim/DEL) – 5 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points, 2 PIM
D Christian Ehrhoff (Krefeld/DEL) – 5 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points, 6 PIM
F Michael Hackert (Heilbronn/2th) – 5 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 3 points
D Anton Bader (Calgary/WHL) – 5 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points, 4 PIM
F Patrick Czajka (Berlin/DEL) – 5 games, 2 goals, 2 points, 2 PIM
F Sebastian Furchner (Kaufbeuren/3th) – 5 games, 2 goals, 2 points, 25 PIM
F Fabio Patrzek (Berlin/DEL) – 5 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points, 4 PIM
F Stefan Schröder (Bad Tölz/2th) – 5 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points, 4 PIM
D Christoph Schubert (München/DEL) – 5 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points, 10 PIM
F Markus Guggemos (Kassel/DEL) – 5 games, 1 assist, 2 PIM
F Marcel Goc (Schwenningen/DEL) – 5 games, 1 assist, 2 PIM
F Martin Hinterstocker (Riessersee/2th) – 5 games, 1 assist, 4 PIM
F Stefan Endraß (Riessersee/2th) – 5 games
D Daniel Hilpert (Mannheim/4th) – 5 games
D Sebastian Jones (Kassel/DEL) – 5 games
F Sandro Pagani (Mannheim/4th) – 5 games
F Florian Jung (Füssen/3th) – 5 games, 2 PIM
F Michael Wolf (Füssen/3th) – 5 games, 4 PIM
D Anton Prommersberger (Bad Tölz/2th) – 5 games, 4 PIM

goalies:
Dimitrij Kotschnew (Hamburg/3th) – 1 game, 60 Min, 1-0-0, 100% Sav., 0 GA, 1 SO, GAA 0,00
Dimitri Pätzold (Erding/2th) – 4 games, 240 Min, 3-1-0, 93,26% Sav., 6 GA, GAA 1,50

The jury named defender Christian Ehrhoff “the best defender at the tournament”.