The German Under-20 promoted to the first class

By Oliver Janz





What they said

Back in the first class

What a good year for the German Nationalteams. The first team played a sensational world championship, the U18 finished their championships on position five and the U20 won the division I world championships which where held in Austria. 7-1 in the final against Austria. Germany played on a higher level than the other countries during the whole tournament. Including Draft Picks Dimitri Pätzold, Christian Ehrhoff, Stefan Schauer, Christoph Schubert and Marcel Goc, this team was the best German Under-20 team since the squads with players like Jochen Hecht and Marco Sturm. And this year’s Under-20 should be good enough to play with the big boys. Against Canada, Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden and so on.

The best from the best

Christian Ehrhoff, topscorer, captain and team leader. Ten points in five games, tremendous numbers for a defender. Ehrhoff was named the best defender of the tournament, the same award he garnered last year… His Power-Play-Partner was Christoph Schubert, who scored all his four (!) goals from the blue line. A dou for the german hockey future. Another star was Dimitri Pätzold who extended his excellent performances in international appereances. Others like Sebastian Jones, Adrian Grygiel, Marcel Goc or Sebastian Furchner showed good performances, too.

>Key returnes

The next year will see the German Under-20 in the highest class for those national teams. And some players will be there as they are 1983 born. The guys are goalie Dimitri Pätzold, defenseman Stefan Schauer and forwards Adrian Grygiel, Martin Hinterstocker jr., Daniel Menge and Christoph Ullmann. Especially the goalie position won’t be a problem for next year’s U20. Prospects Patrick Ehelechner and Patrick Koslow will fight for the place behind Pätzold. The defensemen will see Germany’s top prospect for the 2002 Draft, Alexander Sulzer. And the forwards should be as good as this year’s forwards. Players like Yannic Seidenberg or Christoph Melischko will join the guys around Marcel Goc.

Individual player stats for Germany:

P.

Name

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

Notes

D

Christian Ehrhoff

5

3

7

10

+4

10

2 PPG,

2 GWG,

32 SOG

F

Marcel Goc

5

4

2

6

+4

2

1 SHG, 60% FO’s

D

Christoph Schubert

4

4

1

5

+1

8

4 PPG

D

Sebastian Jones

5

3

1

4

+6

2

1 GWG

F

Adrian Grygiel

5

2

2

4

+5

2

1 GWG

F

Sebastian Furchner

5

1

3

4

+2

8

1 SHG

F

Gert Acker

5

0

4

4

+2

4

61% FO’s

F

Martin Hinterstocker jr.

5

0

4

4

+5

4

 

F

Florian Jung

5

2

1

3

+2

8

70% FO’s

F

Daniel Menge

5

1

2

3

+4

0

 

F

Rene Röthke

5

2

0

2

+1

2

1 PPG

F

Christian Urban

5

1

1

2

+4

2

 

D

Peter Kathan jr.

5

1

1

2

+2

4

1 PPG

F

Christian Retzer

5

0

2

2

0

0

 

F

Christoph Ullmann

5

0

2

2

0

8

61% FO’s

F

Jonas Lanier

5

1

0

1

+1

2

 

D

Matthias Frenzel

5

1

0

1

+4

33

1 PPG

F

Markus Guggemos

5

0

1

1

0

8

 

G

Benjamin Voigt

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

G

Dimitri Pätzold

4

0

0

0

0

0

 

D

Benjamin Wildgruber

5

0

0

0

+1

2

 

D

Stefan Schauer

5

0

0

0

+4

4

 

Name

GP

Min.

W

L

SOL

GA

SO

GAA

Sv.%

Dimitri Pätzold

4

240

4

0

0

4

0

1,00

.955

Benjamin Voigt

1

60

1

0

0

2

0

2,00

.929

 

 

U-20 WJC Div. I Topscorer:

 

P.

Name

Nat.

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

1.

F

Alexandr Semenov

KAZ

5

3

11

14

+10

2

2.

F

Andrey Ogorodnikov

KAZ

5

7

4

11

+9

2

3.

F

Viktor Alexandrov

KAZ

5

6

5

11

+9

4

4.

F

Thomas Vanek

AUT

5

5

6

11

+5

2

5.

D

Christian Ehrhoff

GER

5

3

7

10

+4

10

6.

F

Thomas Koch

AUT

5

5

3

8

+5

33

7.

F

David Rodman

SLO

4

4

4

8

+2

6

8.

F

Patrick Thoresen

NOR

5

4

4

8

+2

0

9.

F

Christian Thygesen

NOR

5

3

4

7

+4

8

10.

F

Marcel Goc

GER

5

4

2

6

+4

2