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02/Jun/01 16:52
Off to new horizons
What a way out: Munich Barons winger Bobby Joyce contributed a key goal and won the DEL championship in his final career game. He scored the important 3-2 go-ahead goal in game four of the 2000 DEL finals, a game Munich eventually won 4-3 over Cologne to claim the title. Joyce´s score got the Barons back on track just seconds after the Kölner Haie had obviously changed the momentum with an early second-period equalizer.   more>>>
01/Jun/01 01:23
Casselman becomes a Moskito
After a one-year stint with the Hanover Scorpions, former Barons winger Mike Casselman will join DEL rival Moskitos Essen.   more>>>
04/Jun/01 16:24
Major minor bust: IHL ceases operations after 56 years
What had been rumoured for weeks became bitter truth on Monday. The International Hockey League (IHL) confirmed Monday that it will fold after 56 years of operation. While six teams are to join the only other remaining major minor league AHL (American Hockey League), players of the other five franchises have to look for new employers- Probably overseas, in the German DEL.   more>>>
04/Jun/01 20:11
Barons defense complete: Jason Herter extends through 2002
The roster of the Munich Barons for the upcoming campaign is shaping up. According to a Sunday team release, offensive defender Jason Herter signed a one-year contract extension through 2002. The team also stressed its intention to re-sign forwards Andy Schneider, Jörg Handrick and Peter Abstreiter, but negotiations are still in progress.   more>>>
15/Jun/01 15:49
New Faces - Kelly Fairchild
Offseason – the perfect time for trade rumors. With youngsters Andrej Strakhov and Pattrick Köppchen the only additions to the roster of the Munich Barons so far, a lot of names have been brought up in connection with Germany´s vice-champion.

Although Munich´s front office confirmed that two North American minor league players had already signed, they would not reveal any names. But they added that the Barons were still negotiating with a third player.   more>>>
19/Jun/01 11:15
Preseason schedule released
With the start of the regular season still more than eleven weeks away, the Munich Barons released their preseason schedule last Monday. After two successful campaigns in the DEL, the Barons will pick up practice relatively late, Monday, August 6.   more>>>
22/Jun/01 00:17
Numbers the Barons can only dream of...
With their home town team, the Munich Barons, averaging 2,985 and totalling 89,553 in thirty regular season games, this must sound incredible to Munich hockey fans: US college hockey teams Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines plan to attract 72,000 fans at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing/Michigan, October 6 for a single game. The number would break a 44-year old World Championship attendance record.   more>>>
23/Jun/01 15:00
NHL Entry Draft 2001
For several years, Germany has been a blank spot on the maps of NHL scouts.

Things are about to change this year, though.

At age 17, top prospect Marcel Goc is leading a bunch of German hopefuls into the 2001 NHL Entry Draft at National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida, this weekend.   more>>>
25/Jun/01 13:30
Barons rookie sensation Schubert drafted by the Senators
Since being added to the roster of the Munich Barons last offseason, young defenseman Christoph Schubert has been soaring like a rocket. His stellar career reached yet another climax Sunday, when the 19-year-old was picked 127th overall in the 4th round of the NHL Entry Draft 2001 by the Ottawa Senators.

Schubert was the Sens´ fifth pick, following the selections of forward Jason Spezza, defenders Tim Gleason and Neil Komadoski and goalie Ray Emery.   more>>>
28/Jun/01 12:17
David Oliver first North American addition
Finally – after weeks of speculation, the Munich Barons Thursday announced their second signing for the upcoming campaign.-30-year-old right winger David Oliver, a native of British Columbia, has signed a one-year deal with the team. Earlier in the offseason, the Barons had added Russian-German youngster Andrej Strakhov to their roster.   more>>>
02/Jul/01 12:40
Why "The President" chose to reside in Munich...
Center Mike Kennedy, “The President”, is entering his third straight season with the Munich Barons. After missing most of his first DEL season due to injury, Mike was able to step up in the playoffs, contributing 8 points en route to the German Championship in 1999-2000. Despite ongoing injury trouble, he became a more regular contributor last year, appearing in 44 of Munich´s 60 regular season games and all of its 11 postseason contests. In his two seasons with the Barons, the 29-year-old British-Columbia-native has tallied 25 goals and 31 assists in a total of 80 games.

Currently enjoying the offseason in his home near Toronto, Ontario, Mike took some time for an interview with Frank Johne.   more>>>
13/Jul/01 12:47
King assuming locker room reigns
The Munich Barons added more veteran leadership to their roster Friday by signing Derek King of the Grand Rapids Griffins (now AHL). The 34-year-old center will be re-united with former Griffin teammate David Oliver, who also signed with the Barons two weeks ago.   more>>>
17/Aug/01 15:59
Pas de Beaufait - Barons bring in veteran Plante
DEL vice champion Munich Barons signed a one-year deal with eight-year NHL veteran Derek Plante.
Barons sports director Max Fedra announced the surprise deal at last week’s season opening press conference. The Barons had originally planned to bring in one of the key players of IHL Turner Cup Winner Orlando Solar Bears, 31-year-old Mark Beaufait. But after signing in Munich, the center used an escape clause to pursue his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild.   more>>>
18/Aug/01 14:25
Preseason home opener suspended
With about 1,500 in attendance at Munich’s Olympia-Eisstadion, fog spoilt the preseason home premiere of the Munich Barons as play had to be suspended after twenty minutes. Belorussian Sergej Stas provided the only goal of the evening as last year’s DEL vice-champion lost to the Krefeld Pinguine, 1-0.   more>>>
25/Aug/01 13:14
Douris strikes twice as Barons get easy victory
Led by a two-goal performance from Peter Douris, the Munich Barons cruised to an easy 5-1 exhibition win at the Nuremberg Ice Tigers yesterday. Defender Kent Fearns tallied three assists as the Barons improved their preseason record to 3-3.   more>>>
07/Sep/01 20:13
Christoph Schubert out with injury
He would have missed the DEL’s opening weekend anyway. But with his Munich teammates taking on Cologne on Friday and Schwenningen on Sunday, 19-year-old Barons defender Christoph Schubert was supposed to stay in Canada over the weekend. Drafted 127th overall in the fourth round of this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Schubert had participated in a Senators’ practice camp before a hand injury forced him to return home early.   more>>>
07/Sep/01 20:14
Westward bound: Boris off to Canada
For the first time in franchise history, Boris Rousson will not be the starting netminder for the Munich Barons at the start of the season. Coming off an impressive performance at the Worlds, Christian Künast will replace the 31-year-old Canadian who made a surprise return to his family in Canada last Tuesday.
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08/Sep/01 15:38
Way to go! Barons off to great start
The Munich Barons got off to a great start into the new DEL season as they blanked fellow title-contenders Kölner Haie on the road, 3-0. Munich jumped out to an early 2-0 lead behind goals from youngster Andrej Strakhov and Jason Herter. Outstanding goaltending from surprise starter Christian Künast denied a Cologne rally before Simon Wheeldon’s empty-netter capped the scoring in the waning seconds.   more>>>
11/Sep/01 07:08
Barons win again after shootout
4,053 spectators at Munich’s Olympia-Eisstadion really got to see their money’s worth on Sunday as the Munich Barons and the Schwenningen Wild Wings got into a real shootout, scoring five goals each in regulation. In a see-saw game, the Barons squandered a late second-period two-goal lead. Andy Schneider and David Oliver converted penalty shots as Munich claimed a 6-5 overtime win.   more>>>
12/Sep/01 02:08
Barons touched by US tragedy
In respect to yesterday’s horrible terrorist attacks on the United States of America, the Munich Barons and Adler Mannheim decided to postpone their meeting at Mannheim’s Friedrichpark Arena scheduled for Wednesday evening.   more>>>
18/Sep/01 05:26
Unbeaten Barons climb to top
No one was really glad about the league’s decision to get back to normal. But after cancelling two mid-week games in respect to Tuesday's terrible terrorist attacks in the US, the DEL decided to play gamedays three and four as originally scheduled, Friday and Sunday.   more>>>
21/Sep/01 01:55
Kühnhackl: "Let Künast start!"
Germany’s top two title contenders clash at Mannheim tonight when the league-leading Adler take on the second-place Munich Barons. The meeting is also a rematch of last season’s DEL finals which the Adler won in four (best-of-five) to claim their fourth championship in five years.   more>>>
22/Sep/01 18:16
Win streak over – Mannheim stops Munich again
In a rematch of last season’s DEL Finals, the Munich Barons were downed by defending champion Mannheim Adler on the road on Friday, 1-4 (1-1, 0-1, 0-2). Defender Mike Smazal’s scored Munich’s only goal as the Barons had their four-game winning streak snapped.   more>>>
24/Sep/01 15:01
"Just glad to be back"
Mike Kennedy saved the day for the Munich Barons when he converted the decisive penalty shot to secure a 4-3 (1-1, 2-2, 0-0, 1-0) overtime win over the last-place Berlin Capitals. Center Derek Plante and Mike Smazal both tallied two points in regulation as Canadian netminder Boris Rousson made his first start of the season.   more>>>
01/Okt/01 21:52
Plante comes up big during weird weekend
What a weird hockey weekend for the Munich Barons. Two days after being routed 1-6 by the Berlin Eisbären on the road, the Barons returned home to Munich to blank the Düsseldorfer EG, 5-0. Netminder Boris Rousson registered his first shutout of the season.   more>>>
02/Okt/01 23:01
Bradley assuming reigns in Frankfurt
After a dismal start into the new season, the Frankfurt Lions released head coach Blair MacDonald on Monday.   more>>>
03/Okt/01 23:25
Abstreiter scores game winner at Oberhausen
Goaltender Boris Rousson recorded his second straight shutout as the Munich Barons edged the Revier Löwen Oberhausen on the road, 1-0 (0-0, 1-0, 0-0) Wednesday. German youngster Peter Abstreiter came up with the game-winner midway through the second period.   more>>>
06/Okt/01 01:44
Barons rally back, claim 4-3 win
It took a huge rally. But in the end, the Munich Barons wrestled down the Essen Moskitos at home, 4-3, Friday. Essen squandered a 3-0 lead as Munich scored four unanswered goals to win it ten seconds from the final horn. Mike Kennedy was the man of the evening as he deflected a blast by Shane Peacock into the net for the game-winner.   more>>>
08/Okt/01 22:37
Highest loss in franchise history
Scoring efficiency once again turned out a big problem as the Munich Barons got thrashed 0-5 by the Nuremberg Ice Tigers Sunday. Despite outshooting the hosts 29-25, the Barons couldn’t pull off another amazing comeback as in Friday’s 4-3 win over Essen.   more>>>
12/Okt/01 00:32
Trying out with the Barons
Last Friday, Barons sports director Max Fedra remarked that Munich’s final open roster spot might be filled rather sooner than later. Now, only a couple of days later, 25-year-old defenseman Craig Millar has arrived in Munich for tryouts.   more>>>
12/Okt/01 00:40
"Cold War" cracks attendance record
Two of US college ice hockey's most prestigious programs took to hockey's largest stage last Saturday, October 6. No. 4-ranked Michigan and No. 1 Michigan State skated to a 3-3 tie in front of a crowd of 74,554 fans at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan/USA in what had been deemed the state's Cold War. The game broke a 41-year-old world attendance record for ice hockey and was played outdoors in temperatures below freezing-point.   more>>>
12/Okt/01 23:08
Upset time! Barons hand league leaders 5-3 loss
The Munich Barons bounced back well from their embarrassing 0-5 road loss at Nuremberg last Sunday. Behind two goals from captain Simon Wheeldon and two-point performances by Peter Douris, Johan Rosen and Andy Schneider, the Barons shocked league leaders Augsburg 5-3 on the road.   more>>>
16/Okt/01 03:33
"Underrated" two-way Schneider helps Barons to win
David Oliver struck twice Sunday night as the Munich Barons skated past the Iserlohn Roosters, 4-1. Munich’s top line also shined as Peter Douris, Derek Plante and Derek King each recorded two-point performances. The victory moved Munich into a first-place tie with the Adler Mannheim.   more>>>
21/Okt/01 12:38
Remarkable Rosati shuts down Barons
The Munich Barons registered their first home loss of the season as they were edged out by the Mannheim Adler, 3-4, on Friday. Goalie Mike Rosati was the man of the day in the rematch of last season’s DEL Finals as Mannheim managed to hang on to an early third period lead, turning aside 39 of 42 shots.   more>>>
22/Okt/01 02:43
Barons blank Berlin
Center Derek Plante scored a hat trick as the Munich Barons blanked the last-place Berlin Capitals on the road Sunday night, 3-0. Barons goaltender Boris Rousson also looked solid on way to his third shutout of the season.   more>>>
26/Okt/01 20:59
Farewell to Millar
After a two-week tryout, Craig Millar is history. On Friday, the Munich Barons decided they had seen enough of the 25-year-old defenseman.   more>>>
27/Okt/01 04:22
"Pistol Pete" guns down "Polar Bears"
Peter Douris had a five-point night as the Munich Barons crushed the Berlin Eisbären at home, 6-1, Friday. It was only fitting that Douris, who has been with the organization since its inception in 1999, crowned his game MVP performance by scoring the 500th goal in franchise history.   more>>>
31/Okt/01 22:13
Fedra brings in veteran allrounder
The final roster spot is filled. Only five days after releasing Craig Millar, the Munich Barons announced the signing of veteran offensive defenseman Greg Johnston.    more>>>
01/Nov/01 03:45
Barons bounce back
Three days after getting whipped by the Düsseldorfer EG on the road, 6-2, the Munich Barons bounced back with an important home win. After squandering an early two-goal lead, the Barons overpowered fellow title-contender Krefeld Pinguine with a late rally, 5-3.   more>>>
07/Nov/01 00:20
Kennedy secures win over nemesis
The Munich Barons stumbled, but they didn't fall as they edged nemesis Frankfurt Lions 2-1 after penalty shootout Friday night.   more>>>
07/Nov/01 01:15
Plante strikes twice in easy win
Barons top scorer Derek Plante scored a pair of goals, including a short-hander, as Munich cruised to an easy 4-0 road win at Schwenningen. Mike Kennedy and Simon Wheeldon also scored as netminder Boris Rousson registered his fourth shutout of the season.   more>>>
07/Nov/01 13:17
"A hundred percent effort"
21-year-old forward Manuel Kofler was claimed off waivers by the Munich Barons on Wednesday, just one day after being released by league rival Iserlohn Roosters.   more>>>
14/Nov/01 15:32
Switzerland egdes Germany to win "Deutschland Cup"
Switzerland got a fine boost 90 days before the start of the Olympic ice hockey tournament in Salt Lake City by staying unbeaten to win the Deutschland Cup at Hanover, Germany.   more>>>
19/Nov/01 18:19
Barons make it a feast, gut the "fish" again
What a feast: In a rematch of the 2000 DEL Finals, the Munich Barons routed the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) 5-1. Forwards Dave Oliver and Andy Schneider and defenders Shane Peacock and Hans Lodin all had two-point-performances as Munich handed the “Sharks” their highest loss in the history of the series.   more>>>
19/Nov/01 18:22
Barons climb to number two
Munich’s netminder Christian Künast recorded his second shutout of the season as the Barons blanked the Hannover Scorpions 1-0. Defender Shane Peacock scored the only goal of the night as Munich extended its win streak to five.   more>>>
23/Nov/01 18:25
The streak is over!
In a Wednesday night encounter, the Munich Barons had their five-game win streak snapped in a 2-3 loss after penalty shootout to the Kassel Huskies. Veteran Derek King scored twice early on, but Munich squandered a two-goal lead.   more>>>
24/Nov/01 08:30
Road rout: Highest loss in franchise history
The Krefeld Pinguine remain the Barons’ worst road nemesis. Munich has not registered a single point in five trips to the Rheinlandhalle since joining the league in 1999. They didn’t get even close to snapping the streak on Friday, being steamrolled 8-1 by the Pinguine.    more>>>
26/Nov/01 02:32
Barons bounce back from rout
The Munich Barons rebounded well from their highest loss in franchise history. Less than 48 hours after being routed 1-8 at Krefeld, Derek Plante and Dave Oliver each had a goal and two assists as the Barons skated past the Revier Löwen Oberhausen, 5-2.    more>>>
28/Nov/01 15:03
Injury strikes again
Versatile winger Andy Schneider will have to play a lot of defense once again. Not because he enjoys it so much, of course. Munich’s ongoing injury worries seem to have reached a new climax, benching the top four Barons defensemen.   more>>>
28/Nov/01 15:06
Adler prevail over injury-riddled Barons
In a Tuesday night encounter, the injury-riddled Munich Barons were downed 2-1 on the road by defending champion Mannheim Adler. Despite outshooting the hosts 45:34 over three periods, Derek King came up with Munich’s only goal in a late rally.   more>>>
29/Nov/01 14:30
"Ahearn Trophy": Rescue for troubled UK league?
In a press conference at the German Embassy in London, the British Superleague Thursday announced a competition between its seven clubs and seven from the German DEL. The tournament is scheduled to take place during the Olympic break next February. Can the tournament spark the troubled UK league?   more>>>
04/Dez/01 05:54
Barons number one in Bavaria
66 seconds was all the Munich Barons needed to reclaim supremacy of Bavaria in the regional derby with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers. Mike Kennedy and Derek Oliver scored first-period goals to lift the Barons to a 2-1 victory over the sputtering Tigers.   more>>>
04/Dez/01 05:57
"Pistol Pete" guns down Moskitos
"Pistol Pete" Douris recorded two goals and an assist as the Munich Barons capped a perfect weekend with a 3-1 road win at Essen on Sunday. Scoring efficiency and great goaltending were the keys for the Barons, who rallied back from an early 0-1 deficit to score three unanswered goals.    more>>>
12/Dez/01 17:33
Injury-riddled Barons win 2 out-of 3, stay put
With half of the regular season over, the Krefeld Pinguine are the team to beat in the German DEL. Riding on a ten-game win streak, the team has dominated its opponents at will recently, including a 8-1 rout of the Munich Barons. But despite major injury troubles, Munich managed to keep in contention.   more>>>
15/Dez/01 00:10
Cologne ain't a bad place to be
Munich has developed into a real nemesis for the Kölner Haie. Behind outstanding goaltending from former Haie-goalie Boris Rousson, the Barons blanked Cologne 3-0 - their fifth straight win and third straight shutout at the KölnArena.   more>>>
17/Dez/01 00:21
Barons down bottom-club after shootout
Peter Douris converted the winning penalty shot as the Munich Barons downed bottom-club Hanover Scorpions 2-1 after shootout on Sunday.    more>>>
20/Dez/01 21:36
Simpson: "Kassel deserves the win"
With two more regular starters out of the lineup, the Munich Barons had a three-game winning streak snapped Tuesday when they were downed by the Kassel Huskies on the road, 1-3.   more>>>
21/Dez/01 23:47
Great rally!
Mike Kennedy scored a goal and an assist as the Munich Barons rallied back from a two-goal deficit to down the Düsseldorfer EG, 4-3, at home on Friday. Jörg Handrick and Simon Wheeldon also registered multi-point games with two assists each. The hard-fought game was on the edge until the Barons decided it in their favor with a late game-winner.   more>>>
27/Dez/01 22:07
Barons beaten back-to-back
Merry holidays – at least for Munich’s opponents: The Barons proved to be very generous this Christmas, giving a lot and not receiving anything, as they recorded back-to-back regulation losses for the first time this season. After being stopped by the Berlin Eisbären on the road on Sunday, the Barons were edged by the second-place Krefeld Pinguine at home on Boxing Day.   more>>>
29/Dez/01 03:11
"If somebody wants me, then I’ll be back"
prohockey.de caught up with Munich Barons winger Derek King after the Krefeld game. The 34-year-old former Islander and Maple Leaf, who has by far the most NHL experience of all the players in the German league, talks about Krefeld’s strengths, his hockey life in Germany, a contract extension and the resurrection of the New York Islanders.   more>>>
31/Dez/01 03:38
Injury-plagued Caps put on great fight
Defenseman Greg Johnston scored two powerplay goals against his former team as the Munich Barons struggled to a 3-1 home win over the injury-plagued Berlin Capitals.   more>>>
05/Jan/02 20:43
Oliver excels in Tiger-hunt
David Oliver scored two goals and converted a penalty shot as the Munich Barons defended third place in the DEL with a 3-2 road win after penalty shootout over their Bavarian rivals Nuremberg Ice Tigers. Oliver had given the Barons their first lead of the game with 5:29 to go. But a controversial equalizer sent the game into the extra session less than a minute later.
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07/Jan/02 02:53
Lethargic Barons wrestle down bottom-club Essen
Youngster Patrick Köppchen scored the game-tying goal with 13:32 left in regulation as the third-place Munich Barons rallied back from a two-goal deficit to down the last-place Essen Moskitos 3-2 after penalty shootout. The home win was costly, though, as the Barons lost another defenseman to injury.   more>>>
09/Jan/02 00:57
Late rally secures another win over Essen
Andy Schneider and Johan Rosen each scored two goals as the Munich Barons capped an amazing late rally with a 4-2 road win at the last-place Essen Moskitos. Schneider tallied a total of four points as he assisted on both of Rosen’s goals. Rosen picked up one assist.   more>>>
12/Jan/02 00:46
Sweep! Barons too much for Cologne, once again
The Munich Barons continue to be Cologne’s worst nemesis. Behind scores from thriving Andy Schneider and Mike Kennedy, Munich recorded its sixth straight win over the Haie, 2-1, sweeping the four-game season series.   more>>>
15/Jan/02 00:29
Tame Lions: Barons make it six in a row
Manuel Kofler scored twice as the Munich Barons skated past the Frankfurt Lions 6-1 on Saturday. Munich’s highest road victory of the season extended the Barons’ current win streak to six games – their longest of the season.   more>>>
15/Jan/02 02:50
"On top at the end of the regular season"
Like three of his fellow-Barons defenders, Shane Peacock missed more than a month due to injury. After sitting out all of December with a broken metatarsus, “the Chief” has returned to the ice. In a prohockey.de exclusive interview, the 99/00 league MVP talks about his comeback, the sweep over Cologne and the playoffs.   more>>>
16/Jan/02 00:51
Barons also beat not-so-tame "Revier Lions"
Netminder Boris Rousson turned aside 46 shots as the Munich Barons hung on to edge the Revier Löwen Oberhausen on the road, 2-1, on Tuesday. A shorthander by Peter Douris proved to be the game-winner as Munich recorded its seventh straight win - a very costly one, though.   more>>>
19/Jan/02 15:06
Special teams lift Barons to new franchise record
Special teams made the difference as the Munich Barons extended their unbeaten streak to a franchise record eight straight games. Behind short-handed tallies from Christoph Schubert and Andy Schneider, the Barons skated to a 4-1 home victory over the Kassel Huskies Friday.   more>>>
21/Jan/02 04:09
Barons streak ends at Hanover
Powerplay goals by Peter Douris and Derek King were not enough as the Munich Barons had an eight game unbeaten-streak snapped Sunday when they were edged 3-2 by the Hanover Scorpions on the road. Munich not only suffered its first loss in 2002. The Barons also missed the chance to close the gap to the top two teams in the league.   more>>>
23/Jan/02 01:23
"Unfortunate" loss after penalties
Munich at least got a point out of its two-game road trip to Hanover and Düsseldorf. On Tuesday, the Barons were downed 2-1 after penalty shootout by the Düsseldorfer EG, who registered their seventh straight victory.   more>>>
23/Jan/02 14:45
Former Baron Doug Bradley fired
Doug Bradley’s first head coaching stint is over. After five straight losses, the Frankfurt Lions fired the former Barons assistant Wednesday.   more>>>
24/Jan/02 15:17
"The Barons are my first choice"
Netminder Boris Rousson has backstopped the Munich Barons to 20 victories this season, posting five shutouts, a save percentage of .931 and a goals-against-average of 1.97. In a prohockey.de interview, the 31-year-old Quebec-native looks ahead to the playoffs and reveals his thoughts on Team Canada’s Olympic goaltenders, Mike Kennedy’s column and his possible future with the Barons.   more>>>
28/Jan/02 16:37
"Eyes are on first place"
Winger Mike Kennedy had a big weekend as the Munich Barons rebounded well from two consecutive road losses. After scoring twice in Friday’s home victory over Iserlohn, Kennedy also converted the winning penalty shot at Augsburg Sunday. With the two wins, the Barons closed the gap to the top two teams in the league. A road victory at Frankfurt Tuesday could lift Munich into the league lead for the first time since mid-September.   more>>>
30/Jan/02 13:03
Barons back on top!
With the league heading into the three-week Olympic break, the Munich Barons climbed back to the top spot for the first time since September with a 5-3 road win over the struggling Frankfurt Lions on Tuesday night.   more>>>
10/Feb/02 17:13
Big surprise: Germany shuts down Slovakia
Finally all the stars were out on the ice. Michal Handzus, Lubos Bartecko, Miroslav Satan and last but not least Ziggy Palffy. But there was one guy shining brighter than any of these gifted NHL star forwards: German goalie Marc Seliger probably played the game of his life...   more>>>
11/Feb/02 16:36
Germany en route to medal round after last-gasp win over Austria
Thanks to a last-gasp goal by winger Andi Loth, Team Germany came away with a lucky 3-2 win over neighboring Austria and improved to 2-0 in the Olympic Preliminary Round. Meanwhile, the highly-favored Slovaks had to bury their hopes of advancing to the medal round after a twelve-goal shootout with Latvia.   more>>>
13/Feb/02 22:34
It’s done! Germany joins the "Big 6"
Klaus Kathan and Len Soccio each had a goal and an assist as Germany completed its surprise run through to the Olympic medal round with an impressive 4-1 win over Latvia Tuesday.   more>>>
15/Feb/02 03:22
Medal round: "It'll be fantastic"
While the start of the Olympic medal round means „gold or bust“ for the “Big 6” nations in the World, the thought of facing some of their childhood heroes is reward enough for the Germans.    more>>>
16/Feb/02 15:04
Haie closing in on Barons defender Peacock
The Olympic break – a perfect time for rumors in the DEL. The latest object of speculation: Munich Barons defenseman Shane Peacock, who’s apparently close to signing with league rival Kölner Haie.   more>>>
26/Feb/02 08:30
Seeking new challenges
Another Barons defenseman will be packing his bags after the season: Christoph Schubert, last year’s rookie surprise, has signed with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers.   more>>>
28/Feb/02 15:32
Back in action
After more than a three-week break for the Olympics, the Munich Barons got off to a so-so start into the remainder of the regular season. Krefeld once again proved to be too clever, but the Barons already secured a playoff berth after a poised comeback win over the Berlin Eisbären.   more>>>
02/Mar/02 03:08
First place in reach despite "lack of concentration, focus and intensity"
Peter Douris scored two goals and an assist as the Munich Barons hung on to a 5-4 home win over the thriving Frankfurt Lions Friday. While the Barons capitalized from Mannheim’s painful loss at Krefeld, Douris crowned his multiple-point night with an individual record.   more>>>
04/Mar/02 09:36
"I'd like to make this city my home"
David Oliver has been red hot since the Olympic break. The former Edmonton Oiler scored a goal in each of the first three games, including a crucial game-tying tally against the Berlin Eisbären. David continued his point streak at Schwenningen, where he set up Shane Peacock’s late game-winner. With prohockey.de, David talks about getting in sync for the upcoming playoffs and his contract situation.   more>>>
07/Mar/02 08:17
Continuing struggles - Schneider out
Despite their continuing lack of form, the Munich Barons beat Schwenningen on the road on a late blast by Shane Peacock last Sunday. 48 hours later, fortune turned as the Barons helped Oberhausen end a 13-game winless streak.   more>>>
09/Mar/02 15:20
Barons step up big time
Just at the right moment, the Munich Barons managed to bounce back from a series of poor games. Mike Kennedy scored his team-leading seventh game-winner of the season as Munich rallied back from two deficits to edge defending champion Mannheim Adler 4-3 at home on Friday.   more>>>
10/Mar/02 20:45
Tops in the league!
Red-hot David Oliver scored two goals as the Munich Barons routed the struggling Berlin Capitals 6-2 on the road Sunday. Derek Plante and defensemen Mike Smazal and Kent Fearns, who returned to action just a week ago, also had multiple point nights as Munich reclaimed the league lead, taking advantage of Krefeld's surprising loss at Frankfurt.   more>>>
13/Mar/02 02:12
"Allergic to first place"
Despite being outshot 10-24, the Nuremberg Ice Tigers scored three unanswered goals late in the third period to upset the Munich Barons 3-1 on the road. Great goaltending from Marc Seliger kept Nuremberg in the game as Munich failed to build on an early score by Derek King. A controversial goal turned the momentum and Munich lost the league lead to Mannheim.   more>>>
16/Mar/02 17:47
Barons back on top
Behind great goaltending from Boris Rousson and three tallies from defensemen, the Munich Barons hung on to a 3-1 win over local rival Augsburg. Hans Lodin, Shane Peacock and Christoph Schubert scored in front of a season-record crowd of 5,673 at Munich’s Olympia-Eisstadion as the Barons moved into position to claim home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.    more>>>
17/Mar/02 21:07
Regular season ends
With the top three seeds up for grabs and three teams competing for the final two playoff spots, tension was guaranteed as the regular season in the DEL came to a close Sunday.   more>>>
17/Mar/02 23:33
First-ever first-place finish
On the final day of the regular season in the DEL, the league-leading Munich Barons needed a huge comeback to secure home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Defenseman Kent Fearns scored two goals and captain Simon Wheeldon added a goal and an assist as the visiting Barons rallied from an early three-goal deficit to beat the Iserlohn Roosters 4-3 after shootout.   more>>>
20/Mar/02 02:47
Perfect timing
Timing can be so important. Is there anything better than being red-hot and thriving when the postseason comes around? Winger David Oliver of the Munich Barons has definitely come alive at the right time.   more>>>
21/Mar/02 18:10
Bavarian rivalry heating up again
The table was set. But the Barons almost screwed it. With one game remaining in the regular season, Munich and Augsburg were headed for a first-round playoff series – all they needed was to win their final games. While Augsburg routed fellow playoff participant Cologne, Munich almost got upset by underdog Iserlohn. The Barons needed a huge rally to eventually claim the top seed and secure the series everyone was longing for. As both teams are gearing up for a hot series, prohockey.de takes an in-depth look at the two opponents.   more>>>
21/Mar/02 18:13
"I hope Munich can win it"
When the DEL playoffs start Friday, the most successful coach will only be a spectator. For the first time in the league’s eight year history, Lance Nethery won’t be a part of the DEL postseason. The man who guided Mannheim to three straight titles and Cologne to the finals, got axed by the Haie before the Olympic break. In a prohockey.de exclusive, the 44-year-old Toronto-native talks about coaching in the playoffs and reveals his keys to winning the cup and his personal title favorite.   more>>>
23/Mar/02 04:18
Augsburg stuns Munich with poised comeback
The first sellout crowd of the season in Munich’s Olympia-Eisstadion got treated to some great playoff hockey as the top seeded Munich Barons opened their first-round series with the Augsburg Panthers Friday. Led by two third period goals from thriving youngster Andreas Morczinietz, the Panthers rallied back from two deficits to upset the Barons 6-5 after penalty shootout. A three-point effort from Derek Plante and multiple point nights from Johan Rosen, Shane Peacock and Hans Lodin were not enough as the Barons squandered an early three-goal cushion and a one-goal lead late in the game. “Upset” seemed to be the big motto on an opening night that saw the other three favorites stumble, too.   more>>>
25/Mar/02 03:42
Barons bounce back
Behind great goaltending from Boris Rousson and strikes from Derek King and Shane Peacock, the top-seeded Munich Barons managed to rebound from Friday’s heart-breaking loss. The Barons edged the Augsburg Panthers 2-1 on the road, evening their first round playoff series at 1-1 Sunday. Two other favorites continued to struggle and are already on the edge of elimination.   more>>>
27/Mar/02 03:25
Barons and Adler back on track
The top-seeded Munich Barons are one win away from the DEL semifinals. Defenseman Chistoph Schubert’s breakaway goal midway through the third proved to be the game-winner as Munich wrestled down the Augsburg Panthers 4-2 on home ice, claiming a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. Defending champion Mannheim continued to struggle while the Kölner Haie became the only team to sweep their first-round series.   more>>>
29/Mar/02 19:29
Bring on them Haie!
Behind a great team effort and great goaltending by Boris Rousson, the Munich Barons skated to their third straight win over the Augsburg Panthers. With a 5-1 road victory, Munich wrapped up the best-of-five first-round series 3-1. Defenseman Shane Peacock tallied a goal and two assists, fellow-defender Jason Herter and center Derek Plante also registered multiple point nights. In a rematch of the 2000 finals, Munich will play Cologne in the semis while Mannheim will face off against Kassel.   more>>>
02/Apr/02 02:08
Très bon, Rousson! Herter puts pom-poms aside and scores
Netminder Boris Rousson turned aside 29 shots and Simon Wheeldon scored the game-winner midway through the second as the Munich Barons edged the Kölner Haie 2-1 at home to open their DEL semifinal series. Defending champion Mannheim Adler and the Kassel Huskies started their series with a high-scoring shootout.   more>>>
05/Apr/02 03:22
Energetic Haie stop Barons, tie series
Two late powerplay scores by Mike Kennedy and Shane Peacock were not enough as the Munich Barons were held in check 3-2 by the Kölner Haie on Wednesday. Cologne’s home win tied the semifinal series at 1-1. Meanwhile, defending champion Mannheim Adler is just one win away from another appearance in the DEL finals.   more>>>
06/Apr/02 04:49
Déjà vu: Barons squander big lead, face elimination
It was déjà vu for the Munich Barons Friday night. In a game similar to their playoff opener against Augsburg two weeks ago, the Barons squandered a three-goal lead and allowed the Kölner Haie to rally back with four unanswered goals to beat Munich 4-3 on the road. The top-seeded Barons now need a road win on Sunday to stay alive while the sixth-seeded Haie can wrap-up the seminfinal series and secure a trip to the DEL finals. Defending champion Mannheim Adler can sit back and wait for its opponent after sweeping the Kassel Huskies.   more>>>
07/Apr/02 22:00
Still alive!
Desperately needing a win to stay alive in their semifinal series, the top-seeded Munich Barons showed a lot of poise and grit Sunday and managed to rebound from Friday’s frustrating home loss to wrestle down the Kölner Haie 5-2 on the road. Winger Mike Kennedy scored two goals and an assist and goalie Boris Rousson turned aside 41 shots as the Barons tied the best-of-five series at two wins apiece, forcing a decisive fifth game at home Tuesday night.   more>>>
10/Apr/02 19:58
Barons’ season ends in dramatic fashion
With the second berth for the DEL finals on the line, it all came down to a couple of penalty shots. After a scoreless overtime period, Alex Hicks became the hero of the day, converting Cologne’s final shootout attempt to give underdog Kölner Haie a 2-1 road win over the top-seeded Munich Barons. Clinching the best-of-five semifinal series by the closest possible margin, Cologne will now face Mannheim in the finals.   more>>>
16/Apr/02 02:47
“The first era is over”
The dramatic shootout against Cologne did not only put an end to a great season that saw the Munich Barons go to the semifinals for the third straight year. According to head coach Sean Simpson, it marked the end of an era. Changes are imminent, a lot of familiar faces will never wear the blue and white uniform again.   more>>>
03/Jun/02 09:00
It’s over: Anschutz lets Munich hockey die
It had been rumored for months. Now the painful waiting game is officially over: Munich loses its second DEL franchise in eight years as the Munich Barons will be relocated to Hamburg. The Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which also owns the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, officially confirmed the move in separate press conferences in Munich and Hamburg Monday.   more>>>
06/Jun/02 22:04
"There was always talk in the locker room"
Three days after the end of the Munich Barons, prohockey.de caught up with long-time captain Simon Wheeldon in Canada. The 35-year-old talks about relocation, reveals what the past months with the Barons were like and speaks about his possible return to Austria.   more>>>
09/Jul/02 23:01
„Eishockey hat noch eine Chance verdient“
Nur fünf Monate nach dem Weggang der München Barons ist ein Nachmieter für die Olympia-Eishalle am Oberwiesenfeld gefunden: Am Dienstag Abend präsentierte der EHC München im Olympiapark sein Konzept für die Eishockey-Zukunft in der bayerischen Landeshauptstadt.   more>>>
30/Aug/02 05:09
“This will be a great place for a hockey team”
The Munich Barons might be gone, but Kent Fearns isn’t. While most of Munich’s key players are spread all over the league or have returned to their native countries, the 29-year-old defenseman is still around - sort of: Fearns joined DEL expansion team Ingolstadt, located just about 50 miles north of Munich. prohockey.de caught up with Kent after Ingolstadt’s 6-0 exhibition win over DEL rival Nuremberg Ice Tigers last Sunday.   more>>>
30/Aug/02 05:13
Are you ready for some hockey?
When the puck drops next Friday, German hockey fans will be glad another messy off-season is over and on-ice action will be in the focus again.   more>>>
02/Sep/02 15:07
German youngster Seidenberg: NHL roster spot up for grabs?
German defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has been working hard this off-season. He decided to skip the German DEL and joined the Philadelphia Flyers summer camp in early August. His determination might pay off earlier than anticipated. New Philly head coach Kent Hitchcock is impressed with the 21-year-old former Mannheim Adler defenseman.   more>>>
07/Sep/02 15:04
Ingolstadt looks strong in DEL debut, new Hamburg Freezers get defrosted
No big surprises as the new DEL campaign got under way Friday. The highly-touted Düsseldorf Metro Stars stormed to the top of the table, blanking the hapless Augsburg Panthers on the road, 5-0. Defending champion Kölner Haie and runner-up Mannheim Adler had to fight hard but also won while the former Munich Barons got thrashed by Krefeld.   more>>>
10/Sep/02 12:41
Haie steal derby win, remain unbeaten
Gameday 2 in the DEL featured two local rivalries. Defending champion Kölner Haie and the thriving Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars needed a penalty shootout to decide their traditional battle for supremacy on the Rhine river. Ingolstadt saw the birth of another rivalry when expansion team ERC and the Nuremberg Ice Tigers faced off against each other Sunday night.   more>>>
15/Sep/02 13:29
Cologne and Kassel still unbeaten
With their third straight win, the Kölner Haie managed to stay on top of the table as the DEL headed into its second weekend. Dwayne Norris and Alex Hicks scored early powerplay goals as the Haie held the Frankfurt Lions in check, 3-1, Friday night. Arch rival Düsseldorf kept in touch with a 6-3 road victory over the struggling Krefeld Pinguine. Newcomer Ingolstadt built on its strong opening week performances and was only 19 seconds shy of its first-ever road win. Meanwhile, the relocated Munich Barons are off to their worst start in franchise history.   more>>>
17/Sep/02 13:34
Düsseldorf moves to the top
Norwegian Trond Magnussen converted the winning penalty shot as the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars beat moved into first place in the DEL Sunday night with a 2-1 overtime win over the Kassel Huskies. The encounter of playoff contenders Berlin and Nuremberg turned into a rout. A late solo effort by Mannheim’s Wayne Hynes handed newcomer Ingolstadt another close loss.   more>>>
21/Sep/02 19:57
Adler soaring to the top
Defending champion Kölner Haie continues to struggle. Three days after an embarrassing 3-4 loss to the Hannover Scorpions, Cologne got upset by another underdog, losing to the Iserlohn Roosters. Mannheim seized the opportunity and moved to the top of the standings after downing fellow title contender Düsseldorf. In Ingolstadt, two tallies by Andy Schneider gave the Hamburg Freezers their first point of the season.   more>>>
24/Sep/02 01:59
Free fallin’: Haie lose third straight game
Thanks to a late rally against the hapless Hamburg Freezers, the Mannheim Adler held on to the league lead on Sunday. Kassel and Düsseldorf managed to keep in touch with last year’s vice champion, while the Kölner Haie find themselves in a free fall.   more>>>
28/Sep/02 21:55
Eisbären lead trio on top
The league lead is changing quickly that early in the season. Gameday seven saw the Berlin Eisbären climb to the top of the table with their fifth victory in seven games. Back-to-back second period goals paved the way for Berlin’s win over fellow playoff contender Düsseldorf Friday night. The Eisbären took advantage of Mannheim’s surprising loss in Hannover. The best record in the league belongs to Kassel, though.   more>>>
30/Sep/02 13:52
Augsburg chasing Berlin and Mannheim
The Berlin Eisbären and Mannheim Adler continue to lead the league after gameday 8. With a road win over the ailing Kölner Haie, the thriving Augsburg Panthers stormed into third place. ERC Ingolstadt had its three-game win streak snapped by the strong DEG Metro Stars.   more>>>
04/Okt/02 01:15
Berlin in sole possession of first place
A convincing home win moved the Berlin Eisbären into sole possession of first place in the DEL Wednesday night. The hot Augsburg Panthers stormed into second place while the Mannheim Adler got upset at home.   more>>>
05/Okt/02 10:08
League-leading Eisbären extend win streak
Thanks to their fifth straight win, the Berlin Eisbären continue to reside on top of the DEL after ten games. The Mannheim Adler and Augsburg Panthers tried to keep in touch with the league leader, facing off against each other.   more>>>
07/Okt/02 18:59
Berlin Eisbären continue to roll
The Berlin Eisbären made it look easy once again. John Gruden scored two goals as the
league-leader blanked the last-place Schwenningen Wild Wings on the road. Meanwhile, the Kassel Huskies gave the second-place Mannheim Adler a tough time.   more>>>
12/Okt/02 21:39
First-place Eisbären set new record
All the same on top of the DEL after gameday 12: The Berlin Eisbären are still three points ahead of the Mannheim Adler after their franchise record seventh consecutive win.    more>>>
16/Okt/02 15:03
Late turnaround in clash of top teams
The meeting of the league’s top two teams turned into a real thriller. The Berlin Eisbären were just 28 seconds away from extending their lead over the second-place Adler Mannheim to six points. Instead, the gap between the two has melted to a point after a late Adler rally.   more>>>
19/Okt/02 15:56
Huskies snap losing streak
Being the better of two poor teams was good enough for the Kassel Huskies to snap their six-game losing streak at Ingolstadt Thursday night. No changes on top of the table as the all the favorites skated to victories.   more>>>
21/Okt/02 14:16
Iserlohn Roosters move into sixth place
Greg Poss’s Iserlohn Roosters continue to stun the league. Sunday night, the underdogs sneaked into sixth place with another surprising road win on gameday 15. Elsewhere, the Hamburg Freezers suffered their ninth loss of the season, squandering a third-period lead in Cologne.   more>>>
26/Okt/02 13:00
Haie bite Eisbären
After almost a month in the top spot, the Berlin Eisbären got knocked out of first place Friday night. On gameday 15 in the DEL, Berlin squandered a third-period lead in Cologne where Hans Zach’s Kölner Haie extended their impressive win streak to eight games. The Mannheim Adler seized the opportunity and took the league lead with a close win over Hamburg. Elsewhere, Hanover’s Gilbert Dionne shined in Paulin Bordeleau’s head coaching debut with the Scorpions.   more>>>
28/Okt/02 05:56
Eisbären back on top
Just two days after giving up first place for the first time in almost a month, the Berlin Eisbären reclaimed the DEL lead Sunday night. On gameday 17, Steve Walker and Yvon Corriveau each scored a couple of goals as the Eisbären downed the ailing Kassel Huskies. Berlin took advantage of Mannheim’s road loss in Düsseldorf. Elsewhere, the thriving Iserlohn Roosters ended the eight-game win streak of the third-place Kölner Haie.   more>>>
30/Okt/02 00:24
Strong finish: Cologne wins battle on the Rhine river
A solo effort by defenseman Mirko Lüdemann sparked a late rally that saw the Kölner Haie come from behind to down local rival Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars 3-1 (0-0, 0-1, 3-0) in the only game in the DEL Tuesday night.   more>>>
02/Nov/02 01:17
‘Shootout day’ in the DEL
On gameday 18, the Mannheim Adler took advantage of Berlin’s first home loss and moved back to the top of the DEL table. Bothered by injuries, the Berlin Eisbären looked hapless against the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars. Meanwhile, Devin Edgerton scored a goal and three helpers as the Adler routed the Hannover Scorpions on home ice. A league record of five games ended in regulation ties and had to be decided by penalty shootouts.   more>>>
05/Nov/02 03:53
Haie sneak into first place
With the league heading into a two-week break, defending champion Kölner Haie is back on top of the DEL after gameday 19. While the Mannheim Adler got upset by the soaring Krefeld Pinguine Sunday night, Cologne climbed to first place with a shutout win over the ailing Augsburg Panthers. Elsewhere, struggling expansion team ERC Ingolstadt ended a seven-game losing streak with a huge upset.   more>>>
11/Nov/02 03:19
Canada captures 2002 Deutschland Cup
Posting a perfect 3-0 record, Canada's National Men's Team captured the 2002 Deutschland Cup Sunday afternoon in Hanover. A 2-0 win over host Germany sealed Canada’s victory of the four-nations tournament.   more>>>
13/Nov/02 01:19
Freezers put Hamburg on fire
In front of a capacity crowd of 12,325, the Hamburg Freezers and Kölner Haie turned the opening of Hamburg’s newly-built Color Line Arena into a real shootout.   more>>>
16/Nov/02 14:48
DEL back in action
After a two-week break, all DEL teams got back into action Friday for gameday 20. The top of the table remained the same as Cologne, Mannheim and Berlin all skated to victories. Elsewhere, the Hamburg Freezers continued to look sharp on home ice.   more>>>
18/Nov/02 13:28
Adler get their wings clipped by the Haie
Sunday’s highly-anticipated meeting of the league’s two top teams in the KölnArena turned into a lop-sided affair. A strong second-period effort was about all the league-leading Kölner Haie needed to hand the second-place Mannheim Adler a bitter road loss. Elsewhere, gameday 21 saw the streaking Hamburg Freezers climb out of last place.   more>>>
20/Nov/02 02:45
Championship coach returns
A familiar face returns to the league: Canadian Rich Chernomaz, who led the Kölner Haie to the DEL championship last season, will take over as head coach in Augsburg, where Danny Naud was fired after eleven straight losses.   more>>>
23/Nov/02 21:45
Schwenningen’s future in jeopardy
It seems like the DEL just cannot go half a year without producing negative headlines: Less than six-months after the disputed relocation of the Munich Barons and the collapse of three franchises, new trouble is on the way: On-ice action of gameday 22 was overshadowed by news that the Schwenningen Wild Wings are on the verge of being kicked out of the league because of huge financial problems. The last-place team presented itself in good shape though on its trip to the nation’s capital, giving the second-place Berlin Eisbären a hard time. Elsewhere, championship coach Rich Chernomaz celebrated a successful return to the league.   more>>>
25/Nov/02 04:47
Eisbären climb back to the top
The Berlin Eisbären are back on top of the DEL after gameday 23. While the club from the nation’s capital had the edge in a high-scoring tilt against the Iserlohn Roosters Sunday night, the Kölner Haie slipped to second place after being upset at home by the Kassel Huskies. Elsewhere, the meeting between expansion team ERC Ingolstadt and the slumping Frankfurt Lions turned into a rout.   more>>>
29/Nov/02 02:06
Haie split games, but crawl back into first
In mid-week action in the DEL, the Kölner Haie got upset by the thriving Krefeld Pinguine but bounced back with a win over Schwenningen that moved them to the top of the table again. Elsewhere, the Hamburg Freezers squandered a two-goal third-period lead to allow Düsseldorf a come-from-behind win.   more>>>
30/Nov/02 03:09
Lions bite the Adler
A day after Cologne’s win in Schwenningen, the Berlin Eisbären reclaimed the number one spot in the DEL. Pierre Page’s team had to battle hard against the Augsburg Panthers, though. Trying to keep pace, the Mannheim Adler got upset by the Frankfurt Lions. Elsewhere, ERC Ingolstadt stopped the streaking Krefeld Pinguine.   more>>>
02/Dez/02 02:18
Pinguine tame the Eisbären
Gameday 25 saw the league-leading Berlin Eisbären lose their first game since the Deutschland Cup break in late October. The Mannheim Adler seized the opportunity and moved to within four points with an easy home win. Elsewhere, the last-place Wild Wings had reason to celebrate.   more>>>
05/Dez/02 21:58
Frankfurt makes it three in a row
In midweek action in the DEL, the Frankfurt Lions continued their hot streak, recording their third straight win. Elsewhere, the Hamburg Freezers capitalized on great penalty killing.   more>>>
08/Dez/02 00:18
Eisbären keep rolling
Pierre Page’s Berlin Eisbären always seem to find a way to win these days. With the regular season in the DEL reaching its midway point, the team from the nation’s capital travelled to Mannheim to face one of its fiercest rivals. Despite squandering a late two-goal-lead, Berlin came out on top after bonus action. Elsewhere, the Frankfurt Lions continued their hot streak.   more>>>
08/Dez/02 00:19
Nice birthday present: Krefeld sacks Valentine
Chris Valentine supposedly had different plans for his birthday Friday. However his anniversary turned into a busy day, packing his bags and saying farewell to his team after being released of his head coaching duties by the Krefeld Pinguine.   more>>>
09/Dez/02 01:23
Top-3 teams stumble, DEG closing in
Seven and counting: Düsseldorf extended its win streak with a come-from-behind win over local foe Kölner Haie Sunday afternoon. With Berlin and Mannheim stumbling, the DEG Metro Stars now find themselves in third place after gameday 27. Meanwhile, Hamburg’s sixth home game in the newly-built Color Line Arena lasted only a period.   more>>>
12/Dez/02 00:46
Ice ok, Freezers win again
In midweek action in the DEL, the Kölner Haie rebounded from Sunday’s loss at Düsseldorf, edging newcomer Ingolstadt. Elsewhere, the Hamburg Freezers enjoyed playing a full 60 minutes of hockey in their own arena.   more>>>
14/Dez/02 20:39
Haie stop Lions, grab first place
Gameday 28 saw the league lead change yet again. The Kölner Haie stopped the striking Frankfurt Lions while the Berlin Eisbären squandered a two-goal advantage and first place against the struggling Hannover Scorpions Friday night. Elsewhere, goalies Frederic Chabot and Rich Parent recorded perfect nights returning from long injury breaks.   more>>>
17/Dez/02 23:47
Berlin rebounds from loss
On gameday 29 in the DEL, David Roberts was the man of the day as the Berlin Eisbären bounced back from Friday’s loss with an impressive home win Sunday afternoon. However not enough to knock the Kölner Haie from the top of the table. While Mannheim had to rally to stay in touch with the top two teams, Kassel’s netminder Rich Parent shocked Düsseldorf with his second straight shutout.   more>>>
18/Dez/02 23:33
Haie: Sweet memories, bitter reality
Rich Chernomaz’s return to Cologne brought back sweet memories to the Kölner Haie faithful. Less than eight months ago, the interim coach turned around a seemingly forgettable season and led the Haie all the way to the DEL championship. Tuesday night, Chernomaz received a warm welcome in his old homestead. Then he proved that he is still a winner.   more>>>
21/Dez/02 03:52
Eisbären back in first
Berlin’s Yvon Corriveau and Mannheim’s Mike Kennedy both tallied hat tricks and game-winning goals as their respective teams skated to important wins Friday night. Elsewhere on gameday 30 in the DEL, Ingolstadt snapped its six-game losing streak and Augsburg got another stunning road win.   more>>>
23/Dez/02 02:12
Wild weekend before Christmas
Emotins were flying high on the weekend before Christmas in the DEL. The meeting between the third- and fourth-place teams Mannheim Adler and Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars was overshadowed by a wild melee that saw nine players ejected and play interrupted for over 20 minutes.   more>>>
27/Dez/02 07:17
Eisbären rally for “lucky win”
Christmas Day was a not a day of giving in Nuremberg, where the Ice Tigers thrashed the troubled Mannheim Adler Wednesday afternoon on gameday 32 in the DEL. Expansion team ERC Ingolstadt had the league-leading Berlin Eisbären in the ropes, but yet again failed to deliver the knock-out punch. Elsewhere, the Krefeld Pinguine struggled heavily despite jumping out to a 5-0 lead.   more>>>
30/Dez/02 00:58
Mannheim’s win spoilt by huge injury blow
A severe injury blow to league-leading scorer Devin Edgerton overshadowed gameday 33 in the DEL. In Berlin, the meeting between the Eisbären and the Freezers turned into a high-scoring shootout.   more>>>
31/Dez/02 06:17
Hamburg moving into playoff picture
With the Kölner Haie in action at the Spengler Cup in Davos/Switzerland, the Berlin Eisbären continued to dominate the DEL on the final gameday of 2002 Sunday. The Hamburg Freezers seem to be the hottest team in the league right now, moving into the playoff picture for the first time after a slow start into the season.   more>>>
31/Dez/02 13:30
Young axed by Ingolstadt
In a surprise move, struggling expansion team ERC Ingolstadt axed captain Jason Young Tuesday.   more>>>
03/Jan/03 01:07
On a roll: Hamburg finishes year 2002 on a winning note
In the only game in the DEL on New Year’s Eve, the Hamburg Freezers ended 2002 on a winning note, recording their fifth straight victory. Bobby House scored his second straight game-winner as the Freezers edged the Hannover Scorpions 3-2 (1-1,2-1,0-0) Tuesday afternoon. The game also marked a special moment for the league’s oldest player Wally Schreiber, who set a new milestone in games played.   more>>>
05/Jan/03 06:12
Ingolstadt’s Boni calls it quits
After ending 2002 with the suspension of captain Jason Young, the new year brought another major personnel change for struggling DEL expansion team ERC Ingolstadt: After a dismal performance against local foe Augsburg, head coach Jim Boni decided to call it quits. Elsewhere on gameday 35, the Kolner Haie looked sluggish in their first game back from the Spengler Cup.   more>>>
08/Jan/03 01:01
Veteran coach Ost takes reigns in Ingolstadt
Mannheim’s win at Augsburg was overshadowed by yet another injury. Captain Stefan Ustorf took a cheap shot from Panther goalie Magnus Eriksson and had to be treated on the ice for several minutes Sunday. Elsewhere, expansion team ERC Ingolstadt decided to put its fate into the hands of a proven veteran, hiring Swede Olle Ost as a successor to departed head coach Jimmy Boni.   more>>>
09/Jan/03 03:53
Hamburg squanders big lead against Berlin
Thanks to an explosive start, the Hamburg Freezers seemed to have the Berlin Eisbären in the ropes early on in Tuesday action in the DEL. But led by David Roberts, the first-place team rallied back.   more>>>
11/Jan/03 10:22
Ingolstadt ends woeful streak with upset
With a new coach behind the bench, troubled expansion team ERC Ingolstadt finally figured out a way to win Friday night, pulling off an upset after going 1–12 in their previous 13 games. Elsewhere on gameday 37 in the DEL, the league’s top-two teams faced each other in Berlin.   more>>>
13/Jan/03 01:37
Eisbären stumble
New coach Olle Öst really seems to have ERC Ingolstadt running on all cylinders again. After stunning Cologne on Friday, the expansion team capped the weekend with another stunning road win Sunday night. Elsewhere on gameday 38, Berlin’s league-leading offense decided to take a day off.   more>>>
18/Jan/03 10:56
Tigers keep roaring: Five in a row
Although still being troubled by injuries, the Nürnberg Ice Tigers continue to thrive in 2003. Led by Terry Yake, the Tigers recorded their fifth straight win on gameday 39. Elsewhere, hot ERC Ingolstadt gave the league-leading Eisbären a tough time Friday.   more>>>
23/Jan/03 08:43
More ice troubles
Germany’s modern multiplex arenas are not always a blessing for the DEL. Just weeks after a game in Hamburg’s new arena had to be stopped because of a dissolving ice surface, the puck was not even dropped for the game of the week between the second-place Mannheim Adler and the third-place Kölner Haie at the KölnArena Tuesday night.   more>>>
28/Jan/03 10:57
Haie end shootout jinx
The third-place Kölner Haie obviously picked the right moment to end their seven-game shootout jinx. Forward Andreas Morczinietz not only tallied the late equalizer but also came up with the game-winning conversion against the first-place Berlin-Eisbären in a packed KölnArena Friday night. Elsewhere, the second-place Mannheim Adler had the opportunity to close the gap to Berlin with a road win.   more>>>
31/Jan/03 19:50
Hot Tigers keep rollin’
With ten games left in the regular season in the DEL, the battle for the final playoff berths is heating up. Four teams, Krefeld, Kassel, Hamburg and Iserlohn, are battling for three remaining playoff spots. At the bottom of the table, five teams hope to avoid relegation.   more>>>
02/Feb/03 00:42
Mannheim bounces back from scoreless weekend
With the league heading into a 10-day All-Star break, Nuremberg continues to be the hottest team in the DEL. The Ice Tigers capped an undefeated month of January with their ninth straight win Friday night. In Schwenningen, the DEL’s all-time leading scorer, 41-year-old Mike Bullard returned to DEL action after a nine-month absence. Off the ice, the last-place Wild Wings had to file for insolvency.   more>>>
02/Feb/03 03:27
Meet the 2003 DEL All-Stars
Team Germany takes on the DEL All-Star Team in the 6th annual DEL All-Star Game in Cologne’s KölnArena Sunday afternoon. Due to an awkward selection procedure, some of the league’s top players will not be on hand, though.   more>>>
04/Feb/03 17:53
Team Germany wins DEL All-Star Game
Sven Felski of the Berlin Eisbären scored a hat trick as Team Germany beat the DEL All-Stars in the sixth annual DEL All-Star Game in Cologne Sunday.   more>>>
12/Feb/03 14:29
Veteran Bullard reaches milestone
Playing only his second game of the season, veteran Mike Bullard of the Schwenninger Wild Wings made DEL history Tuesday night. The 41-year-old became the first player in league history to reach the 500-point mark.    more>>>
13/Feb/03 03:02
Huskies tame Tigers
The 11-day All-Star break obviously was not too healthy for the streaking Nürnberg Ice Tigers. Although the injury-riddled team was able to welcome back two players from long injury breaks, they had their impressive nine-game win streak snapped at home Tuesday night – Nuremberg’s first loss in 2003. DEL history was made in Ingolstadt, where the league’s bottom-ranked teams met. Veteran Mike Bullard became the first player in league history to tally 500 scorer points.   more>>>
18/Feb/03 04:15
Back from injury: Tomlinson big in Tigers’ win
Eyeing the number one seed in the playoffs, the Berlin Eisbären took advantage of Cologne’s shootout loss and now lead the second-place Kölner Haie by three points. Elsewhere on Friday, Nürnberg continues to put heat on Düsseldorf in the battle for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. At the bottom of the table, Hannover lost further ground on thriving ERC Ingolstadt.   more>>>
18/Feb/03 04:16
Scorpions sack Bordeleau, rout Wings
Obviously relieved by the sacking of Canadian head coach Paulin Bordeleau 24 hours earlier, the struggling Hannover Scorpions were firing on all cylinders Sunday night, thrashing the last-place Schwenninger Wild Wings 8-1. Ingolstadt’s Olle Öst, who has one of Hannover’s fiercest rivals on an impressive run, will assume coaching duties in Hannover next season. While the Kölner Haie saw another episode added to their shootout jinx, Berlin extended its lead on top of the table behind a hot performance from goalie Richard Shulmistra.   more>>>
19/Feb/03 01:21
"Deutscher Eishockey-Pokal": Mannheim wins new competition
Two big hockey games in German rinks Tuesday night: In a non-league game, the Mannheim Adler beat the Kölner Haie in the KölnArena to win a newly created competition, the “Deutscher Eishockey-Pokal” (German Hockey Cup). In DEL action, the 8th-ranked Hamburg Freezers made an important step towards the playoffs with a home win over the league’s top team.   more>>>
22/Feb/03 15:44
Eisbären continue to roll
With five games left in the regular season, Berlin continues to be the hottest candidate for the number one seed. Friday night, the Eisbären extended their lead over the Kölner Haie to seven points with a win over Schwenningen, which suffered its 13th loss in a row. Battling for the final playoff berth, Hamburg and Iserlohn both had to go to overtime action in their respective games. At the bottom of the table, the Augsburger Panther clashed with Bavarian rival ERC Ingolstadt.   more>>>
24/Feb/03 01:58
Big win: Iserlohn back in playoff race
The Iserlohn Roosters are right back in the midst of the playoff race: Steve Washburn scored a pair of goals as the Roosters upset the first-place Berlin Eisbären. Elsewhere, Iserlohn’s toughest foe, the Hamburg Freezers, got routed by the streaking Hannover Scorpions. In the battle against relegation, thriving expansion team ERC Ingolstadt recorded a big home win against Frankfurt.   more>>>
01/Mar/03 02:38
Berlin one win away from top seed
With three days left in the regular season, the Berlin Eisbären are just one win away from securing the top seed. Meanwhile, the Nürnberg Ice Tigers suffered a huge setback in their quest for home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. At the bottom of the table, a big road win moved Ingolstadt past Frankfurt.   more>>>
03/Mar/03 15:51
Berlin claims top seed, three berths still up for grabs
For the first-time in franchise history, the Berlin Eisbären will enter the DEL playoffs as the top-seeded team. With two games remaining in the regular season, Pierre Page’s team secured the number one seed with a close home win over the Augsburger Panther. Elsewhere, underdog Iserlohn seems to be the hottest contender in the four-team battle for the final three playoff spots.   more>>>
05/Mar/03 00:17
Cologne’s shootout jinx continues
In the only game in the DEL on Tuesday, the Mannheim Adler made a big step towards home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.   more>>>
10/Mar/03 01:06
Krefeld secures playoff berth
With one game remaining in the regular season in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the number of open playoffs spots has dropped to two. The Krefeld Pinguine claimed the sixth seed with a victory over the Kassel Huskies Friday night. Bobby House scored a hat trick as the Hamburg Freezers made a jump from 9th to 7th place with a huge rout.   more>>>
11/Mar/03 01:59
Gameday 52: Dramatic finale to the regular season
With two of the eight playoff spots still up for grabs, the regular season in the DEL ended in dramatic fashion Sunday night. In need of a win and either a loss by Kassel or Hamburg, the Iserlohn Roosters put on an amazing rout against the Krefeld Pinguine. A last-gasp goal ended the underdog’s playoff dreams, though.   more>>>
16/Mar/03 02:38
Serikow shocks defending champion Haie
Home ice turned out to be no advantage for the second-seeded Kölner Haie and the third-seeded Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars the DEL playoffs got under way Wednesday night.   more>>>
17/Mar/03 13:50
Krefeld takes 2-0 lead
Defenseman Darryl Shannon scored on the man advantage 3:19 into overtime as the sixth-seeded Krefeld Pinguine beat the third-seeded DEG Metro Stars to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven quarterfinal series Friday. All the other series are even.   more>>>
17/Mar/03 21:40
Düsseldorf back in business
Already down 2-0 in the series, the third-seeded Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars finally got their first playoff victory. Elsewhere, John Gruden ignited a third-period rally that lifted the top-seeded Berlin Eisbären to a win over the hungry Hamburg Freezers.   more>>>
19/Mar/03 23:53
Berlin, Mannheim and Krefeld one game away from DEL semis
While the Berlin Eisbären, Mannheim Adler and Krefeld Pinguine can wrap up their respective quarterfinal series on Friday, defending champion Kölner Haie lost on the road Tuesday night and now face a best-of-three showdown against the Kassel Huskies.   more>>>
23/Mar/03 03:48
Krefeld upsets Düsseldorf, moves on to semis
The sixth-seeded Krefeld Pinguine completed their upset of the third-seeded Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars Friday night to advance to the DEL semifinals for the first time since 1994-95. While the top-seeded Berlin Eisbären and the fourth-seeded Mannheim Adler also closed out their first-round series, defending champion Kölner Haie is one game away from closing out its series.   more>>>
24/Mar/03 18:52
Frankfurt loses relegation series
Francois Fortier scored on a slapshot 42 seconds into overtime as the Schwenningen Wild Wings clinched the DEL Playdown Series” with a 3-2 (0-1, 1-0, 1-1, 1-0) Game 6 victory against the Frankfurt Lions Sunday night, sending Lance Nethery’s team to Division-2. However, Schwenningen’s financial troubles might keep the Lions from being relegated.   more>>>
24/Mar/03 22:58
The Phantom Menace: Serikow keeps Huskies alive
Alexander Serikow scored a phantom goal in the second period as the Kassel Huskies rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit to stay alive in their first-round series against defending champion Kölner Haie. The controversial powerplay tally capped a 3-2 (0-2, 1-0, 2-0) comeback victory Sunday afternoon, forcing game 7 in Cologne on Tuesday.   more>>>
26/Mar/03 00:54
Haie are last team to advance to final-four
Defending champion Kölner Haie scored three first-period goals and held on for a 5-1 (3-0, 1-1, 1-0) game seven victory over the Kassel Huskies. The second-seeded Haie will play the fourth-seeded Mannheim Adler in the DEL semifinals while the top-seeded Berlin Eisbären will face off against the sixth-seeded Krefeld Pinguine.   more>>>
30/Mar/03 16:12
Top-seeded teams win openers
Rob Shearer scored a pair of goals and an assist as the top-seeded Berlin Eisbären skated to a home win to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five semifinal series against the sixth-seeded Krefeld Pinguine Friday night. In Cologne, Dave McLlwain scored with 7:36 to go in regulation to lift the second-seeded Kölner Haie to a close series-opening win over the fourth-seeded Mannheim Adler.   more>>>
02/Apr/03 13:34
Haie one game away from finals
Christoph Brandner and Brad Purdie both scored a pair of goals as the sixth-seeded Krefeld Pinguine tied their semifinal series with the top-seeded Berlin Eisbären Sunday afternoon. After beating the fourth-seeded Mannheim Adler on the road, defending champion Kölner Haie is just one win away from another trip to the finals. Mannheim’s ownership and fans turned out to be spoiled losers, verbally and physically attacking the referee.   more>>>
03/Apr/03 02:35
Lions are back in the DEL
Once again a bankrupt franchise has to withdraw from the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Less than two weeks after avoiding relegation with a victory in the so-called “playdown series”, the Schwenninger Wild Wings franchise was revoked by the league. Thus the Frankfurt Lions, who were originally set to be relegated, can stay in the DEL.   more>>>
05/Apr/03 20:38
Sweep: Champs closing in on repeat
Dave McLlwain scored 12:56 into overtime as defending champion Kölner Haie rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to down the Mannheim Adler 4-3 Thursday night, sweeping their DEL semifinal series in three games.   more>>>
06/Apr/03 01:15
Top-seeded Berlin facing elimination
The top-seeded Berlin Eisbären have their backs to the wall after losing at home to the sixth-seeded Krefeld Pinguine. Goaltender Robert Müller recorded his first career playoff shutout as the Pinguine took a 2-1 lead in their DEL semifinal series Friday night with a 1-0 (0-0, 0-0, 1-0) road victory.   more>>>
07/Apr/03 02:21
Upset! Krefeld knocks off top-seeded Berlin
For the second straight year, the top-seeded team did not make it to the DEL finals. The highly-touted Berlin Eisbären could not dig themselves out of their playoff slump. Patrik Augusta scored a pair of second-period goals as the sixth-seeded Krefeld Pinguine skated to an impressive 4-1 win to claim the best-of-five semifinal series 3-1 and advance to the final series for the first time in franchise history.   more>>>
12/Apr/03 01:50
Red-hot Pinguine sink Haie
The Krefeld Pinguine continue to be the team of the moment in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Playoff top-scorer Brad Purdie tallied two goals and an assist as Butch Goring’s sixth-seeded team stunned defending champion Kölner Haie in game one of the 2003 DEL finals, winning 5-2 (1-1, 3-0, 1-1) on the road Friday night.   more>>>
14/Apr/03 03:56
Pinguine closing in on title
The sixth-seeded Krefeld Pinguine are just one victory away from the DEL championship. After upsetting the second-seeded Kölner Haie 4-1 on the road Friday, Butch Goring’s team held on for a 3-2 (1-0, 1-1, 1-1) home win Sunday afternoon, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five final series.   more>>>
19/Apr/03 15:45
Peacock keeps Haie alive
With their backs to the wall, defending champions Kölner Haie showed their best performance of the DEL finals. Defenseman Shane Peacock scored with 7:51 to go in the third period as the Kölner Haie held on for a 3-2 (1-0, 0-1, 2-1) Game 3 win over the Krefeld Pinguine, avoiding a series sweep and forcing Game 4.   more>>>
20/Apr/03 01:03
Krefeld 229 seconds away from DEL title
The table was set. But the Krefeld Pinguine did not seize the opportunity. Butch Goring’s underdog team came up only 229 seconds short of its first-ever DEL championship. A late goal by Alex Hicks and a shorthander by Mirco Lüdemann in overtime turned the game around to give defending champion Kölner Haie a 3-2 (0-2, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0) road victory in Game 4 of the DEL Finals Saturday night.   more>>>
21/Apr/03 17:54
Krefeld dethrones Cologne
Having tied the series at 2-2 after losing the first two games and leading 1-0 at the second intermission of the absolute last game of the DEL Playoffs, Game 5 of the Finals, defending champion Kölner Haie seemed to have all the momentum going their way. But with their backs to the wall, the underdog Krefeld Pinguine did something they had not done all year: Come back from a deficit after two periods.   more>>>
23/Apr/03 17:09
"It’s unbelievable"
Butch Goring has added another championship ring to his collection. A winner of four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders as a player and two Turner Cup (IHL) championships with the Denver/Utah Grizzlies as a coach, the Manitoba-native led the underdog Krefeld Pinguine to their first-ever DEL title. Here is what the 52-year-old had to say after the dramatic championship-clinching Game 5 win in Cologne.   more>>>
24/Aug/03 15:41
Preseason shock: Eisbären players arrested in Sweden
A short preseason trip to Sweden ended on a bad note Saturday for DEL club Eisbären Berlin when veteran players Yvon Corriveau and Brad Bergen were arrested for the alleged rape of a 20-year-old girl in Kristianstad, Sweden.   more>>>
27/Aug/03 14:35
Eisbären players remain in custody
DEL players Brad Bergen and Yvon Corriveau of the Berlin Eisbären, who were arrested as rape suspects in Sweden on Sunday, will remain in jail for at least two weeks.   more>>>
06/Sep/03 16:18
Rough welcome for newcomer Freiburg
Expansion team Freiburger Wölfe received a rough welcome from the Berlin Eisbären as the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) started its 10th anniversary season Friday night. Behind five power play goals, Pierre Pagé’s team turned Freiburg’s DEL debut into a rout. Fellow title contender Mannheim and defending champion Krefeld started the new campaign with victories while Cologne and Hamburg stumbled.   more>>>
08/Sep/03 19:06
Augsburg on top of the DEL
The Augsburger Panther continue to be the team of the moment in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Bernie Laporte’s team improved to 2-0 with a shutout win over the Hannover Scorpions Sunday night. Gameday 2 action was overshadowed by a phantom goal from Steve Palmer that gave the Kölner Haie the edge over local rival Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars.   more>>>
09/Sep/03 22:06
Pederson signs with the Eisbären
Only a couple of days into the new campaign, teams continue to beef up their rosters. 1993 NHL first-round pick Denis Pederson signed a one-year deal with Pierre Pagé’s Berlin Eisbären. The Krefeld Pinguine added minor league defenseman Chris Kelleher.   more>>>
10/Sep/03 00:15
Freezers ice Tigers
In the only game in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Tuesday, defenseman Kent Fearns converted the winning penalty shot as the Hamburg Freezers edged the Nürnberg Ice Tigers 1-0 (0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0) after OT shootout.   more>>>
10/Sep/03 12:03
Bergen and Corriveau are free
Yvon Corriveau and Brad Bergen of the Berlin Eisbären, who were held on suspicion of rape in Sweden, were released from jail Wednesday morning after prosecutors said they wouldn't pursue the case.   more>>>
13/Sep/03 16:18
Expansion Freiburg gets first victory
In a day of upsets in the Deutsche Eishockey-Liga (DEL), last year’s finalist Kölner Haie was routed on the road by the winless Hannover Scorpions Friday night. Frankfurt and newcomer Freiburg came up big while Mannheim and Hamburg struggled at home. In Berlin, the Augsburger Panther and Berlin Eisbären battled for the league lead.   more>>>
16/Sep/03 17:11
Chernomaz’s Lions continue to thrive
The revamped Frankfurt Lions continued to shine on gameday 4 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday, crushing the winless Düsseldorfer EG at home and moving into second place in the standings. Meanwhile, two possible title contenders met at the KölnArena where the Kölner Haie entertained the league-leading Berlin Eisbären.   more>>>
20/Sep/03 14:48
Stastny debuts as Tigers move to top spot
Obviously sparked by the debut of Peter Stastny’s son Yan, the Nürnberg Ice Tigers jumped to the top of the DEL table, handing the Berlin Eisbären their first loss of the season. Elsewhere, the battle between the Kölner Haie and Frankfurt Lions was decided by a late power-play tally.   more>>>
23/Sep/03 03:53
Düsseldorf breaks into the W column
After opening the season with five straight losses, the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars virtually exploded against the Iserlohn Roosters en route to their first win of the season Sunday. Gameday 6 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) also saw the Berlin Eisbären climb back into the top spot. Elsewhere, goaltender Robert Müller posted back-to-back shutouts for defending champions Krefeld Pinguine.   more>>>
27/Sep/03 15:21
Ex-Eisbär Shulmistra stops Berlin
Former Eisbären netminder Richard Shulmistra recorded his first shutout of the season as the Mannheim Adler blanked Berlin to open gameday 7 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. The Eisbären remain on top of the DEL table, in a three-way tie with Augsburg and Hamburg who both won Friday night.   more>>>
29/Sep/03 12:33
Eisbären, Panther keep rollin’
While the Hamburg Freezers were idle, the Berlin Eisbären and Augsburger Panther remain in a two-way tie on top of the DEL table after gameday 8 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday. Expansion team Freiburg Wölfe recorded their second win of the season, upsetting defending champs Krefeld Pinguine.   more>>>
02/Okt/03 00:34
Frankfurt climbs to top
Defenseman Francois Bouchard tallied a pair of assists as the Frankfurt Lions rallied from a 2-0 deficit late in the second period to down the Kölner Haie in the only game in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Tuesday night.   more>>>
05/Okt/03 02:35
Lions rally to defend top spot
League-leading goal scorer Jesse Belanger increased his season total to nine tallies as Frankfurt defended the number spot in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with a late rally against Augsburg Friday night. Elsewhere on gameday 9, a late comeback by the Kassel Huskies spoilt the inauguration of the league’s newest venue, Ingolstadt’s Saturn Arena.   more>>>
05/Okt/03 02:37
Whistle axed!
After suffering their fourth straight defeat in Friday’s 5-2 loss to the Hamburg Freezers, the slumping Iserlohn Roosters decided to axe head coach Dave Whistle Saturday morning.   more>>>
07/Okt/03 05:39
Top teams need extra sessions
The league-leading Frankfurt Lions did not look like a top-notch team in Sunday’s high-scoring battle with expansion club Freiburg Wölfe. In other gameday 10 action in the DEL (Deutsche Eishockey Liga), the Nürnberg Ice Tigers and Ausgburger Panther skated to convincing home wins while bottom club ERC Ingolstadt could not end their winless streak.   more>>>
07/Okt/03 17:30
Shock: Sulzer mugged
Defenseman Alexander Sulzer of the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars became victim of a brutal robbery and is expected to miss at least three days of practice.   more>>>
10/Okt/03 19:21
Rousson backstops Freezers to shutout
Boris Rousson turned aside 28 shots on way to his league-leading fourth shutout Tuesday night as the Hamburg Freezers blanked the Iserlohn Roosters. Elsewhere, bottom clubs ERC Ingolstadt and Freiburg Wölfe played a tight game.   more>>>
10/Okt/03 19:27
New man behind the Rooster bench
Four days after the dismissal of Dave Whistle, the Iserlohn Roosters presented their new head coach Wednesday: 48-year old Canadian Doug Mason will be the new man behind the bench in Iserlohn.   more>>>
12/Okt/03 08:13
Frankfurt crushes Kassel
Dwayne Norris tallied a pair of goals as the Frankfurt Lions continued to roll on gameday 11 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), extending their current winning streak to five straight games. The Augsburger Panther and Hamburg Freezers moved into a three-way tie for second place with the Berlin Eisbären. In a rematch of last year’s DEL finals, defending champion Krefeld Pinguine hosted the Kölner Haie.   more>>>
15/Okt/03 02:09
Eisbären stop the Lions
Although they had their five-game winning streak snapped by the Berlin Eisbären, the Frankfurt Lions remain on top of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) after gameday 12. The Hamburg Freezers closed in on the top duo with a big home win Sunday.   more>>>
15/Okt/03 05:04
Four-goal effort saves coach Kennedy
Cameron Mann tallied three assists and Craig Ferguson added a goal and a helper as ERC Ingolstadt moved out of last place in the Deutsche Eishockey-Liga (DEL) with a home win over the Iserlohn Roosters Tuesday night.   more>>>
19/Okt/03 01:21
Controversial goal helps Berlin back into first place
The Berlin Eisbären are back on top of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) after gameday 13. However, Thursday’s close win over Ingolstadt was overshadowed by a controversial goal. On Friday, the Augsburger Panther got thrashed by the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars. Elsewhere, defending champs Krefeld Pinguine managed to snap their five-game win streak.   more>>>
19/Okt/03 16:14
"I want to give something back"
He is best remembered for his Stanley-Cup-winning goal. At 4:31 of the third overtime period of Game 4 of the 1996 finals, Uwe Krupp fired a low point shot past Florida Panthers goalie John Vanbiesbrouck to lift the Colorado Avalanche to their first Stanley Cup victory. But Krupp not only is the only German-trained player with his name inscribed on Lord Stanley's trophy. The 6’6”, 233 lbs defenseman also was the first German with a storied career in the National Hockey League.

After 18 years in the NHL, in which he recorded 69 goals, 212 assist and 660 penalty minutes in 729 games with Buffalo, the New York Islanders, Quebec, Colorado, Detroit and Atlanta, permanent injury troubles forced him into retirement after the 2002-03 season. During a recent trip to his hometown Cologne, Krupp reflected on his career and revealed plans for the future in an interview with the media relations department of his former team Kölner Haie.   more>>>
22/Okt/03 13:51
Fairchild’s hat trick saves the day for Berlin
Kelly Fairchild scored a hat trick as the Berlin Eisbären defended their lead in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with a lucky come-from-behind win at expansion team Freiburg Wölfe Sunday night. Elsewhere on gameday 14, Frankfurt and Hamburg both had to go to shootout decisions and failed to keep pace in the race for first place.   more>>>
25/Okt/03 19:42
Haie blank Freezers
Dave McLlwain scored the lone goal of the night as the Kölner Haie blanked the Hamburg Freezers on the road in Tuesday night action in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).   more>>>
26/Okt/03 05:54
Wild finish: Augsburg rallies to beat Berlin
Seemingly en route to their fourth-straight win, the league-leading Berlin Eisbären were lucky to eventually get away with a regulation tie after a wild finish in Augsburg Thursday night. Elsewhere on gameday 15 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Mannheim Adler travelled to Frankfurt, seeking revenge for a 5-0 blanking earlier this season.   more>>>
27/Okt/03 17:55
Ingolstadt stuns Mannheim
Jimmy Waite recorded his first shutout as ERC Ingolstadt won back-to-back games for the first time this season, stunning the Mannheim Adler on the road. Elsewhere on gameday 16 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Oliver Jonas backstopped the Berlin Eisbären to an impressive home win over the Kölner Haie. In Hamburg, the Freezers and defending champions Krefeld Pinguine exchanged physical and verbal blows in a lop-sided affair. The game between Augsburg and Iserlohn turned into a wild, 12-goal shootout.   more>>>
29/Okt/03 07:13
Shutout lifts Freezers into top spot
The Hamburg Freezers are on top of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the first-time since the Munich Barons franchise was relocated to Hamburg last summer. Boris Rousson turned aside 28 shots and increased his league-leading shutout total to five as the Freezers blanked the Kassel Huskies at home Tuesday night. Elsewhere, the Nürnberg Ice Tigers wrestled down local rival ERC Ingolstadt.   more>>>
29/Okt/03 16:13
Mannheim gets rid of "two family members"
In an unexpected turn of events, the Mannheim Adler suspended captain Stefan Ustorf and assistant captain Yves Racine Wednesday morning.   more>>>
02/Nov/03 03:17
Roaring Tigers scare Berlin, move into first
Marian Cisar scored a pair of goals and an assist as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers climbed to the top of the standings in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with an impressive road win over the Berlin Eisbären Friday. The Hamburg Freezers, who entered gameday 17 as the number one team in the league, got routed in Düsseldorf. Elsewhere, the Mannheim Adler played their first game after the surprising release of Stefan Ustorf and Yves Racine.   more>>>
03/Nov/03 13:19
Frankfurt rallies back to the top
Nuremberg’s stint on top of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) standings lasted only two days. With the league heading into an 11-day hiatus for the „Deutschland Cup“, the Nürnberg Ice Tigers blew a two-goal lead against the Frankfurt Lions, who moved into first place Sunday. The slumping Mannheim Adler and thriving ERC Ingolstadt each recorded convincing shutout victories.   more>>>
07/Nov/03 03:54
Gearing up for the "Deutschland Cup"
Hnat Domenichelli scored a pair of goals as Team Canada and the home town Germans skated to a 2-2 (1-0, 0-1, 1-1) draw in an exhibition game in Cologne Wednesday night as a lead up to this weekend’s Deutschland Cup in Hanover.   more>>>
07/Nov/03 21:43
Can Canada repeat?
There are no games in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) this weekend as four national teams battle for the “Deutschland Cup” in Hanover. While the invitational tournament gives host Germany, Switzerland and the USA the opportunity to try out players for the World Championships next spring, defending champion Canada sends a team made up of European-based pros and AHL players.   more>>>
08/Nov/03 02:36
Switzerland stuns Canada, USA edges Germany
Los Angeles Kings draftee Flavien Conne and Ivo Rüthemann each scored a goal and an assist as Switzerland stunned Canada in the opening game of the 2003 Deutschland Cup in Hanover Friday afternoon. In the late game, Team USA edged out Germany after penalty shootout.   more>>>
08/Nov/03 19:20
Deutschland Cup: Germany rebounds
Germany rebounded from yesterday’s close loss to Team USA with a convincing victory over archrival Switzerland on day 2 of the Deutschland Cup in Hanover Saturday afternoon. Team USA handed Canada its second loss and improved to 2-0.   more>>>
10/Nov/03 03:03
Shutout: USA wins 2003 Deutschland Cup
Defenseman Chris Kelleher of the Krefeld Pinguine scored the only goal of the night as Team USA blanked Switzerland 1-0 to win the 2003 Deutschland Cup in Hanover Sunday night.   more>>>
11/Nov/03 15:28
"He has betrayed our trust"
Ian McIntyre, who returned to his native Canada in mid-October, announced that he was not willing to play for the Iserlohn Roosters again. The DEL club will take legal action against the 29-year-old forward, who is now playing for the Mission de Saint-Jean of the semi-professional QSPHL (Quebec Senior Professional Hockey League).   more>>>
15/Nov/03 13:24
Frankfurt scores late, stays on top
Martin Reichel scored late in the third period as the Frankfurt Lions defended first place in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in their first game after the “Deutschland Cup” break Friday. Hoping for a turnaround, the Mannheim Adler instead dug themselves an even deeper hole, getting routed by the Berlin Eisbären on the road. In Hamburg, netminder Boris Rousson recorded his sixth shutout of the season.   more>>>
17/Nov/03 18:11
Red-hot Ingolstadt knocks off Frankfurt
With Frankfurt and Hamburg losing, the Berlin Eisbären seized the moment and climbed back to the top of the standings on gameday 20 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday. Coach Bill Stewart remains on the hot seat in Mannheim as his Adler continue their free fall.   more>>>
17/Nov/03 18:12
Racine signs in Ingolstadt
ERC Ingolstadt added another veteran to its roster Monday by picking up defenseman Yves Racine from the Mannheim Adler. Used as scapegoats for the team’s recent slump, Racine and teammate Stefan Ustorf were released by Mannheim three weeks ago.   more>>>
19/Nov/03 17:01
Eisbären edge Freezers, extend lead
In Tuesday night action in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Berlin Eisbären shut out the Hamburg Freezers to extend their lead atop of the standings to four points. Elsewhere, the game between Cologne and Hanover turned into a wild 14-goal shootout. Mannheim and Krefeld, who have been struggling lately, got much-needed wins on the road.   more>>>
22/Nov/03 00:55
Russian sniper returns to DEL
The struggling Krefeld Pinguine added some firepower to their offensive unit Thursday. Russian sniper Alexander Selivanov was signed through the end of the season by the defending DEL champion.   more>>>
22/Nov/03 02:23
Selivanov scores GWG as Krefeld stuns Berlin
Gameday 21 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) turned out to be a rough one for the league’s top teams. While the Hamburg Freezers were idle, three other top five teams suffered losses Friday. Just 24 hours after signing a one-year deal, Alexander Selivanov came up big for the Krefeld Pinguine in his DEL comeback. Three days after their wild 14-goal shootout with Hanover, the Kölner Haie found another productive partner in expansion team Freiburg Wölfe as both teams also combined for 14 scores.   more>>>
24/Nov/03 20:51
Kreutzer leads Metro Stars to 8th straight win
League-leading goal scorer Daniel Kreutzer struck twice as the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars stretched their unbeaten run to eight straight games Sunday. Mannheim and Krefeld also extended their win streaks and are on big-time upswings. Elsewhere, the first-place Berlin Eisbären could not snap their scoring funk and saw their cushion on top of the DEL (Deutsche Eishockey Liga) shrink to three points.   more>>>
26/Nov/03 13:50
Hungry Lions edge Freezers
Jason Young scored his first game-winning goal of the season to lead the Frankfurt Lions into a first-place tie in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).   more>>>
27/Nov/03 16:52
Krefeld adds more firepower
One week after bringing in NHL veteran Alexander Selivanov, defending DEL champion Krefeld Pinguine added another top star to its roster Thursday. 29-year-old German forward Stefan Ustorf, who was suspended by the Mannheim Adler in late October, signed until the end of the season.   more>>>
29/Nov/03 13:10
Krefeld Pinguine continue to thrive
Defending DEL champion Krefeld Pinguine remains on fire. Chris Herperger tallied a pair of goals as Butch Goring’s team recorded its fifth straight victory in a rematch of last year’s DEL final against the Kölner Haie Friday night. Elsewhere, Jason Young scored his second consecutive game-winner as the Frankfurt Lions edged the Kassel Huskies.   more>>>
01/Dez/03 22:09
Frankfurt suffers power outage
The lights were always on at Frankfurt’s Eissportstadion Saturday night, but there was still a damaging power outage. In the battle of the DEL’s top two teams, the Frankfurt Lions failed to take advantage of five 5-on-3 power-play opportunities and lost to the Berlin Eisbären. On Sunday, the Augsburg Panther routed the Nürnberg Ice Tigers and moved into a tie for third place. The victory was overshadowed by a tragic incident, though. Hamburg’s skid continued while Ingolstadt and Kassel kept closing in on the postseason ranks.   more>>>
03/Dez/03 00:20
McLlwain, Haie dominate the Freezers
Veteran Dave McLlwain led the way with a hat trick as the Kölner Haie beat the Hamburg Freezers in the only game in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Tuesday night.   more>>>
07/Dez/03 18:54
Waite, Ingolstadt blank Berlin
Thanks to a come-from-behind win, the Frankfurt Lions moved into a first-place tie with the Berlin Eisbären, who were shut out by ERC Ingolstadt. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Friday, the tilt between the Kassel Huskies and Hamburg Freezers turned into a crazy see-saw game.   more>>>
08/Dez/03 15:34
Haie bite Metro Stars
Defenseman Mirko Lüdemann assisted on all three goals as the Kölner Haie blanked their archrival DEG Metro Stars in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday. While the Frankfurt Lions were idle, the Berlin Eisbären now have a three-point cushion on top of the standings after a come-from-behind victory over the Kassel Huskies.   more>>>
11/Dez/03 18:39
Hamburg’s homecoming turns into scoring fest
Brad Purdie tallied two goals and a pair of assists as the Hamburg Freezers turned their return from a winless four-game road trip into a scoring fest. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Tuesday, Mannheim and Ingolstadt both won on the road to extend their win streaks.   more>>>
12/Dez/03 14:15
Krefeld axes championship coach
Just eight months after leading the Krefeld Pinguine to their first-ever championship in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Butch Goring was forced to step down from his head coaching position Thursday night. The club’s front office reacted to the team’s recent slump and installed former Latvian national coach Haralds Vasiljevs as the new coach.   more>>>
13/Dez/03 20:00
Hannover Scorpions end winless streak
After a long drought, the Hannover Scorpions finally had reason to celebrate Friday night. They ended an 11-game winless streak with a shutout win over the Kassel Huskies. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the DEG Metro Stars got thrashed on home ice by the Iserlohn Roosters. The battle between the first-place Berlin Eisbären and the Hamburg Freezers was decided by a late short-handed goal.   more>>>
17/Dez/03 19:11
Freezers' free fall continues
Gameday 28 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) saw the top two teams, Berlin and Frankfurt, lose on the road Sunday. While the third-place Mannheim Adler continued their roll, the slumping Hamburg Freezers could not stop their free fall.   more>>>
20/Dez/03 16:37
Krefeld puts on rout, stuns Mannheim
Rob Guillet led the way with a hat trick as the six-game win streak of the Mannheim Adler came to a harsh end at the hands of the slumping Krefeld Pinguine Friday. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), red-hot ERC Ingolstadt continued its impressive streak while the first-place Berlin Eisbären struggled on the road again.   more>>>
23/Dez/03 17:29
Freiburg’s coach Dolak calls it quits
Czech Tomas Dolak stepped down as head coach of the Freiburg Wölfe after the expansion team tied a DEL record for consecutive losses Sunday night. The first-place Berlin Eisbären made sure that Freiburg didn’t even come close to missing the mark, putting on an 8-1 rout. ERC Ingolstadt also conceded eight goals and had its six-game win streak ended by the Hannover Scorpions.   more>>>
26/Dez/03 18:27
Freiburg snaps losing streak
With new head coach Horst Valasek debuting behind the bench, the Freiburg Wölfe managed to snap their record-tying 18-game losing streak with a shootout win over the Hannover Scorpions. The battle between the fourth-place Kölner Haie and the Berlin Eisbären also had to be decided with a penalty showdown. Elsewhere in the DEL(Deutsche Eishockey Liga) on Tuesday, defending German champion Krefeld Pinguine squandered a two-goal lead in its last DEL appearance before the Spengler Cup in Switzerland.   more>>>
27/Dez/03 02:16
Polar Bears fall prey to Panthers
The temperatures in Germany are below freezing, but the cushion of the two teams on top of the DEL table keeps melting away. While the first-place Berlin Eisbären were upset on home ice by the hot Augsburger Panther on Boxing Day, the second-place Frankfurt Lions got spanked by the Mannheim Adler on the road. In other Friday action in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Jimmy Waite backstopped ERC Ingolstadt to its 14th win in 16 games.   more>>>
29/Dez/03 13:24
But-but-but-but-Bousquet leads Freiburg to stunning upset
Dany Bousquet, an ECHL All-Star with the Pee Dee Pride in 2001, had a DEL season-best seven-point game as the last-place Freiburg Wölfe routed the first-place Berlin Eisbären in one of the wildest shootouts in the ten-year history of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday night. While the second-place Frankfurt Lions failed to capitalize on Berlin’s second straight loss, Nuremberg and Hamburg recorded big road wins.   more>>>
31/Dez/03 13:48
Berlin rebounds, stops Ingolstadt
The Berlin Eisbären rebounded well from Sunday’s embarrassing loss at Freiburg. Pierre Page’s team finished the calendar year on a high note, shutting out streaking ERC Ingolstadt at home. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Tuesday, the Mannheim Adler sneaked into third place with a road win over the Kölner Haie. The Hamburg Freezers lit up the scoreboard in their fifth straight win.   more>>>
03/Jan/04 20:41
King’s Freezers keep rollin’
Even an injury to starting netminder Boris Rousson can’t slow down the Hamburg Freezers. Dave King’s team extended its hot streak into the new year, downing the slumping Kölner Haie at ColorLine Arena Friday night. The Krefeld Pinguine recorded a last-minute win in their first DEL game since the Spengler Cup.   more>>>
06/Jan/04 16:08
Lebeau lifts Frankfurt to the top
A lucky road win in Krefeld moved the Frankfurt Lions into a first-place tie in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday night. The Berlin Eisbären put on a rally, but were downed by Mannheim. Elsewhere, Nuremberg and Hamburg had their win streaks ended and failed to close the gap to the league’s top-two teams.   more>>>
07/Jan/04 01:25
Setbacks for Ingolstadt and Augsburg
ERC Ingolstadt and the Augsburger Panther suffered setbacks in the DEL playoff race Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Hamburg Freezers and Mannheim Adler, who came out on the winning end of Tuesday nights contests, moved into a third-place tie and are only five points shy of first place in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.   more>>>
13/Jan/04 01:49
Lions roar into first place
Behind a hat trick from league-leading scorer Pat Lebeau, the Frankfurt Lions lit up the scoreboard at Freiburg’s Franz-Siegel Arena and claimed sole possession of first place in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Friday. The Lions were helped by a sloppy performance from the Berlin Eisbären, who couldn’t down the Iserlohn Roosters in 60 minutes and dropped to second place.   more>>>
13/Jan/04 03:05
Relegation race tightening up
With 14 games to go in the regular season, the race against relegation is tightening up in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Riding on a win streak, the Hannover Scorpions have turned the fight against a spot in the “playdown series” into a three-way battle with defending champion Krefeld Pinguine and the Iserlohn Roosters.   more>>>
13/Jan/04 17:38
Mannheim, Stewart go separate ways
The Mannheim Adler and fourth-year head coach Bill Stewart go separate ways. Stewart called it quits Tuesday, just shortly after the club announced its intent to rebuild under a new coach for the 2004-05 campaign.   more>>>
14/Jan/04 01:01
Streaking Freezers closing in on top
Youngster Markus Schröder had his first-career two-goal game as the Hamburg Freezers continued their impressive run with a home victory over the Berlin Eisbären in the only game in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Tuesday night.   more>>>
17/Jan/04 12:47
De Raaf is the new man in Mannheim
Two days after the Mannheim Adler and fourth-year head coach Bill Stewart parted ways, former player Helmut de Raaf was introduced as the new head man behind the Adler bench.   more>>>
17/Jan/04 15:26
Eisbären back on top
Oliver Jonas came up 34 seconds shy of his fourth shutout as Pierre Page’s Berlin Eisbären knocked the Frankfurt Lions out of first-place with a home victory Friday night. Elsewhere in the DEL (Deutsche Eishockey Liga), the Hannover Scorpions’ three game win streak ended with a thrashing from the Iserlohn Roosters.   more>>>
21/Jan/04 12:22
Waite, Ingolstadt shut out Hamburg
With 12 games left in the regular season, ERC Ingolstadt moved back into the playoff ranks with a big home win over the Hamburg Freezers Sunday night. The seventh-place Augsburger Panther also gained ground on the ninth-place DEG Metro Stars, who were overpowered by the league-leading Berlin Eisbären at home. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on gameday 40, the Iserlohn Roosters spoiled the debut of Mannheim’s new head coach Helmut de Raaf. In Hanover, 4,000 people were sent home because of terrible ice quality at Preussag Arena.   more>>>
21/Jan/04 14:38
Mannheim’s "President" is alive
Mike Kennedy, a healthy scratch in the waning days of the Bill Stewart regime, looked like his old self again in the second game of new Mannheim Adler head coach Helmut de Raaf. "The President" notched a pair of goals to lift the Eagles to a road win over the Hamburg Freezers in the only game in the DEL (Deutsche Eishockey Liga) Tuesday.   more>>>
24/Jan/04 17:11
Penguins keep sinking
Defending DEL champions Krefeld Pinguine have their backs to the wall after getting thumped by the Hamburg Freezers Thursday night. Krefeld suffered its six straight loss and is closer than ever to a spot in the relegation round.   more>>>
27/Jan/04 19:33
Krefeld wins as Stewart takes over
Although they didn’t have time to practice together, the arrival of new head coach Bill Stewart had a positive effect on the slumping Krefeld Pinguine who picked up just their second win in 2004 Sunday. Elsewhere on gameday 42 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Stewart’s former team, the Mannheim Adler, came out on the losing end of a heated battle with the Frankfurt Lions. Red-hot ERC Ingolstadt recorded its tenth straight home win and made a big jump in the standings.   more>>>
28/Jan/04 18:33
Coaching carousel keeps turning
Rookie head coach Axel Kammerer got the axe in Kassel. Canadian Mike McParland was introduced as the new man behind the Huskies bench Tuesday. Three days before, defending DEL champ Krefeld Pinguine made its second head coaching change of the season.   more>>>
01/Feb/04 14:34
Tigers win after penalty shootout
Martin Jiranek converted the game-winning penalty shot as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers won the second game of a back-to-back series against the Krefeld Pinguine Tuesday night. In Cologne, Dave McLlwain lifted the Kölner Haie over the Hannover Scorpions.   more>>>
01/Feb/04 15:28
Eisbären on top at All-Star break
Like last year, the Berlin Eisbären find themselves on top of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) at the February break. With the DEL heading into a two-week hiatus for the seventh annual All-Star Game and international action, Berlin’s toughest rival, the Frankfurt Lions, got thumped by the Nürnberg Ice Tigers. Elsewhere in the DEL on Friday, ERC Ingolstadt and the DEG Metro Stars recorded important wins in the playoff race while Augsburg could not end its recent slump.   more>>>
01/Feb/04 21:37
Team Germany wins All-Star Game
Thomas Dolak of the Hannover Scorpions notched a pair of goals as Team Germany routed the international All-Stars 8-3 in the 7th annual DEL All-Star Game at Ingolstadt’s Saturn Arena Sunday. Daniel Kreutzer of the DEG Metro Stars contributed a goal and two helpers as the Germans recorded their third straight All-Star victory.   more>>>
15/Feb/04 03:41
Berlin, Ingolstadt keep rollin'
The first-place Berlin Eisbären and fifth-place ERC Ingolstadt picked up where they left off before the DEL All-Star Break. Ingolstadt stunned the second-place Frankfurt Lions while Berlin ended Hanover’s four-game home win streak as the Deutsche Eishockey Liga entered the final three weeks of the regular season Thursday.   more>>>
16/Feb/04 16:26
Eisbären clinch first playoff berth
With seven games left in the regular season, the Berlin Eisbären became the first team to secure a playoff berth in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Saturday. While Hamburg and Ingolstadt are closing in on the slumping Frankfurt Lions, the playoff hopes of the sputtering Augsburger Panther suffered another blow Sunday.   more>>>
18/Feb/04 06:46
“Ha-astonishing”: Freiburg blanks Ingolstadt
Rostislav Haas made a mind-boggling 51-save effort for his first shutout of the season as the last-place Freiburg Wölfe put an end to ERC Ingolstadt’s impressive eight-game winning streak. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Tuesday, the first-place Berlin Eisbären also had their win streak snapped by a shutout loss at the hands of the hungry Nürnberg Ice Tigers. A late game-winning goal by Bobby House secured the Hamburg Freezers a playoff berth for the second straight year.   more>>>
21/Feb/04 18:15
Miner puts Augsburg back in contention
Defender John Miner drilled home a one-timer from the slot to put the Augsburger Panther back into the DEL playoff race with a last-minute win over the Krefeld Pinguine Friday night. While the Nürnberg Ice Tigers became the fourth team to wrap up a playoff berth with a close win over Hamburg, ERC Ingolstadt needs just one more point to clinch after its 13th straight home win.   more>>>
24/Feb/04 13:24
Playoff-hungry Panthers win again
They seemed to be on the brink of elimination just a week ago. But all of a sudden, the Augsburger Panther are getting the lucky bounces they didn’t get during a five-game losing streak and remain in contention for the final playoff berth in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Roughly 48 hours after John Miner scored a last-minute game-winner against the Krefeld Pinguine, Rick Girard connected on a bad-angle shot in the late going that lifted Augsburg over the Frankfurt Lions Sunday night.   more>>>
28/Feb/04 13:07
Tigers crush Panthers’ playoff hopes
The slumping Hannover Scorpions suffered their sixth straight loss Friday and will have to battle the last-place Freiburg Wölfe in the so-called “Play-down” series at the end of the regular season. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Friday, Augsburg’s slim playoff hopes suffered a severe blow when the team came up a goal short against the Nürnberg Ice Tigers. In Frankfurt, the meeting between the league’s top two teams turned into a wild shootout.   more>>>
03/Mar/04 16:35
Augsburg eliminated, DEG grabs final berth
Defenseman Jeff Tory scored the only goal of the night as the DEG Metro Stars clinched the final DEL playoff berth with a shutout win over the Berlin Eisbären Sunday. Despite their loss, the Eisbären have claimed the top seed for the second straight time. The Augsburger Panther are officially eliminated after getting routed by the last-place Freiburger Wölfe.    more>>>
04/Mar/04 14:04
Tigers closing in on 2nd seed
Yan Stastny led the way with a pair of goals and an assist as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers made a big step towards the second overall seed with a win over the Iserlohn Roosters. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Tuesday, Robert Müller recorded a shutout in his farewell game for the Krefeld Pinguine.   more>>>
07/Mar/04 15:17
Tigers rally, virtually clinch 2nd seed
Yan Stastny had another multiple-point game as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers solidified their hold on second place with a comeback win over local rival ERC Ingolstadt Friday. The Hamburg Freezers and Kölner Haie put themselves in position for home-ice advantage in the first round of the DEL playoffs.   more>>>
08/Mar/04 02:34
Hamburg, Cologne clinch home ice
ERC Ingolstadt finished the regular season on a high note Sunday, blowing out the first-place Berlin Eisbären at Saturn Arena. The win didn’t help, though, as ERC stayed in 7th place. The Hamburg Freezers and Kölner Haie ended up in 3rd and 4th place respectively and secured themselves home ice in the opening round of the DEL Playoffs, which start this Wednesday. The naming of Pat Lebeau as League MVP provided only little consolation for the slumping Frankfurt Lions, who suffered yet another loss. Bottom clubs Hanover and Freiburg will also have postseason action, clashing in a seven-game relegation series.   more>>>
13/Mar/04 19:10
2004 DEL Playoffs
All four top seeds opened the 2004 DEL Playoffs with victories Wednesday. Three of the four games were decided by two goals or less.   more>>>
15/Mar/04 15:12
Rousson, Gordon post shutouts
Boris Rousson put on a goaltending clinic to backstop the Hamburg Freezers to a Game 2 win and 2-0 series lead over the Mannheim Adler Friday. Frankfurt’s Ian Gordon also kept the door shut as the Lions evened their first-round series with the Kölner Haie. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Playoffs, Berlin and Nuremberg recorded road wins to go up 2-0 in their respective first-round series.   more>>>
15/Mar/04 19:38
Eisbären aiming for sweep
The Berlin Eisbären are just one win away from their fifth trip to the DEL Semifinals. Oliver Jonas earned a 24-save shutout as the league’s top-seed took a commanding 3-0 series lead against the DEG Metro Stars. Ian Gordon kept the door shut for the second straight time, helping the Frankfurt Lions take a 2-1 lead over the Kölner Haie. The Mannheim Adler and ERC Ingolstadt are back in their respective series after road wins Sunday.   more>>>
17/Mar/04 00:57
Gordon does it again! 3rd straight shutout
Frankfurt Lions netminder Ian Gordon set a new DEL playoff record with his third straight shutout Tuesday. Behind a 28-save-effort from Gordon, the Lions took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Kölner Haie. The top-seeded Berlin Eisbären already assured themselves of a long rest until the semifinals by sweeping the DEG Metro Stars in four games. Nuremberg and Ingolstadt again failed to find a winner in four periods of hockey and had to settle for a shootout for the second time.   more>>>
20/Mar/04 00:31
Haie open floodgates on Gordon
Frankfurt Lions goalie Ian Gordon had shut the door on the Kölner Haie for over 210 minutes. But the floodgates opened when the series headed back to KölnArena Friday night. Sparked by Dave McLlwain's injury comeback, the Haie put on a six-goal rout to stay alive for at least one more game. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) playoffs, Andy Roach scored in OT to force a sixth game in the first-round series between the Mannheim Adler and Hamburg Freezers. Red-hot ERC Ingolstadt smells upset after its third straight win against the Nürnberg Ice Tigers. The relegation series is over: The Hannover Scorpions defeated the Freiburg Wölfe in five games and will stay in the league.   more>>>
21/Mar/04 18:54
Waite, Ingolstadt upset Nuremberg
Sean Tallaire scored off a rebound with 4:15 left and Doug Ast added an empty-netter as 7th-seeded ERC Ingolstadt completed its first-round upset of the 2nd-seeded Nürnberg Ice Tigers with a 2-0 home win in the DEL Playoffs Sunday. Goalie Jimmy Waite was tremendous, earning himself a 38-save shutout. Ingolstadt will face the top-seeded Berlin Eisbären in the semifinal. The 3rd-seeded Hamburg Freezers and the 5th-seeded Frankfurt Lions will meet in the other best-of-five semifinal series. Defenseman Shane Peacock recorded a hat trick and an assist as the Hamburg Freezers eliminated the Mannheim Adler with a 5-3 Game 6 road win. The Frankfurt Lions ended their first-round series against the Kölner Haie with a 6-1 rout. Ex Haie forward Dwayne Norris led the way with a pair of goals and an assist.   more>>>
26/Mar/04 21:22
Berlin, Hamburg start semis with victories
Mark Beaufait led the way with two goals and two assists as the Berlin Eisbären held on for a 6-3 home win in Game 1 of their DEL Semifinal series against ERC Ingolstadt Friday. In Hamburg, Bobby House scored the game-winner as the Freezers rallied from a 1-0 deficit to down the Frankfurt Lions 3-1 to take a 1-0 series lead.   more>>>
28/Mar/04 16:46
Eisbären one win away from DEL Finals
Dwayne Norris led the way with a pair of goals as the Frankfurt Lions tied their DEL semifinal series against the Hamburg Freezers at 1-1 with a 4-1 home victory Sunday night. Meanwhile, the top-seeded Berlin Eisbären are only one win away from the finals. Mark Beaufait had a goal and an assist as they skated to a 4-1 road win over ERC Ingolstadt, taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.   more>>>
30/Mar/04 23:41
Unbeaten Berlin Eisbären roll into finals
There's no stopping the Berlin Eisbären. Kelly Fairchild led the way with a pair of goals and an assist as the top-seeded team in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) rolled into the DEL Finals with a 5-0 series-sweeping home win over ERC Ingolstadt Tuesday night. In Hamburg, Bobby House recorded two tallies and a helper as the Hamburg Freezers scored four power-play goals to rout the Frankfurt Lions 7-3 and take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five semifinal series.   more>>>
03/Apr/04 00:51
Wild shootout in the lion's den
Frankfurt's Jason Young and Hamburg's Mark Greig both had four points on the night as the Lions and Freezers turned Game 4 of their DEL Semifinal series into a wild shootout Friday night. Hamburg erased five one-goal deficits, but Frankfurt came out on the winning end, 7-5, to force a decisive Game 5 Sunday afternoon.   more>>>
04/Apr/04 17:15
Bring on Berlin! Frankfurt Lions advance to DEL Finals
The Cinderella story continues: The 5th-seeded Frankfurt Lions will make their first-ever appearance in the DEL Finals after rallying from a 2-1 series deficit to knock off the 3rd-seeded Hamburg Freezers 3-2 in their best-of-five semifinal series. Coming off a four-point night in Game 4, veteran Jason Young led the way again with four assists as the Lions skated to a 5-2 road win Sunday afternoon.   more>>>
08/Apr/04 15:39
2004 DEL Finals start tonight
The fifth-seeded Frankfurt Lions will take on the top-seeded Berlin Eisbären in Game 1 of the 2004 DEL Finals at Berlin's Wellblechpalast tonight. Can the roaring Lions end the impressive unbeaten streak of the "Polar Bears"? The extensive www.prohockey.de preview gets you ready for the final showdown in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.   more>>>
09/Apr/04 13:11
DuPont scores twice as Eisbären extend unbeaten streak
The unbeaten Berlin Eisbären continued their winning ways in the first game of the 2004 DEL Finals. A strong power-play was the key to success in Friday's 5-2 (1-0, 1-1, 3-1) Game 1 win over the Frankfurt Lions. Defenseman Micki DuPont led the way with a pair of goals as the "Polar Bears" scored all their goals on the man advantage.   more>>>
10/Apr/04 19:43
Hungry Lions win 5-2, even series
The underdog Frankfurt Lions chose a much more aggressive and energetic approach to Game 2 of the 2004 DEL Finals. And it paid off. Frankfurt jumped out to a quick 3-1 lead and held on for a 5-2 (3-1, 0-1, 2-0) home win over the Berlin Eisbären Saturday.   more>>>
12/Apr/04 15:24
Frankfurt claims Game 3 in OT
*updated* Martin Reichel scored at 9:31 of the first overtime to lift the Frankfurt Lions over the Berlin Eisbären in Game 3 of the 2004 DEL Finals Monday. The Lions erased an early 2-0 deficit and then rallied from a 3-2 third-period deficit to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series with a 4-3 road win at Berlin's Wellblechpalast.    more>>>
16/Apr/04 14:04
From worst to first: Lions are champs!
The underdog Frankfurt Lions have won their first-ever DEL championship. The Cinderella team jumped out to a three-goal lead and held off a late rally by the Berlin Eisbären to clinch the best-of-five series, 3-1, with a 4-3 home win Friday. Mike Harder's goal at 4:59 of the final stanza went down as the game-winner.   more>>>
24/Apr/04 16:04
Kölzig, Hecht join Team Germany at World Championships
Team Germany hopes to build on three straight Quarter Final appearances coming into the 2004 Ice Hockey World Championships in the Czech Republic. But don't expect German head coach Hans Zach to join the hype around NHLers Olaf Kölzig and Jochen Hecht joining the team.   more>>>
30/Apr/04 21:21
Online broadcasts from World Champs
Austrian pubcaster ORF/TW1 offers live internet feeds from the 2004 IIHF World Championships in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic.   more>>>
07/Mai/04 20:43
Canada will host 2008 World Champs
For the first time ever, the Hockey World Championships will move across the Atlantic. As the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) announced Friday in Prague, Czech Republic, the 2008 tourney will be played in Quebec City and Halifax. The two Canadian cities did not face any competition as the German and Swedish delegations withdrew their bids for the 2008 IIHF World Championship already on Thursday and fully acknowledged their support for Canada's bid.   more>>>
26/Jun/04 13:06
Oiler York heads list of DEL off-season moves
The uncertainty about an NHL labor agreement for 2004-05 made its first impact on the German Hockey League (DEL) this week when small-market team Iserlohn Roosters announced the signing of Edmonton Oilers centerman Mike York. The 26-year will join the Roosters in case of an NHL lockout. Although DEL teams are only allowed to bring in a limited number of import players, a few more prominent names may pop up as the late July start of DEL training camps approaches. www.prohockey.de gets you updated on all off-season moves.   more>>>
26/Jun/04 23:49
Sharks move up to tab Greiss
The San Jose Sharks continue to ride the "German wave". 18-year-old goaltender Thomas Greiss became the seventh German-trained player to be drafted by the Bay Area club since 1996 when he was selected with the 94th pick overall in the third round of Saturday's 2004 NHL Entry Draft in Raleigh, N.C.   more>>>
29/Jun/04 01:32
"Motivation to work even harder"
18-year-old goaltender Thomas Greiss was the only German player selected in this year's NHL Entry Draft. Check out what the San Jose Sharks draftee had to say after his selection.   more>>>
06/Jul/04 08:42
2004-05 DEL sked released
The schedule for the upcoming German Elite League campaign was released by the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Monday. The 2004-05 season will start with a rematch of the DEL Finals when the Berlin Eisbären play host to DEL champs Frankfurt Lions at the Wellblechpalst September 17.   more>>>
02/Aug/04 23:51
Mannheim inks two NHLers
German-born NHLers Jochen Hecht and Sven Butenschon have signed with the Mannheim Adler of the German Elite League (DEL).    more>>>
04/Aug/04 19:49
Tigers' goalie carousel keeps turning
The Nürnberg Ice Tigers thought they had an adequate replacement for Freddie Chabot when they introduced Norm Maracle as their new starting goaltender a couple of weeks ago. But Maracle, who backstopped the Orlando Solar Bears to the 2001 Turner Cup championship, will not play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) this season. He voided his contract for personal reasons earlier this week. Nuremberg has already found a new number one: Czech Adam Svoboda.   more>>>
06/Aug/04 01:07
Injury shock: Hospelt out for months
Six months before the opening faceoff of the new DEL campaign, center Kai Hospelt of the Kölner Haie became the first casualty of 2004-05 when he tore the ACL in his right knee. The injury occured Wednesday during a mini-camp practice with Germany's Under-20 Junior Squad. He will be out for several months.   more>>>
08/Aug/04 14:06
Ingolstadt inks Sturm
Another German top star is set to return to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in case of an NHL lockout: Forward Marco Sturm of the San Jose Sharks agreed on a one-year deal with ERC Ingolstadt this weekend.   more>>>
12/Aug/04 00:20
Seidenberg , Ehrhoff back on German ice
Two more German-born NHL players are back on home ice. Defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Christian Ehrhoff have decided to work out with DEL teams in preparation for the World Cup of Hockey 2004.   more>>>
16/Aug/04 15:43
Tragedy: Ivan Hlinka dead!
Ivan Hlinka, one of the greatest players and coaches in the history of Czechoslovak and Czech ice hockey, died in a car accident near the Czech city of Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) on Monday at noon. The fatal accident was confirmed by the CzechIce Hockey Federation to the IIHF at 14.30 today. Hlinka was 54.   more>>>
05/Sep/04 23:42
Exhibition season under way
After tough weeks of training camp, the DEL exhibition season is under way. Germany's 14 Elite League teams are back in the rink, trying to get themselves in shape for the 2004-05 DEL campaign. prohockey.de brings you the latest pre-season results.   more>>>
13/Sep/04 00:40
DEL rosters are here
The 2004-05 season in the German Elite League is just around the corner. Only one more week until the Berlin Eisbären and reigning DEL champ Frankfurt Lions open the new campaign with a rematch of the 2004 DEL Finals September 17 at Berlin's Wellblechpalast. www.prohockey.de starts its DEL season preview by bringing you the most up-to-date rosters of all 14 German Elite League clubs.   more>>>
05/Sep/04 00:10
Things to know about the DEL
How many teams qualify for the playoffs? How does the shootout rule work? Which team has won the most championships? prohockey.de answers the most frequently asked questions about the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).   more>>>
17/Sep/04 23:42
2004-05 DEL season under way: Berlin gets small revenge for Cup loss
Defending DEL champion Frankfurt Lions and runner-up Berlin Eisbären picked it up right where they left five months ago. Friday's season-opening game was as close as Games 3 and 4 of the 2004 DEL Finals, only that Berlin came out on top this time. Florian Keller's late second-period goal went down as the game-winner as the Eisbären held off a late rally from the Lions. Off-season overhauls obviously had a good effect on the Mannheim Adler and Hannover Scorpions. Elsewhere in the DEL on opening day, the Kölner Haie and Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars skated to close road victories.   more>>>
20/Sep/04 22:18
Ingolstadt "sturms" past Berlin
While Jochen Hecht had another quiet night with the Mannheim Adler, fellow NHL winger Marco Sturm celebrated a glorious return to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday. Sturm led the way with two power-play goals as ERC Ingolstadt routed the highly touted Berlin Eisbären. Meanwhile, Hans Zach's Kölner Haie find themselves on top of the table after a perfect 2-0 start.   more>>>
22/Sep/04 00:04
Ingolstadt's Waite earns back-to-back shutouts
Jimmy Waite turned aside 21 shots for his second straight shutout to open the season as ERC Ingolstadt downed the Hamburg Freezers on the road. Ingolstadt joins the Kölner Haie on top of the DEL table as the only teams with a perfect 2-0 record. The only other game in the German Elite League on Tuesday between the Nürnberg Ice Tigers and Augsburger Panther turned into a wild 12-goal shootout.   more>>>
22/Sep/04 17:30
155 and counting...
There's been a lot of hype about the return of German NHLers Marco Sturm and Jochen Hecht to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). With seven current NHLers, the German Elite League only ranks at the bottom end of the European leagues when it comes to lockout signings. Since the NHL lockout began, 155 players have moved overseas.    more>>>
25/Sep/04 14:07
Sharks get routed by Polar Bears
While the Kölner Haie found themselves on the losing end of a 10-goal shootout in Berlin, ERC Ingolstadt extended its season-opening win streak to three games with a close road win over Iserlohn. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Friday, Hamburg and Kassel recorded their first wins of the season.   more>>>
27/Sep/04 19:31
Adler Healey ends Ingolstadt's unbeaten streak
Eric Healey led the way with three tallies and an assist as the Mannheim Adler knocked league leader ERC Ingolstadt from the unbeaten ranks Sunday. Meanwhile, the Frankfurt Lions continued their slump. With Augsburg and expansion Wolfsburg recording their first wins, the defending DEL champion slipped to the bottom of the standings.   more>>>
29/Sep/04 11:09
Third straight win for Hamburg
A pair of late first period goals proved to be enough as the Hamburg Freezers held on for a 2-1 (2-0, 0-0, 0-1) home win over the Kassel Huskies in the only game in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Tuesday night.   more>>>
04/Okt/04 22:28
Adler thump Eisbären
Eric Healey and René Corbet both had three-point nights as the Mannheim Adler lit up the scoreboard at Berlin's Wellblechpalast in a 8-3 thumping of the Eisbären. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Friday night, Jimmy Waite made 22 saves for his third shutout of the season as ERC Ingolstadt defended the number one spot in the DEL with a win over the Augsburger Panther.   more>>>
05/Okt/04 00:21
Nuremberg stops Ingolstadt, new No.1
The Nürnberg Ice Tigers knocked off regional rival and league-leader ERC Ingolstadt Sunday and moved into first place in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Gameday 6 also saw Hamburg's league-leading four-game win streak come to an end at the hands of the soaring Mannheim Adler (="Eagles"). Defending champion Frankfurt Lions snapped its losing streak with an impressive offensive outburst while the Berlin Eisbären needed a lucky bounce to cap a crazy comeback win.   more>>>
05/Okt/04 12:27
Metro Stars part ways with coach Komma
Head coach Michael Komma and the DEG Metro Stars will go separate ways. The decision was announced by the club Tuesday morning in Düsseldorf.   more>>>
06/Okt/04 01:10
Mannheim makes it four in a row
The German Elite League's top teams keep rolling. While Nürnberg was idle, Mannheim, Ingolstadt and Cologne all won their respective games in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Tuesday night.   more>>>
07/Okt/04 00:24
New forum launched
www.prohockey.de is proud to announce the latest addition to our online publication, a brand new fan forum / discussion board. It was officially launched tonight and allows members to share their ideas, knowledge and views on German hockey with fans from around the world.   more>>>
09/Okt/04 15:12
Mannheim continues to roll
Friday's gameday 7 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) was featured by a meeting of the league's offensive powerhouses. The Mannheim Adler edged the Nürnberg Ice Tigers to extend their winning streak to five straight games. Bottom-clubs Augsburg and Wolfsburg recorded important wins. In Iserlohn, Mike York and his fellow-Roosters put on an offensive outburst against the struggling Krefeld Pinguine. Meanwhile, the DEG Metro Stars looked rather uninspired in game one of the past-Mike-Komma era.   more>>>
11/Okt/04 01:53
Routs for Mannheim, Cologne, Ingolstadt
The Mannheim Adler and Kölner Haie both recorded impressive wins Sunday to extend their win streaks. ERC Ingolstadt bounced back from Friday's road loss with an impressive rout of expansion Wolfsburg on home ice. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Hamburg Freezers ended a two-game losing streak with a home win over the Nürnberg Ice Tigers.   more>>>
12/Okt/04 20:48
Butch is back!
Four-time Stanley-Cup-winner Butch Goring was announced as the new head coach of the DEG Metro Stars Tuesday. Goring, who led the Krefeld Pinguine to the 2003 DEL Championship, was signed through April 2005.   more>>>
15/Okt/04 21:47
Stars rout Penguins, put end to Simoni's head coaching stint
New head coach Butch Goring was not even around yet. But the news of his arrival led to an offensive explosion of the DEG Metro Stars who ended a five-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout over the Krefeld Pinguine Tuesday night. Krefeld's woeful loss, the sixth in the last seven games, put an end to Mario Simoni's hapless head coaching stint. The first-year DEL coach was fired Wednesday.   more>>>
15/Okt/04 22:37
Hecht's hat-trick lifts Adler to 7th straight win
updated Winger Jochen Hecht scored a hat trick as the Mannheim Adler cruised to their seventh straight win Friday night, crushing the Hannover Scorpions 7-2 on the road. The Nürnberg Ice Tigers also lit up the scoreboard and ended up just a goal shy of the first double-digit win of the season against Iserlohn. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), a pair of late goals from Andy McDonald lifted ERC Ingolstadt to a comeback win over the Frankfurt Lions. Meanwhile, the Kölner Haie lost a close game in Augsburg after squandering a two-goal third-period lead.   more>>>
19/Okt/04 00:03
Rogles, Haie shut out Ingolstadt
The Mannheim Adler continued their domination of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday. Cristobal Huet's goal-tending was key in a hard-fought win over expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. Goalies were also in the spotlight in Cologne where the Kölner Haie and ERC Ingolstadt battled for second place in the standings.   more>>>
24/Okt/04 13:46
Krefeld, King end Mannheim's streak at 8
Scott King scored three points as the Krefeld Pinguine put an end to Mannheim's eight game win streak Friday night. In Wolfsburg, the tilt between expansion team Grizzly Adams and the Berlin Eisbären turned into a wild see-saw game. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Iserlohn suffered its fifth home loss.   more>>>
24/Okt/04 13:47
Hurricane hits Berlin
The Berlin Eisbären of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) have signed Carolina Hurricanes winger Erik Cole for the remainder of the 2004-05 season. Although the 25-year-old agreed on a one-year NHL deal with the Canes on July 26, he is reportedly willing to spend the whole season in Berlin regardless of the NHL's lockout status. According to an Eisbären press release, legal questions surrounding the contract were cleared up Thursday.   more>>>
26/Okt/04 00:11
Haie clip Adler's wings
The Kölner Haie looked impressive in their 4-0 home win over the Mannheim Adler Sunday night. Cologne's win came at a high price though as captain Brad Schlegel was lost for the remainder of the season with a major knee injury. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Nürnberg Ice Tigers extended their win streak to three while ERC Ingolstadt remains in a slump, having lost three in a row.   more>>>
26/Okt/04 23:43
Haie rally, move into 1st place
The Kölner Haie needed a third-period rally to keep their home unbeaten streak alive against the resurgent Krefeld Pinguine. Tuesday night's win lifted the Haie to the top of the DEL standings. In the only other game, the Nürnberg Ice Tigers extended their current win streak to four games.   more>>>
29/Okt/04 23:47
Hannover Scorpions sign Paul Mara
The Hannover Scorpions today announced the signing of defenseman Paul Mara. Mara, whose NHL rights belong to the Phoenix Coyotes, is expected to make his debut in the German Elite League on November 5 when the Scorps host the Kassel Huskies at TUI Arena.   more>>>
30/Okt/04 13:25
Tigers rally past Haie for 5th straight win
18-year-old goaltender Lukas Lang looked impressive in his first career DEL start as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers extended their win streak to five games with a comeback win over the Kölner Haie Friday night. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Frankfurt Lions spanked the sputtering Mannheim Adler while Ingolstadt managed to end its three-game losing skid. In Berlin, NHL winger Erik Cole had a rather quiet debut in Germany's Elite League as his Eisbären were shut out by Butch Goring's DEG Metro Stars.   more>>>
30/Okt/04 19:21
Bob Leslie returns to the DEL
After posting a 4-2 record with sports director Franz Fritzmeier serving as interim coach, the Krefeld Pinguine announced a new head coach Friday. Former Kölner Haie head coach Bob Leslie will be the new man behind the bench. The 54-year-old Canadian will make his debut with the Pens in Tuesday's home game against Augsburg.   more>>>
01/Nov/04 14:54
Mannheim Adler end losing streak
Behind strong goaltending from Cristobal Huet, the Mannheim Adler managed to snap their three-game losing streak with a road win over the slumping Kassel Huskies Sunday. Defending DEL champs Frankfurt Lions continued to move up in the standings with their fourth win in five games. The DEG Metro Stars and Nürnberg Ice Tigers also kept their win streaks alive.   more>>>
04/Nov/04 19:26
Tapper, Tigers spank Stars, 6-0
Greg Poss' Nürnberg Ice Tigers and Butch Goring's DEG Metro Stars both had long unbeaten streaks going into Tuesday's clash at ArenaNürnberg. Led by a hat trick from Brad Tapper, the Tigers made a clear statement, spanking the Stars 6-0. Augsburg's Brian Felsner and Iserlohn's Bryan Adams also recorded hat tricks to help their respective teams to wins. In other Tuesday night action in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), newly acquired goalie Corey Hirsch made his first career DEL start for the Kassel Huskies, who hit a new franchise low with their seventh straight loss.    more>>>
06/Nov/04 21:24
Eisbären rally to beat Adler
Defenseman Rob Leask scored a last-gasp goal as the Berlin Eisbären rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the slumping Mannheim Adler on the road. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Friday, JF Labbé had 41 saves on the night as the Augsburg Panthers snapped ERC Ingolstadt's three-game win streak. In Krefeld, Penguins forward Alexander Selivanov scored 22 seconds before the final buzzer to end the Nürnberg Ice Tigers' seven-game win streak.   more>>>
08/Nov/04 01:49
Haie rout Iserlohn, stay in 1st place
The Kölner Haie have a three-point lead over second-place ERC Ingolstadt on top of the DEL table as the league heads into the Deutschland Cup break. Both teams recorded wins in Sunday action. While Ingolstadt's win was backstopped by goalie Jimmy Waite, who recorded his league-leading fourth shutout, the Haie lit up the scoreboard in Iserlohn.   more>>>
18/Nov/04 00:15
Berlin ends Cologne's unbeaten streak
The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) is back in action after the Deutschland Cup break. The first-place Kölner Haie started off on the wrong foot, suffering their first home loss of the season to the streaking Berlin Eisbären. ERC Ingolstadt seized the moment and moved into a first-place tie with a last-gasp victory over Iserlohn.   more>>>
20/Nov/04 15:37
Cologne, Ingolstadt post shutouts
The Kölner Haie and ERC Ingolstadt continue to share the top spot in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) after Friday's gameday 19. Chris Rogles made 22 saves for his fourth shutout as the Haie blanked archrival DEG Metro Stars on home ice. In Ingolstadt, Jimmy Waite posted his league-leading fifth shutout as ERC steamrolled the hapless Kassel Huskies. The streaking Berlin Eisbären moved into third place with their fifth consecutive victory.   more>>>
20/Nov/04 20:16
McParland steps down
Only hours after the Hannover Scorpions sacked Gunnar Leidborg, Mike McParland stepped down as head coach of the Kassel Huskies Saturday. The Huskies find themselves at the bottom of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) standings with a 5-14 record.   more>>>
20/Nov/04 17:43
Scorps sack Leidborg
Swedish head coach Gunnar Leidborg was sacked by the Hannover Scorpions Friday night, marking the third coaching change in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) this season. Hanover, which ranks next to last in the DEL standings, decided to release the hapless coach after the team's fifth straight loss.   more>>>
22/Nov/04 17:20
Haie continue their domination
Hans Zach's Kölner Haie continue to dominate the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). While rivals Ingolstadt, Berlin and Mannheim all lost on the road, the Haie came away with a close win over the last-place Huskies Sunday, extending Kassel's losing streak into the post-McParland era. In Hanover, the Scorpions responded to Saturday's coaching change with a home win over Krefeld. A well-known face was announced as the new man behind the Scorpions' bench: Kevin Gaudet.   more>>>
28/Nov/04 14:34
Tough losses for Cologne, Ingolstadt
The Kölner Haie and ERC Ingolstadt suffered stunning losses Friday night in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). While the Haie were upset at home by Augsburg, Ingolstadt got routed by defending champ Frankfurt, recording the highest loss in franchise history.   more>>>
30/Nov/04 08:51
Coaching change number five
updated After less than a year at the helm, Helmut de Raaf decided to step down as head coach of the Mannheim Adler Monday, following the team's 4-2 loss against expansion team Wolfsburg.   more>>>
01/Dez/04 22:41
Haie end Wolfsburg's franchise-long streak
DEL expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg's franchise-long three-game win streak ended at the hands of the first-place Kölner Haie. In the only other game in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Tuesday, the Iserlohn Roosters crushed the Hannover Scorpions. Elsewhere, the Kassel Huskies announced that interim coach Milan Mokros was named new head coach.   more>>>
05/Dez/04 17:49
Krefeld wins final game at Rheinlandhalle
Adrian Grygiel scored the final goal in the 68-year history of Krefeld's Rheinlandhalle as the Krefeld Pinguine bid farewell to their old venue with a comeback win over the Mannheim Adler Thursday. In Friday action in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the streaking Frankfurt Lions were too much to handle for the first-place Kölner Haie. The Augsburg Panthers also extended their hot streak with a win over the ailing Kassel Huskies.    more>>>
06/Dez/04 19:37
Adler knock off Haie
updated The Nürnberg Ice Tigers came out on top of a battle of two streaking teams against the Frankfurt Lions in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Sunday. Thanks to the road win and the Kölner Haie losing back-to-back games for the first time this season, the Tigers moved into first place in the DEL standings. Elsewhere, the Kassel Huskies recorded their first win under new coach Milan Mokros.   more>>>
12/Dez/04 15:51
Haie lose again
The Frankfurt Lions bounced back from Saturday's loss against Nuremberg with a dominant 4-1 win over archrival Mannheim Adler. In the only other game in the DEL on Tuesday, the Kölner Haie were handed their third consecutive loss by the Hamburg Freezers.   more>>>
12/Dez/04 22:51
Night of shootout decisions
Three games were decided by penalty shootouts Friday in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). In all these games, the winning teams came from behind. The Kölner Haie squandered a 3-1 lead against the Nürnberg Ice Tigers and remained winless for the fourth consecutive game. Mike York scored the game-winning penalty shot as the Iserlohn Roosters rallied for a road win over Augsburg. Perhaps the most dramatic rally of the night took place in Wolfsburg where Todd Simon scored back-to-back third-period goals to set up Grizzly Adams' shootout win.   more>>>
12/Dez/04 23:42
Berlin wins wild shootout
Defenseman Shawn Heins scored on a solo effort to lift the Berlin Eisbären to a lucky home win over ERC Ingolstadt in a high-scoring see-saw game at Berlin's Wellblechpalast. Elsewhere in the DEL on Sunday, the first-place Nürnberg Ice Tigers crushed red-hot expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg.   more>>>
15/Dez/04 22:29
Poss decides to quit, Tigers continue to win anyway
Tuesday night, the Kölner Haie lost their second straight shootout decision against the Nürnberg Ice Tigers following Friday’s shootout defeat on the road. The Tigers' win came just one day after coach Greg Poss' surprising announcement to step down at the end of the season. In the only other game in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Hannover Scorpions edged the Frankfurt Lions.   more>>>
19/Dez/04 23:59
Krefeld Pens open new arena with win
Chris Herperger scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner at 5:25 of the second period, as the Krefeld Pinguine opened their new home, König Palast, with a win over the Berlin Eisbären Friday night. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Nürnberg Ice Tigers had their season long eight-game win streak ended by ERC Ingolstadt. In Cologne, the Kölner Haie managed to end a five-game winless skid with a win over Iserlohn. Mannheim's Cristobal Huet recorded his first career DEL shutout as the Adler crushed the Hamburg Freezers. The Hannover Scorpions won back-to-back games for the first time this season.   more>>>
22/Dez/04 23:14
Slumping Haie fall to Grizzlies
The injury-riddled Kölner Haie can't seem to find a way out of their current slump. Hans Zach's team suffered its sixth loss in the last seven games when they were downed by expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Sunday, the first-place Nürnberg Ice Tigers recorded back-to-back losses for only the third time this season. After their fifth consecutive loss, the Augsburger Panther are in danger of falling out of playoff contention.   more>>>
24/Dez/04 11:22
Tigers lose third straight
Christmas – a time of giving. The first-place Nürnberg Ice Tigers continued to hand out presents Thursday when they were handed their third consecutive loss by red-hot expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. The Tigers' lead on top of the DEL standings has shrunk to a single point as the Kölner Haie recorded a big win at home in a rout of the Hamburg Freezers. Berlin, Frankfurt and Mannheim kept closing in on the top spots with road wins. At the bottom of the table, the Kassel Huskies seem to have found their rhythm under new head coach Milan Moklos, recording three straight wins for the first time this season.   more>>>
27/Dez/04 22:29
Tigers romp Panthers
Latvian forward Herbert Vasiljevs scored a hat trick as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers ended a three-game losing streak with a nine-goal rout of the slumping Augsburger Panther Sunday. Veteran Dave McLlwain tallied a pair of goals as the Kölner Haie won on the road to keep pace with first-place Nuremberg. In a battle for third place in the DEL standings, the Berlin Eisbären edged the Frankfurt Lions despite a late letdown. Elsewhere in the German Elite League on Sunday, the Hamburg Freezers capped a third-period comeback against ERC Ingolstadt with their first shootout win of the season.   more>>>
29/Dez/04 13:08
Roosters sign NHL defense prospect
Iserlohn's Mike York, who ranks second in scoring in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga with 12 goals and 31 assists, will be joined by a fellow NHL lockout player and Michigan State alumni soon. York's Iserlohn Roosters Wednesday announced the signing of Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles.   more>>>
30/Dez/04 14:14
Augsburg back in playoff picture
The Augsburger Panther snapped a seven-game losing streak and moved back into the playoff picture with a shutout win over rival Krefeld Pinguine. Augsburg's win was not the only upset Tuesday in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Cologne, Frankfurt and Wolfsburg suffered surprising home losses. A wild comeback took place in Ingolstadt, where the Mannheim Adler scored three goals within the final two minutes to erase a 5-2 deficit.   more>>>
31/Dez/04 13:47
Iserlohn can think playoffs again
Mike York's Iserlohn Roosters kept their playoff hopes alive Thursday. Kevin Mitchell scored two points as the Roosters downed ERC Ingolstadt for their third straight win. The Augsburger Panther also underlined their playoff ambitions with a lucky win over the last-place Hannover Scorpions while the Krefeld Pinguine continued their recent slump with a home loss at the hands of the Frankfurt Lions and ex-Penguin Marc Beaucage, who recorded a hat trick.   more>>>
03/Jan/05 03:36
Tigers, Haie record sweeps
The top two teams in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) both started the new calendar year with victories. The first-place Nürnberg Ice Tigers managed to hold on to a close lead to sweep the of the four-game season series with the Augsburg Panthers. The second-place Kölner Haie kept pace with the Tigers as they also completed a sweep against the slumping Krefeld Pinguine. Elsewhere in the DEL on Sunday, expansion Wolfsburg lit up the scoreboard in a rout of regional rival Hanover. As in their previous meeting a week ago, Berlin and Frankfurt did not reach a decision in regulation.   more>>>
03/Jan/05 20:39
Iserlohn inks another NHLer
Less than a week after inking Colorado's defensive prospect John-Michael Liles, the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) signed another talented young NHL player to a provisional lockout contract: Right winger Brian Gionta of the New Jersey Devils will join forces with Mike York&Co as the underdog team continues its pursuit of its first-ever playoff berth.   more>>>
05/Jan/05 18:01
Youngsters shine in Eisbären win
Youngsters Norman Martens and Christoph Gawlik each had two points on the night as the third-place Berlin Eisbären skated past the DEG Metro Stars Tuesday. The gap between the second-place Kölner Haie, who were idle, and Berlin has melted to a point. Fourth- and fifth-place teams Frankfurt and Ingolstadt also kept closing in on the Haie while sixth-place Mannheim failed to snap its losing streak. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on Tuesday, the Iserlohn Roosters recorded a key win in their quest for a playoff berth. The Hamburg Freezers exploded for their largest offensive output of the season in a rout of the Kassel Huskies.   more>>>
07/Jan/05 23:59
High-scoring Tigers keep rollin'
Greg Poss' Nürnberg Ice Tigers continue to dominate the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). The highest scoring team in the league lit up the scoreboard six times as it rolled to its fifth win in a row in a visit to Hamburg's ColorLineArena Friday night. The Tigers have a five-point lead over the second-place Kölner Haie, who edged the Kassel Huskies at home. The Krefeld Pinguine gained some valuable ground in the battle for the final playoff spot. After wrestling down Hanover in the extra session, Bob Leslie's team now has a four-point cushion over the sputtering Augsburger Panther, who are ninth in the standings.   more>>>
10/Jan/05 23:41
Nothing doing for Tigers vs. Adler
They have beaten 12 of their 13 DEL opponents. But against the Mannheim Adler, the first-place Nürnberg Ice Tigers just can't seem to figure out a way to win. Riding on a five-game win streak, Greg Poss' team looked sluggish Sunday as it lost its third of four regular season meetings with Mannheim. The second-place Kölner Haie and third-place Berlin Eisbären failed to gain ground on Nürnberg though, both suffering unexpected losses on the road. Elsewhere in the German Elite League, Ingolstadt's goaltender Jimmy Waite continued to close in on the single-season record for shutouts.   more>>>
12/Jan/05 19:33
Homeward bound: Gionta leaves Iserlohn
Just three days after his arrival in Germany, Brian Gionta of the New Jersey Devils asked for a release from his recently signed contract in the German Elite League (DEL). Gionta who like fellow NHLer John Michael Liles was scheduled to make his debut with the Iserlohn Roosters this Friday decided to return to the USA for personal reasons.   more>>>
14/Jan/05 01:59
Mannheim Adler sign ex-Thrasher Tremblay
The Mannheim Adler of the German Elite League DEL announced the signing of another NHL player Thursday. Free-agent defenseman Yannick Tremblay was inked throughout the end of the 2004-05 season.   more>>>
14/Jan/05 11:35
Tigers announce new head coach
44-year-old Canadian Benoit Laporte will succeed Greg Poss as head coach of the Nürnberg Ice Tigers in the 2005-06 season. The current head coach of DEL rival Augsburger Panther was signed to a one-year deal, the club announced in a Friday press release.   more>>>
15/Jan/05 16:02
Haie, Eisbären closing in on Tigers
The Nürnberg Ice Tigers' cushion on top of the DEL standings continued to melt Friday when they recorded their second straight loss against a potential playoff team. After losing 4-1 to Mannheim on home ice, the Tigers squandered a second-period lead in a road loss against the third-place Berlin Eisbären, who are just four points shy of first place. The second-place Kölner Haie dominated ERC Ingolstadt for the third time this season to move within two points of Nuremberg. Augsburg and expansion Wolfsburg gained valuable points in the battle for the eighth and final playoff berth.   more>>>
17/Jan/05 00:18
Kölner Haie move into first place
With Nuremberg idle, the Kölner Haie climbed to the top of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga standings with a late come-from-behind win over Augsburg Sunday. Elsewhere, Butch Goring's DEG Metro Stars put themselves back in the playoff picture, winning on the road against Wolfsburg after a four-goal third period. In Kassel, the Huskies snapped a three-game losing streak with a home win over the slumping Krefeld Pinguine.   more>>>
21/Jan/05 23:45
Tigers whip Lions, climb back to top
updated Back from international action in the European Champions Cup, the Frankfurt Lions looked tired in their visit to Nuremberg where they got routed by the Ice Tigers Friday night. Led by defenseman Pascal Trepanier, who scored a hat trick, Nuremberg climbed back to the top of the DEL standings by virtue of Cologne's loss in Mannheim. While the Krefeld Pinguine continued to struggle, Augsburg and Iserlohn underlined their respective playoff ambitions: The Panthers lit up the scoreboard against expansion Wolfsburg and Colorado's John Michael Liles scored his first DEL goal as Iserlohn upset Berlin on the road.   more>>>
24/Jan/05 23:00
Kölner Haie lose back-to-back
The Kölner Haie suffered their second loss of the weekend Sunday and failed to move past the idle first-place Nürnberg Ice Tigers in the standings. Third-place ERC Ingolstadt pulled to within one point of the Haie. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Krefeld Pinguine gained some ground on their foes in the playoff race, Augsburg, Düsseldorf and Iserlohn.   more>>>
25/Jan/05 10:20
Ingolstadt inks two-time Cup winner
ERC Ingolstadt Tuesday announced the signing of two-time Stanley Cup winner Jamie Langenbrunner to a lockout contract. The 29-year-old Cloquet, Minnesota-native, who won the Cup with the Stars in 1999 and the Devils in 2003, will join a team that already boasts two NHLers in San Jose's Marco Sturm and Anaheim's Andy McDonald.   more>>>
26/Jan/05 08:04
Wolfsburg signs Conklin
DEL expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg Tuesday announced the signing of Edmonton Oilers netminder Ty Conklin for the balance of the season.   more>>>
27/Jan/05 22:26
Kolzig, Giguere headed to the DEL?
Just a day after DEL expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg announced the signing of Edmonton Oilers goalie Ty Conklin, two more NHL starting netminders appear to be Germany-bound: Olaf Kolzig of the Washington Capitals and Jean-Sebastien Giguere of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.   more>>>
30/Jan/05 14:58
Kölner Haie back on top
Hans Zach's Kölner Haie find themselves on top of the DEL table again after crushing expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg Tuesday. Wolfsburg's 45-year-old goalie became the oldest player to ever play in a DEL game. The Nürnberg Ice Tigers dropped to second place after playing to a scoreless regulation draw against the DEG Metro Stars for the second time this season. Elsewhere in the German Elite League, defending champ Frankfurt Lions blanked the Kassel Huskies.   more>>>
30/Jan/05 17:30
Cologne ends shootout jinx
A late rally and their first win after penalty shootout gave the Kölner Haie sole possession of first place in the German Elite League Friday. The Haie edged out Iserlohn on the road while the Nürnberg Tigers squandered an early lead in a home loss to ERC Ingolstadt. Tied for third place, Ingolstadt and Frankfurt, which came from behind to beat Augsburg, are only a win away from the top of the DEL table. The Krefeld Pinguine gained a little ground in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot with a road win over the Berlin Eisbären.   more>>>
30/Jan/05 22:22
Defending champ Frankfurt back on top
updated With the Kölner Haie idle and the Nürnberg Ice Tigers losing their third straight game, defending champion Frankfurt Lions moved into a first-place tie in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with a 6-1 crushing of the Iserlohn Roosters. ERC Ingolstadt, which could have sneaked into first ahead of Frankfurt with a regulation win, was lucky to get into a shootout decision after a hard-fought battle with the Augsburger Panther. Butch Goring's DEG Metro Stars remain in playoff contention after steamrolling the sluggish Hamburg Freezers, 8-2. At the bottom of the table, the streaking Hannover Scorpions extended their season long win streak to five games.   more>>>
01/Feb/05 08:24
Freezers confirm Giguere signing
The Hamburg Freezers Monday confirmed the signing of Anaheim Mighty Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere to a lockout contract. The official announcement of the German Elite League club came several days after the 27-year-old Montreal-native announced the deal to North American news media.   more>>>
02/Feb/05 23:02
Kölzig joins Berlin Eisbären
updated The Berlin Eisbären of the German Elite League Tuesday officially confirmed the long-rumored signing of Washington Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig. The 34-year-old is expected to arrive in the German capital Wednesday and will make his debut after the DEL All Star Break in mid-February.   more>>>
02/Feb/05 00:50
Ingolstadt in first place
Riding on a five-game win streak, ERC Ingolstadt climbed to first place in the DEL standings with a home win over the Krefeld Pinguine Tuesday night. The Nürnberg Ice Tigers dug themselves out of their three-game slump and moved into second after routing the Hannover Scorpions. Elsewhere in the German Elite League, the Hamburg Freezers skated to a hard-fought home win over the Iserlohn Roosters.   more>>>
05/Feb/05 02:06
Frankfurt storms back to top
Heading into the 11-day All Star Break, the Frankfurt Lions find themselves back on top of the German Elite League after thrashing the hapless Hamburg Freezers. ERC Ingolstadt suffered a late breakdown in Mannheim and fell back into second place. Elsewhere in the DEL on Friday, Augsburg pulled off a big win in the playoff race, edging the eighth-place Krefeld Pinguine on the road.   more>>>
10/Feb/05 17:23
Lions sign Doug Weight
The Frankfurt Lions, reigning champion of the German Elite League (DEL), Thursday announced the signing of St. Louis Blues center Doug Weight to a lockout contract. After inking Erik Cole and Olaf Kolzig, the Berlin Eisbären also secured the services of another NHLer by bringing in Los Angeles Kings defenseman Nathan Dempsey.   more>>>
15/Feb/05 21:51
DEL signing deadline approaches
Fans' hopes for more big-name signings were not fulfilled as several German Elite League teams made final roster moves one day before the DEL signing deadline Tuesday. With a last-minute compromise between the NHL and the players' union unlikey yet not impossible, only the Düsseldorf Metro Stars and ERC Ingolstadt dared to bring in NHL lockout players, signing Carolina Hurricanes Kevyn Adams and Aaron Ward, respectively. Ingolstadt also signed last year's DEL playoff hero Mike Harder of the ECHL's Charlotte Checkers. The Kölner Haie went the safe way by inking former NHLer Marquis Mathieu from the LNAH's Thetford Mines Prolab.   more>>>
15/Feb/05 22:05
Kolzig gets shutout in DEL debut
Former Vezina Trophy winner Olaf Kolzig recorded a shutout in his first-ever start in the German Elite League DEL. He made 26 saves as the Berlin Eisbären edged the Kölner Haie on the first gameday after the DEL Allstar Break Tuesday. Defending champion Frankfurt Lions expanded its lead on top of the standings as both ERC Ingolstadt and the Nürnberg Ice Tigers, respectively, were lucky to reach the bonus session against alleged underdogs. Frankfurt and second-place Ingolstadt became the first two teams to secure postseason berths. With eighth-place Krefeld being crushed by Frankfurt, the Augsburg Panthers moved within one point of the final playoff spot with a win over the Hannover Scorpions.   more>>>
18/Feb/05 00:39
JS Giguere loses first DEL start
Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere lost his first start in the German Elite League (DEL) Thursday as his Hamburg Freezers failed to overcome an early 2-0 deficit against the Nürnberg Ice Tigers.   more>>>
19/Feb/05 12:56
Tigers, Haie, Eisbaren clinch
The Nürnberg Ice Tigers find themselves back on top of the DEL standings after the Frankfurt Lions got routed by the DEG Metro Stars Friday. In addition to Frankfurt and Ingolstadt, who had clinched playoff berths Tuesday, Nuremberg, Cologne and Berlin also qualified for the post season, leaving three spots up for grabs with seven games left in the season. While Mannheim and Hamburg appear to be playoff-bound too - barring late season breakdowns - five teams are battling for the eighth and final berth: Düsseldorf (60pts), Krefeld (59), Augsburg (58), Iserlohn (55) and Wolfsburg (54).   more>>>
21/Feb/05 00:02
Metro Stars edge Haie
Butch Goring's DEG Metro Stars continue to roll. Sunday's win over the Kolner Haie in the prestigious "Rhineland derby" gave the Metro Stars their fourth straight win. Dusseldorf is tied for eighth place with the Krefeld Pinguine, who thrashed the Iserlohn Roosters. The Frankfurt Lions extended their lead on top of the DEL standings to three points with a shutout win. Nuremberg, Berlin and Ingolstadt all gave up points again and find themselves in a three-way tie for second place.   more>>>
25/Feb/05 00:58
Tigers edge Kolzig, Polar Bears
Stefan Ustorf seemed headed for game MVP honors when he scored the late equalizer for the Berlin Eisbären against the Nürnberg Ice Tigers Thursday. But Berlin fell to 1-6 in shootout decisions on the season as Yan Stastny won the game for the Tigers with a nifty move on Eisbären goaltender Olaf Kolzig. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), newly signed NHLer Krystofer Kolanos scored his first DEL goal as the Krefeld Pinguine recorded valuable points in the playoff race with a road win over the Hamburg Freezers.   more>>>
26/Feb/05 15:53
Big wins for Augsburg, Iserlohn
The Mannheim Adler became the sixth team to wrap up a playoff berth in the German Elite League Friday, leaving just two spots up for grabs. Augsburg and Iserlohn recorded big wins to stay alive in the playoff race. While the Panthers downed the 9th-place DEG Metro Stars to move within three points of the 8th-place Krefeld Pinguine, the Roosters lit up the scoreboard against the Hannover Scorpions. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the Frankfurt Lions and ERC Ingolstadt continued to push towards home-ice advantage. St. Louis' Doug Weight recorded a goal in his debut with Frankfurt.   more>>>
28/Feb/05 00:00
Ingolstadt "out-Weighted" by Frankfurt
Doug Weight put on a clinic in his second appearance for the Frankfurt Lions Sunday, tallying three goals and an assist to lead the defending DEL Champion over ERC Ingolstadt. Elsewhere in the German Elite League, the Berlin Eisbären moved into second place behind Frankfurt with a come-from-behind win over Hamburg. Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Augsburg and Iserlohn all kept their playoff hopes alive with just four games remaining in the regular season. While the Hannover Scorpions and the last-place Kassel Huskies have been officially eliminated from playoff contention, slumping expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg still has mathematical chances but could also be sucked into the relegation battle.   more>>>
02/Mar/05 21:07
Hamburg's King dethroned
The Hamburg Freezers announced in a Wednesday night press release that Canadian head coach Dave King has been fired. Assistant Mike Schmidt, a former DEL head coach with the Nürnberg Ice Tigers, will assume King's duties for the remainder of the season.   more>>>
02/Mar/05 17:38
Frankfurt closing in on top seed
Defending champion Frankfurt Lions continues to push towards the top seed in the DEL playoffs. Frankfurt spanked 4th-place Ingolstadt for the second time in 48 hours Tuesday night to improve its point total to 97. With four games remaining in the regular season, Rich Chernomaz's team has a five-point cushion over last year's regular season champ Berlin Eisbären, who are in second place after a dominating home win over the Hamburg Freezers. Elsewhere in the German Elite League Tuesday, Krefeld came from behind to gain two valuable points in the battle for the final playoff spot. Meanwhile, Iserlohn's hopes are fading after a loss in Nuremberg.   more>>>
05/Mar/05 12:44
Augsburg rallies for late win
With Hamburg and Düsseldorf stumbling, the Augsburger Panther pulled off a big win in the race for a playoff spot Friday. Augsburg scored three late goals within a 65-second span to beat the Wolfsburg Grizzlies, who find themselves in the midst of the relegation battle with only three games left in the regular season. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Friday, the Frankfurt Lions extended their win streak to five straight games and became the first team to crack the 100-point mark. The Kölner Haie revived their hopes of home ice advantage with their first win in four games.   more>>>
07/Mar/05 22:00
Goring's Düsseldorf on brink of elimination after late breakdown
With two games remaining in the season, the battle for the final two playoff berths in the DEL (Deutsche Eishockey Liga) has become a three-way race. The Iserlohn Roosters (63 points) have been officially eliminated from playoff contention and the DEG Metro Stars (65) are on the brink of elimination after squandering a 3-1 lead in the waning minutes against ERC Ingolstadt. The Hamburg Freezers (71) couldn't stop their free fall and find themselves struggling to hang on to a playoff spot after their fifth straight loss. The streaking Krefeld Pinguine (71) moved into seventh place past Hamburg and the red-hot Augsburger Panther are lurking right behind in ninth place with 70 points.   more>>>
11/Mar/05 22:44
Krefeld Penguins stumble
Augsburg remains the team of the moment in the German Elite League DEL. The Panthers skated to their fifth straight victory Friday and have a chance to get into the postseason on their own by beating the Iserlohn Roosters Sunday in the regular season finale. Augsburg (73 points) made a leap from ninth to seventh place, passing both the Hamburg Freezers and Krefeld Pinguine, who find themselves in must-win-situations to earn playoff berths. Hamburg ended its five-game slump with a shootout win over the Kölner Haie and can also wrap up a postseason berth The Krefeld Pinguine, who were holding the inside track to the playoffs coming into Friday's action, looked awfully sluggish and had their impressive five-game win streak snapped by the DEG Metro Stars. At 71 points, Krefeld now needs a win at Wolfsburg and help to sneak into the playoffs. While the last-place Kassel Huskies are officially headed to the relegation series, Wolfsburg and Hanover are still hopeful to avoid the best-of-seven do-or-die battle.   more>>>
13/Mar/05 23:53
DEL D-Day
With the top seed and two playoff berths still up for grabs and a place in the relegation series yet to be determined, Sunday's regular season finale in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) had drama written all over it. Defending champion Frankfurt Lions will enter the DEL Playoffs as the top-seeded team for the first time in franchise history after the Berlin Eisbären stumbled badly en route to their third-consecutive #1 finish. The red-hot Augsburger Panther rallied for their sixth straight win and wrapped up the seventh seed. The Hamburg Freezers also won, leaving the Krefeld Pinguine, one of the hottest teams in the past month, out of the playoffs. Krefeld's tremendous poise turned out to be fateful for expansion Wolfsburg, which got knocked into the relegation series because of a late equalizer by the Pens and Hanover's win at Ingolstadt.   more>>>
16/Mar/05 23:24
DEL coaching carousel starts spinning
Canadian Bob Leslie, who parted ways with the Krefeld Pinguine after barely missing the playoffs Monday, will head coach expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg in the DEL relegation series against the Kassel Huskies.   more>>>
19/Mar/05 14:46
Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne, Mannheim win openers
A last-gasp goal by Francois Bouchard lifted the top-seeded Frankfurt Lions over the 8th-seeded Hamburg Freezers in the opener of their best-of-seven DEL first-round playoff series Thursday. In Friday's action, the 2nd-seeded Berlin Eisbären and 4th-seeded Kölner Haie both had to rally for close home victories. The 6th-seeded Mannheim Adler were the only lower-seeded team to win. Expansion team Wolfsburg blanked Kassel in the opening game of the relegation series.   more>>>
20/Mar/05 22:46
Kolzig, Berlin blank Augsburg, go up 2-0
The Berlin Eisbären skated to a shutout win over the Augsburger Panther Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series. Meanwhile, the other three DEL first-round series are knotted at 1-1: Ingolstadt blanked Cologne. Nuremberg wasted a three-goal lead against Mannheim but came back to win in overtime. Hamburg avenged Thursday's last-second loss at Frankfurt with a late win of their own. The DEL relegation series is also level at one win apiece.   more>>>
22/Mar/05 23:08
Berlin one win away from semis
The 2nd-seeded Berlin Eisbären are just one game away from their third straight trip to the DEL semifinals. Pierre Pagé's team edged the Augsburger Panther Tuesday night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in its best-of-seven first-round series. While Frankfurt and Mannheim recorded shutout wins to go up 2-1 in their respective series, the game between Cologne and Ingolstadt went to the extra session. Elsewhere, Wolfsburg lit up the scoreboard in Game 3 of the relegation series.   more>>>
25/Mar/05 02:33
Labbé keeps Augsburg alive
Jean-Francois Labbé made a mind-boggling 59 saves as the Augsburger Panther avoided a first-round sweep at the hands of the Berlin Eisbären Thursday night with a close home win in Game 4. Like Berlin, the Mannheim Adler are only one win away from the DEL semifinals after edging the Nürnberg Ice Tigers at home. The other two best-of-seven opening round series are tied at two games apiece. The relegation series is also knotted after four games as the Kassel Huskies managed to bounce back from Tuesday's 7-0 rout.   more>>>
28/Mar/05 13:52
Eisbären move on, lose Cole
The Berlin Eisbären became the first team to advance to the DEL semifinals after a 5-1 Game 5 win over the Augsburger Panther Saturday. They will be without winger Erik Cole though, who was assessed a six-game suspension. Elsewhere in the German Elite League playoffs, the Frankfurt Lions put themselves in position to wrap up their first-round series against the Hamburg Freezers Monday after a lucky overtime win. ERC Ingolstadt has the edge on the Kölner Haie after a four-goal rally. The Mannheim Adler missed their first chance to complete their upset of the Nürnberg Ice Tigers, but still hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Underdog Kassel Huskies is smelling upset in the DEL relegation series after a road shutout against Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg.   more>>>
29/Mar/05 01:25
Weight, Frankfurt advance
Doug Weight scored at 13:58 of overtime as defending champion Frankfurt Lions edged the Hamburg Freezers in the extra session Monday for the second straight game to advance to the DEL semifinals. Frankfurt will face the 6th-seeded Mannheim Adler, who completed their upset of the Nürnberg Ice Tigers. The 2nd-seeded Berlin Eisbären will have to wait for their semifinal opponent until Wednesday. The Kölner Haie responded to a must-win situation, beating ERC Ingolstadt on the road and forcing a Game 7 showdown with ERC Ingolstadt at KölnArena Wednesday night. The relegation battle will also be decided in a seventh game Wednesday as Wolfsburg managed to stay alive with a 4-1 road win at Kassel.   more>>>
30/Mar/05 20:36
Ingolstadt headed to Berlin again
ERC Ingolstadt became the last team to advance to the final four with a Game 7 road win over the higher seeded Kölner Haie Wednesday. Ron Kennedy's team is headed to Berlin again where they will face the Berlin Eisbären in a rematch of last year's DEL semifinal series starting Friday. In another dramatic showdown, DEL expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg edged the Kassel Huskies to win the relegation series. While Wolfsburg has earned the right to play another season in the German Elite League, Kassel will be relegated to Division-2 after eleven years in the top division.   more>>>
02/Apr/05 01:14
Ingolstadt keeps rollin'
Just 48 hours after its series-clinching road win at Cologne, red-hot ERC Ingolstadt shocked Olaf Kolzig and the Berlin Eisbären in Game 1 of their DEL semifinal series at Berlin's Wellblechpalast Friday. The other semifinal series in the German Elite League started with an upset, too, as Eric Healey lifted the Mannheim Adler to a rare road victory over archrival Frankfurt Lions.   more>>>
03/Apr/05 13:56
Mannheim one win away from finals
Four-time DEL champion Mannheim Adler is just one game away from its sixth trip to the DEL Finals after beating defending champ Frankfurt Lions at home Sunday. The other DEL semifinal series is wide-open again after the Berlin Eisbären edged out ERC Ingolstadt on the road.   more>>>
08/Apr/05 21:37
Champion Frankfurt still alive
updated Defenseman Shawn Heins scored a pair of goals as the 2nd-seeded Berlin Eisbären moved one step closer to their second-straight trip to the DEL Finals Thursday with a Game 3 home win over 5th-seeded ERC Ingolstadt. Defending DEL champion Frankfurt Lions avoided a sweep at the hands of the 6th-seeded Mannheim Adler. Doug Weight recorded three points as the Lions managed to stay alive in their best-of-five semifinal series and force a fourth game Sunday.   more>>>
10/Apr/05 19:49
Berlin headed for DEL Finals again
Pierre Pagé's Berlin Eisbären are headed for their second straight appearance in the DEL Finals after finishing off ERC Ingolstadt in four games. Berlin won on the road Sunday to clinch the series. The other best-of-five semifinal series is headed for a dramatic showdown in Frankfurt Tuesday night. Defending champion Frankfurt Lions beat the Mannheim Adler in overtime to even the series after a 2-0 deficit and force Game 5.
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13/Apr/05 01:28
Mannheim moves on to Berlin
Four-time DEL champ Mannheim Adler is headed for its sixth appearance in the DEL Finals. Goaltender Cristobal Huet made 24 saves for his second shutout of the playoffs as the sixth-seeded Adler completed their upset of defending champion Frankfurt Lions Tuesday night with a Game 5 road win.   more>>>
15/Apr/05 20:43
2005 DEL Finals: Berlin takes Game 1
Steve Walker and Denis Pederson both tallied a pair of goals as the second-seeded Berlin Eisbären skated past the sixth-seeded Mannheim Adler 5-3 (1-2, 2-0, 2-1) in Game 1 of the DEL Finals 2005 Friday.    more>>>
17/Apr/05 17:58
Eisbären just one win away
Oliver Jonas made 22 saves for his third career playoff shutout as the Berlin Eisbären blanked the Mannheim Adler on the road, 4-0 (1-0, 2-0, 1-0), in Game 2 of the 2005 DEL Finals Sunday. Pierre Pagé’s team has a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series and could win its first ever DEL Championship with a home win Tuesday night.   more>>>
20/Apr/05 00:39
Sweep! Berlin wins first DEL title
Erik Cole led the way with a pair of goals as the Berlin Eisbären captured their first-ever DEL Championship Tuesday night with a Game 3 home win over the Mannheim Adler. After falling behind 1-0, the Eisbären scored four unanswered goals to complete their three-game sweep of the Adler en route to the German title.   more>>>
21/Aug/05 20:50
DEL 2005-06: Back to normal
When the DEG Metro Stars and Adler Mannheim take the ice September 8, 2005, to open the 12th DEL season in Mannheim's brand new SAP Arena, life in the league will be back to normal. Doug Weight, Olaf Kölzig, Eric Cole, Mike York, Marco Sturm and all the other 22 NHL lockout players have returned to North America.   more>>>
29/Aug/05 21:20
Legends Moeser, Soccio hang up skates
Two DEL legends called it quits after the 2004-05 season, Duanne Moeser of the Augsburger Panther and Len Soccio of the Hannover Scorpions. Both retired as all-time scoring leaders of their respective teams.   more>>>
11/Sep/05 17:56
Adler win wild season opener
updated Lonny Bohonos scored the game-winner as the Mannheim Adler defeated the visiting DEG Metro Stars after a see-saw game in the DEL 2005 season-opening game Thursday night. Mannheim squandered a late two-goal lead, but Bohonos scored the only in the penalty shootout to give the Adler a 6-5 (2-1,1-2, 2-2, 1-0) win in front of a sellout crowd of 11,500 at the new Adler homestead SAP Arena.   more>>>
12/Sep/05 21:58
Kölner Haie and Augsburg Panthers rally for late wins
Two newly signed players turned out to be week one heroes for their respective teams. Ivan Ciernik of the Kölner Haie and Brendan Yarema of the Augsburger Panthers both recorded last-gasp goals to lift their teams to come-from-behind wins on the road. In Frankfurt, 2004-05 league MVP Pat Lebeau opened the season with a five-point night.   more>>>
15/Feb/06 23:55
Turin 2006: Germany confident despite loss
Despite a 4-1 loss, Team Germany got off to an impressive start into the Olympic Tournament Wednesday night in Turin, Italy. Backstopped by Olaf Kolzig of the Washington Capitals, who made 30 saves on the night, the young Germans battled World Champion Czech Republic down to the wire. Jaromir Jagr sealed a hard-fought win for the Czechs when he ripped home a hard no-look wrister from the right face off circle to make it 3-1 with only 2:13 left in the game. David Vyborny added an empty-netter in the waning seconds.   more>>>
16/Feb/06 23:14
Canada cruises to 5-1 win over Germany
Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff of the San Jose Sharks scored the only goal for Team Germany as Uwe Krupp's team recorded its second straight loss in the Olympic tournament Thursday, losing 5-1 to Team Canada at Turin's Palasport Olimpico.   more>>>
19/Feb/06 14:56
Olympic Quarterfinals out of reach
Germany's dream of a run to the Olympic Quarterfinal ended Saturday with a 3-3 tie against host Italy at Turin's Palasport Olimpico. With goalie Olaf Kolzig on the bench and an extra attacker on, Marcel Goc deflected in a shot from Daniel Kreutzer on a 6-on-4 powerplay with 77 seconds left in the game to salvage a 3-3 tie in the Group A Preliminary Round matchup.   more>>>
20/Feb/06 00:10
Germans, Swiss skate to 2-2 tie
Team Germany bounced back from Saturday's sub-par performance against Italy with a solid performance against archrival Switzerland in Torino Sunday. Sven Felski of the Berlin Eisbären and Tino Boos of the Kölner Haie scored as Germany skated to a 2-2 tie against the Swiss who looked a little tired after their stunning upsets of the Czechs and Canadians.   more>>>
21/Feb/06 15:36
Tenth place for winless Germans
Already eliminated from playoff contention, Team Germany rounded out the Torino Olympics with a 2-0 loss to Finland Tuesday. Niko Kapanen and captain Saku Koivu, who also recorded an assist, scored for the Finns who head into the Quarterfinals with a perfect 6-0 record.    more>>>
17/Mar/06 00:19
Berlin secures top seed again
After sitting on top of the league for months, ERC Ingolstadt struggled down the stretch and lost the top seed in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) playoffs to defending champion Berlin Eisbären. On the final day of the regular season, the DEG Metro Stars sneaked into third place. Meanwhile, 2004 DEL champion Frankfurt Lions and last-year's runner-up, four-time DEL champ Mannheim Adler, both missed the playoffs. Like last year, the Kassel Huskies are headed to the relegation series. The will face the Duisburg Füchse, who dropped to last overall after a good start into their first-ever DEL season.   more>>>
18/Mar/06 15:06
Haie up 2-0, all other series tied
Two games into the first round of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) playoffs, Hans Zach's Kölner Haie are the only undefeated team. Young goalie Thomas Greiss made 30 saves for his first career postseason shutout as the Haie skated to a 4-0 home win over the 4th-seeded Nürnberg Ice Tigers Friday night. All the other three lower seeds also recorded home victories on Friday to even up their respective series at 1-1. In the relegation series opener, first-year team Duisburg Füchse stunned the Kassel Huskies on the road.   more>>>
21/Mar/06 23:43
Cologne one win away from semis
The Kölner Haie are only one win away from the DEL semi-finals after rallying for an overtime win at Nuremberg Sunday. In Berlin, the top-seeded Eisbären even managed to erase a two-goal deficit to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven series. ERC Ingolstadt and the DEG Metro Stars also recorded home victories to go up 2-1 in their respective first-round series. In the relegation battle, the Duisburg Füchse squandered an early three-goal lead but bounced back with an overtime win.   more>>>
24/Mar/06 02:44
Kölner Haie sweep Nuremberg
Defenseman Brad Schlegel recorded three assists as the 5th-seeded Kölner Haie completed their first-round sweep of the 4th-seeded Nürnberg Ice Tigers with a 6-2 at KölnArena. In other first-round action in the DEL playoffs Tuesday, defending champion Berlin Eisbären recorded its third straight win over Krefeld and is only one win away from joining the Haie in the semis. Meanwhile, the other two series are wide-open. Both Hanover and Hamburg recorded home wins to knot their respective series at 2-2. In the relegation series, the Kassel Huskies regained some hope with a comeback victory over Duisburg.   more>>>
27/Mar/06 22:05
Berlin joins Cologne in semis
Defending DEL champion Berlin Eisbären became the second team to reach the semifinals in the German Elite League Playoffs Thursday. Berlin skated to a home win over the Krefeld Pinguine. Ingolstadt and Düsseldorf also won at home to get within a win of the final four, respectively. In the relegation series, first-year team Duisburg Füchse is only one win away from sending DEL charter member Kassel Huskies to Division-2.   more>>>
27/Mar/06 23:12
Kreutzer lifts Metro Stars to semis
Daniel Kreutzer scored his second straight game-winner to lift the DEG Metro Stars to the DEL semifinals for the first time in a decade. Also on Sunday, the Hannover Scorpions forced a Game 7 against ERC Ingolstadt with a big home win. An era came to an end in Kassel as the Huskies, a DEL charter member in 1994 and finalist in 1997, will be relegated to Division 2 after their fourth relegation series loss to first-year team Duisburg Füchse.   more>>>
29/Mar/06 23:14
Hanover upsets Ingolstadt
Trevor Kidd's goaltending and special teams made the difference Tuesday as the 7th-seeded Hannover Scorpions upset 2nd-seeded ERC Ingolstadt on the road to win Game 7 and move on to the DEL semifinals for the second time in franchise history.   more>>>
02/Apr/06 15:26
Berlin opens semis with OT win
Defending DEL champion Eisbären Berlin and the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars won the opening games of their respective semifinal series Thursday. Steve Walker scored 39 seconds into overtime as Berlin came back from a two-goal deficit against the Hannover Scorpions. In Düsseldorf, Peter Ferraro's goal at 9:30 of the middle frame went down as the game-winner as the Metro Stars held on for a 3-2 home win over the Kölner Haie.   more>>>
04/Apr/06 23:00
Berlin bound for Finals
Defending champion Berlin Eisbären is just one win away from a third straight trip to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Finals. Pierre Page's team beat the 7th-seeded Hannover Scorpions on the road Sunday to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series. The other series is knotted at one game apiece as the 5th-seeded Kölner Haie came from behind to beat the 3rd-seeded DEG Metro Stars.   more>>>
08/Apr/06 20:18
Eisbären move on to Finals
The Berlin Eisbären have reached the DEL Finals for a third consecutive time. Denis Pederson led the way with a couple of goals as the reigning champions won at home Tuesday to sweep their semifinal series against the Hannover Scorpions. In the other best-of-five series, the DEG Metro Stars took a 2-1 lead by routing the Kölner Haie at home in Düsseldorf.   more>>>
13/Apr/06 02:00
'Kill Bill' keeps Haie alive
Bill Lindsay scored with 56 seconds to go in regulation and struck again at 10:38 of the overtime period to lift the Kölner Haie to a memorable come-from-behind win in Game 4 against the DEG Metro Stars. The Haie won 4-3 in front of 18,698 at KölnArena Thursday to knot the best-of-five semifinal series at 2-2 and force a Game 5 showdown in Düsseldorf Sunday.   more>>>
13/Apr/06 18:36
Wild finish in Düsseldorf
The 5th-seeded Kölner Haie came within four minutes of the 2006 DEL Finals Sunday. But the 3rd-seeded Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars turned the game around, with three late power-play goals to move on to a showdown with defending German champion Berlin Eisbären.

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17/Apr/06 19:27
Game 1: Berlin routs Düsseldorf
Defenseman Derrick Walser scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner at 12:33 of the second period, as defending champion Berlin Eisbären routed the DEG Metro Stars 6-1 in Game 1 of the 2006 DEL Finals Thursday night.   more>>>
26/Apr/06 19:35
Pöpperle, Eisbären blank DEG in Game 2
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