World Championships Div I
Germany is starting its pre-tournament program with two games in Hungary next week,
With the DEL-semi-finals starting, lots of players are still missing, but here's the first roster anyway:
Six players will make their debut, the most interesting being Felix Schütz.
T 80 MÜLLER, Robert
T 30 KOTSCHNEW, Dimitrij
V 2 ANCICKA, Martin
V 25 FRANZ, Christian
V 22 BAKOS, Michael
V 33 BADER, Anton
V 43 PETERMANN, Felix
V 76 RETZER, Stephan
V 15 WALTER, Martin
V/S 9 DANIELSMEIER, Collin
S 29 BARTA, Alexander
S 32 MARTINEC, Tomas
S 72 FICAL, Petr
S 47 ULLMANN, Christoph
S 45 WOLF, Michael
S 55 SCHÜTZ, Felix
S 75 KINK, Marcus
S 35 CARCIOLA, Fabio
S 21 WAGINGER, Michael
S 56 POLACZEK, Alexander
S 20 KOFLER, Manuel
S 85 SEIDENBERG, Yannic
The roster is...well, it's only a preliminary roster. I guess, at least 50% or 66% won't make the team for the WCs, since the playoffs are still running and maybe some guys from the NHL will join.
Yup - at first i´ve been a bit shocked. As much as i like Michael Bakos, he shouldn´t be in there this year. Had an awful season overall.
Anyone got an update on the hungarian roster ? Will Tamas Gröschl play for Hungary ?
Found the TV broadcasting schedule:
Monday, 24. April, 12.55 Uhr
Germany - Israel
Tuesday, 25. April, 16.25 Uhr
Germany - Japan
Thursday, 27. April, 16.25 Uhr
Germany - Great Britain
Saturday, 29. April, 19.55 Uhr
Germany - Hungary
Sunday, 30. April, 19.55 Uhr
Germany - France
Quote: Sunday, 30. April, 19.55 Uhr
Germany - France
:jump: :yo: Go Bordeleau!!!! :yo: :jump:
Good luck to team Germany!
(Except against France, cause our topscorer plays there ;) )
I'm sure the German team will win and rise again in the rankings.
Some decisions on defense:
Franz, Petermann, Danielsmeier and Köppchen won't be on the German roster.
Kopitz, Renz and Goc join Ancicka, Walter, Retzer, Bakos and Bader for the last two pre-tournament games.
It will be interesting to see who of the last five will remain on the roster, as there are quite a few defensemen joining the team in a few days. Seidenberg and Sulzer are the top two defensemen, they won't be left off the roster. Hördler, Leask and Bazany are the other candidates for a roster spot.
On offense there are quite a few candidates who are playing in the finals right now. Kreutzer, Kathan and Ustorf should make it, but Gawlik and Busch should have a chance as well.
It would be nice to see young guys like Gawlik, Busch, Gogulla or Schütz make the roster.
Surprising that Köppchen didn't make the team.
Even the PREMIERE guys said that he was the best defenseman in the Ingolstadt series.
Great that Seidenberg and Sturm are playing, to be honest I didn't expect it.
Seidenberg drops out with an injury. Kathan won't be nominated.
Ustorf, Felski, Hördler, Busch and Gawlik will play in the last pre-tournament game, Kreutzer, Sulzer and Sturm will arrive later.
Talk about an inexperienced forward-core, 8 out of 12 forwards have played 10 or less games for Germany. According to deb-online.de the "first line" for this game will be Gawlik-Schütz-Gogulla who have a combined seven games.
Here are the 28 players currently on the roster, six of them have to be cut for the tournament:
For anyone interested, there is more comprehensive discussion on this tournament here: http://www.internationalhockeygang.o...2&page=1&pp=50
here is the squad:
Robert Müller (Krefeld)
Thomas Greiss (Köln)
Michael Bakos (Mannheim)
Sascha Goc (Hannover)
Martin Ancicka (Regensburg)
Andreas Renz (Köln)
Anton Bader (Duisburg)
Frank Hördler (Berlin)
Alexander Sulzer (Düsseldorf)
Christoph Gawlik (all Berlin)
Yannic Seidenberg (Ingolstadt)
Felix Schütz (Saint John/QMJHL)
Marco Sturm (Boston/NHL)
Daniel Kreutzer (Düsseldorf)
Alexander Barta (Hamburg)
Christoph Ullmann (Mannheim)
Petr Fical (Nürnberg)
Philipp Gogulla (both Köln)
Interesting squad, Lets see how they perform
Lewandowski wasn't nominated...
On the one hand, it's quite a surprise, as he is easily one of the best German forwards. On the other hand, he hasn't done anything on the international level, always performing way under his level.
Schütz, Gawlik and Gogulla all made the team, nice... :handclap:
I do worry about the defense and their lack of offensive game. There´s Sulzer and whom ?
Yeah Ancicka, but if Krupp would stick to his guns and let young german talent develop at the international level (like he´s doing with Schütz, Gogulla, etc), then he shouldn´t have nominated Ancicka.
I´m sick and tired of players getting a german passport and playing for the national team. I´m fine with lots of youth on the team but is Ancicka (or Bazany) the right way to help german hockey ?
I agree with most parts of selections (Michael Bakos shouldn´t be in the mix here, too), but although Ancicka might help the team but where is the composition of "young, german talent (let them develop)" and "foreigner, just received a german passport" ?
I´d rather see Köppchen, Walter or Kopitz.
Fical is another example, although he´s played for the german national team here and then.
Team Austria - The Squad
Team Austria - The squad:
Reinhard Divis (St. Louis Blues/NHL)
Bernd Brückler (Espoo Blues/FIN)/Gert Prohaska (VSV)
Andre Lakos (Salzburg)
Philippe Lakos (Capitals)
Robert Lukas (Linz)
Thomas Pfeffer (VSV)
Jeremy Rebek (Graz),
Johannes Reichel (KAC)
Mike Stewart (VSV)
Martin Ulrich (Salzburg)
Philippe-Michael Horsky (KAC)
Dieter Kalt (Salzburg)
Roland Kaspitz (VSV)
Thomas Koch (Lulea/SWE)
Markus Peintner (VSV),
Marco Pewal (Salzburg)
David Schuller (KAC)
Jean Selmser (Graz),
Oliver Setzinger (Capitals) :handclap:
Mark Szücs (Linz)
Matthias Trattnig (Salzburg)
Daniel Welser (Skelleftea/SWE)
Kopitz is injured and Walter isn't anybody you want to rely on for offense. He has no shot whatsoever and is no great passer either. There was exactly one moment in the whole season where he did an amazing move on offense, the rest of the season it was a big fat nothing.
Goc has a cannon, he should get plenty of PP-time.
Germany didn't produce much even when they had Ehrhoff, Schubert, Seidenberg and Sulzer on the blueline, and those four have good to great offensive instincts. It always seems like Germany has the talent for a successfull powerplay, but plays a tactic which doesn't work. Apart from the first goal against the Czechs during the Olympics, they rarely make use of the great shots which are coming from the defensemen.
Here's France roster vs Poland last night:
Goalie: Fabrice Lhenry.
Defensemen: Nicolas Besch - Baptiste Amar ; Guillaume Karrer - Stéphane Barin ; Simon Bachelet - Jean-François Bonnard.
Forwards: Sébastien Subit - Julien Desrosiers - Maurice Rozenthal ; Julian Marcos - Anthony Mortas - Brice Chauvel ; Luc Tardif Jr - Laurent Meunier - Olivier Coqueux ; Kevin Hecquefeuille.
Backup Eddy Ferhi.
Out: Vincent Bachet (finger), Antoine Lussier (head), François Rozenthal (rest), Laurent Gras (injured TBD), Sebastien Bordeleau (injured), Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (wrist), Cristobal Huet (G, NHL playoffs with Montreal).
Source : http://www.hockeyarchives.info/match...ce-Pologne.htm
I forgot him : also injured... :(
Good training camp. 1W vs Austria and 1 loss, a win vs Poland and a tie.
Means a 2-1-1 record in exhibition vs 2 good teams... :)
I had two different points with no direct connection:
Defense lacks offensive touch.
Critizism of the selection of Ancicka.
I do not expect Köppchen, Bakos, Walter or Renz (etc) to join the rush and be an offensive defenseman, but if you`re going with all those youngsters what´s the need for selecting Ancicka ?
Isn´t that the lack of 'support' for the german talent the DEB reminds all the german teams of all year long ? Doesn´t the DEL teams get critized for trying to hand out passport to every player who has slim slim slim german roots ? The DEL teams get critized for bringing 'german foreigners' in and what´s the DEB doing here ? Passing up on many german player to go with Ancicka (and Fical).
Stick to your guns DEB and don´t go out on a limb that often with demands.
We shouldn´t care about the talent of running a powerplay, cause obviously we can´t run a powerplay - we´d better care about the tactics and the selection of the players to have a good powerplay instead of having lots of talent for a potential good powerplay.
While I am excited that Reindl and Krupp are giving the young forwards (Gawlik, Gogulla, Shuetz) an opportunity, I am slightly confused at the defense selection. What happened to Schauer, Koeppchen and Petermann? Watching Schauer at the olympics, he appeared to hold his own against great competition (Leask was beaten like a rented mule, and Goc had a number of breakdowns).
I just held my breath every time the opposing team was in Germany's zone with Leask on the ice. He seemed to be out of position quite often. On top of everything, he is a old, imported passport German, taking a spot that could have been given to a youngster (Hoerdler) or another deserving German d-man (Koeppchen).
Not a bad start for the young german team 9-0 after 2 Periods against Israel.
But a terrible start in the third, now its 9-2.
Sturm and Fical make it 11-2.
The scorers for Germany in the game vs. Israel:
Sasha Goc 1 G 1 A
Alexander Sulzer 0 G 1 A
Tino Boos 1 G 1 A
Anton Bader 2 G 0 A
Christoph Gawlik 2 G 0 A
Daniel Kreutzer 1 G 1 A
Christoph Ullmann 0 G 2 A
Michael Bakos 0 G 1 A
Felix Schütz 0 G 2 A
Philip Gogulla 0 G 1 A
Frank Hördler 0 G 1 A
Marco Sturm 2 G 1 A
Alexander Barta 1 G 0 A
Florian Busch 0 G 3 A
Yannic Seidenberg 0 G 2 A
Stefan Ustorf 0 G 1 A
Petr Fical 1 G 0 A
Martin Ancicka 0 G 1 A
Gawlik was named Germany's Player of the game. :handclap:
I hope I didn't miss anything.
80 shots to 17... wow
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