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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>>>
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>>>
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>>>

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