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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>>>

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