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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>>>

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