Edition 02/2023 | NEWS_02_2023

Content of the current issue


Playstyle and Prizes
PENNY DEL is currently asking the fans about their motivation and obstacles to visiting the stadium

Realistic view of the status quo
Commentary on the performance of the U20 national team at the World Cup in Canada

Henrik Haukeland and Jeremy Williams – December’s Players of the Month in PENNY DEL and DEL2
Düsseldorf’s wall between the posts: Not a man of great speeches – Heilbronn’s top scorer is back in top form after injury and with family support

Starting 6 – the slightly different interview
This time with Trevor Erhardt, former Canadian striker and Frankfurt crowd favorite

What does … actually do?
Now: Doug Irwin, former Canadian defender and coach

Our satirical column by Alexander Brandt-Memet
Big story

U20 World Cup

“That was another good success for us”
Abkampfer is satisfied and will probably remain the German U20 national coach

Key players and potential movers for the next World Cup

Austria’s consolation: the supports remain

“It’s the best feeling in the world”
Canada defends title at the World Juniors – Guenther becomes the match winner

“Anyone who is an ice hockey fan applauds”
Czech U20 triggers a wave of euphoria with World Cup success at home


On the situation in the league: Augsburg’s traumatic start to 2023

Mannheim: Alavaara looking for a striker
Due to Dawes’ injury, however, the desired type of game could change – also: “I felt very good,” says comebacker Gaudet

Dusseldorf: Back to the December form
Slack at the beginning of the year ends quickly – In addition: 250th scorer point for Fischbuch and Borzecki’s goal premiere

Bremerhaven: “We have to control our emotions better”
Attacker Uher is self-critical after the memorable match in Iserlohn – And: Huge anger about the wrong goal decision

Straubing: Manning calls for more communication
Good goal tally but room for improvement defensively: The defender’s analysis – Also: Miska and Akeson are gaining confidence

Berlin: “Relegation is a big issue for me”
A lack of passion, no self-confidence, the departures: Aubin’s reasons for the misery

Frankfurt: Unshakeable belief in the late comeback
Already scored the equalizer seven times without a goalkeeper and with a sixth field player

Ingolstadt: rumble with rump troops
Ingolstadt’s half attack fails at the wrong time: How long can that go well?

Nuremberg: MacLeod has his word on the competition
Bitter exit of the top scorer at the end of the season, but hope for a bigger budget

Schwenningen: “Only losers look down”
Karachun on the downtrend, half effort and personal luck

Wolfsburg: In the identification phase
Armin Wurm is busy with a second career – and another DEL year – And: gap in the middle: access Lorito has to play a new role

Iserlohn: “Get into competition mode”
Access Anthony Rech on his debut, advice from Brent Aubin and goals for the season – as well as: home strength continues to be the trump card in the playoff scramble

Cologne: Row one delivers
The Kammerer formation gives the Haie prospects for the top six – And: “Given a business card for ice hockey”

Augsburg: “It’s about all of us”
Ryan Kuffner on the late equalizers and the “final” at Eisbären Berlin – And: severe last-minute blackouts

Munich: Not hard, but rather smart
Jonathon Blum has blossomed into the league’s best defender in terms of points – Also: The “Oil Kings” deliver and the EHC marches on

Bietigheim: “We appreciate his ruthless honesty”
Steelers boss Schoch on the new coach, goalkeeper Aittokallio and looking for reinforcements – And: Steelers win in the derby, but safe places are far away


“I am happy”
Hard work and outstanding stats in the AHL bring Lukas Reichel back to the NHL

The Czech wall that holds almost too securely
Arizona excited about new number one, but a goalie trade could help the franchise even more

A very early Classic newcomer
Seattle Wins Outdoor Game Award: League Tactics in Third NHL Year

“I feel pretty well here”
Nico Sturm: More ice age, new role, but still no success in San Jose

Positioning for super talent Bedard
Most wanted player in years: The tactics of the backbench teams

Next AHL instead of NHL
Austria’s talent should be consolidated and further developed in the farm team in Iowa


Champions Hockey League: semi-final pairings full of CHL tradition
Premiere winners and regular guests determine this year’s finalists

Ukraine: destruction and reconstruction
A rocket hit the stadium of HC Donbass – Foundation collects for ice hockey

Sweden: Skellefteå’s streak has broken, but the good omen remains
The Kühnhackl team loses for the first time after 16 SHL wins in a row

Switzerland: Tomlinson has to give up coaching job in Kloten
Former DEL attacker and coach retires for health reasons


About the situation in the league: DEL2 will determine two relegated teams in 2024
15 teams only one exception: direct relegation plus playdowns in the 2023/24 season

Landshut: “We’ve moved closer together”
Outnumbered game and Vogl strong – maximum record in the new year

Krefeld: The discovery of the season
Youngster Matthias Bittner also shines in the victory in Heilbronn

Bayreuth: “We have to build on that”
Despite narrow defeats, Chernomaz satisfied with the performance of the mini-squad

Kassel: “We have to be ready for every game”
Steven Seigo in good form after the shaky victory over Bayreuth at the bottom

Heilbronn: “Too late” for changes in the fitness area
However, Martin Jiranek calls for more “killer instinct” away from the parade line

Ravensburg: “It’s time we started”
Tim Kehler hopes for a “clear trend towards increased performance” – mourning for “Schorsch” Thoma

Regensburg: Staff and center forward shortage
0: 6 in Selb serves as a damper, two defenders help out in front – average attendance over 3,000

Selb: “I didn’t criticize him once”
Trainer Waßmiller about Mark McNeill, who now also appears offensively

Bad Nauheim: “Wants to repay the trust with performance”
Fabian Herrmann about his development, his role and trainer Harry Lange

Kaufbeuren: Finally three points again
Jokers are rewarded for a strong weekend – the coaching team is now spoiled for choice

Freiburg: “They call twice and three times over”
Search for Reway successor is faltering – Alexander De Los Rios celebrates anniversary

Dresden: Always reliable
Vladislav Filin is one of the Ice Lions’ most consistent strikers

Crimmitschau: 15 points from seven games
Ice Pirates remain in the playoff race, coach Bazany ennobles goalkeeper Ilya Sharipov

Weißwasser: “Can only speak and give tips”
Steve Hanusch is still hoping for a comeback this season


Lindau: “It’s important to think about the time after ice hockey”
Career prospects ensure Damian Schneider’s return to the Islanders

Passau: Corona slows down the Black Hawks at the start of the year

Hannover: „The save of his life“
Brain tumor discovered in Jan Dalgic – fundraising campaign started for Indians goalie

Mellendorf: The table leader increases the quality
James Bettauer and Dennis Reimer join the Scorpions


Two U17 championship round tickets still open
Krefeld and Straubing have the best cards for the two vacant places

Even a short squad does not stop Memminger women

336 penalty minutes at youth game in Canada

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