2021 IIHF: Germany Men’s National Ice Hockey Team preview, live stream, statistics, rooster and schedule

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Team Germany

Outside of Finland and Canada, Group B is full of playoff-fringe teams at the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship. The United States, Latvia, Norway, and Germany each have reasonable expectations to advance from the preliminaries. Because they’re just on the fringe, their plans can just as easily go south. Germany returned to the playoffs in 2019 but hasn’t earned a medal since West Germany took the silver medal in 1953. They’ll look to at least put together consistent quarterfinal appearances, if not reach the podium.

The 5-2 2019 team started strong, going 3-0 to open the preliminaries, but faltered down the stretch. Germany went 2-2 the rest of the way but entered the quarterfinal on a high point after defeating unbeaten Finland. The momentum was short-lived, screeching to a halt with a 5-1 loss to the Czech Republic in the playoffs. The Germans return 11 players from that 2019 team as they look to make a deeper push at a medal contention.

Tournament Details

DatesFriday, May 21 - Sunday, June 6, 2021
LocationRiga, Latvia
VenueOlympic Sports Centre and Arena Riga
ChannelNHL Network (USA), TSN (Canada)
Live StreamPremiumTV (Worldwide)

Preview

Germany has come on in the opening weekend at the 2021 World Championship in Latvia to go from just a player in the tournament to a legit contender. Taking advantage of a weak schedule through the first two games, Germany has looked strong, scoring 14 goals, with a differential of 14-5. Of course, that stat gets a little help from their nine-point victory in the tournament opener against Italy. The rest of Group B isn’t looking great early on, so Germany should have no problem reaching the quarterfinals. The coordinators are buying their performance though, and Germany is ranked No. 2 in the power rankings.

Team Roster

NumberNamePositionClub
5Korbinian HolzerDefensemanAvto Yekaterinburg
7Maximilian KastnerForwardEHC Red Bull Munich
8Tobias ReiderForwardBuffalo Sabres
9Leon GawankeDefensemanManitoba Moose
11Marco NowakDefensemanDEG Dusseldorf
15Stefan LoiblForwardAdler Mannheim
21Nicolas KrammerForwardAdler Mannheim
22Matthias PlachtaForwardAdler Mannheim
31Niklas TreutleGoalkeeperNuremberg Ice Tigers
34Tom KuhnacklForwardBridgeport Sound Tigers
35Mathias NiederbergerGoalkeeperEisbaren Berlin
38Fabio WagnerDefensemanERC Ingolstadt
41Jonas MullerDefensemanEisbaren Berlin
53Moritz SeiderDefensemanRogle Angelholm
54Lean BergmannForwardSan Jose Sharks
58Markus EisenchmidForwardAdler Mannheim
73Lukas ReichelForwardEisbaren Berlin
83Leonhard ProderlForwardEisbaren Berlin
85Marcel BrandtDefensemanStraubing Tigers
90Felix BruckmannGoalkeeperAdler Mannheim
91Moritz MullerDefensemanKolner Haie
92Marcel NoebelsForwardEisbaren Berlin
95Frederik TiffelsForwardKolner Haie

 

Prelims Schedule

Germany is competing in Group B and will play each other team in the group in the preliminary round. All Group B games are played at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, May 21, 20219:15am ESTItaly
Saturday, May 22, 20215:15am ESTNorway
Monday, May 24, 20211:!5pm ESTCanada
Wednesday, May 26, 20219:15am ESTKazakhstan
Saturday, May 29, 20211:15pm ESTFinland
Monday, May 31, 20219:15am ESTUnited States
Tuesday, June 1, 20211:15pm ESTLatvia

 

How to watch IIHF 2021 Germany Men’s game live stream from anywhere?

In Germany, Sport 1 Germany has got all the rights to live broadcast and stream online. If you are an expedite and want to watch all Germany’s games online from outside Germany, you may need to find an alternative channel or streaming provider in your current region/location, because Sport 1 Germany live stream can only be viewed from Germany. We recommend PremiumTV, as they promised to cover all IIHF games live stream online from anywhere. Their service comes with a one-time payment of $19.99 or even fans can get a free 3 day trial on a monthly plan.

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