The corona Pandemie has not only forced an early end to the DPL Hockey season, it is threatening the on-going operation of many of the ice rinks used by the DPL. Please help support one of the main rinks used by the DPL – Icehouse Eppelheim. Nearly one-third of all DPL Teams call the Icehouse home. More info and how you can support the Icehouse here (in German): https://www.eisbaeren-eppelheim.de/de/news/2020-2021/2021-01-25-eisbaeren-brauchen-eis.php
As most of you are aware, the current lockdown rules, coupled with the announced closing of rinks where DPL league games are scheduled, has forced your DPL Managment Team to cancel all remaining games of the 2020/21 hockey season. We will now concentrate on the planing for the upcoming 2021/22 hockey season.
We will inform you whether or not an 2021 Inliner Season will take place as and when we have more relevant information. No decision has been made at this time.
Your DPL has a responsibility to all referees, players, coaches and fans to ensure the safe operation of the DPL.
We ask for your understanding. This was a decision which we did not take lightly. In view of the current pandemic situation, we felt it was the best course of action to take.
The following e-Mail was sent to the Team Captains on 29.11.2020. Essentially, it says that given the current (Corona) situation – we’re not playing at the moment – we’ve moved the team roster deadline to the 15.01.2021.
“Dear Team Captains aus aktuellem Anlass, verschieben wir den Meldeschluss für eure Kader auf den 15.01.2021. #StaySafe Euer DPL Management Team”
As most of you are well aware, the German government has taken further steps to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in Germany. As a result, the postponement of DPL games has been extended through December, 2020. We will revisit the situation again in December to determine whether or not we can re-start in Jan, 2021.
You can find an overview of the latest Corona-Rules here (in German).
The following e-Mail was sent to the Team Captains on 19.11.2020. Essentially, it says that given the current (Corona) situation – we’re not playing at the moment – we’ve moved the team roster deadline to the 15.12.2020.
Dear Team Captains aus aktuellem Anlass, verschieben wir den Meldeschluss für eure Kader auf den 15.12.2020. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Euer DPL Management Team”
It was a busy day at Friedrichspark. Two final playoff games – one to decide third place and one for the championship. The match to decide third place was between Mike‘s Monsters and Ludwigshafen Scorpions, starting at 13:00 Nov 1 in Friedrichspark. Ludwigshafen jumped out to a quick 5:2 lead after 15 mins and never looked back. Although Mike‘s Monsters outshot Ludwigshafen in the third period, the Scorpions were able to cruise through to a 9:4 win and third place overall this Inliner Season 2020. Congrats to both teams for a well fought match. The championship game followed at 15:00 between undefeated K-Town and challenger Snipers 2020. As was the case in the game for third place, one team, in this case K-Town, jumped out to an early lead. Marcel Pohl, scoring Champ for this Inliner season, struck early for K-Town at 0:09 of the first period. K-Town posted a 4:0 lead after 15 min, adding 2 more in the second for a comfortable 6:0 lead after 30 min of play. The teams traded goals in the third frame, with a final score of 7:1 in favor of K-Town. Ice Hockey Division 4 Manager Brett Castell Morley, who doubled as Announcer and Head Timekeeper for these contests, handed out the hardware along with DPL President Phil Morley and DPL Inliner Manager Peter Götz. A big thank you to our two referees for these games – Tina Kirschner and Stefan Schmidt. Inliner Champions 2020 – K-Town Second place – Snipers 2020 Third place – Ludwigshafen Scorpions Fourth place – Mike‘s Monsters Best goalie (DIV2) – Pascal Riedel, Ludwigshafen Scorpions MVP (DIV2) – Roy Labbé, Mike‘s Monsters Top Scorer – Marcel Pohl, K-Town Best Goalie (DIV1), Marcel Kappes, Snipers 2020 MVP (DIV1) – Fabian Fellhauer, Snipers 2020 Congratulations to all players! See you next season.
DPL Hockey regular season games postponed from 2.11.2020 until 30.11.2020. Due to the announcement of the German government (“Nationwide measures to contain the Corona Pandemic – in German“) the DPL will have to postpone all games in November. We will work with all teams to find suitable dates / times for rescheduling the games.
For the 9th year in a row, the „Senior“ Hockey Training Camp for DPL players and friends took place. Unlike previous years in Heilbronn, this time around the Camp was hosted from Aug 28-20 in Pforzheim. Using 2 ice times per day, Ronny Arendt put the 20 players and 3 goalies through their paces. Skating, passing, 5 on 5 positioning and strategy plus numerous other drills kept the hockey camp participants on their toes over the 3 days.
A big thank you goes out to the Camp‘s organizer Arne Röhrig.👏🏼🏒🥅
The DPL, like other recreational & professional sports leagues around the world, paused its operation due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Both German federal and state governments are closely monitoring the corona virus situation and providing the operating framework for sports organizations. The DPL will comply with these regulations.
You can find the latest regulations for Baden-Württemberg here (in German).
As of Aug 16, 2020, we are pleased to restart our Inline League. The schedule is now available on dpliga.com.
Based upon the current regulations for Sports Clubs in Baden-Württemberg, we plan to start the 2020/21 Hockey Season as in previous years in October, 2020. The details, including the basis for team allocation in each division, will be discussed in the next Captain‘s Meeting in September, 2020.
The Eisbären Eppelheim are looking for players to join their top team, which plays in the 4th Level of the German Ice Hockey Leagues (Regionalliga). If you are interested, please contact Roland Komander (+49 172 6286177) or Sascha Tirvunov (+49 178 1422618).