It is with great shock that we learned of the sudden death of a long-time DPL member Martina Steiner. She was the heartbeat and driving force behind the BodyJacks. Before that, she also actively and passionately supported the Bodycheck team. She will be greatly missed by us and especially by the players & members of the BodyJacks.
Our deepest condolences go out to her husband Christoph Steiner and her family. Rest in peace Martina. We will miss you.
For the 10th year in a row, the „Senior“ Hockey Training Camp for DPL players and friends took place. Returning to the “home” rink in Heilbronn, the Camp took place from Aug 7-8. Using 2 ice times per day, Ronny Arendt put the players and 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 2 days.
A big thank you goes out to the Camp‘s organizer Arne Röhrig.👏🏼🏒🥅
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”