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.
Your DPL Management Team