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”
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 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).