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).
Racial insults have no place in society and certainly no place in the DPL. All Players in the DPL agree to treat each other with respect, fairness and equality. Recently it has come to the attention of DPL Management that racial slurs were used in a recent Playoff game between Schlappschuss and SG Stern on Saturday 08.2.2020 in Eppelheim. Let this be a reminder that the individuals responsible for these unacceptable comments will no longer be allowed to play in the DPL. We reserve the right to take appropriate legal action against those individuals involved. Anyone who can provide further information, please contact Phil Morley or members of the DPL Management Team.
Discrimination of any kind will not be accepted in the DPL.