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The German national team will head into the tournament with the odds stacked highly against their favor. With top players Thomas Greiss, Alexander Sulzer, Christian Erhoff, Dennis Endras, Michael Wolf and Marcel Goc declining offers for various reasons, the German team will be left without a lot of its star power needed to prove their strength heading into Belarus.

NamePositionTeam
Philipp GrubauerGoalieHershey Bears
Danny aus den BirkenGoalieKolner Haie
Rob ZeppGoalieBerlin Ice Bears
Moritz MullerDefensemanKolner Haie
Denis ReulDefensemanAdler Mannheim
Justin KruegerDefensemanSC Bern
Benedikt Brückner DefensemanEHC Red Bull Münche
Daryl Boyle DefensemanAugsburg Panthers
Frank HördlerDefensemanEisbären Berlin
Constantin BraunDefensemanBerlin Ice Bears
Sinan AkdagDefensemanAdler Mannheim
Nikolai Goc DefensemanAdler Mannheim
Benedikt KohlDefensemanGrizzly Adams Wolfsburg
Kai HospeltForwardAdler Mannheim
Matthias PlachtaForwardAdler Mannheim
Frank Mauer ForwardAdler Mannheim
Alexander BartaForwardEHC Red Bull München
Yannic SeidenbergForwardEHC Red Bull München
Yasin Ehliz ForwardThomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nürnberg
Felix SchützForwardAdmiral Wladiwostok
Daniel PiettaForwardKrefeld Pinguins
Tobias RiederForwardPortland Pirates
Markus KinkForwardAdler Mannheim
Thomas Oppenheimer ForwardHamburg Freezers
Marcel NoebelsForwardAdirondack Phantomsf
Leon DraisaitlForwardPrince Albert Raiders
Dominik KahunForwardSudbury Wolves

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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