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The 1931 German Ice Hockey Championship was the 15th season of the German Ice Hockey Championship, the national championship of Germany. Berliner Schlittschuhclub won the championship by defeating VfB Konigsberg in the final.

The first round games were staged at Lake Riessersee in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on January 17th and 18th. The final was held on January 21st at the Berliner Sportpalast.

Teams from the following associations were eligible to participate in the championship: Brandenburger Eissportverband, Norddeutscher ESV, Niederschlesischer ESV, Oberschlesischer ESV, Landesverband Ostdeutschland, Gauverband Sachsen-Thuringen, Sudwestdeutscher ESV, and the Bayerischer ESV, and the Tiroler Landes-Eisschiess-Verband.

Brandenburg ChampionshipEdit

The Berliner Sportpalast was closed for renovations, and the weather made playing many games outside difficult.

Berliner Schlittschuhclub qualified for the national championship automatically, while their consistent challengers - SC Brandenburg Berlin and SC Charlottenburg - played off to decide the region's second participant in the national championship.

  • SC Brandenburg Berlin - SC Charlottenburg 8:1

Bavarian ChampionshipEdit

SC Riessersee and Münchener EV qualified for the national championship.

Hamburg ChampionshipEdit

The competition was played on February 8, 1931.

Horn und Hamm did not participate in the national championship.

Southwestern ChampionshipEdit

First round
Semifinals
  • SC 1880 Frankfurt - Frankfurter Sportclub Sachsenhausen Forsthausstraße 5:1 (2:1, 1:0, 2:0)
  • SEV Schwenningen - Frankfurter EC 6:2 (3:0, 1:1, 2:1)
3rd place game
Final

EC Schwenningen qualified for the national championship.

East Prussian ChampionshipEdit

Semifinals
3rd place game
  • VfK Konigsberg - VdS Tilsit 7:0 (3:0, 2:0, 2:0)
Final
  • VfB Konigsberg - VfL Rastenburg 1:1 (0:0, 0:0, 1:1)

VfB Königsberg qualified for the national championship.

Lower Silesian ChampionshipEdit

Breslauer EV did not participate in the national championship.

Upper Silesian ChampionshipEdit

Semifinals
Final
  • EV Hindenburg - EV Gleiwitz 1:0 2OT
3rd place game
  • EV Beuthen 09 - SpEV Hindenburg Süd - not played due to poor ice conditions

EV Hindenburg did not participate in the national championship.

Friendly matches
  • EV Hindenburg - EV Beuthen 09 6:0 (2:0, 1:0, 3:0)
  • SpEV Hindenburg Süd - HC Beuthen 11:0 (5:0, 4:0, 2:0)

Silesian ChampionshipEdit

There were plans to stage a Silesian (Southeast German) Championship between the winners of the Lower and Upper Silesian competitions on March 1, but this did not materialize.

  • EV Hindenburg - Breslauer EV

Saxony ChampionshipEdit

This was an unofficial competition that did not send any teams to the national championship.

National ChampionshipEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Berliner Schlittschuhclub Münchener EV 3:1 (1:1, 2:0, 0:0)

SC Brandenburg Berlin declined to participate. Two of their players had exams and another was hurt.

Group BEdit

VfB Königsberg SC Riessersee 4:3 (1:2, 2:0, 1:1)
VfB Königsberg SEV Schwenningen 4:3
SC Riessersee SEV Schwenningen 10:0 (3:0, 2:0, 5:0)
Club GP W T L GF-GA Pts
1. VfB Königsberg 220008:064:0
2.SC Riessersee 210113:042:2
3. SEV Schwenningen 200203:140:4

Final Edit

Berliner Schlittschuhclub VfB Königsberg 9:2 (1:2, 4:0, 4:0)

Other gamesEdit

  • Breslauer EV - EV Hindenburg 4:1 (1:1, 2:1) [sic]

ReferencesEdit

  • Müller, Stephan (2000). Deutsche Eishockey Meisterschaften. Print on Demand. ISBN 3-8311-0997-4. 
  • Karas, Steffen (2008). 100 Jahre Eishockey in Berlin. Verlag Jeske/Mader. ISBN 978-3-931624-57-6. 

External linksEdit

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia

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