Pyeongchang, SOUTH KOREA – Seven M&T clients were members of the historic German Olympic Men’s hockey team that captured the Silver medal at the Games in Pyeonchanh last week!
Germany defeated Canada in the semi-final game before losing 4-3 to the Olympic Athletes from Russia entry in the Gold Medal final.
Matthias Plachta, Timo Pielmeier, Jonas Muller, Danny Aus den Birken, Gerritt Fauser, Bjorn Krupp and Yannic Seidenberg were members of the German club that was a best-ever finish for the country in Men’s hockey.
Germany was last on the podium at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games, winning bronze, and before that it was the 1932 Lake Placid Olympics where they also won bronze.
Plachta, 26, is centreman who currently plays for Adler Mannheim of the DEL. He has 12-21-33 in 52 games so far this season.
Pielmeier, 28, is a goalie who was a 3rd round choice of the San Jose Sharks in 2007, plays for EHC Ingolstadt of the DEL. He currently sports a .922 save percentage in 35 games this season.
Muller, 22, is a member of Eisbaren Berlin of the DEL and has 2-7-9 points in 29 games as a defenseman.
Aus den Birken, 33, is a goalie with EHC Munich of the DEL where he has a .929 save percentage to go along with a 2.08 GAA in 25 games.
Fauser, 28, is a 6-1, 196 lbs winger with the Wolfsburg Grizzlies 18-11-29 in 50 games in the DEL this season.
Krupp, 27, who is the son of former NHLer and M&T client Uwe, is also skating this season with the Wolfsburg Grizzlies. He played three seasons with the OHL Belleville Bulls before heading to Europe to continue his career.
Seidenberg, 34, is a defenseman with ECH Munchen of the DEL where he has recorded 8 goals and 26 assists in 50 games this season.