Eagles 3 celebrating their stunning victory, crowning them DPL Div V Champs!
Welcome to the BEST hockey family in Europe!
The Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) Eagles hockey organization consists of all branches of the U.S. military, dependents (16+), civil service, contractors, members of NATO and our German friends.
Even though a majority of our organization is military, you DON'T need to be affiliated with the military to join! The KMC in Germany comprises of Vogelweh, Sembach, Kapaun, Ramstein, Miesau, Landstuhl, Baumholder and all the cities in between.
Four Eagle teams (I, II, III, & IV), which range from beginners to "wannabe" pro and compete in the Die Playa's Liga (German league), friendly games, and tournaments in five European countries.
The Die Players Liga (DPL) is the premier hobby league of Germany, with five divisions for ice hockey and three divisions for inline. There are thirty-two competitive teams from various levels of skill and talent. The DPL is sponsored by the Mannheim Adlers (pro team), Top-on-Ice, and Hooter restaurants.
The KMC Eagles are proud supporters of our community, providing tons of volunteer manhours to the KMC 5/6, USO, ROSC, and RESA organizations.
Championship bound Eagles 3 huddles after the huge and historical victory.
Some have called this game a "Miracle on Ice" and some called it history in the making. However, the Eagles 3rd team call their third game in the semi-finals as their final hurdle on the road to their Division V Championship Game. Their appearance in the Championship Game will be Eagles 3 first ever appearance in a Championship!! Also, they are the first Eagles team to land a slot in a Championship.
The game started a little rocky for the Eagles when the Tigers 2 opened the game scoring in the first two and half minutes. However, the Eagle's fan did not stop their cheering and it paid off big when Ludwig Schweinfurth, with assist from Collin Keller, stole the puck on a forecheck ...Read More
Eagles 1 poses after the championship win with the trophy recipient and one of their biggest fans, Luke.
As usual, the Eagles brought two teams to the Hockey North America - Europe tournament in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Even though we were more shorthanded than we wanted, we were able to pull off a historical weekend for the organization, bringing home championship trophies in both divisions. However, it wasn't easy for either team. On Friday, Eagles 2 started off the tournament with a big win over Team Canada 7-2, which was followed by another huge win for Eagles 1 over Pallojussit 2 (Finland) 10-3. Eagles 1 finished Friday evening with another crushing win over the Leiden Islanders (Netherlands) 10-0.
Eagles 2 start off Saturday morning early with a nail biting tie 4-4 agains ...Read More
Coming off of a stunning third place finish at the 22nd annual Alpine Classic in Garmisch the Eagles 1 showed up in full force for their second game in the best of three DPL quarterfinals. After beating Ludwigshafen in the first game of the series 8-5, the Eagles dominated the ice stunning Ludwigshafen with a score of 12-1. Anthony Aceto was set up perfectly by Tim Duffy and Shane Saum for the first goal of the game giving the Eagles the early lead. The Eagles ended the first period with three goals which they would double by the end of the second. Ludwigshafen's only goal of the game came with three minutes left in the second period. Instead of slowing the Eagles play it only fueled ...Read More
One military hockey squad knows what it means to be a team, and a family. Staff Sgt. Ben Wocken brings us to Zwiebrucken, Germany to watch how eagles train to fly.
The Eagles huddle for a group shot with the trophy and an exploding bottle of champange following the championship win.
After stuffing our faces with tons and tons of food on Thanksgiving, the Eagles made the journey our to Wiesbaden for the 2nd Annual Viking Cup. We had the pleasure of playing in the Inaugural Cup last year, but weren't able to come home with the championship. Just like last year, we sent a mixture of Eagles 1, 2, and 3.Friday
Opening the tournament up on a rainy night vs the Wiesbaden Ice Tigers, the Eagles drew first blood. However, the Ice Tigers weren't going to allow the Eagles an easy game, as they tied up the game 1-1. It wasn't until half way through the game before the Eagles were able to pull away, winning 7-3 and eliminating the chance of playing early the nex ...Read More