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 host nation. The KMC comprises of Vogelweh, Sembach, Kapaun, Ramstein, Miesau, Landstuhl, and Baumholder in Germany. Three Eagle teams (I, II, & III), 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.
We will build off of the great time we had last year!
On 27-28 July, from noon to noon, we will be participating in the KMC 5/6 Viking Challenge in order to raise money for the Landstuhl Fisher House.
Come join us for a GREAT time for a GREAT cause!
The last time Lutz played goalie may have been 30 years ago, but you could not tell one bit!!
It may have been a gloomy, rainy Sunday afternoon, but the Eagles did not let that stop them as they had a victory over the Vikings 11-4!!
This was a game of SLAP SHOTS!
It was newcomer Jeff Roberts who started the Eagles on their victory march with a slapper in the top right shelf. The Vikings did manage to slip one in to tie it up; however, the Eagles were not going to let the game be tied for long. It was amazing teamwork as Josh Krape had a slapper at the point that bounced off Jeff Robert's chest and went in!
Josh Krape followed with a beautiful slapper at the point that landed in the top right shelf.
Mike Altigieri launched a slap shot from point that the goalie was able to stop. However, Tom Holmen grabbed the rebound and found bottom left corner of the net.
Mike Kwain was definitely the MVP of the game as he took shots from everywhere and stood up to the challenge!
We would like to start this recap of Saturday's game versus the Blue Devils to send well wishes from the whole Eagles organization to Blue Devil player Wolf Hüttinger, who was severely injured in Saturday's game. Wolf, we hope you have a safe and speedy recovery, you played an awesome game and we look forward to seeing you play in the future! From the whole Eagles organization, Get Well Soon!!!!
The Eagles took on the Blue Devils this past Saturday at Bob's in Mannheim! It was an incredible action packed game that kept both players and fans on their feet!
The Eagles started off the game when Brock Gowie did a behind the back pass to Brandyn Shelly that hit the goalies skate and went in!!
It was action packed as the puck went down from one end to the other and back again. The Eagles held them off, but the Devils manage to slip one in, tying the game 1-1.
KMC Eagles Inline team practicing in the "Shed".
May the "fourth" be with the Longhorn II as the Eagles Inline team skated out strong with a 10-6 win for their first game!!!
The Eagles have had 2 practices before this game, but it was hard to tell watching them as they played quite fluidly! Bob's was a big change in pace for them compared to the concrete floor they have been practicing at Josh Krape's work. However, watching them play on Saturday we saw 11 players come together and work as a great team!
Justin Bunton launching the puck out to Tom Holmen.
The Eagles had an amazing opportunity to have one last day of some good ole' ice hockey at this year's DPL 3-on-3 Tournament in Viernheim Eishalle.
For this tournament, the ice is split into three sections and there are two games played consecutively in the two far zones. All the players hang out and drink beer in the center zone. The games are played width wise with goalies on each end.
We sent 1 team this year consisting of: Justin Bunton, Tim Duffy, Eric Helgeson, Tom Holmen, Joshua Krape, Brandyn Shelly, the acquired dangler Jake Howell, and Chris Wurst. The Eagles came out strong and held 1st place in their group until the very end of r ...Read More