(f.l.) Both coaches of the clubs, Niklas Sundblad and Christof Kreutzer, are looking foward to the game. (xity-photo:A.Obreiter)
The derby will take place in the esprit arena(xity-photo:A.Obreiter)
The 206. derby against DEG vs. KEC will take place on this ice surface. (xity-photo:A.Obreiter)
Gernot Tripcke at the press conferenceto to the 2015 DEL wintergame. (xity-photo:A.Obreiter)
Mayor Thomas Geisel is looking forward to the derby. (xity-photo:A.Obreiter)
Chef coach Christof Kreutzer will push his team to the limit. (xity-photo:A.Obreiter)
(f.l) Niklas Sundblad, Jochen Rotthof, Thomas Geisel, Gernot Tripcke and Christof Kreutzer . (xity-photo:A.Obreiter)
The derby of the year in Düsseldorf
DEL Winter Game 2015
On the 10th of January 2015, the Düsseldorfer EG and the Kölner Haie will compete against eachother in the second outdoor game in the German ice hockey club history.
Düsseldorf- The 206th rhineland derby will occur on the 10th January 2015 infront of more than 50,000 spectators in the Esprit Arena. If record of 50,000 spectators will get breaken, the 50,001 person that bought the ticket will win a trip to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The German Ice Hockey league wants to break the record of 50,000 spectators in a league game in this derby. With the Kölner Haien and the Düsseldorfer EG, two eight time winners of the German championship will play against each other. Of the total 205 matches in the last 40 years Cologne won 103 games, the DEG 91 and eleven games ended in draws.
The match in the Düsseldorf Esprit - Arena will be like a home game for the Düsseldorfer DEG. The Düsseldorf ''Prinzenpaar'', prince Christian II and Venetia Claudia I, will deliver the puck for the game. In addition to that, another highlight on that day will be the performance of the successful swedish Band Mando Diao in the sport breaks. The artist are themselves ice hokey excited.
Before the game starts in the Esprit arena against the two rivals, the audience will see a game of former legends and famous players of both clubs. And after the real game between the mens team of the Düsseldorf DEG and the Kölner Haie, a humongous firework will take place.