DEL: Düsseldorfer EG separates from Coach Kreis

The Düsseldorfer EG is looking for a new head coach for the coming season. Coach Harold Kreis leaves the eight-time ice hockey champion and takes over the Schwenninger Wild Wings instead.

“Since I’ve been in Germany, I’ve got to know Schwenningen as a traditional club that cultivates a distinctive and exciting ice hockey culture,” said the 63-year-old: “That’s why I see it as an honor and enrichment for me and my career to have such a club, such a one to lead the team.”

Previously, Düsseldorf and Kreis had not been able to agree on a contract extension and “decided not to continue the previous cooperation after the current season”, as stated in a statement.

“The cooperation with Harold Kreis has always been very good and trusting over the years, for which I would like to thank you in advance. We were very satisfied with his work,” said Düsseldorf’s sports director Niki Mondt: “We will fit the new DEG head coach again to occupy and proclaim our philosophy.”

Kreis is already ending his second term at DEG. The German-Canadian was responsible for Düsseldorf between 2008 and 2010 and since 2018.


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