Team Germany at the 2010 IIHF World Hockey Championships will feature two Ontario Hockey League alumni. Both players have been featured at OHL Alumni Central in previous posts. John Tripp, a Canadian born player who has attained German citizenship was also on the German team at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. Rob Zepp is a Canadian born goaltender who played in the OHL with the Plymouth Whalers.
John Tripp played in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals for three seasons, from 1994-95 to 1996-97. John toiled in North America, even playing 43 total NHL games with the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings, until the end of 2003-04. In 2004-05, Tripp made the jump to Germany and has been in the DEL ever since. His current team, Hamburg Freezers, is his third and he’s been with the club for three seasons.
Rob Zepp played three seasons in the OHL with the Plymouth Whalers from 1998-99 to 2000-01. In his final two seasons he shared the Dave Pinkney Trophy, awarded to the team with the best overall goals against average. Zepp has just completed his third season in the DEL, all with Eisbaren Berlin (Berlin Polar Bears).
To view John Tripp’s profile page at the Hamburg Freezers official website, click here.
To view Rob Zepp’s profile page at the Eisbaren Berlin official website, click here.