Trinkberger is looking forward to the brother duel

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David Trinkberger is looking forward to the brother duel

The Penguin defender meets Luca, who is 19 months his junior, for the first time in the game in Freiburg on Sunday. Both come from the Landshut ice hockey school. Both of them talk on the phone almost every day.

When the Krefeld Pinguine compete in the DEL 2 at EHC Freiburg on Sunday, it will be a family duel. Defender David Trinkberger is in the ranks of the penguins. The 196 centimeter tall defender came to Krefeld from Düsseldorfer EG this summer. His brother Luca, who is 19 months his junior, is also a defender and is starting his third season in Freiburg.

“I’m really looking forward to this game because it’s the first time we’re playing against each other,” said the Krefeld newcomer after training on Thursday. Although the two brothers were born and grew up in Landshut and also learned the basics of ice hockey there, they have never played in a team. As soon as it was possible, I moved to North America,” reports David.

Even without a common ice age, they still maintain very close contact: “We talk to each other every day, but the tactics for the game on Sunday are left out. Everyone plays for their club,” says David, who, unlike his younger brother, also has the experience of 83 games in the DEL.

Both are expecting visitors in Freiburg on Sunday. “A lot of family members are coming, it will definitely be a cool game for us,” says the older of the two brothers. When asked if there was already a bet, the 26-year-old replies: “Not yet, but there may still be something going on”. In addition to seeing his brother again, the tall defender also has opponents Freiburg in mind. “They’re a good team with strong imported players, we mustn’t underestimate the task. After the long journey, we have to be ready right away.”

Trinkberger is still mourning the defeat against Kassel. It was a great night of ice hockey for everyone involved, it’s a shame we didn’t reward our great fans with a win.” If the penguins win in Freiburg, David Trinkberger has two reasons to celebrate. Success with the penguins and victory in the family duel.