IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool
26 April - 3 May

Buffalo 2015: Germany preview

Alongside Japan, Germany made it into the A-Pool following a gold medal winning performance from the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool. 18 Apr 2015
A picture of 2 men in sledges celebrating a goal during a ice sledge hockey match

Germany's Frank Rennhack scored two goals against Japan during the gold medal match at the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool in Nagano, Japan.

ⒸMoto Yoshimura

The team are in Buffalo looking to retain that place at the very start of the cycle for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

After missing out on the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, several key players retired but there is promise from the new generation with the likes of 18-year-old forward Felix Schrader.

Experienced team members such as Frank Rennhack will be alongside Schrader on the front-line, and have already joined forces in 2014-15 to beat B-Pool team Sweden. Klaus Brzoska of Weser Stars Bremen, a new addition for 2014-15, also replaces former back-up goaltender Lars Uhlemann.

Gathering together players from across Germany including Wiehl, Langenhagen and Dresden the band of 14 men will face Italy, Paralympic champions the USA and Sochi 2014 silver medallists Russia in Group B.

Key players

Frank Rennhack (defence); Simon Kunst (goaltender)

Head coach

Andreas Pokorny

World Championship A-Pool medals


Paralympic medals


Team roster

Disveld, Bas (F)

Rennhack, Frank (F)

Wolff, Jacob (F)

Jaster, Christian (D)

Brzoska, Klaus (G)

Kuhli-Lauenstein, Ingo (F)

Hering, Bernhard (F)

Kunst, Simon (G)

Pabst, Robert (D)

Stumpe, Sven (F)

Sklorz, Lucas (D)

Wedde, Joerg (F)

Pilz, Christian (D)

Schrader, Felix (F)

All team previews for the Buffalo 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships can be found here.

Buffalo 2015 will be shown live at Buffalo2015.com, and tickets are still available.