Despite promotion from Pool B to Pool A after the 2013 World Championships, Germany failed to qualify for the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, mirroring their disappointment in missing a place at Vancouver in 2010. However, while they finished in sixth position in the World Championships A-Pool in 2015, it was still better than many had anticipated. During a recent friendly tournament against Sweden and Norway, they performed well against both teams and will be hoping to carry that momentum to the Euros in Ostersund.
Captain Bas Disveld is a strong leader on the ice, and established players Jorg Wedde, Torsten Eller and Robert Pabst always make a great impression.
All team previews for the 2016 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships can be viewed at the event website.
All games will be streamed live at paralympic.org/ostersund-2016 alongside live results.