Matthias Albanus

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
German

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
"From the outset I was fascinated by the movement on the ice, the physical hardness, and the community in the team."
Club / Team
Weser Stars Bremen: Germany
Name of coach
Andreas Pokorny [national], GER
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Male Athlete of the Year by German newspaper Wochenblatt. (kreiszeitung-wochenblatt.de, 01 Mar 2016)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair tennis at international tournaments. (itftennis.com, Apr 2014)
Impairment
In 2000 he had a car accident while completing his military service. Doctors were able to save his right leg, but his left leg was amputated. (abendblatt.de, 20 Mar 2008)
Other information
TEAM CREATOR
In the late 2000's he established his own ice sledge team, the Hamburg Bulldogs in Germany. (sovd.de, 20 Mar 2009)