Ostersund 2017 factfile: Germany05.10.2017
Team preview ahead of Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament
With less than a week to go until the World Para Ice Hockey Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament in Ostersund, Sweden, we’re taking a closer look at each of the five teams competing for the chance to appear at PyeongChang 2018.
Germany are aiming for their first Paralympic Winter Games since Torino 2006. After finishing last at the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships A-Pool in Gangneung, South Korea, the squad revamped its national team ahead of Ostersund 2017. They, along with host Sweden, are the two teams looking for redemption after failing to qualify for PyeongChang 2018 back in April.
Paralympic Winter Games
World Championships history
2013 World Championships B-Pool – gold
2012 World Championships B-Pool – bronze
Gangneung 2017 saw the emergence of young forward Ingo Kuhli-Lauenstein. After attending a youth camp in 2015, Kuhli-Lauenstein showed glimpses of talent and could be a factor for the team in their PyeongChang 2018 campaign. Young returnee Felix Schrader was described by his coach as having “goal-hungry” hands.
No. 3 Bas Disveld
No. 56 Torsten Ellmer
No. 33 Ingo Kuhli-Lauenstein
No. 87 Felix Schrader
No. 73 Udo Segreff
No. 77 Joerg Wedde
No. 11 Jacob Wolff
No. 23 Matthias Albanus
No. 4 Stefan Christian Lothar Deuschl
No. 12 Christian Jaster
No. 83 Christian Pilz
No. 6 Hugo Raedler
No. 69 Lucas Sklorz
No. 15 Klaus Brzoska
No. 47 Simon Kunst
Head coach: Andreas Pokorny
Ostersund 2017 runs from 9-14 October. The top three finishers will earn the last qualification spots available at PyeongChang 2018, joining Canada, Italy, Norway, South Korea and the USA in March.
Live coverage and the game schedule are available on the official Ostersund 2017 site.