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Austria announces open national sledge hockey team training camp

Austria flag map Austria flag map. Image credit: Валентин-5Воробьёв
Two sledge hockey teams on the rink ice.

Austria and Finland at the third and final qualifying game for the World Championships. Image credit: Kelkkajääkiekko / Ice Sledge Hockey Finland

Earlier today on Facebook, Austria announced they were going to have an open national sledge hockey team training camp from March 6 to March 8 at Albert-Schulz-Halle in Vienna.  Any interested sledge hockey players can attend, with the possibility of making the national side for the upcoming B Sledge Hockey World Championships.



Austria qualified for that competition earlier this month following a three game play off series against Finland. Austria will meet Sweden, South Korea, Great Britain, Slovakia and Poland in group play of the World Championships.


Man and child on sledge hockey sledges on ice rink.

Austrian sledge hockey player Max Taucher in a sledge. Image credit: AUSTRIA SLEDGE

The team that was announced two  weeks ago for the World Championships included Michael Ossimitz,  Werner Pouzar,  Stefan Eberdorfer,   Andreas Meixner,  Thomas Schilcher,  Martin Pachoinig,  Stefan Reininger,  JüRgen Haindl,  Markus Krejcik and Kai Habeler.  The players  are drawn exclusively from two Austrian club teams, the Carinthian Steelers and the Vienna Warriors.


In other recent Austrian sledge hockey news,  “Ländle” Vorarlberg sledge hockey players Max Taucher and Fabian Burtscher were given loaner sledges as part of the Otto Bock Loaner Program.  Their selection for receiving sledges was facilitated by an International Paralympic Committee program.


Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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