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.
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.