Ice Hockey World Championship 2022: Austria - squad, coaches, successes
Created: 05/13/2022, 17:54
The Austrian head coach Roger Bader with his players.
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The two national teams from Austria and France replace the teams from Russia and Belarus, which are excluded from the ice hockey federation.
The Austrian national team represents the Austrian Ice Hockey Association at international level and has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 1912.
After the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships, the team was in 17th place in the world rankings. Austria is one of eight teams in Group B, whose preliminary round games will be played in the Nokia Arena in Tampere.
There the Austrians meet the national teams from Finland, Great Britain, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the USA.
Group A preliminary round matches will be held at Helsingin Jäähalli in Helsinki.
The team will be coached at the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championships by coach Roger Bader and his assistant coaches.
The head coach is Swiss by birth and took over the team in 2016.
The Austrian national team: about successes and defeats
Austria's national team can look back on 13 participations in the Olympic Games and 62 World Championships.
The ice hockey team achieved its best Olympic placement with sixth place in 1928. Austria was able to secure a bronze medal at the World Championships in 1931 and 1947.
There are also two European championship titles from 1927 and 1931. The team's history has always been marked by successes and defeats, promotions to the top division alternated with relegations to Division 1A.
For the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championships from May 13th to May 29th, 2022, the team will travel to the next round.
The teams from Russia and Belarus had previously been banned from participating by the International Ice Hockey Federation due to the war in Ukraine.
They are now represented by the two national teams from Austria and France.
The national team from Austria and their squad 2022
The Austrian national team will play their first preliminary round match at the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championships in Finland on May 14, 2022 against the team from Sweden.
The last preliminary round match will take place on May 23, 2022 against Great Britain.
The squad of the Austrian national team consists of these players:
David Kickert from the Vienna Capitals club with the number 30
Bernhard Starkbaum with the number 29
Dominic Hackl with the number 4
Dominique Heinrich from the EC Red Bull Salzburg club with number 19
David Maier from the club EC KAC with the number 12
Clemens Unterweger from the EC KAC club
Philipp Wimmer from the EC Red Bull Salzburg club with number 13
Bernd Wolf from the HC Lugano club with the number 32
Kilian Zündel from the EC Red Bull Salzburg club with number 14
Oliver Achermann from the club HC La Chaux-de-Fonds with the number 26
Benjamin Baumgartner from the Lausanne HC club with the number 18
Nico Brunner with the number 20
Nico Feldner with the number 22
Manuel Ganahl from the club EC KAC with the number 17
Lukas Haudum from the club EC KAC with the number 21
Paul Huber from the club EC Red Bull Salzburg with the number 24
Marco Kasper from the Rögle BK club
Brian Lebler with the number 7
Benjamin Nißner from the EC Red Bull Salzburg club with number 27
Thomas Raffl from the EC Red Bull Salzburg club with number 5
Peter Schneider from the EC Red Bull Salzburg club with the number 3
Ali Wukovits from the EC Red Bull Salzburg club with number 8
Dominic Zwerger from the HC Ambri-Piotta club with number 16
By Gabi Knapp
By Gabi Knapp