Fritz Poitsch

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFriedrich "Fritz"•Poitsch
Used nameFritz•Poitsch
Born15 October 1926 in Füssen, Bayern (GER)
Died23 January 1999 in Bad Aibling, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsSC Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


Ice hockey player Fritz Poitsch finished eighth with the German team at the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic Games, and in 1953 won the silver medal at the World Championships. He won 36 international caps, and in 1949 was German Champion with his club SC Riessersee. In 1950 he moved to Krefelder EV, before returning to Riessersee in 1952. At the end of his career he played one season for EV Rosenheim in 1961. After his playing career he coached EV Rosenheim and EC Inzell. He was later inducted into the German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GER FRG Fritz Poitsch
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 8

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