Klaus Hirche

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Klaus Hirche
Born (1939-06-07)7 June 1939
Weißwasser, Saxony, Germany
Died 3 May 2022(2022-05-03) (aged 82)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for SG Dynamo Weißwasser
National team  East Germany
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1957–1972
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  East Germany
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Ljubljana Team

Klaus Hirche (7 June 1939 – 3 May 2022)[1] was a German ice hockey goaltender, who competed for SG Dynamo Weißwasser. He won the bronze medal competing for East Germany at the 1966 European Championships. Hirche also played for East Germany at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble.[2] He served on the national team's coaching staff when they finished in third place in Pool B of the 1971 World Championships.[3][4][5]


Dynamo Weißwasser


  1. ^ "Mann mit der schwarzen Maske" ist tot (in German)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Klaus Hirche". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  3. ^ Traditionsturnier Ost-Eishockey 2005 in Erfurt – Startseite
  4. ^ WM 1966
  5. ^ WM 1971

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