Heinz Henschel

Heinz Henschel
Profile photo of an elderly Heinz Henschel in a black suit coat and white dress shirt.
Born(1920-01-27)27 January 1920
Berlin, Germany
Died21 October 2006(2006-10-21) (aged 86)
Berlin, Germany
OccupationBanker
Known forSports administration
AwardsIIHF Hall of Fame
German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame
Ice hockey career
PositionForward
Played forBerliner Schlittschuhclub & others
Playing career1932–1956

Heinz Henschel (27 January 1920 – 21 October 2006) was a German ice hockey player, sports administrator, and banker. He played for 24 seasons and won two German championships as a member of the Berliner Schlittschuhclub. He later became a banker involved in sports and entertainment. He was the founder of multiple sporting associations and served as president of the German Ice Sport Federation. He was the leader of German delegations at Winter Olympic Games and a member of the German Olympic Sports Confederation. His career was recognized by induction into both the IIHF Hall of Fame and the German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

Early life

Henschel was born 27 January 1920 in Berlin, Germany.[1][2] He attended the gymnasium in Lankwitz, began playing ice hockey at age nine, then organized a student team at the school by age ten.[3]

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