Viona Harrer
Born November 5 1986 (1986-11-05) (age 33),
Kolbermoor, West Germany
5 ft 7 in (0 m)
120 lb (54 kg; 8)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Ntl. team Flag of Germany.png Germany
Playing career 2005–present

Viona Harrer (born November 5, 1986) is a German female ice hockey goaltender, who plays for the otherwise all-male Team Tölzer Löwen and for the Germany women's national ice hockey team. At a 2009 Women's Four Nations Tournament held in Slovakia, Harrer was named the tournament's top goaltender.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

She stands 5'5" (1,68 meters) and weighs 116 lbs (51 kg) and began her career as ice hockey goaltender at the age of 5 at SB Rosenheim.[2] Later she trained with TEV Miesbach and was the regular goaltender with the ESC Planegg in the Ladies-Bundesliga, before she ahead of the season 2003/04 moved to her grandparents in Reichersbeuern, to play in the DNL (Rookie)-Team of Tölzer Löwen (Lions of Bad Tölz). In the season 2007/08 she played in the colors of the Tölzer Profimannschaft as the first woman ever to play in the German professional Eishockeyoberliga. As the Tölzer Löwen moved on to play in the 2. Eishockey-Bundesliga she transferred to TSV Erding, where her elder brother Daniel had played for several years. In the season 2010/11, she play for TSV Erding in the Deutsche Fraueneishockey-Liga (women league elite in Germany). In 2012 she is playing again for Tölzer Löwen.

Viona Harrer is a Corporal in the German Bundeswehr Sportfördergruppe der Bundeswehr.[3]

Internationally[edit | edit source]

Already at the age of 16 Jahren she belonged to the extended squad if the Deutsche Nationalmannschaft (German Ladies Ice Hockey National Team) and traveled to the 2003 World Championship in Peking, which was cancelled due to the SARS-Epidemics. One year later in Halifax, Canada, she had her first assignment in a world championship. Due to some injuries she had to skip the 2006 Winter Olympics, and could not participate internationally until 2007.

At the 2008 World Championship, she and her German team finished 9th and were relegated to Division I.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Germans surprise Olympians. International Ice Hockey Federation (2009-11-16). Retrieved on 2010-02-07.
  2., Wie der Vater, so die Tochter
  3., Neuzugang Viona Harrer

External links[edit | edit source]

Viona Harrer - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net

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