Sophie Kratzer is confirmed dead at the age of 30.
Sophie was best known as a German Olympic ice hockey player (2014).
Death was likely due to cancer.
In the month of January, we have lost two athletes. I am heartbroken over this tragic news and I am left speechless…
Sophie Kratzer
Born(1989-04-20)20 April 1989
Landshut, West Germany
Died13 January 2020(2020-01-13) (aged 30)
Munich, Germany
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11 st 5 lb)
PositionForward
ShotLeft
DFEL teamESC Planegg
National team Germany
Playing career2006–2017
Sophie Kratzer (20 April 1989 – 13 January 2020) was a German ice hockey forward.
Contents
1 International career
2 Career statistics
2.1 International career
3 References
4 External links
International career
From 2003 to 2017 she played in the Premier Division (1. Bundesliga) for the ESC Planegg, and won seven German icehockey championships with the team.
Kratzer was selected for the Germany women's national ice hockey team in the 2014 Winter Olympics. She had two assists in five games.
Kratzer also played for Germany in the qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
As of 2014, Kratzer had also appeared for Germany at three IIHF Women's World Championships. Her first appearance came in 2009.
Kratzer died of cancer aged 30 on 13 January 2020.
Career statistics
International career
Year
Team
Event
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
2009
Germany
WW DI
5
0
0
0
2
2011
Germany
WW DI
4
1
3
4
2
2013
Germany
OlyQ
3
1
0
1
0
2013
Germany
WW
5
0
1
1
2
2014
Germany
Oly
5
0
2
2
0
2016
Germany
WW DI
5
0
0
0
4
2017
Germany
OlyQ
3
1
1
2
0
2017
Germany
WW
6
0
1
1
4
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