New job for Busch

Former player becomes German women’s hockey appointee

03.03.2015
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Franziska Busch waits for the face-off during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images

MUNICH – Former German women’s national team player Franziska Busch was named new women’s hockey appointee by the German Ice Hockey Association.

The 29-year-old represented Germany in 225 international games, most recently in the Sochi 2014 Olympics, but had to end her career as a player at that level due to an injury.

Busch competed in two Olympic Winter Games and eight Women’s World Championships (six in the top division) for her country.

After her apprenticeship as management assistant for office communication and joining the army in an athletes’ program she will soon begin her study in human resource management.

For Busch it was an easy task to accept the new job.

“[Thanks to this job] I can remain associated with high-performance sport. Having been on the ice for so many years I saw what was happening around us. I think like that I can use my experiences the best way to contribute to the development of German women’s ice hockey,” said Busch, who will represent German women’s hockey in domestic hockey, towards the IIHF and the National Olympic Committee.

“We are glad that we were able to secure the services of Franziska as a long-time women’s national team player for this responsible task,” the German Ice Hockey Association’s General Secretary Michael Pfuhl said. “Already as a player Franziska spoke up for the interests of women’s hockey and we are convinced that all female ice hockey players in Germany get a dignified representative of their interests in Franziska.”

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