Steinke (born 1880) was a member of Berliner Schlittschuh-Club since 1900. He
was one of the German pioneers and was one of the players who introduced
Canadian hockey in Germany. He was a regular hockey player and an active
sportsman for an unbelievable span of 31 (!) years. At the start of his hockey
career he was alternating between being a defenseman and forward,
until settling down as a goaltender at the end of his career. Steinke was
a member of the first German championship team in 1912. In 1929 he won his last
Berliner Schlittschuh-Club represented Germany at all European and LIHG
championships before World War 1 he also gained some international merits.
his active hockey career was over Steinke became a referee from 1931 and onwards.
From the mid-1930s he was the commissioner (“Fachwart”) of ice hockey for
the German Ice Sport Federation. Furthermore he was the co-author of a newspaper named “Eis- und Rollsport”. In later
years Alfred Steinke became a strong critic of German hockey and its players. He
asked for harder and more frequent trainings.
– 1931 Berliner Schlittschuh-Club
x runner-up of European Championship 1910,1911
x winner of LIHG Championship 1912,1913
up of LIHG Championship 1914
x German champion 1912-1914, 1923-1926, 1928, 1929
champion of Austria 1913
x winner of Spengler Cup 1924, 1926, 1928
© SIHSS, Stephan Müller 2004