Mannheim’s men make three big signings for next term

The German men’s champions Mannheimer HC have made three big signings to start off the summer to offset the departure of Teo Hinrichs next season.

Joining the club are Matteo Poljaric, Thomas Habif and Ben Hasbach to strengthen their hand for 2024/25.

Poljaric arrives from Berliner HC having previously been part of the German Under-21 side who won the Junior World Cup.

Habif moves from Harvestehuder THC, joining the club where his sisters Florencia and Agustina have been based for a number of years. He is a current Argentina international with 71 caps, playing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and scored last week in a win over Ireland in the FIH Pro League.

Ben Hasbach (pictured) is another German rising star, moving from Harvestehuder THC as well. He was also part of the Junior World Cup gold medal when just 17-years-old, scoring two goals in the semi-final win over India.

Before that, he was the top scorer at the Under-18 EuroHockey Championships last summer and also scored in the EHL with an amazing over the head volley for HTHC against Pinoké.

He will study in Mannheim and play for the club as part of a sports scholarship.

Hinrichs – player of the tournament at the 2023 EuroHockey Championships – will move as part of his studies to Barcelona.