Claus Dalpiaz
Claus Dalpiaz is an Austria
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

n ice hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

In ice hockey, the goaltender is the player who defends his team's goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his team's net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring...

 currently playing for the Graz 99ers
Graz 99ers
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 in the Erste Bank Hockey League.

Dalpiaz began his career in Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 with two seasons with the Rosenheim Star Bulls, quickly establishing himself as the team's starting goalie. He then moved the VEU Feldkirch
VEU Feldkirch
VEU Feldkirch is a professional ice hockey team from Feldkirch, Austria at Vorarlberghalle. The team currently plays in the Austrian National League . VEU Feldkirch were nine-time Austrian ice hockey champions when they played in the higher level Austrian Hockey League, before being relegated....

 for three seasons before returning to the Star Bulls. In 1997 he briefly played for the Kassel Huskies
Kassel Huskies
The Kassel Huskies were a professional ice hockey team based in Kassel, Hesse, Germany. They played the majority of their seasons in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.The club was founded as ESG Kassel in 1977 and was renamed into EC Kassel in 1987...

 but after two games with the team he returned to Rosenheim. In 1999, he departed from the Deutsche Eishockey Liga and moved to the 2nd Bundesliga
2nd Bundesliga (ice hockey)
The 2nd Eishockey-Bundesliga is the second tier of Ice hockey in Germany. It is organised by the DEB, the German Ice Hockey Federation. In the 2007-08 season, it features 14 teams.- History of the 2nd Ice Hockey Bundesliga :...

 to play for EC Bad Nauheim. In 2000, he went back to Austria and signed with HC TWK Innsbruck
HC TWK Innsbruck
HC Tiroler Wasserkraft Innsbruck is an Austrian ice hockey team that currently plays in the Austrian National League. They play their home games at Olympiahalle Innsbruck in Innsbruck.-External links:*...

 where he spent seven seasons as the team's starting goalie. He signed with Graz in 2007.

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