The first international maccabiah hockey tournament took place neary 75 years ago -- 2-5 February 1933 In Zakopane, Poland, as part of the first Maccabiah Winter Games. Originally six national Jewish teams were scheduled to compete: Group A: Czechoslovakia, Germany and Hungary, Group B: Austria, Poland and Romania. The winners of group A and B would play a final. In the end, only Austria, Poland and Romania participated. Austria beat Poland 2:0 and Romania 3:0, and Poland beat Romania 2:0. The final between Austria and Poland was cancelled due to misty ice conditions.
Austrian winning team: Kettner - Fluss, Wittmann-Donath, Pelzmann, Spira, Rosenfeld, Grünbaum, Perger.
Note: for some reason the first winter games are not listed here: http://www.maccabiusa.com/history.htm
Second, and last, Maccabiah Winter Games took place in Banska Bystrica 18-22 February 1936. 3 teams were scheduled to compete: Germany, Czechoslovakia and Hakoah Vienna. In the end Hakoah Vienna pulled out and only one hockey game was played:
Czechoslovakia - Germany 2:0 (1:0, 0:0, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Pollak and Borger
Czechoslovakian winning team: Lagus - Freund, Laufer - Robitschek, Borger, Stiastny, Pershau II.
Germany: Kobor, Brück, Granat, Bloch, Hirschberger, Wohlauer, Meyer, Schmoller, Kahn.