In 1923 Franz Kreisel was a co-founder of the ice hockey section of SC Riessersee where he helped win the 1927 German Champion. Before and after his time with Riessersee he was a member of MTV MÃ¼nchen 1879 and MÃ¼nchener EV. Kreisel competed at the 1927 and 1929 European Championships and the 1930 World Championships, winning silver in 1930 and the concurrent European title. In 1927, he won a bronze at the European Championships. Kreisel earned 17 caps, scoring one international goal. From 1945-1947 he coached the national team and was also a referee at the 1936 Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Kreisel wrote several books about the development and history of ice hockey. In 1955 he and [Martin SchrÃ¶ttle] wrote Eishockey in Wort und Bild. Kreisel was later inducted into the German Hall of Fame for Ice Hockey.