Ulrich "Uli" Poltera (sometimes known as Ueli) was the older brother of Geb Poltera and cousin of Hans-Martin Trepp.
The three grew up playing the game as a youngsters and went on to lead EHC Arosa to seven consecutive Swiss championships in the 1950s. he also was a mainstay on the Swiss national team, serving as captain at times and scoring 112 goals in 111 games.
Hockey researcher Patrick Houda described Uli as an "unpredictable player who caused a lot of trouble for opposing defensemen with his shifty moves and criss-crossing.|
Uli Poltera passed away at a hospital in Chur, Switzerland on March 22, 1994.