Latvian Hockey News Report

By Didzis Rudmanis

Macijevskis about to be signed by Zhlobin

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Latvian ice hockey forward Aleksandrs Macijevskis, who has spent the previous decade in Danish  ice hockey, is very close to signing a contract with Belarusian league club Metallurg Zhlobin.

Spending last ten years in Danish league, Macijevskis has lifted the Danish cup above his head three times, but during the past two seasons, playing in Sonderjyske, has also became a two-time Danish league champion.

35-year-old player will join Janis Straupe, who has already signed a contract with the club. Let me just remind you that last season there were three Latvian players in Zhlobin, but in both 2007-08 and 2008-09 the number of Latvian players in Zhlobin reached four. I already wrote that Viktors Blinovs, who was one of the Latvians in Metallurg last season, recently signed a contract with another Belarusian club – Shakhter Soligorsk.

Macijevskis has played in nine World Championships (of whom the last one was in 2008, in Halifax) for the Latvian national team, as well as 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic games.

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