Metalurgs Liepaja is ready to start
It has been already some time, since the Latvian club Metalurgs Liepaja began their thirteenth pre-season camp. For the fifth time the team will play in the Belarusian league. After the current Latvian champion Dinamo Juniors Riga ceased their existence, Metalurgs will also take part in the Continental Cup.
The team is traditionally built around long-time Metalurgs veterans, such as Filimonovs, Zabotinskis, Feldmanis, Mamonovs. The team consists also of many younger players, who have learned the game of hockey in Liepaja. Besides Lithuanian Nerius Alisauskas and Russian Sergei Gubin, who have played in Liepaja for several years, this season the team also includes Lithuanian defender Arturas Katulis and two Ukrainians – Yuri Navarenko and Artem Gnidenko. All three have appeared in several Worlds Championships for their respective national teams.
Two players, who played for Metalurgs almost since the first day, Eduards Ivanovs and Juris Ozols after the previous season have decided to retire from hockey. Eduards Ivanovs already has been announced as one of the Metalurgs-2 Liepaja coaches for 2010/11.
Metalurgs Liepaja current roster:
Written by Didzis Rudmanis
July 26, 2010 at 10:06
Posted in Metalurgs Liepaja
Tagged with Aldis Abolins, Artem Gnidenko, Arturas Katulis, Arturs Mickevics, Belarusian league, Continental Cup, Dinamo-Juniors Riga, Dmitrijs Zabotinskis, Edgars Brancis, Edijs Brahmanis, Edmunds Kniksts, Eduards Ivanovs, Glebs Rogoza, Gunars Skvorcovs, Janis Kalnins, Juris Ozols, Karlis Liepins, Lauris Bajaruns, Maris Dilevka, Maris Gravitis, Maris Jucers, Martins Gipters, Metalurgs Liepaja, Metalurgs-2 Liepaja, Nauris Grinvalds, Nerius Alisauskas, Renars Demiters, Sergei Gubin, Sergejs Danilovs, Toms Zeltins, Valerijs Filimonovs, Vents Feldmanis, Vitalijs Pavlovs, Vladimirs Mamonovs, World Championships, Yuri Navarenko
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