Latvian Hockey News Report

By Didzis Rudmanis

HeKi signs Straupe

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Finnish Mestis (second tier) league club HeKi has signed a two-way contract with 21-year-old Latvian forward Janis Straupe, who was released from Belarusian Metallurg Zhlobin a couple of week ago, reports icebox.lv.

Straupe spent the last season with Dinamo Juniors Riga, the affiliate of Dinamo Riga, at the Belarusian Extraleague. He posted 39 (15+24) points in 49 games, finishing the season as the team’s top scorer along Miks Indrasis. In 2008/09 Straupe appeared also in five Dinamo Riga games. Already in May Janis signed a contract with Metallurg Zhlobin, however in the middle of August he was released from the club.

Straupe has become already the fourteenth (!) Latvian in different Finnish leagues for the upcoming season and the fourth Latvian in Mestis, others being Roberts Jekimovs (Jokipojat), Mihails Koklins (LeKi), Janis Purins (try-out, Kiekko-Vantaa).

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  1. LeKi tomēr palika bez Kokļina: http://www.icebox.lv/lv/news/view/leki-lauz-ligumu-ar-koklinu

    taču tik un tā liels skaits.

    P.S. būtu interesanti palasīt statistiku pa gadiem – cik LAT spēlētāju bija katru gadu Somijas līgās

    petrovich27

    August 31, 2010 at 19:26

    • Nu, spriežot vismaz pēc tā materiāla, ko iepriekšējās sezonas otrajā pusē publicēja federācija, pagājušajā sezonā Somijā esot bijuši 3 latvieši, bet 2008./09. – 2, tā kā pieaugums ir gana iespaidīgs.

      Didzis Rudmanis

      August 31, 2010 at 23:29


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