Latvian Hockey News Report

By Didzis Rudmanis

Beibarys signs also Astasenko

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Kazakh league club Beibarys Atyrau next year will have the most Latvians at once out of any other foreign hockey club, as, after coming to an agreement with three Latvians, now also 35-year-old Kaspars Astasenko has signed a contract, reports Baltic Sport Agency.

Latvian defender, who has played 23 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning, has joined Beibarys after not playing the whole previous season. Between 2007 and 2009 Kaspars played in Italian league club Ritten/Renon.

Let me just remind you that during the recent pre-season, Beibarys scheduled a camp in Latvia, inviting five Latvian players to it. Later on, it chose to sign Martins Raitums, Andrejs Smirnovs and Ricards Birzins. However, none of the Latvians have joined Beibarys as of yet, as they were gaining Kazakh visa and, finally, will leave Latvia on September 13.

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  1. Izskatās, ka šī ziņa tomēr nav patiesa – oficiālajā komandas pieteikumā Astašenko vārds tomēr nav atrodams – http://www.icehockey.kz/files/championship/zayavki11/beybarys.pdf

    Abrags

    September 28, 2010 at 07:35

    • Nezinu, kādēļ viņa vārds nav pieteikumā, bet uz Atirau viņš ir devies vienlaicīgi ar pārējiem latviešiem.

      Didzis Rudmanis

      September 28, 2010 at 15:44

    • Papildinformācija – Astašenko pirmo mēnesi vienīgi trenējas, jo pagājušosezon nav spēlējis.

      Didzis Rudmanis

      September 29, 2010 at 16:53


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