HeKi decides to release Straupe
Latvian center Janis Straupe has not managed to impress the coaching staff of Finnish Mestis league club HeKi so that they would sign the 21-year-old Latvian, thus being released from the club.
He joined HeKi in late August for a one month try-out and played three official games for the club, scoring a goal and adding two penalty minutes. Unfortunately, he has been released, making it rather difficult finding a new club, as the season has already started.
However, currently it seems that the large number of Latvians employed in Finland (14 !) will not decrease after all, as Martins Gipters is on his way to Suomi-sarja club RoKi.