Latvian Hockey News Report

By Didzis Rudmanis

Latvian Free Agent Tracker – Summer 2013

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Last update: August 30, 2013 (- J.Ozolins)

This is a list of Latvian players currently without information on a contract for the upcoming season. At the moment this list includes 127 players who spent their previous season abroad (top 3 tiers of local championship or U17+ junior leagues) or played either for Dinamo Riga or Metalurgs Liepaja.

I would also appreciate any updates or corrections at the comments section below.

Top professional leagues

KHL

  • Jānis Sprukts (CSKA Moscow)
  • Jēkabs Rēdlihs (Dinamo Riga)
  • Raitis Ivanāns (Dinamo Riga)
  • Edgars Masaļskis (Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk)

NLA

  • Juris Zandovskis (HC Fribourg-Gotteron)

NHL

  • Kaspars Daugaviņš (Boston Bruins)
  • Artūrs Kulda (Winnipeg Jets)

European minor leagues

Belarus

  • Iļja Makarovs (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Reinis Demiters (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Jānis Bullītis (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Nauris Grīnvalds (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Jānis Auziņš (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Toms Zeltiņš (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Sergejs Pečura (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Pauls Hodzko (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Egils Kalns (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Vladislavs Dobreņkijs (Liepājas Metalurgs)
  • Aleksandrs Baburins (Liepājas Metalurgs)

Denmark

  • Edgars Lūsiņš (Hvidovre/Copenhagen)

EIHL

  • Toms Hartmanis (Braehead Clan)
  • Mārcis Zembergs (Edinburgh Capitals)

Finnish Mestis

  • Mārtiņš Jakovļevs (Jokipojat)

MOL

  • Sergejs Tjoluškins (Ice Tigers Nove Zamky)

Norway

  • Aleksandrs Macijevskis (Stjernen)

Slovakia

  • Juris Štāls (HK SKP Poprad)

Swedish Division 1

  • Rolands Gritāns (IFK Arboga)

Ukraine

  • Alberts Bolušs (HC Bilyy Bars Brovary)
  • Sergejs Pečura (Levy Lviv)
  • Armands Bērziņš (Kompanion Kiev)
  • Elvis Želubovskis (Dynamo Kharkov)
  • Vitālijs Hvorostiņins (Donbass Donetsk-2)

European junior leagues

Austria U20

  • Reinis Skorovs (Lower Austria Stars U20)
  • Matīss Gelažis (Graz 99ers U20)
  • Aleksejs Dokutovičs (EHC Linz U20)

Austria RBHRC U18

  • Vjačeslavs Minajevs (EC Salzburg U18)

Germany U20 2

  • Rihards Grigors (ERV Dinslaken Kobras U20)

Great Britain U18

  • Ralfs Circenis (Guildford Phoenix)
  • Toms Rutkis (Guildford Phoenix)
  • Mārtiņš Šusters (Peterborough Jr. Phantoms)
  • Oļegs Lasčenko (Romford Buccaneers)
  • Niks Trapāns (Lee Valley Junior Lions)

Norway U20

  • Rūdolfs Balcers (Lorenskog U20)
  • Maksims Ponomarenko (Lorenskog U20)

Russian MHL

  • Dāgs Lauciņš (Belie Tigri Orenburg)
  • Kirils Tambijevs (Khimik Voskresensk)

Russian MHL B

  • Toms Tauriņš (Baltika Vilnius)

Swedish J20 Elit

  • Roberts Ceriņš (Mjolby HC J20)
  • Haralds Podziņš (Nacka HK J20)
  • Roberts Rabčevskis (Borlange HF J20)

Swedish J20 Div.1

  • Niks Matevics (Gota/Traneberg J20)

Swedish J18 Elit

  • Aleksandrs Zujevs (Nynashmans IF J18)
  • Niklāvs Birovs (Almtuna J18)
  • Rolands Punculis (Nynashmans IF J18)
  • Reinis Vītoliņš (Nynashmans IF J18)

Swedish J18 Div.1

  • Mārtiņš Vītoliņš (VIK Vasteras HK U J18)
  • Antons Jasunovs (Lidingo Vikings J18)
  • Iļja Kajuns (IFK Taby J18)
  • Brandon Zauers (Vanersborgs HC J18)

Switzerland Elite Jr.B

  • Mārcis Martinsons (ZSC U20)

Switzerland Elite Novizen

  • Valts Peleckis (Pikes Oberthurgau U17)
  • Marks Lazarevs (Pikes Oberthurgau U17)
  • Rihards Puide (Pikes Oberthurgau U17)

European minor leagues II

Denmark2

  • Dmitrijs Orlovs (Amager Ishockey)
  • Rodijs Razmus (IK Aarhus)

Finnish Suomi-sarja

  • Rihards Malinovskis (Muik Hockey)
  • Ģirts Jansons (Muik Hockey)
  • Sergejs Petuškovs (LLuja)
  • Edgars Čermnihs (LLuja)
  • Vjačeslavs Fanduļs (Karhu HT)
  • Roberts Maziņš (Karhu HT)
  • Vladislavs Balakuns (IPK)
  • Vladislavs Dudins (Hermes)
  • Gatis Gricinskis (HC Satakunta)

France2

  • Sergejs Višegorodcevs (Annecy)
  • Mārtiņš Mežulis (Bordeaux)
  • Sergejs Ļouškins (Nelly-sur-Marne)

Germany3

  • Kristers Freibergs (Hamburger SV)
  • Dāvis Sprukts (Hamburger SV)

Iceland

  • Edmunds Ingass (Hunar)

Lithuania

  • Sergejs Kuznecovs (Delovaya Rus Kaliningrad)

Luxembourg

  • Aldis Šmaukstelis (Hiversport Huskies)
  • Juris Šmaukstelis (Puckers Luxembourg)
  • Ainārs Freimanis (Puckers Luxembourg)
  • Gunārs Zaķis (Puckers Luxembourg)
  • Vladimirs Lutovs (Puckers Luxembourg)
  • Raivis Vipulis (Puckers Luxembourg)

NLB

  • Vladislavs Lescovs (Sierre)
  • Dmitrijs Korņilovs (Red Ice)

Netherlands

  • Aleksandrs Terjohins (Friesland Flyers)

NIHL

  • Raivis Šadinovs (Hull Stingrays NL)
  • Ivo Dimitrijevs (Blackburn Hawks)
  • Jānis Grīnbergs (Fylde Flyers)
  • Elvis Veldze (Fylde Flyers)
  • Maksims Petruks (Milton Keynes Thunder)

Norway2

  • Jānis Šmits (Comet)

Norway3

  • Andrejs Berseņevs (Haugesund Seagulls)
  • Mārtiņš Vecvagars (Haugesund Seagulls)

Spain

  • Vadims Adoņevs (CH Vitoria-Gasteiz)
  • Niks Apsītis (CH Vitoria-Gasteiz)

Switzerland3

  • Gundars Berķis (Chiasso)

North American minor leagues

ACHA

  • Nils Semjonovs (SUNY-Canton)

AtJHL

  • Krists Kalniņš (Walpole Express)

EJEPL

  • Dāvis Zembergs (Boston Jr. Bandits)

EmJHL

  • Deivids Jasis (Portland Jr. Pirates)
  • Toms Laus (Salem Ice Dogs)
  • Arturs Buss (South Shore Kings)

FHL

  • Toms Tiļļa (1000 Islands Privateers)

GMHL

  • Markus Olesko (Braceridge Phantoms)
  • Edgars Ozoliņš (Shelburne Red Wings)
  • Juris Dembickis (Rama Aces)
  • Jānis Mētra (Bobcaygeon Bucks)
  • Konstantīns Šipunovs (Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks)
  • Aleksandrs Smetaņins (Toronto Canada Moose)

HJHL

  • Edgars Fridrihsons (Banff Bears)

MetJHL

  • Kristaps Nazārovs (Richmond Generals)

MWHL

  • Kārlis Gajevskis (Las Vegas Hookers)

NA3HL

  • Toms Tauriņš (Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks)
  • Nauris Buskevics (Quad City Jr. Flames)
  • Hardijs Kupaks (St. Louis Jr. Blues)

NAHL

  • Rihards Marenis (Amarillo Bulls)

NAPHL

  • Ņikita Klinišovs (New Jersey Jr. Titans 18U)

NCAA III

  • Dainis Vasiļjevs (Finlandia University)

NORPAC

  • Krišjānis Reinfelds (Eugene Generals)

USEHL

  • Roberts Šmits (Selects Hockey Academy U18)

USHS

  • Uģis Skuja (Alpena Wildcats)

WSHL

  • Hedijs Pleskacovs (Southern Oregon Spartans)
  • Jānis Liepa (Phoenix Knights)

Written by Didzis Rudmanis

July 26, 2013 at 12:13

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