Team Carinthian Mixed Dragons has mailed its preliminayr team rooster. Well known friends like austrian national team players Günter Koren, Patrick Pilloni or Peter Kasper will be reinforced by former internationals like Tomaz Vnuk (SLO) oder Ruedi Nideröst (SUI). Still open is the very important position of the goaltender. The team management promised a surprise player.
The new formed teams DANUBE OLD STARS is a mixture of the last years surprising team Steaua Bukarest (ROM) and the Vienna Veterans who had problems to form a competitive team last year. So you will find there some familiar names like austrians former national team captain Manfred Mühr or tournament promoter Martin Platzer as well as former Vienna Capital fan favorite Yuri Tsurenkov (RUS) or romanian record national team player Andre Nutu.
Last years runner up and winner of the first International tournament of hockey legends, 2012, Team Slovakia seems to be highly motivated to clarify last years final game result and brings seven former slovakian Internationals to Vienna. With Ivan Droppa there is also a player with NHL-experience (Chicago Blackhawks) in this high quality team. But also Jan Pardavy for example is very well known as player in the swedish extra league (Djugarden, Modo), the Siim Liga (HFK Helsinki) and russian KHL (Yaroslavl) , as well as former Nationalteam player Marek Uram, who played successfully in the EBEL with Znojmo only two seasons ago.
The team from Germany has filled up the four missing spots in their lineup. Teamcaptain Tobias Abstreiter was able to engage the two former german national team players Bernd Wagner und Thomas Martinec. The team runs up now with nine german national team players, added by six more players with long DEL-experience. So Team Bavaria will certainly be one of the top favorites for this years tournament.
Northswedish Team Kiruna IF competes the first time to the 'international tournament of hockey legends' this year.The team will show up with the tree former Nationalteam Players Lars Karlsson, Roger Kyrö und Osmo Soutokorva and another seven players with experience in the swedish eliteliga. Drawn into the pool with Team Slovakia and Vienna Veterans it signalizes an interesting battle for the semi-final games.
The defending champion seems to take it very serious again this year. Lead by the two IIHF hall of famer Thomas Rundqvist and Bengt-Ake Gustafsson, last years MVP and Top-scorer Jonas Höglund, and Stanley Cup winner Kjell Dahlin the stars from Karlstadt formed a team of 7 former swedish nationalteam players and more then 1.000 NHL-appearences
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
In the Lineup of our latest tournament participant 'Team Bavaria' You can find seven former german nationalteam players.
Lead by Jürgen Rumrich (76 games for germany), Tobias Abstreiter (45) and Andreas Loth (31) Team Bavaria offers a high offensive level of the game. As well as the rest of the lineup is composed of experienced former DEL players promising well skilled hockey. Looks like the number of favorites for the 3rd international tournament of hockey legends extends
10 weeks before the 3rd international tournament of hockey legends will start, 6 teams have confirmed their participation at this exeptional event so far.
Lead by the defending champion Färjestad BK Oldboys (SWE), the most serious challenger might again be the champion 2012, Team Slovakia (SVK).
To debute at the tournament the teams from Kiruna IF (SWE) and Team Bavaria (GER) with a number of former top players are expected to elevate the level of the games this year.
The Carinthian Old Dragons (AUT) will again show up with a strong team of former austrian national team players, as well as the home team of the Vienna Veterans (AUT) that decided to upgrade their lineup with friends from last years surprising team Steaua Bukarest (ROM) and guest players from other Austrian teams.
There are still nominations open from one team from finland and one team from switzerland. Lets see what comes up.
Färjestad BK Oldboys beatTeam Slovakia 9:2 in a thrilling final.
In a very intensed game on high technical level auf hohem the team of Färjestad took revanche for the last years defeat with a confident 9:2 (2:1;3:0;4:1) win against defending champion Team Slovakia.
Game for the third place was won by the Finish Team Ukko Metsot 6:4 (2:0;2:2;2;2) against the surprising Romanians of Steaua Bukarest.
In the game for 5th place the Carinthian Old Dragons beat Vienna Veterans who had to play way below strength due to some injuries clear with 9:0 (2:0;3:0;4:0).
Awarded Best player of the tournament was swedish NHL Star Jonas Höglund. Höglund was also top-scorer of the tournament with 16 Points (12 goals, 4 assists) in four games.
Please find all statistics at tournament infos/2013.
Färjestad BK Oldboys (SWE)
Thomas Rundqvist, Jonas Höglund, Magnus Arvedsson, Kjell Dahlin, Magnus Roupe, Peter Ottosson …
Team Slovakia (SVK)
Lubomir Sekeras, Igor Murin, Marian Smerciak, Peter Filip …
Ukko Metsot Jyväskylä (FIN)
Joni Lius, Vesa Ponto, Jyrki Jokinen, Jari Korhonen, Harri Sillgren,…
Carinthian Old Dragons (AUT)
Günter Koren, Peter Kaspar, Patrick Pilloni, Hans Sulzer, Erich Solderer,..
guest player: Claus Dalpiaz, Tobias Abstreiter (GER)
Steaua Bukarest (ROM)
Marius Gliga, Auriel Voican, Geru Catalin, Andrei Nutu, Antal Csaba …
Vienna Veterans (AUT)
Manfred Mühr, Yuri Tsurenkov, Darcy Werenka, Walter Schneider, Christian Cseh,…
The final tournament schedule has been published.
The tournament will start on Friday, Feb 22, 11:00 and ends on Sunday Feb 24, with the final game at 13:30 right before the Playoff QF-Game of the UPC Vienna Capitals.
Please find further informations at tournament schedule 2013 on this webpage.
The rooster of the second International tournament of hockey legends is complete. The following teams will compete for the championship:
Färjestad BK (SWE), KAC Old Dragons (AUT), Team Slovakia (SVK), Steaua Bukarest (ROM), Ukko Metsot (FIN), Vienna Veterans (AUT)
The final tournament schedule will be promoted soon.
Ukko-Metsot Jyväskylä is the first finih Old-Star-Team that registered to the Tournament. The team around the former Vienna-players Vesa Ponto and Joni Lius is part of the organisation of the actual finnisch champion JYP. It is a mixture of former SM-liga player and players who played around the globe. It will certainly raise the level of the tournament.
The Oldstarteam of Steaua Bukarest, a multiple romanian champion posted its entry to the 2nd International tournament of hockey legends, 2013.
All players of the team have been playing on various international tournaments for the romanian nationalteam and they show a well skilled kind of hockey.
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