ICE HOCKEY – Magnus League: An experienced Slovenian defender arrives for the Gothics

Ⓒ Gazette Sports

If the Amiens squad, still under construction, lacked a little experience, it will have more with the arrival of Slovenian international defender Aleksandar Magovac (33 years old).

Mario Richer, the coach of the Amiens Gothiques, was looking for an experienced defender after the loss of Dan Gibb, who retired at the end of the season. It was also necessary to strengthen a position where there were many departures : Romain Bault, Nicolas Leclerc, Jared Freadrich, Jaakko Niskala and therefore the 31-year-old Canadian.

With Alexander Magovacthe Gothics can boast of having a Slovenian internationalrecently a silver medalist at the 2024 D1A Worlds, which he won with his selection two years earlier, in 2022. At club level, the 33-year-old defender has solid experience. Having passed through the Slovenian championship where he trained, then through the Czech Republic and Austria, he also participated in several European Cup matches in the CHL. The Slovenian knows the Magnus League since he played there during the 2018/2019 season with the Wolf Burners, who won the championship that year. Aleksandar Magovac is coming off a full season with the HK Olympiaclub from the capital of Slovenia, club where he has been since the 2021/2022 season, with 48 matches all competitions combined for 9 points (1 but et 8 assists).

Alexandar Magovac in the Brûleurs de loups jersey, in 2018, at the Coliseum.

In the press release published by the club, Mario Richer is delighted with the arrival of his new recruit: “He is an excellent skater with excellent mobility. He will be an asset to play against the best Magnus players. His skating skills and great physical condition make him a player who will get a lot of ice time night after night. He has one very good reading of the game and that will improve our zone exits.”

César Willot
Photo credit: Kevin Devigne

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