After a shorter holiday, in the first game of this year, the Bears will return to their Brlog and continue the domestic line. Charged batteries, either from family vacations or Spengler Cup participation where Canada has helped defend the title of the champions, Bears will be ready to welcome the latest league team tomorrow in their first interplay.
"Last year we ended up with good matches and we look to start the new way in the same way. The other teams know that despite our position on the ladder, it is not easy to play against us on our ice. No one here comes easily and we will try to continue to think so that they are not comfortable to play, "said Alexandre Bolduc.
The last days of the transitional period were staffed and the team of Gordy Dwyer in the new year will be cut off in a slightly different composition, with the attached defender Lukaš Kozak and attacker Kirill Voronin.
"Changes are a normal thing in hockey, of course we're sorry when somebody leaves, but that's why other guys came. We have done a couple of training sessions and we are just getting to know each other, but for now they look good, they fit well, "said Bolduc.
The Chinese Red Star has even nine nationalities, and the team has found its rhythm after the grumpy start of the season and has climbed to a place to play and never give up.
In Zagreb they come after a long home league where they entered 3 wins and two defeats and played three out of four games this season that was not decided in regular time.
"The new team, they have gathered good players and are in the field of playoffs. But we know we can play with them and take care of ourselves and their self-confidence. It will be the most important end of the season, "commented Bolduc.
Currently the seventh in the East with 64 points from the 44 match, the team of Vladimir Jurzinova ml. has the eight best team to play with the player (21.2%) and the 5th best team to play with the smaller league player (84.6%). Bears better defend players less (85.1%), while playing with a player is only getting better (16.1%).
On the door of Kunlun is most often Andrej Makarov (2.60 GAA, 91.1% sv), and replaced by Tomi Karhunen (2.23 GAA, 92.5% sv).
With the dangers of the attack, Drewa MacIntyre and Michaela Garnett will threaten the well-known Tuukka Mantyla (8 + 11) and Brett Bellemore (4 + 9) and Janne Jalasvaara (7 + 12) and Tobias Viklund (2 + 10).
The first goalkeeper of the team, Chad Rau is also the most efficient player (16 + 13), followed by Sean Collins (7 + 20) first team assistant.
The Bears are waiting for seven more games in this home league, and all will be the team that is the biggest unknown player in the league. The first meeting this year in Brno starts at 19 hours.
Tickets are available at all Ticketshopa sales outlets, online at www.ticektshop.hr and at the Main Cashier's Sports Center, 90 minutes before the start of the event.
The transfer was announced on the 2 Sports Club channel.