Welcome to Brasov, Zach Franko!

Our team managed to strengthen their attack with one more player: Canadian Zach Franko (26 years old).

Zach Franko is a left winger, is 180 cm. tall and 84 kg. weight.

He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba Province, Canada) and started hockey with the Winnipeg Monarchs junior team.

He also trained with the Winnipeg Wild and Winnipeg South Blues junior teams.

In 2010, while playing for the Winnipeg South Blues team, he was part of the U17 team “Canada Western” at the “World U17 Hockey Callenge” competition.

From 2010-2014 he made the move to the WHL Canadian Youth League, on the Kelowna Rockets team, where he was one of the best scorers each season.

In September 2011 he was invited to the Detroit Red Wings (NHL) training camp.

In the best season of the Kelowna Rockets, 2012/2013, when he managed to score 72 points (24 goals and 48 assists) he had our current striker Cody Fowlie.

In 2014/2016 he played 2 seasons in the Canadian university league USports, on the team of Arcadia University.

After a break of one season (when he evolved in the Canadian league Chinook HL) he returned – from 2017 – in the Canadian university league to the University of Manitoba team, where he spent two seasons.

He stepped into professional hockey in the second half of last season, when he was in the squad for two teams in the US professional league ECHL: Idaho Steelheads and Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

This season he started at Huntsville Havoc (SPHL) and after only 4 games was loaned by the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL).

At Norfolk Admirals had a very good start to the season, scoring 7 points in 8 games (5 goals and 2 assists).

He was convinced by the offer of our team to join the “wolves” for the rest of the season and will debut in our jersey at the Romanian Cup.

Welcome in the „wolfpack” Albert Zagidullin!

Albert Zagidullin (30 years old), a hockey player already established in Romanian hockey, has reached an agreement with our club, at least until the end of this season. He is a fast, incisive and a technical hockey player.

The 190-centimeter and 95-kilogram striker comes from ACSH Gheorgheni, after a termination of the contract jointly agreed with the Harghita team (who will be our main opponent in Group A of the Romanian Cup).

For ACSH Gheorgheni has evolved this season in 14 games in the Erste League (where he scored 12 points: 7 goals and 5 decisive passes) and 13 games in the National Championship of Romania (where he scored 14 points: 13 goals and an assist).

He came to the Romanian hockey last season, at CSM Galați (after evolving 250 games in the VHL – the “hockey stage” of Russia).

For Galati, he evolved in the regular season of the 2018/2019 national championship in a number of 35 games (scoring 88 points: 41 goals and 47 decisive passes).

In the play-off he was part of the Galati team in 7 games (scoring 8 points: 2 goals and 6 decisive passes).

He established himself in the Romanian hockey as a player with very spectacular performances and a major goal scorer.

We can expect him to score goals through fantasy performances, which will delight the stands.

Albert will debut in the “wolves” jersey at the Romanian Cup, a competition that our team will fight to win in front of their fans, during December 18-22.

CSM Corona Brașov – HK Budapesta: 5-4 SO (1-2, 1-1, 2-1, 1-0)

Tonight, our team managed to win two points after the victory, in the shoot-out, in front of the Hungarian team HK Budapest.

Until the 11’33” our team was led with two goals, but in the 15’48” Cody Fowlie completed a great phase to which Nelson Armstrong and Jared Brown also contributed.

In the 28’22”, the captain, Roberto Gliga completed a phase of numerical superiority, equaling to 2-2 (was assisted by Nelson Armstrong and Sam Labreque).

However, the visiting team managed to score two goals in the 35’02″and 49’02”, taking again the lead.

The reply of the “wolves” was not expected for a long time, Daniel Trancă (51’33”, assisted by Pavlo Borysenko) and Mircea Constantin (54’57”) equaling 4-4.

After the 60 minutes of the regular time the score was 4-4, so went to the halftime of OT.

As neither team managed to score in the OT, they went on to shoot-out.

Our team prevailed, the victory goal being scored by captain Roberto Gliga.

Following the charity event “De Sarbatori, daruieste un zambet”, this year at the 8th edition, over 70 bags filled with toys were collected, which will be donated in the coming days to the orphanages in Brasov (we return with details). Saturday’s events also included a mini-recital by the Compact B band, which we thank for their involvement without financial claims in this charity event.

Romanian Cup 2019/2020: groups and schedule

Between December 18-22, the Brasov Olympic Rink will host the tournament counting for the Romanian Cup 2019/2020.

The teams were divided into two groups (depending on the position occupied in the national championship 2018/2019) as follows:

 Group A:

– CSM Corona Brașov;

– ACSH Gheorgheni;

– Student Sport;

Group B:

– CSM Galați;

– Sport Club Miercurea-Ciuc;

– CSA Steaua Bucharest;

The program is as follows:

December 18th:

– CSM Galați vs. CSA Steaua Bucuresti;

– CSM CORONA BRAȘOV vs. Sportul Studentesc;

December 19th:

– Sport Club Miercurea-Ciuc vs. CSA Steaua Bucuresti;

– ACSH Gheorgheni vs. Sportul Studentesc;

December 20:

-CSM Galați vs. Sport Club Miercurea-Ciuc;

– CSM CORONA BRAȘOV vs. ACSH Gheorgheni;

December 21st: break day;

December 22nd:

– the small final (2nd place in Group A vs. 2nd place in Group B);

– BIG FINAL (1st place in group A vs. 1st place in group B).

* Subsequently, the hours of the games will be communicated.