Wacey Rabbit – becomes a „wolf” in season 2019-2020

Today we present you a new acquisition of our team, a player with a great experience in strong championships, Canadian striker Wacey Rabbit, 32 years old.

🔝The last season was the best marker of the Jacksonville IceMen team in ECHL and throughout his career he played over 300 matches in the North American AHL league.

☑Wacey Rabbit was born in Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) and is very proud of his American origins, being a member of the “Kainai Tribal Nation” community.

☑ He’s  177 cm, 82 kg. and even if he played predominantly on the “center”, he can play on any attacking post.

☑ Most of the junior participated in the WHL, Saskatoon Blades, where he played 289 matches in five seasons and scored 222 points (91 goals and 131 passes).

☑ During the last season in Saskatoon Blades, in 2005, he was drafted by the Boston Bruins team (in the fifth round of the NHL draft).

☑ In 2006 he was teamed up with the Boston Bruins team (Providence Bruins), but at the end of the season he was lent to the Canadian Vancouver Giants team (WHL), with whom he won the CHL Memorial Cup – an important trophy in the hockey Canadian for which the champions of the three major youth leagues in Canada compete: OHL, WHL and QMJHL, alongside a host team designated by Hockey Canada. It is the most important trophy awarded by “Hockey Canada” to the youth.

☑ In the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 seasons he continued to play at AHL at Providence Bruins and in the 2009/2010 season he was traded to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) team affiliated with the Nashville Predators team (NHL).

☑ In the 2010/2011 season he had his first experience in Europe, joining the Croatian Medvescak Zagreb (EBEL) team. A successful season followed, achieving 39 points in 53 matches.

☑ In the 2011/2012 season he returned to AHL, signing with the San Antonio Rampage team (who was then affiliated with Florida Panthers, NHL).

☑ Between 2012 and 2015, three consecutive seasons were played on the Norwegian Lørenskog first team, achieving a total of 131 points (46 goals and 85 decisive passes) in 118 regular season games and 13 points in 19 play-off games.

☑ In the 2015/2016 season he played in Japan at Nippon Paper Cranes, a member of the Asian international league “Asia League”. In the “Asia League” season, a total of 41 points (7 + 34) scored in 48 regular season games and 3 points (1 + 2) in the three play-off games.

☑ In season 2016/2017, he returned to Europe, evolving for the Val Pusteria team in the Austrian-Italian-Slovenian international league “AlpsHL”. Val Pusteria played 35 matches in the regular season of the AlpsHL (achieving 34 points – 19 + 15).

☑ In season 2017/2018, after a short stay in ECHL at Jacksonville IceMen, he returned to Europe, signing with the Czech league team HC Dukla Jihlava. He had 17 appearances in the first Czech league (2 goals and 3 passes) during the regular season, as well as 5 play-outs and 9 games in the tournament for re-qualification in the first league.

☑The last season returned to ECHL at Jacksonville IceMen, becoming the best scorer of the regular season with 60 points in 70 games (29 goals and 31 decisive passes). He played in the same “line” with the other acquisition of our team, striker Cody Fowlie.

☑ In 2017, when Canadian coach Ted Nolan took over Poland’s national team, he recommended Wacey Rabbit to the Polish Federation for naturalization for Poland’s national team, but the player declined to do so.

☑ He is a fast, technical player with attitude, personality and hope to help us meet our goals for the next season.

Welcome to Brasov, Wacey!

A new player joins our team, defender David Szabo, of 21 years of age.

☑️A massive defender of 189 cm and 94 kg, the player born in Miercurea Ciuc is formed at the team of  Fehervar in Hungary, where he played 4 seasons (from 2014 in 2018).

☑️Fehervar Academy won the Austrian U18 junior championship (EBJL) in the 2015/2016 season and twice the Austrian U20 youth championship (EBYSL) in the 2014/2015 and 2017/2018 seasons.

☑️David Szabo took part in two rows of Hungary’s U18 national team, participating in the World Championship Division A in 2015 and the World Championship Division 1 B in 2016 (where he won the gold medal with Hungary, defeating teams such as Slovenia, Ukraine, Italy, Japan and South Korea).

☑️ has also found himself in the wider group of Hungary’s U20 national team, with whom he has played 8 international friendly games.

☑️The last season was in  Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák, with whom he played 34 games in Erste Liga, scored a goal and gave two decisive passes.

☑️ With double nationality, Romanian and Hungarian, he will be legitimated as a native player.

Welcome to Brasov, David!

We are pleased to introduce our new team player, Canadian striker Cody Fowlie

 ☑The 26-year-old Canadian born in Airdrie (Alberta Province, Canada) plays on the extreme right, has 183 cm and 88 kg. and is a powerful striker and a perfect marker. It’s the first experience with a team outside of North America.

 ☑ He started hockey in his hometown and after going through several Canadian junior leagues (the most important being WHL, one of the three leagues forming the National Junior Championship of Canada) was selected for the hockey team of the University of the Canadian city of Regina, being enrolled at the “Arts Faculty” and evolving in the Canadian University Championship (USports). At Regina University he played in 2013-2017 with 134 appearances and 88 points (33 goals and 55 assists).

 ☑ In January 2016, following behavioral tests and “leadership” through which Queen University team coach (Todd Johnson) tested his players, Cody Fowlie was named as the captain of the team.

☑The very good university championship results propelled him into the national university team of Canada, with whom he won the bronze medal at the 2015 University Winter Games held in Granada (Spain).

In the second half of the 2017-2018 season, Cody took the lead in a professional league signing with the American team Jacksonville IceMen, a team linked to the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) and Manitoba Moose (AHL) teams.

☑ After a very good 2017-2018 season final (14 points in 21 matches) he was retained in Jacksonville, managing to become the third player in terms of points last season (with 42 points in 71 matches) and the second goal scorer (with 20 goals scored), making a full contribution to qualifying his team in the ECHL play-off.

🔈When the contract for the second season extended, Jacksonville coach Jason Christie described Cody Fowlie as the official site of the team as follows: “Again, character is a big factor in building a successful program and Cody is a great guy, just a down-to-earth person. He did well at the university, then came in at the end of our year and had a good finish with us. We’re looking for big things out of him. ”

Welcome to Brasov, Cody!

Julius Penzes signed a new contract with Brasov

Coach Julius Penzes, who trained Brasov team at the end of last season and led it to the national Champions title, chosed again Corona Braşov, signing a one-year contract with the possibility of a prolongation.

Penzes will also be the coach of the national team of Romania, who promoted the second world hockey echelon. Concerning the signing of a new contract, the president of the Corona Braşov hockey section, Emilian Cernica, said:

“I met Julius Penzes in Slovakia and discussed in detail, about the continuation of the collaboration. We understood, Julius Penzes signed the contract with us for a year, with a one-year extension. I mentioned that he had a very good salary in Kazakhstan and continued with our team and, implicitly, with Romania’s national team. He chose our team, knows it very well and likes Braşov. A heavy, heavy season is waiting for us, but I hope to continue the good things we have done together in Brasov. “