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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!

Corona Brasov, one win and one defeat with CSM Galati

On the ice of the Brasov Olimpic Ice rink, in the National Championship, were played two games between Corona Brasov and CSM Galati. The first game was overwhelming, with many phases at the two gates. Galaţi, who came in Brasov with the clear intention of winning, had two very good periods, on the background of many misses of the “wolves”, so they were leading 3-1 before the last break.

In the last part of the game, however, the Brasov team was much more determined, much more insistent, and quickly managed to score equal, at 3, a score that was retained until the end of the 60 minutes. The Corona goals were scored by Molnar Z., Tranca and Tendler.

There was a 5-minute overtime, no goal, so it was passed to penalty shoot-outs. Corona Braşov won, managing to scored twice, through Tranca and Tendler, against a single goal scored by the guests. Final score: 4-3 (0-1, 1-2, 2-0, 0-0, 1-0) for Corona Braşov.

The second game ended with a clear victory of the team from Galati, which finished with 6-3 (2-4, 1-1, 0-1). The goals of the Brasov team were scored by Gliga, Carlson and Tranca.

Corona Braşov holds the first place in the regular season, with 81 points, out of 33 games played, followed by CSM Galaţi, 79 points, 30 games played and SC Miercurea Ciuc, 77 points out of 34 games.

Corona’s next game in the National Championship is scheduled today, Wednesday 13th March, also in Brasov, with Steaua Bucuresti.

The “Master-round” schedule of Erste League was established

Corona Brasov Wolves, qualified in the “Master Round”, has the following schedule of games:

January 24th – with Miercurea Ciuc, away;

January 28th – with DEAC Debrecen, at home, 6.30PM;

January 31st – with UTE, away;

Febuary 1st – with FTC, away;

Febuary 3rd – with DEAC Debrecen, away;

Febuary 13 – with UTE, home, 6.30 PM;

Febuary 17 – with Miercurea Ciuc, home, 5.00 PM;

Febuary 21st – with FTC, home, 6.30 PM.

After this phase of the competition, by adding the first three teams from the Qualification Round (which engages teams 6-11 at the end of the regular season), will be known all the teams that will play the first phase of the play-off, respectively the quarter finals.

Corona Brasov Wolves – DEAC 1-6 (0-0, 0-4, 1-2)

The starting home game in Erste Liga, didn’t brought the Wolves victory that everybody was expecting.

After a first period without goals, the guest team was the one that scored no less then 4 goals and continued the good work in the beginning of the third period as well, when they scored another two.

By the end of the game, Corona managed to balance the period by Tendler’s goal in minute 51’40”. In this game, Corona was missing two defense men, Cody Carlson and Garrett Clarke, both suspended.

Final score 1-6 and Brasov’s team has to revenge their crowd Sunday at 5 PM in the next home game against Vassas.