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Julius Penzes: “I do not want below the semifinals of the Erste League!”

Before the start of the new season, our team coach gave an interview for the blog “jegkorongblog.hu”.

We also retrieve the statements of Julius Penzes for our fans:

“We started the preparations relatively early with the local players.

At first we worked on land, then, from August, we trained on ice. The foreign players have gradually joined and now we have six such players under contract.

I hope we achieve what we set out to do. Now we’re working on our game tactics. As it is known, we have replaced all foreign players and based on what we have seen so far I am satisfied with the selection of new players.

The national championship will be at a better level than the previous seasons.

Better players have arrived at the Romanian teams and they will help to increase the championship level.

And the Erste League will be better and more balanced this season.

Last season we left the league in quarters but this season I would like at least a semi-final but – why not? – we could go even further.

I trust native players, they are constantly improving their game.

I think we will have a good team, in which each one has a well defined role.

It is hard to predict who could win the Erste League.

All teams are balanced and it is not known who will have the “winning” card.

Today we present a new player who signed with our team, a 26-year-old Canadian “center”: Jean-François Plante

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Today we present a new player who signed with our team, a 26-year-old Canadian “center”: Jean-François Plante.

Jean-François Plante was born in the Canadian city of Richmond, with a height of 185 cm. and 95 kilograms. From 2009-2014 he played in the Canadian Youth League QMJHL (for teams such as Shawinigan Cataracts, Rimouski Océanic, Sherbrooke Phoenix and Victoriaville Tigres).

In total he played 346 games in QMJHL (regular seasons plus play-off) and scored 180 points. He had an extraordinary last season in QMJHL (2013/2014). In the first part of the season he played at Sherbrooke Phoenix – where he scored 33 goals in 41 games and in the second part of the season he played for the Victoriaville Tigres team – where he was also one of the best scorers, managing to score. 19 goals and give teammates 16 decisive passes (35 points) in just 28 games. Very good developments in QMJHL brought him a scholarship from Moncton University.

At the Moncton University team, he played four seasons (2014-2018), being one of the best players on the team. In the 2016/2017 season he was the scorer of the USports league (with 28 goals scored) and was selected in the “ideal team” of the league. In fact, after that season, in April 2017, he received the title of best athlete of Moncton University.

He graduated from Moncton University in 2018 (graduating in Physical Therapy) but remained in the USports University League because he enrolled in a postgraduate program in Health Sciences and Physical Therapy at the University of Ottawa.

For the University of Ottawa team, last season he played in a total of 26 gmes in the regular season, managing to score 23 points (10 goals and 13 decisive passes). In the playoff he had 5 appearances, scoring a goal and scoring a decisive pass.

Jean-François Plante is characterized as a very fast and technical center and we hope to have a great contribution to our team for next season.

Results of the training tournament in Slovakia

☑️ Our team played three games in three days in front of some valuable opponents, resulting in two defeats and one victory (but with a very good game of our team in all three games). It was a very good test for the new season.

☑️Results: Slovakia U20 – Corona Brașov: 6-5 (1-1 / 1-1 / 4-3);
HC Detva – Corona Brașov: 2-0 (1-0 / 0-0 / 1-0);
Corona Brasov – HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas: 3-2 (SO) (0-2 / 0-0 / 2-0 / 1-0);

☑️ Our team’s scorers for this tournament:

– Zsombor Molnar, 3 goals; – Peter Balazs, 2 goals; – Cody Fowlie, 1 goal; – Pavlo Borysenko, 1 goal; – Daniel Trancă, 1 goal (decisive goal scorer at SO in the last game).

The first transfers are on the ice

Two of the Canadians who signed contracts with our team, quarterback Chase Harrison (22 years old) and striker Cody Fowlie (26 years old) have already arrived in Brasov and are training on the ice of the Olympic Rink with the rest of the team.

Coach Julius Penzes will be training in a few days and the third Canadian, striker Wacey Rabbit (32 years old).

In the next period he will also arrive the latest transfer of the team, the defender Nelson Armstrong (25 years) and our team is going to sign contracts with two other players to finalize the group of players on which will be based on Julius Penzes for next season.