Substitute Liptovské Mikuláš, coach Juraj Faith on the left Source: TASR/František Iván
LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ – Finnish hockey player Severi Lahtinen signed a contract with HK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš. Vedenie účastnica Tipos extraligy announced this on the social network.
Dvadţaštyriroční krídelník hral in vovode sesony for Jyväskyl in Liige. He played in eight matches and scored three points (1+2). However, the club broke a contract with him after he was accused by the Finnish media and subsequently sentenced to two years for raping a young woman. However, Lahtinen emphasized that he was already innocent, but by submitting an appeal, he had yet to be sentenced.
“Lahtinen trains with us some day. I’m a hockey trainer, not a judge, but I’m not going to judge someone. He’s here to play hockey, but we’re going to try to play with him as much as possible,” said team trainer Juraj Faith in an interview with HokejPortal.sk. Before Fín, this will be the first club past his ownership.
Liptovský Mikuláš belongs to the sixth place in the extraliga table after nine rounds.