Euro Curve takes a daily look at the latest happenings in the international leagues.
– The defending Die 1 Bundesliga (German League) champion Mannheim Eagles lost 3-2 last night to Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg and currently sit in last place. Former NHLer Eric Chouinards two-goal effort was not enough for the Straubing Tigers. They suffered a 5-3 road loss against the Augsburg Panthers. Former New York Islander Deron Quint currently plays for the Hamburg Freezers.
– Helsinki Jokerit put´s out pretty good team this season:
Goalies: Jussi Markkanen (ex NHL), Niko Hovinen (NHL prospect)
Defence: Sami Helenius (ex NHL), Marko Tuulola, Marko Kauppinen, Mikko Jokela( ex NHL), Mikko Kuparinen, Mikko kalteva, Mika Rontti
Offence: Tim Stapleton (ex NHL), Clarke Wilm (ex NHL), Jani Rita (ex NHL), Petri Varis (1 game in NHL), Kim Hirchovits (last seasons best sm-liiga offensive player), Ville Leino, Tony Virta (ex NHl), Samuli Jalkanen (NHL prospect), Kim Strömberg (NHL prospect), Arto Koivisto, Jyrki Louhi, Tobias Salmelainen (Brother of Tony Salmelainen (Maple Leaf player) ), Timo Rinne(NHL prospect)Head Coach : Doug Shedden (current Finnish National Team head coach)
– Remember Lubos Bartecko? He plays for Lulea of the Swedish Elite League.
For Illegal Curve, I’m Ezra Ginsburg.