No NHL? No problem. Croatia’s top hockey team, KHL Medvescak has been on fire.
The team has broken a franchise record, winning nine games in a row, and have just recently won their 101st league game since their inception in the EBEL four years ago.
Kyle Greentree is the first player on the team to reach 10 goals, scoring his 12th this week in only 18 games, while Pittsburgh Penguin player Dustin Jeffery has scored six goals in his nine game with the club. Greentree has the second most goals in the league.
The Bears have scored 21 goals in the last four games, and winning in all of them. Since the team introduced Jeffery, the have yet to lose.
With players such as Greentree, Jeffery, Adam Naglich, Tom Zanoski, and Curtis Fraser, the Bears have developed one of the toughest offenses in the league.
A strong defense and special teams accompanies them, with the team first in the league in penalty kills and second in the league on the power play.
Goaltender Michael Ouzas possess a .930 save percentage, among some of the highest in the league.
Medvescak is also the only team in Zagreb at the moment to be selling out their games. They have had several sellouts at Dom Sportova which holds 6,400 and have most recently played a series of games at Arena Zagreb, which holds more than 15,000.
The league will take a break this week due to international duties, but will resume on Friday November, 14 when the Bears play HDD Olimpija in an attempt to reach first place.
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Oilers will win the cup within 3 yrs!!!
Good to see a Pittsburgh Penguin on the roster.
Tornado , who is what you say me you ? Huh
Yhats what i meant when the lockout happened hockey was just not the same i am a NJ Devils fan long live the Trap!
Damn right! ’06 we brought the cup to Tampa!!! Unfortunately, we were unable to properly defend our title due to the lockout. 🙁 And this year we are unable to properly celebrate our 20th anniversary.
@Misko – Yep! They actually play decent hockey in Hrvatska. Medvescak plays in the Austrian league and are joining the KHL in Russia next season.
They play hockey in Hrvatska? Who knew?
Are you an Albertan?
Was that the year Calgary or Edmonton lost the finals in game #7 to the hockey hot-beds of Tampa or Carolina?
If so, I don’t blame you…
NHL DIED 2006 for me
At least ZG has SOMETHING to be excited about…