Latvian roster

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  1. ilvins

    ilvins Registered User

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    Vārtsargi: Artūrs Irbe, Edgars Masaļskis, Segejs Naumovs.

    Aizsargi: Viktors Ignatjevs, Rodrigo LaviņÅ¡, Sandis OzoliņÅ¡, Georgijs Pujacs, Arvīds Reķis, Agris Saviels, Kārlis SkrastiņÅ¡, Atvars Tribuncovs.

    Uzbrucēji: Ģirts Ankipāns, Armands BērziņÅ¡, Aigars Cipruss, Vladimirs Mamonovs, Aleksandrs Ņiživijs, Grigorijs Panteļejevs, Miķelis Rēdlihs, Aleksandrs Semjonovs, Jānis Sprukts, Leonīds Tambijevs, Herberts Vasiļjevs, Māris ZiediņÅ¡.
     
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    Arturs Irbe !!

    Good for him ! Nice guy, love to see him back on the Olympics .
     
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    I figured they would take some of their younger prospects. I guess not.
     
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    With the World Championships at home coming up it's not time to phase out veterans. Next season I think you will see changes.
     
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    I expected Bartulis and Karsums to be there. But Sprukts is, he's 22 i think!
     
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    Sprukts has been great in the Finnish top league this season.
     
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    Where is Raitis Ivanans? :biglaugh:
     
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    Well this isnt final roster and as i understand, changes can be made in foresome future. Anyway, Ozolinsh is out due to his treatment (sad to hear this, but its not like we were shocked here, more like pleased that he finaly decided to do something about his problem). Karsums is a reserve, but i suppose well see him playing in Olympics. Bartulis could be too young for this, not enaugh experience in NT, but theres a slight chance he will be selected at World Champs in Riga. Irbe is great and he definately will play, Irbe is a patriot of Latvia and he will do anything in hos powers to help his team out. And its bot like theres no young players in squad. To name some:
    Sprukts Janis - 1982
    Redlihs Mikelis - 1984
    Berzins Armands - 1983
    Saviels Agris - 1982

    P.S. ill post a detailed roster as the one above is simplified.

    G Irbe Arturs Salzburg Red Bull AUT 1967
    G Masalskis Edgars Neftjanik Almetyevsk RUS 1980
    G Naumovs Sergejs Himik Voskresensk RUS 1969
    D Ignatjevs Viktors Linz EHC Liwest AUT 1970
    D Lavins Rodrigo Brynas SWE 1974
    D Ozolins Sandis Anaheim Mighty Ducks USA 1972
    D Pujacs Georgijs Riga 2000 LAT 1981
    D Rekis Arvids Augsburg Panthers GER 1979
    D Saviels Agris Torpedo Niznynovgorod RUS 1982
    D Skrastins Karlis Colorado Avalanche USA 1974
    D Tribuncovs Atvars Mora IK SWE 1976

    F Ankipans Girts Riga 2000 LAT 1975
    F Berzins Armands Riga 2000 LAT 1983
    F Cipruss Aigars Riga 2000 LAT 1972
    F Mamonovs Vladimirs Liepajas metalurgs LAT 1980
    F Nizivijs Aleksandrs Torpedo Niznynovgorod RUS 1976
    F Pantelejevs Grigorijs EV Zug SUI 1972
    F Redlihs Mikelis Bjorkloven SWE 1984
    F Semjonovs Aleksandrs Malme Red Hawks SWE 1972
    F Sprukts Janis HPK FIN 1982
    F Tambijevs Leonids Basel SUI 1970
    F Vasiljevs Herberts Krefeld Pinguines GER 1976
    F Ziedins Maris Stocton Thunders USA 1978
    Rezervisti:
    D Bondarevs Igors Riga 2000 LAT 1974
    D Sorokins Olegs Linz EHC Liwest AUT 1974
    F Cipulis Martins Riga 2000 LAT 1980
    F Karsums Martins Moncton Wildcats CAN 1986
    F Macijevskis Aleksandrs Odense Bulldogs DEN 1975
     
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    Yes, he has been stunning.

    Go Sprukts! :handclap:
     
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    does anyone know what ozo's problem is exaclty? is it alcolhol or other drugs as well? it seems from the response that people have known about this for a while, is this true? thanks.
     
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    yes rananda, its been in media here for quite some while, not put loud tho, but as rumors. Its hard to speak how long but not weeks and even months... As far as we know its alcohol alone and supporters here are very supportive coz finaly he made a wise choice and asked for help.

    As for Sprukts, well hes a surprise. I remember him playing in Latvian NT in 2000 WC St. Peterburg, but all i can remember is his awfull skateing skill , tho hes a huge guy and quite good with his stick. After 2000 he went aside, but last year, in Olympic qualification round i saw him again and it was a different player. Not only his skating skills got better, but he knows exactly what are he doing on ice, very mature player still in his young age.
     
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    Ill answer to this if i may :D Well its been an issue here, and honestly a loud one. Looking form one side, hes popular, afterall he did play in 2 NHL games this season (thats a huge succes for a player in Latvia). On the other side, his main job in team is to be a man who can throw his glovs off whenever coach wants to. Latvian NT never has been a powerhouse and always relyd on quick counter attacks, mainly outskateing opponent (every year i hear Latvia is a smallest and lightes team in WC), so basicly coaches decided not to invite him yet. But lately Ivanans started to put his name on the score list so we could see him playing here soon. Personaly i would like to see him in roster.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see Sprukts. One heckuva promising player.

    But there is a big hole left on the forward side :cry:

    No more Zholtoks :/


    Also.. This must be the best defense ever iced for team Latvia.
     
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    Yeah I'd really like to see Ivanans in there!
     
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    Sprukts will miss the olympics (injury)
     
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