When it comes to Lithuanian hockey, you might expect that Dainius Zubrus is the lone star for this midget hockey nation. Probably he is - there's no denying the fact he's the only Lithuanian ever to play in the NHL. Of course there was Darius Kasparaitis, but he decided to represent Russia instead. TPS Turku, from Finnish Elite League, signed a contract lately before the season opener with Lithuanian Tadas Kumeliauskas. First off he had a try-out contract, but he showed off pretty well in relation to the expectations the Finnish team and fans had. Like a streak of lightning, he suddenly became with Charles Bertrand the favourite players amongst fans. TPS' fans started a sort of a fan club called KUBE (two first letters from their surnames, KU & BE) for these two hockey players, who are - no objection - from smaller hockey countries than Finland. The fans found the new acquisitions utterly exotic and were enthusiastic. Currently there are 144 members in the fan club. Bertrand has played for TPS already in the regular season, but Kumeliauskas got injured in a pre-season match. The reports are, however, positive and it seems likely that we'll see him play soon in the Finnish Elite League. In the pre-season he managed to score four (1+3) points in seven games. The goal he scored was the one and only TPS was able to score against SKA St. Petersburg. I'm hoping he would have an impact in Turku. He will be an asset for the Lithuanian national team in the future for sure.