The two strikers extended their contracts with the second-division club by another season. The working papers are only valid for the DEL2. In addition, a swedish attacker received a tryout contract.
Jarvelainen is with 16 goals and 27 assists in 44 games bayreuther topscorer. The 25-year-old can look back in his career on 129 appearances in the highest finnish league. In addition, the fast and tricky striker played for all the junior national teams in his home country.
For the 2016/17 season, the finn signed on for the first time in DEL2. With 40 points in 46 games for the heilbronn falcons, he was a top performer. After a season in denmark with the gen-tofte stars – where he was his team’s second-best scorer – he made the switch to the tigers.
"I think my best years as a player are still ahead of me, and I can develop very well here. I believe that the tigers will have a good future and I am happy to be a part of the team and to be able to make my contribution", jarvelainen explains his decision in a club statement.
Forward with a lot of experience
29-year-old tim richter – who came to bayreuth from SC riessersee before the season – is one of the most experienced players in the tigers’ squad. In his career he played 50 games in the DEL for the hannover scorpions, almost 270 in the second division and more than 230 in the top division.
The hamburg-born sturmer skated 43 times for the tigers this season. In the process, he scored nine goals and made 14 submissions. "I like it in the club and in the city very well. It is fun to play here. My family and I simply feel at home here", says richter.
Ten players have already committed for another DEL2 season. In addition to richter and jarvelainen, that includes brett jaeger, martin heider, henry martens, simon karlsson, michal bartosch, sebastian busch, kevin kunz and ivan kolozvary.
Swede comes as test player
But the bayreuth tigers’ squad will change again this season. Since kolozvary received german citizenship (we reported), a contingent player position has become vacant. For these johan lorraine wants to recommend himself. Swedish striker receives tryout contract with tigers. The 29-year-old last played for EHC lustenau in the alps field hockey league. Previously, the stockholm native was active in his home country, kazakhstan, the czech republic and slovakia. Lorraine is considered a fast and assertive striker with great speed.
"We want to give lorraine the chance to present itself to us. If the timing works out and the licensing works out this week, johan will suit up for the tigers this weekend", says tigers managing director matthias wendel.