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MOL League: DVTK Preview
2016-09-04 20:00 - icehockey.hu
After winning the past two MOL League titles the hockey team from Miskolc is going for a three-peat. There has been a lot of change over the past couple of seasons throughout the entire organization but one thing that has remained a constant is winning.


With only eight players remaining from the championship team from two years ago DVTK Jegesmedvék are going for an unprecedented three MOL League titles in a row. WIth Jason Morgan leaving for Poland, Doug Bradley takes over behind the bench. Bradley has head coaching experience in Europe as he has been a head coach in both the DEL and the EBEL.

Last season DVTK planned to start the season with an import playing in net which didn’t really work out, because of this the young duo of Attila Adorján and Bence Kiss played most of the season until the end of the season and the playoffs when Dávid Gyenes had recovered from his shoulder injury. With Gyenes gone it looks like Bradley will be starting the season with Adorján and Kiss between the pipes, however the club could still bring in an import netminder.

The club has a core of four defencmen returining in Balázs Gőz, Balázs Láda, Mátyás Vojtkó and Finnish defenceman Jarkko Leppanen. Joining them will be imports Paul Cianfrini and Colin Joe who are starting their first European season after both of them having played mostly in the ECHL the last couple of seasons. Look for 19 year old Ákos Laczkó to gain more playing time.

DVTK managed to light the goalie lamp early and often, they did lose a number of goal scorers during the offseason however they did manage to retain one of the all time leading scorers in MOL League history in Nikandrosz Galanisz, also coming back is Adrián Tóth, Roland Hajos and Attila Pavuk. Peter Sakaris and Andrew Johnston, two players from the ECHL are the import forwards. However the biggest signing of the off season for the Jegesmedvék is Bálint Magosi who came back to Hungary from France, more known for his physical play Magosi can also find the back of the net on a regular basis. WIth home grown talent in Márk Miskolczi and László Ritó and the addition of 19 Martin Sági from Linz the defending champions have three deep lines.

The team has experience and have won two championship seasons behind them this is a team that is gunning for another deep playoff run.

Head coach Doug Bradley: I have always been a defensive coach but after spending time with the Penguins organization this has changed some. The team did have the best forwards in the world and they say that the best defense is a good offense, this is why my style has changed some. I would like to have a team on the ice that skates a lot and skates well, is hungry for the puck and plays an aggressive style. We will need to be smart with the puck and try to avoid taking penalties. We have a lot of young players who  I think will pick up my philosophy and systems in a short period of time. We will try to spend the least amount of time in our own end as possible during the games and more in the attacking end. For this to happen we will need to skate more and be physical compared to the other team. I want to pass on a “never give up” mentality to the team.

Bálint Magosi, Forward: It is an interesting reason why I ended up in Miskolc, if Braincon would not have been relegated I probably would have extended my contract in March. I received other offers from foreign clubs that I probably would have accepted if I was by myself but they were not the best for my entire family. I was honored that DVTK Jegesmedvék came to me first, this would be true from any player who got a contract offer from the two time defending champion. I have a number of former teammates with the club, for example Nikandrosz Galanizs and Attila Pavuk from before but I have played with Balázs Láda, Adrián Tóth and Roland Hajós in the national team. I have joined a team that I have already known. Last season when I went to France I only knew Viktor Szélig, and at there people were looking at me like the “son of the GM” or “the other Hungarian” this is why it took some time for me to get settled with the team.

*Expert Opinion: I do not think that DVTK was able to replace their import players with the same quality of players they had before. On the Hungarian side they managed to keep that core together with Bálint Magosi replacing Balázs Somogyi, which is an even trade or an improvement. It is not easy to replace guys such as Jesse Dudás, Kalvin Sagert or a Jon Booras. I think this might be the small weakness that they have but if they pick up the system fast they could end up being fine. The new coach is a North American coach so the style has stayed from year to year. It is positive that they have a number of young players getting into the senior roster and have a chance of picking up game experience.
*Recently retired former MOL League player

Mezsz.

Poz.

Vezetéknév                          

Keresztnév                      

Születési hely, idő                                                    

Ütőfogás

Állampolg.

31

GK

ADORJÁN

ATTILA

CSÍKSZEREDA, 1996.11.26

L

HUN

30

GK

KISS

BENCE

MISKOLC, 1997.07.18

R

HUN

35

GK

ZAKIROV

ALEKSANDR

HANNOVER, 1997.02.05

L

RUS

14

D

BERNÁTH

MILÁN

BUDAPEST, 1997.06.14

L

HUN

4

D

CIANFRINI

PAUL

DUNDAS, 1989.04.20

L

CAN

3

D

GŐZ

BALÁZS

MISKOLC, 1992.08.03

L

HUN

27

D

JOE

COLIN

TORONTO, 1988.03.26

L

CAN

16

D

LACZKÓ

ÁKOS

MISKOLC, 1997.01.05

L

HUN

17

D

LÁDA

BALÁZS

MISKOLC, 1983.06.14

L

HUN

39

D

LEPPANEN

JARKKO

TAMPERE, 1987.07.03

L

FIN

54

D

VOJTKÓ

MÁTYÁS

BUDAPEST, 1993.04.16

R

HUN

21

F

ALBERT

TIBOR FLÓRIÁN

CSIKSZEREDA, 1996.04.20

L

HUN

20

F

BENEDEK

ROLAND

BAJA, 1996.06.25

L

HUN

8

F

GALANISZ

NIKANDROSZ

DUNAÚJVÁROS, 1988.07.14

L

HUN

7

F

HAJÓS

ROLAND

SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR, 1990.06.01

R

HUN

97

F

KARDA

MILÁN

CSÍKSZEREDA, 1997.03.06

L

HUN

82

F

MAGOSI

BÁLINT

DUNAÚJVÁROS, 1989.08.15

R

HUN

71

F

MISKOLCZI

MÁRK

MISKOLC, 1993.08.08

R

HUN

12

F

PAVUK

ATTILA

DUNAÚJVÁROS,  1991.08.06

R

HUN

10

F

POPOVICS

PATRIK

MISKOLC, 1990.03.29

L

HUN

19

F

RITÓ

LÁSZLÓ

MISKOLC, 1994.01.27

L

HUN

81

F

SAKARIS

PETER

MONTREAL, 1992.08.27

L

CAN

88

F

SÁGI

MARTIN

BUDAPEST, 1997.06.12

L

HUN

11

F

SZOPOS

OTTÓ

CSÍKSZEREDA, 1997.05.11

R

HUN

22

F

TÓTH

ADRIÁN

SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR, 1990.10.28

L

HUN

Coaching Staff

Head coach: Doug Bradley
Assistant coach: Nikola Glavonjic
Goalie coaches: Farkas Tamás, Rastislav Stana

New Additions: CIANFRINI Paul (Wheeling, ECHL), JOE Colin (Colorado, ECHL), SOKOLOV Vladislav (Alliston, GMHL), MAGOSI Bálint (Briancon, France), SÁGI Martin (Linz, EBYSL), SAKARIS Peter (Wichita, ECHL)
Departures: GYENES Dávid, GYŐRFI Tihamér (Debreceni HK), BOORAS Jon, CLARKE Garrett, SMITH Brad (Orlik Opole, Poland), DUDÁS Jesse (TPS, Liiga), SAGERT Kalvin (Fehérvár AV19, EBEL), CSETER Justin, DANSEREAU Keegan (DAB), FEKTI Ádám (KMH Budapest, 2HL), SOMOGYI Balázs (MAC Budapest)