HCL engages top scorer Hayden Trupp

The Riverkings have acquired a considerable reinforcement in the attack for the upcoming Oberliga season. From Königsbrunn, top scorer Hayden Trupp will move to Landsberg. The 28-year-old US American has already started summer training with his new team-mates.

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With an average of 2.16 points (assists and goals) per game, Trupp was one of the outstanding strikers in the Bayernliga last season. He now wants to show his qualities in the Oberliga as well. Trupp at his presentation: "Of course I want to help the team with points on the ice. In addition, we want to adapt our game to the faster pace, tactics and structure in a higher league."

That the US boy has the skills to do so has already been proven by his involvement in North America's top university league, the NCAA, where there is at least a comparable level to the German Oberliga.

Vice President Gerhard Petrussek expressed his satisfaction with the commitment. "Hayden is a fast skater and has really good hands." Trupp is a player of choice of coach Fabio Carciola, who still knows him from times spent together in Königsbrunn. "He shows a great deal of overview and understanding of the game, which will help the team in many situations", the sports director added.