Riverkings take aboard Patrik Rypar

As probably the last new commitment HC Landsberg has signed Patrik Rypar. The 23-year-old striker comes from league rival Höchstadt, but also has DEL2 experience.

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Born in Fürth, Rypar has German and Czech citizenship. He passed through several junior teams of the EHC 80 Nürnberg, but was also trained for two years in the Czech Republic.

At the age of 18 he already played 50 DEL2 games for Bayreuth and then gained experience in the Oberliga in Weiden and Halle. As an attacker at the age of 20 he scored a total of 70 points for the Schweinfurt Mighty Dogs in the Bayernliga 2018/19 - some of them also against the HCL. In the cancelled last season, the left winger scored six goals and 11 assists for the new league rival Höchstadt Alligators.

Several well-known Oberliga clubs were interested in Rypar. The fact that he nevertheless chose the Riverkings was not least due to the fact that they were able to find him an apprenticeship in Landsberg very quickly. For HCL President Frank Kurz it is a win-win situation: "We want players who are talented and in sporting terms ambitious, but still don't lose sight of their professional future. Patrik fulfils exactly these requirements."

In the Oberliga season, which is scheduled to begin on October 16, Rypar will go on the ice with number 24 for the Riverkings.