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Fresh Air for the Blue Devils Invasion: The Blue Devils Weiden are again strengthening their squad. Striker Neil Samanski is heading to the Upper Palatinate from DEL club Iserlohn Roosters. With this transfer, the Weiden company is already focusing on the coming years. The 22-year-old freshman said of his goals at his new club, “I want to go too far in the playoffs with the team and bring some scoring to my game that I couldn’t show in the last year and a half.” “I had a good conversation with coach Ken Latta. The Blue Devils have big goals that I want to help achieve. I hope that I will get the ice age I need for my development, and can have more fun with ice hockey again, ”Samansky said while explaining his moves.
After completing his ice hockey training in all junior teams at EV Landshoot, Erdinger, who was born in Erdinger, decided to attend the famous RB Salzburg Academy. In the 2015/2016 season, Samanski moved to North America, where he went on the ice for Kempville 73 in the Central Canada Hockey League and the Powell River Kings in the British Columbia Hockey League. Iserlohn Roosters became aware of Samansky through his achievements in Canada. He joined the Sorland region for the 2019/2020 season and made 51 appearances in his first DEL season. In the current season, however, Samanski did not get the ice age he expected, which was also a reason for his move to the Blue Devils.
With Neil Samansky’s engagement, those responsible are already setting the course for years to come. Samanski will be on the ice not only for this season, but for the Blue Devils for the next two seasons. For newcomers from Whedon, there is an opportunity to combine and work in ice hockey in the northern Upper Palatinate.
In addition to his studies, Samanski will work for the Blue Devils, the main sponsor of the Ziegler Group, and thus lay the foundation for his professional career after his ice hockey career.
Samanski received information about his new club from Iselohan’s teammate Jonas Nefin, who was the goalscorer for the Blue Devils last season: “I did
Talked to Jonas and he can only tell me positive things. Samanski will wear the jersey with the number 8 in the Blue Devils.
Along with all the joy about the striker’s commitment, there is criticism on social media as well: Devils fans would have wanted a reinforcement for the defensive that ended badly recently.