From Canada to Lake Constance: Replacement for Albin Lindgren: Skylar Pacheco becomes new defender of EV Lindau Islanders

From Canada to Lake Constance: Replacement for Albin Lindgren: Skylar Pacheco becomes new defender of EV Lindau Islanders

On the day the league began against Passau, those responsible for the EV Lindau Islanders were able to fill the vacant position of casual defender. Skylar Pacheco will replace Albin Lindgren, who after returning to Sweden will not return to Lindau due to serious family reasons. The Canadian defender thus occupies the third casual spot along with strikers Martin Maritsch and Arters Sevenko and has already played for Lindauer in Passau and Klostersee. “I love everything I’ve seen so far,” said Canada in a good mood after her arrival.

newcomer from france

Skylar Pacheco joins Evi Lindau Islanders from Amiens (France). The Canadian number 93 will go on the ice for the Lindauers. “We tried again to find a player with good skating skills, which we succeeded in Skylar. He plays a good first pass and should play an important role in special teams. It was also an advantage for us that he was already He knows Arters and he got a lot of information from them about Evi Lindau,” said island sporting director, Milo Markovic, on the squad player’s transfer.

From the “homeland” of ice hockey

New Islanders defenseman Skylar Pacheco is 178 cm tall, weighs 79 kg and was born on 1 August 1994 in Kitimat, British Columbia (BC). Pacheco began his ice hockey career in Canada, the homeland of ice hockey. He played there continuously for Brock University from 2015-2020 to 2020, where he had a strong 76 points as a defender in 150 games. He then went abroad for the first time, more precisely from France to Amiens, where he spent the last two seasons of his first professional years. He was on the ice 70 times for the French and scored 29 points. Skylar Pacheco said, “Before my trip to Amiens, I played in Canada for a long time. But now I feel it is time to try something new. Lindau’s offer was a good opportunity that I wanted to take advantage of. “

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old acquaintance in the team

In France, Pacheco has already been on the ice with Arturs Sevenko for a season. This shortens the familiarity phase in Lindau and certainly makes the gameplay easier. “It’s an advantage to already know one of your teammates,” concluded the Canadian. You can already see how well the short-lived integration into the Lindauer team worked in the game at Klostersee, when Skylar Pacheco was able to shine with three assists.

Farewell to Albin Lindgren

With the new signing it is also clear that Albin Lindgren will not return to Lindau. After the training camp in Groden, the defender returned to Sweden for serious family reasons.

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