EV Landshoot is representing himself as the goalkeeper for DEL2 season 2021/22 and has signed Olafra Schmidt from Rensburg Towerstar. The 25-year-old German-Canadian has signed a two-year contract at Landshoot until the summer of 2023. Schmidt and ex-national goalkeeper Dmitry Patzold will make the goalkeeper team in the EVL in the coming season.
Ralph Huntschke, managing director of EVL Spielbetrieb GmbH, already knows the 1.88-meter-long Schmidt from his first DEL2 season with Logitar Fuchsen (2018/19). Over the past two years, the goalkeeper, who comes from Lakeview, Quebec, Canada, has stood between the positions for the Rensburg Towerstars and knows the league from the inside.
Schmidt has now made 96 appearances in the second-largest German league, has steadily developed, but has plenty of potential as well. He has averaged 2.72 goals in the current season, the fifth best value of all DEL2 goalkeepers. Its catch quota is very good at 90.17 percent. “His catch quota is really impressive. Olafra Schmidt stands for the modern goalkeeping game in ice hockey and thus fits in well with our philosophy. He is tall, has a good charisma and is also a very aggressive goalkeeper. Hai who is very quick and that too. EVL trainer Leif Carlson says Schmidt’s commitment, is also an excellent skater and plays well.
“Olafra Schmidt is a very ambitious goalkeeper who has high goals in the game. We already felt that in very good and constructive discussions. He sees us as the perfect opportunity, even to take the next career. In competition with experienced goalkeepers like Dimiti Potzold. To step up and reach the next level “, says Ralph Huntschke. – Red