The ice hockey Bayern League team reports 19-year-old Leon Hartl as a new addition. Born in Munich, he played in the DNL for Kaufbeuren and Füssen and was most recently active in Canada. But he doesn’t come to Amberberg just to play ice hockey. “We had Lyon on the list last year when he was still playing in Canada,” explains Chris Spanger, Amberberg’s sporting director. At the end of the season, Ken Latta, his colleague at Weiden, told him that a young player was coming to the Blue Devils for a test that might be interesting to Amber as well – and that was Leon Hartl. “We saw him at Weiden and had an initial conversation. He made a great impression on the ice and in person and we later decided to sign him,” continues Spanger. A few weeks ago the formalities were clarified with Leon and his parents – also that he was Amber. I will attend 12th class of technical college.
Above all, the latest figures for the 180 cm tall left-handed shooter speaks volumes positive. In his final season at Füssen, he was a 53 point scorer (26 hits) in 40 games in DNL2. In Canada he ran for the Bancroft Rockhounds in the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League, a junior A-League for the Toronto, Ontario and Quebec regions. In 39 appearances he scored 34 goals and 23 assists (57 points). “We are very pleased that the deal with Lyon worked out,” said Spanger, coach Dan Heilmann and those responsible for the Wild Lions. Leon Hartl will receive the number 13 jersey on his back and will also receive an endorsement license for Blue Devils Weeden from ERSC.
But there are also departures to report from Emberjours. Andreas Hemple, Max Dichstetter and Sasha Wendl will no longer be in the Löwen team.