The next transfer hammer of the ESC Dorfen.
Dorfen - The ranks of the ESC ice pirates are filling up more and more.
Now those responsible in Isenstadt have caught another big fish.
The ESC officials also relied on the Slovenian card when filling the second foreign position.
After 32-year-old defender Gasper Susanj was signed a few weeks ago, ESC head coach Franz Steer let his connections play again and guided striker Urban Sodja to Dorfen.
The 29-year-old Slovene is 1.90 meters tall, weighs 97 kilos and can look back on an impressive ice hockey vita.
With his hometown club Jesenice, not far from the border with the Austrian state of Carinthia, he was three times Slovenian champion and one cup winner. In the EBEL (1st league Austria) he played 68 games and in the INL / AlpsHL 250 games with an impressive 155 points, as well as 43 games in the 1st Slovenian league with 59 points. The striker also scored five scorer points in nine appearances in the international Continental Cup. Last season Sodja played for the first time abroad in the Ligue Magnus (1st French league) and scored ten points in 23 appearances.
Urban Sodja and Gaspr Susanj played together in Jesenice for three years and should go well with the Eispiraten. The right-shooter is a very straight forward and assertive striker with a great wrist shot. "We are sure that he can be one of the top scorers in the Bavarian league and we are very happy that he has chosen us despite other offers," said a happy ESC ice hockey boss Manfred Detterbeck, speaking of a "king transfer". At the ESC, the attacker will wear jersey number 23.
With Florian Fischer, another defender with a height of 1.90 meters has joined the very young ice pirate team. The 22-year-old has run through all of the youth teams at the Rosenheim Starbulls. He has 49 points scorer in 169 games in the DNL. With the Starbulls, Fischer has already been considered in 16 league games. The last two years he was active for the neighboring state league club Bad Aibling. Coach Steer, who knows the ambitious Defender from his time in Rosenheim, is convinced that Fischer can prevail in the Bayern League.
The contract with the Rosenheim junior goalkeeper Tim Uhrig was also extended for another year, and the lightning-fast winger Basti Rosenkranz remains an ice pirate.
The 29-year-old, who once came from Waldkraiburg, has always been convincing in the last three years with his commitment and fighting spirit and scored one or two decisive hits for Dorfen.
The Eispiraten makers are still in final negotiations with another three to four newcomers.