The Erding Gladiators struck again at the transfer market and caught a really big fish.
Erding - Sebastian Busch, who was born in Erdingen, comes from the second division EV Landshut to the ice hockey Bayern division, where he once started his career in the youth field.
In his career so far, the 28-year-old from Langengeisling has made over 400 second division games for Bayreuth and Landshut and booked almost 150 points. Ten years ago he became German champion with the Landshut DNL team. Sebastian Busch actually still had a contract with EV Landshut, "but the work is more important to me now," he says. The 28-year-old physiotherapist is joining his father's physio practice in Erdinger. "I have decided for myself that it is the right way."
He asked EVL managing director Ralf Hantschke to terminate his contract. He showed full understanding, as did coach Leif Carlsson. “He was at home in Sweden, and I also spoke to him on the phone,” says Busch, who afterwards could hardly get away from the phone. "When it became known that I was leaving Landshut, my cell phone kept ringing," he says with a laugh. “I got calls before it was officially out.” But Oberliga was not an option, so he would have had to drive further than to Landshut. The gladiators had also asked. “I already had it in my head to quit completely,” he admits.
He went on vacation with his girlfriend and let everything go through his head, and that's when the decision to join his home club was made. “What the new head of department is up to sounds good,” says Busch. “I also know a lot of people here.” First and foremost the new treasurer Christoph Mosbauer, whom he already had as a trainer in the TSV youth team. “I want to have fun with ice hockey and stay healthy,” says Busch, summarizing his goals. “And I would like to help that we can bring ice hockey and especially the youngsters back to the top in Erding.” When looking at the current gladiators squad, the 28-year-old speaks of a “very good team with almost a league level”. It is difficult because there are many "top dogs" in the team and it will certainly not be easy for coach Thomas Vogl,to keep everyone happy, "but the Birdy will do it," Busch is sure.
The gladiators coach emphasizes that he has been in contact with Busch for a long time. "I've tried it every year - he's Erdinger, after all - and at some point it pays off to keep asking," says Vogl. “Of course I'm overjoyed that he is coming to us.” Last season - after the Bayernliga round was stopped early - for EV Landshut at home games as an expert on livestream transmissions for Sprade tv and has seen all EVL home games. "The Buschi played together with the two top scorers in the league in the first row, so he was the first row in the center - a very important position," said Vogl. “He did it very, very well, nobody thought he could do that. So I'm all the more pleased that he is coming to us. "The Erdinger coach believes“That he brings us a lot of speed, a lot of agility, a lot of professionalism. It's great to have a player like that in our ranks. "The whole team could benefit from it:., He shows the boys how to prepare professionally for training and the game, how to train, how to play." Especially young players he could show how they can develop further.
Vogl thinks Busch is “very, very good as a guy and player, and I'm really happy that he comes to us and brings even more quality into our team.” Looking at the provisional squad, the coach enthuses: “We did it we'll have three front rows next season.
There will be no rows one, two and three, we will start the season with three top rows. ”And he adds:“ As a coach, it makes me happy, of course, and I'm totally happy to get a team like this - and especially a player like that. "
Busch believes "that we will have a lot of fun".
One of the reasons for his return to his home club was: "I wanted to give something back to Erdinger ice hockey." And laughing, he adds: "Back to the roots."