Bad Tölz - adequately replacing top players like Max French and Reid Gardiner is difficult. Especially when all issues are carefully checked, as is the case with the Tölzer Löwen. Nevertheless: The Isarwinkler have not only received the license for the coming season, Gardiner's successor has also been clarified. With Cam Spiro, the top scorer of the EHC Freiburg from the 2019/20 season comes to Flinthöhe.
The 29-year-old quickly became one of the top strikers in the DEL 2. 26 goals and 41 grants serve as statistical evidence.
"Cam scored continuously and stood out," emphasizes Jürgen Rumrich.
The templates are primarily important for the TEG managing director.
“He can also play a center forward, is a good passing player and has a lot of overview as a power play player on the boards.” Rumrich does not ignore the other important factor: “He can score goals.” So versatility is the trump card for the Lions;
The remaining fourth quota position will be allocated accordingly.
It should be ready by the ice training at the beginning of September at the latest.
Due to injury only 24 scorer points last season
Last season, Spiro had to be content with a significantly lower number of points due to an injury, and at times competed with a fifth import player.
"But that was still okay," said Rumrich, looking at ten hits and 14 assists from 32 matches.
The injury is now a thing of the past.
"He has fully recovered and is looking forward to Bad Tölz," explains the person in charge.
Spiro's buddy Ian Brady also signed in Tölz
There is no question that foreigners have a special leadership role in the Tölz squad with talented and young players.
“We made a conscious decision in favor of an experienced player,” explains Rumrich.
From Ben Meisner, the former goalkeeper of the Tölzer and Freiburger, the US boy got the necessary information about the spa town and the area around the club.
The decision was made even easier when Ian Brady's signing became public last week.
Spiro already played with the future head of defense of the lions in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
"He's one of my friends and an advantage for me when you come into a cabin and already have a feeling for someone," says the Boston-born left-shooter of Brady.
I'm happy to be wearing the lion jersey
New Leo Cam Spiro
With his advisor, Spiro agreed on Bad Tölz, and because the lions showed great interest, an agreement was quickly reached.
"I'm glad that it worked and that I get the chance to wear the lion jersey," Spiro lets his new team know.
This is what real anticipation for a new challenge sounds like.
Tölzer Löwen 2021/2022
Tölzer Löwen 2021/2022
Maximilian Leitner, Oliver Ott, Niklas Hörmann, Philipp Schlager, Tyler McNeely, Marcus Götz, Marco Wölfl, Lubor Dibelka, Dominik Bohac, Thomas Brandl, Markus Eberhardt, Thomas Merl, Tom Horschel, Ian Brady, Anton Engel, Cam Spiro;
Head coach Kevin Gaudet.
Ian Brady, the new defensive boss of the Tölzer Löwen