Lithuania coach Lacroix nominated first squad for Baltic Challenge Cup

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Head Coach Dan Lacroix nominates 26 players for the Baltic Challenge Cup 2018 and brings some young talents into the Lithuanian team.

In a few days, the Lithuanian national ice hockey team will start a new era in history. After the complete restructuring in the association in the summer, in addition to the replacement of the president with Darius Zubrus and the head coach position was replaced with Dan Lacroix. The first big event will take place from the 8th to the 11th of November at the Baltic Challenge Cup in Vilmius. In this tournament, even young players get the chance to present themselves for higher tasks.

After the first sightings Lacroix nominated three goalies, nine defenders and fourteen strikers who were invited to the national team. All players will gather in Vilnius after the weekend in early November to prepare for the Baltic Challenge Cup. Before the first game against Japan on November 8, the team will go on a two-day training camp. In this the last cadre decisions are made, which players get to see the Lithuanian fans to fight for their country for the coveted trophy.

Squad list for the Baltic Challenge Cup of the Lithuanian national team:

Goalies:

  • Amalis, Mantas – 06.09.1992 – Skelleftea, SWE
  • Baltrunas, Simas – 17.03.1995 – Vilniaus Hockey Punks, LTU
  • Laurynas, Lubys – 06.12.2000 – SaiPa U20, FIN

Defensive:

  • Alisauskas, Nerijus – 06.06.1991 – Dinamo Riga, KHL
  • Domantas, Cypas – 24.03.1996 – HC Poruba, CZE-2
  • Jasinevicius, Jaunius – 09.07.1996 – Comet Halden, NOR-2
  • Katulis, Arturas – 05.08.1981 – Energy Elektrenai, LTU
  • Kostas, Gusevas – 24.06.1999 – HK Riga, LAT
  • Krukowski, Tomasz – 03.05.1999 – Iron Wolf, LTU
  • Pikcius, Valdas – 03.04.1992 – Vilniaus Hockey Punks, LTU
  • Protcenko, Edgar – 20.07.1997 – Billingham Stars, NIHL, GBR
  • Vezelis, Justinas – 26.09.1988 – Energy Elektrenai, LTU

Forwards:

  • Baltrukonis, Mauras – 22.05.1994 – Energy Elektrenai, LTU
  • Bendzius, Aivaras – 26.01.1993 – Chambery, FRA-2
  • Bosas, Arnoldas – 28.08.1990 – Bayreuth Tigers, DEL-2, GER
  • Cetvertak, Ilja – 07.07.1997 – Niagara-o.t.L. Nationals, GMHL, CAN
  • Cizas, Ugnius – 31.08.1995 – Comet Halden, NOR-2
  • Gintautas, Paulius – 10.05.1995 – Comet Halden, NOR-2
  • Jagelavicius, Vytautas – 14.11.1988 – Hockey Kaunas, LTU
  • Kaleinikovas, Markas – 31.12.1998 – HK Riga, LAT
  • Krakauskas, Emilijus – 31.12.1998 – EHC Kloten, NLB, SUI
  • Kudrevicius, Laisvyda – 16.02.1999 – Vilniaus Hockey Punks, LTU
  • Nomanovas, Danelius – 20.10.1995 – Blackburn Hawks, NIHL, GBR
  • Rybakov, Edgar – 05.01.1991 – Vilniaus Hockey Punks, LTU
  • Verenis, Povilas – 29.07.1990 – ESC Dorfen Eispiraten, GER-4
  • Vitte, Donatas – 25.12.1996 – Energy Elektrenai, LTU
  • Head Coach: Dan Lacroix
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