Updates: 31.03.2021 19:25
Released: 31.03.2021, 19:25
Liberec – Hockey Liberec took out eight players from the current staff shortly before the start of the semi-finals of the playoff extra league. Goalkeeper Jaroslav Pavelka, defenders Lukáš Derner, Mislav Rosandič, Ronald Knot and forward Michal Birner, Jaroslav Vlach, Adam Najman and Jan Šír will continue in the White Tigers jersey. The North Bohemians informed about it in the broadcast of a virtual studio, which they are preparing for fans during the playoffs.
The three-year contract was signed by the 35-year-old national team striker Birner, who took part in winning the championship title in Liberec in the 2015/16 season and returned to the Tigers in November 2018 from his engagement in Switzerland. “Michal’s original contract ended in a year, but we decided to insure it now. We are not naive, Michal certainly had offers from other clubs, so we are glad that we agreed. He is one of the top players from all over Europe and is a leader not only on the ice, but also in the cabin, “said sports manager and coach Patrik Augusta to sign the most productive staff member.
Derner, two years older, also signed the title five years ago and signed a one-year contract. “Negotiations with Lukáš were very fast. He was interested, we were interested. He is one of the club’s icons, he played practically his entire career in Liberec. I am very happy that he will continue with us,” Augusta said to the defender, who Liberec played more than 700 matches.
Rosandič, Knot and Vlach are currently an important part of the set. Rosandič was the most productive defender in the basic part, Vlach the third most productive player in his breakthrough season. “Mislav was our most productive back, which in itself means that he fit in perfectly with us. He is an excellent skater, he plays great with the reel and thanks to that he has become one of the permanent members of our power groups. Certainly he also feels that he has it can move further and that it can also move our organization, “said Augusta.