Tempelmanis Debuts; Fall to Shield

The Almaguin Spartans are searching for answers after back-to-back losses to the Bradford Rattlers and South Muskoka Shield. The most recent game was a 7:5 loss to the Shield at home, despite heavily outshooting the visiting club.

Ralfs Circenis had a hattrick in the match and was named the games 2nd star. Also finding the back of the net included Nikita Eruslanov and newcomer Deivids Tempelmanis.

Tempelmanis was signed from free agency this past week and is expected to be a top player for the club this season. The overage veteran forward spent last year in a Tier 3 USA based league.

Despite the loss, Almaguin still holds a respectable 8-5-0 record sitting fourth place in the North Division.

Next up is a home match against the New Tec Civics on October 27th.


Gazimov Named League’s Rookie of Month

Almaguin Spartans rookie defenceman Ildan Gazimov is already turning heads around the league.

Considered to be one of the top prospects in the GMHL this season, Ildan Gazimov is living up to the hype with the rebuilding Almaguin Spartans.

The 2001 Defenceman from Russia has 10 points in his first 7 Junior games playing significant minutes on the Spartans blueline.

Despite coming off a championship, the Spartans are a surprising 6-1-0 through the first month of the year.