he Almaguin Spartans are happy to announce the addition of a promising young defenceman Gustavs Stikans (2003). Stikans has played the last two seasons with Daugava in Latvian Men’s Second Division.
Spartans Head Coach Andrejs Savicevs had this to say about the addition of Stikans “We are very happy to have Stikans joining our club. He is a good, young defenseman with great potential. He is a smart defenseman, that see’s the ice well, makes a good first pass and is responsible at both ends of the rink. He has great size for his age at 6’1 and 208 pounds, likes to play physical and competes hard every shift. I think with our program, his coach ability and his experience playing against men, that Stikans can step in and be a good defense that we can count on every night right away.
I was able to see Stikans play for 3 days at the showcase in Lithuania and meet with his family, so I am very confident that he is going to be a good fit for our club on and off the ice. With the defenseman we currently have signed, I really like the way our d core is shaping up. We have a lot of speed and size on the back end, which is going to make us tough to play against.