Spartans Add Talented Russian Forward

The Almaguin Spartans are thrilled to announce the addition of Mikhail Ilyin. The 2005 Forward from Novosibirsk, Russia joins the Spartans from Sibir Novosibirsk where he had 8 points in 24 games in the top Russian U18 league.

Spartans General Manager David Forde had this to say about the club’s latest addition “Mikhail is a talented young forward with a lot of potential. He has great size at 6’3 and 175 pounds and athleticism, as he comes from a family with multiple professional athletes. Mikhail see’s the ice well and can create offense off the rush and in the offensive zone. We have several good young forwards who are going to be given a great opportunity to develop and play in key situations this year.

Mikhail joined the team on Monday and got right to work in the team’s first on ice session. We have big expectations for Mikhail this season and are excited to see what he can do in Spartans uniform.

The club started on ice training Monday with 15 players, with 2 arriving this weekend and 2 more next week. We expect skilled Serbian Forward Bojan Djordjevic to arrive before October 1st and are just waiting for 3 more Visa’s. Our coaches are very happy with what they have seen so far with our group and feel we are going to have a very competitive club this season.

The guys have two big weeks of training, before the clubs first game September 22nd in West Nipissing. The club then heads to the far north for the longest road trip off the season with a back-to-back against the expansion Le Becard De Senneterre, before hosting the Bancroft Rockhounds in our Home Opener Friday October 6th.