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10-17-2003, 11:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
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The Hull stingrays dipped into the Ukrainian market did they? Where were those players before?
Well they signed 4 Ukranians.
Pavel Gomenyuk played last season in the FBNL for Solihull MK, but only played 10 games before suffering a broken anle. Prior to that he played mostly in Kiev for Berkut Kiev and Sokol Kiev, however he also spent part of the 01/02 season with Vityaz Podolsk.
Vyacheslav Timchenko, like Gomenyuk a defenceman, is a bit more traveeled. He played the early years of his career playing for Sokol Kiev and then moved to Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik of the Russian league in 97/98. In 99/00 he moved to HC Voronezh. He then moved back to the Ukraine and played the 00/01 season with Berkut Kiev. He spent the last two seasons in the German 2nd division, playing for Weisswasser ES. He also played in the 2002 Olympics for the Ukraine and represented them in the 2002 and 2003 World Championships.
Forward Andrei Nikolaev started his career with SHVSM Kiev and has since represented Sokol Kiev, SHVSM Kiev (again), back to Sokol Kiev, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, Berkut Kiev, Sokol Kiev (3rd time), Ldinka Kiev, back to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk before returning to Berkut Kiev. He also played for the Ukraine in the 1995 and 2003 World Champonships.
Forward Evgeny Alipov played the early part of his career for Sokol Kiev, at one time being team mates with Andrei Nikolaev. In 1994/95 Alipov moved to the Czech leagues, playing first for HC Trinec before moving to HC Havirov Panthers in 95/96. He stayed there for 4 seasons before playing his final season in the Czech Republic for HC Slezan Opava in 99/00. He then returned to Kiev to play for Berkut Kiev. He played the 02/03 at his first club, Sokol Kiev.
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