Polish national team netminder Ondrej Raszka has signed with the Telford Tigers of the EPIHL for the 2016-17 season.
The 6’3 goaltender originally developed in the Czech junior system and started playing in the PHL in 2010. He has played in the PHL every season since then, except for 2012-13, where he played in the Czech’s 2nd and 3rd hockey leagues. In the PHL, Raszka has played 150 regular season games with KTH Krynica, Cracovia Krakow, GKS Katowice, STS Sanok, and MMKS Podhale Nowy Targ. Most of his success has come with MMKS Podhale Nowy Targ. Last season with MMKS Podhale Nowy Targ, Raszka posted a 2.46 GAA and .928 SV% in 40 games. Raszka has yet to make his IIHF debut for Poland but has played for team Poland twice at other tournaments. Once in the 2014-15 season, where he posted a 19 save shutout vs Romania. The other was last season where Raszka had a 32 save performance against Austria in a 4-2 loss. Razka was also on the initial 45 man roster for the 2016 Polish world championship team.
Raszka is the third Polish national team player to sign in the EPIHL this year. Forward Tomasz Malasinski resigned with the Swindon Wildcats and goaltender Przemyslaw Odrobny signed a two year deal with Milton Keynes Lightning.