The Spooky month of October has come to an end and its time to see how Polish players in North America fared. Now we have two updates from things I touched on last time. Filip Starzynski has returned to Poland and signed with GKS Katowice. I will not be covering the two players, playing high school hockey in the states for various reasons. Now to the updates.
Alan Lyszczarczyk Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) 12 GP 4 G 9 A 13 PTS
We were probably about 5 healthy scratches away from starting the #FreeLyszczarczyk movement, but no need for that now.
Lyszczarczyk is free and already excelling in his new home. In two games with the Steelheads, Lyszczarczyk has 2 assists and 8 shots. Lyszczarczyk is on a line with Owen Tippett in Mississauga. Tippett was the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft and should dominate the OHL this season. Lyszczarczyk is a perfect fit for the natural goal scorer, expect career highs for Lyszczarczyk this year.
Mateusz Wawrzkiewicz Tampa Bay Juniors (USPHL Premier) 16 GP 1 G 2 A 3 PTS
Wawrzkiewicz has added 2 since the last update as he continues to adjust to the USPHL Premier. The rookie season will be a tough one though for Wawrzkiewicz, but you can expect him on Poland’s U18 team.
Michal Wojciechowski Airdrie Thunder (HJHL) 12 GP 2 G 5 A 7 PTS
Last year, Wojciechowski was on one of the worst junior hockey teams I had ever seen. The River East Royal Knights finished with only 2 wins in 45 games, while letting in 272 goals. Things are so different for Wojciechowski with his new team. They are a perfect 15-0, winning their last game 8-2. Wojciechowski’s 7 points this season would have been in the top 10 for the Royal Knights. They are dead last on his current team. His 7 points are also just outside the top 60 in the HJHL, which has 300 plus players. It just goes to show how dominant his new junior team is. They are the Golden State Warriors of the HJHL.