Ondřej Raszka Signs In Tipsport Extraliga

Polish national team goalie Ondřej Raszka has signed in the Tipsport Extraliga with HC Ocelari Trinec. The 30-year-old goaltender had previously announced he was leaving JKH GKS Jastrzebie. Raszka will most likely be playing with HC Frydek-Mistek in the Chance Liga, the second tier of Czech senior hockey. HC Ocelari Trinec is the same club of Polish star Aron Chmielewski and Polish-born former NHLer Wojtek Wolski

The 30-year-old goalie was born in Trinec Czech Republic, but arrived in Poland with KTH Krynica in 2010-11. He has played in Poland since then, besides being loaned to lower Czech leagues in 2012-13 and part of the 2018 season with Telford Tigers (EPIHL). Raszka gained a Polish passport and has represented Poland at numerous non-IIHF tournaments. The goalie had one of his best years to date in the PHL, leading JKH GKS Jastrzebie, to both a Polish Cup and Visegrad Cup championships. He posted a .926 SV% in 33 regular-season games. Raszka is the first new national team member to go aboard this offseason but could be the first of many. Raszka is the third Polish player under contract in the top Czech league for 2019-20, joining Aron Chmielewski (HC Ocelari Trinec) and Pawel Zygmunt (HC Litvinov).

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