Tag: Unia Oswiecim

Patryk Noworyta Returns to Unia Oswiecim for 22nd PHL Season

Patryk Noworyta is not ready to hang up the skates yet and will return for his 22nd PHL season. He re-signed with Unia Oswiecim on a one-year deal. It will be his 11th season with the blue and white, tying his 11 years with Cracovia Krakow.

With a career of over 700 PHL games, he has scored 47 goals and assisted on 141. His 22nd season will put him in a particular group with only 10 other plays. The PHL record is 27 seasons, held by Jaroslaw Rozanski. In his 20-plus seasons, he has won nine PHL champions, two behind the record 11 held by Edward Koczab and Jaroslaw Klys. Noworyta has split his entire career between Cracovia and Oswiecim, bouncing between the two clubs. He has played with Unia Oswiecim since 2020, where he has been able to play on a defensive pairing with his young brother Milosz Noworyta.

It has been a somewhat awkward offseason for Oswiecim, with some major highs and some big lows. The team is still searching for a new head coach and reportedly couldn’t agree to terms on finances with their top choice. The team has made headlines recently after being in talks with Andrei Deniskin, who was suspended 13 games last year in Ukraine after a racist gesture towards a black player Jalen Smereck.

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Ukrainian National Team Defenseman Filipp Pangelov-Yuldashev Signs In Poland

As the war in Ukraine continues, we expect to see more and more Ukrainian free agents in the PHL, maybe even possibly a whole team down the line. Ukraine national team defenseman Filipp Pangelov-Yuldashev has officially joined Unia Oswiecim. The agreement is for a year and will end in April.

Before joining the blue and white, Pangelov-Yuldashev played in Donbass Donetsk. There he was one of the league’s top players, even taking home both MVP and defensemen of the year during the 2021 season. In total the 28-year-old defender posted 59 points (14G-55A-59PTS) in 108 games during three years in Ukraine’s top league. Before signing in Ukraine, the Kyiv native mostly played in Russia’s second league, the VHL. There he appeared in 165 games across four years. He has represented the Ukrainian national team in three IIHF events, including the most recent Division 1 Group B World Championships held in Poland.

Unia Oswiecim continues to look to build upon its second-place finish during the 2022 season. The team is still without a head coach, but that has not stopped some major offseason moves. The club also added two all-time PHL greats in the North American duo of Alex Szczechura and Michael Cichy.

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