Monday 17 August 2015

Deeside Dragons Sign Slovakian Import

The Dragons will be looking to “raise the bar” next season, after the capture of prolific forward Adrian Palak from Romanian side Dunarea Galati.
Palak, 25, collected a remarkable 75 points in just 25 games last year – including 38 goals - as he led his side to the Romanian league title.
Dragons boss Lol Paul has been tracking Palak for much of the summer, as he builds a squad capable of challenging for the Laidler Conference title and the Deeside chief is delighted to have finally got his man
He said: “Bringing Adrian on board has taken much of the off-season, but last week we got together and agreed a contract for him.
“He is a great player and last year really came into his own in Romania. I think he’ll be a great player in this league and raise the bar for us.
“Alongside Filip Supa, Adrian is another guy who will provide a statement of intent for The Dragons. We want to give the fans a great season.”
Although still relatively young, Palak will be handed a senior role at Chester Road, in a dressing room that is already “full of leaders”.
He spent much of his early career with HK Dukla Trencin in the Slovakian under-20s league, before moving to France and then back to Slovakia.
Paul believes his team-building strategy will pay dividends during a lengthy NIHL campaign.
He added: “Adrian is only 25, but he’s played in several good leagues during a short career. Wherever he’s played, his stats have usually been over a point per game.
“Like many of our other players, he will be able to pass on that experience to the rest of the team. As I have said before, I want a dressing room full of leaders.”