Philip Riefers strengthens the Iserlohn Roosters. The 30-year-old comes from the Krefeld Penguins.
The squad of
continues to grow: defender
is the next addition of the club from the German Ice Hockey League, which recently announced the contract extension with Mike Hoeffel. The 30-year-old Riefers comes from the Krefeld Penguins and will be in his thirteenth season in the German upper house at the Seilersee.
Roosters: Riefers DEL-experienced
The Defender, who can also be used as a winger, comes from the offspring of Krefeld and also made it into the DEL with the Rhinelanders. Riefers played alongside the penguins in the DEL for Cologne, Mannheim, Augsburg and Wolfsburg. During this time he reached the play-offs eight times with his teams and has a total of 595 games and 102 points. In 2017 Riefers reached the final series of the German championship at the Grizzlys Wolfsburg together with Rooster’s newcomer Brent Aubin.
“The tradition and the mentality with which ice hockey is played in Iserlohn suit me. And conversations with Christian Hommel have confirmed this impression. That’s why I decided to move to the Seilersee, ”said Riefers, explaining his reasons for changing clubs.
“It can be used variably, especially with the strain that awaits us, it is extremely important to be able to react to a wide variety of situations with such players. In addition, Philip is a German defender and right-handed shooter who has experience and knows the league very well. When it became clear that Philip was on the market, we had to take the opportunity, ”reveals Christian Hommel, Sports Director of Iserlohn Roosters.
“We are all happy that it is starting. It’s a crazy situation, but I see the potential for us as a team to get the most out of it. Of course I would like to bring my experience to bear on and off the ice, ”said Riefers looking forward to the upcoming season.
The current roster of the Roosters
Andreas Jenike, Janick Schwendener, Jonas Neffin. –
Ryan O’Connor, Bobby Raymond, Dieter Orendorz, Jens Baxmann, Erik Buschmann, Dainer Todd, Tobias Schmitz; Philip Riefers. –
Brent Aubin, Casey Bailey, Taro Jentzsch, Brody Sutter, Alexandre Grenier, Tim Fleischer, Marko Friedrich, Jake Weidner, Julian Lautenschlager, Brent Raedeke, Neal Samanski, Mike Hoeffel.