Dinamo Riga extends the squad with Daniel Berzins, Roberts Lipsbergs and Roberts Mamcics.

KHL 2017-18: Slovan Bratislava vs Dinamo Riga – #97 Roberts Lipsbergs, #51 Ivan Svarny, Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava, SVK. ©Puckfans.at/Andreas Robanser

24-year-old Center Roberts Lipsbergs is already entering his fourth season for Dinamo Riga. Lipsbergs comes from the youth and juniors of SK Riga and was since the U17 annually in the Latvian national team to find. After a season at HK Riga in the MHL, the center moved to the US to the Seatlle Thunderbirds in the WHL. In two seasons, he skipped each of the 50 points mark. The season 2012-13 finished Lipsbergs with 58 (30G / 28A), and 2013-14 with 52 points (33G / 19A). He also reached the play-offs in both years. Subsequently, he played in the ECHL at “Adirondack Thunder”, “Tulsa Oilers” and the “Utah Grizzlies”, before he returned home to Riga. There Dinamo Riga took him for the KHL under contract. Riga missed the play-offs in the following years, so he helped out for a couple of games at HK Liepaja. For Latvia Lipsbergs was in two U18 and three U20 World Championships in use, the Latvian senior team at a Wletmeisterschaft and in all years each in the extended squad.

IIHF U18 World Championship 2017 SVK – LAT #12 Daniels Berzins, #3 Michal Ivan. ZS Poprad, Slovakia ©Puckfans.at/Andreas Robanser

20-year-old Daniels Berzins is going into his third season for Dinamo. Last season, the center in the KHL came to 38 games, but remained without points. Berzins comes as Lipsbergs from the youth of SK Riga. His path took him over the HS Riga to the HK Riga in the MHL and finally to Dinamo Riga. In the extended squad, he was alternately active in the KHL and MHL. For the Latvian national team Berzins was in eienr U18 and two World Championships in use. Now the young hope has another opportunity to present itself for higher tasks.

As a third party, a further cooperation was agreed with the 24-year-old Roberts Mamcics. Liepaja born Mamcics comes from his home club Metalurgs Liepaja. From there it went to Russia where he first played in “MHL-B” at “Sputnik Almetievsk”. The defender remained in the league and a year later was one at “MHK Zelenograd” under contract. After this season Mamcics moved to the second Norwegian league to “Hasle / Løren”, was awarded in his second season for two games at the first division “Lorenskog”. After this experience, he returned to Liepaja again in the domestic League. After a very good season 2017-18 with 26 points (10G / 16A) he played 10 games for Dinamo Riga and 20 games (7G / 18A) for Liepaja last season. Now the tall defender (1.97 cm) gets a new chance to profile himself.