HK Zemgale signing with US defender Preston Ames

HC Vännäs, #8 Preston Ames © Preston Ames

Now, HK Zemgale also beat the transfer mark, signing 23-year-old US defender Preston Ames. Ames comes from Sweden where he played for IFK Strömsund and Vännäs HC last season. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Ames played in his junior years with the Coyotes jrs. in the U16 and U18 team.

In the season 2014-15 he joined the university team of “Arizona State”. After four years, twice he reached the play-offs, he went to Sweden. After a rather modest year he accepted the offer from Zemgale to make a name for himself in the Latvian OHL.