Ralfs Sebastjans Bergmanis and Rauls Haralds Slisans are coming from the USA to HS Riga
Also the HS Riga continued to put more emphasis on the juniors and brought back two young talents from the United States to Latvia. The 17-year-old Ralfs-Sebastjans Bergmanis comes from the junior team of the NHL organization of the New Jersey Devils. Bergmanis made his way out of the U16 Liepaja team. In the season he went to Finland to Ässät to make important experiences in the U16 and U17 team. Afterwards, a European Scout became aware of the young defender and Bergmanis joined the U16 team of the „New Jersey Rockets“ for the previous season. In the regular season he scored 17 points (5G/12A) and also reached the play-offs. Now he received the call from home to show in his native „Optibethokejaliga“ with his skills.
The second was 17-year-old Rauls Haralds Slisans, who was brought home again. Slisans is like Bergmani’s defender and also comes from an NHL organization, Minnesota Wild. The first experiences made Slisans in his home in the U16 team of Tukums. In the season 2016-17 he went to SK Riga to play in the U16 and U17. For the season 2018-19 managed the change in the U16 of „Iowa Wild AAA“. After a modest season, Slisans now returns to HS Riga to continue working on his skills.