Thursday, January 25, 2018

Two former Sea Dogs heading to Olympics

A couple of former Saint John Sea Dogs will be representing their countries at next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Felix Schutz of Germany and Jurij Repe of Slovenia have both made their respective country's men's hockey teams for the Games. The men's tournament begins on Feb. 14.

Schutz, selected 41st overall by Saint John in the 2005 CHL Import Draft, has been playing with K├Âlner Haie of the German DEL league where he has 15 goals and 25 assists in 44 games. The 30-year-old forward has been playing overseas since the 2010-11 season.

Schutz played with Saint John during the club's expansion season and for the first half of the 2006-07 campaign.

This will be Schutz's first Olympics, but he has played internationally with Germany on several occasions.

Repe, selected 34th overall by Saint John in the 2012 CHL Import Draft, has been playing with HC Kladno of the Czech Tier 2 league this season. The 23-year-old defenceman has a goal and eight assists in 27 games.

Repe played with Saint John during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

This will also be Repe's first Olympics, but he has appeared internationally previously.

Germany will play in Group C with Sweden, Finland and Norway. Their first game will be on Feb. 15 against Finland.

Slovenia will play in Group B with Russia, the United States and Slovakia. Their first game will be on Feb. 14 against the US.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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