Raphael Andergassen is already looking ahead to the 2023/24 ICE season. © I. Foppa/HCP

Raphael Andergassen: “HCP is family for me”

HC Pustertal keeps its captain on the starboard: Raphael Andergassen has extended his contract with the Bruneck team and at the same time made a small declaration of love for them.

In addition to the commitments of Ryan Stanton, Zach Sill and Alex Petan, as well as the impending transfer of Andreas Bernard, The HC Pustertal club management is also working on the existing squad. The first player has now been confirmed, captain Raphael Andergassen.

The Kalterer celebrates his 30th birthday in June and in his professional ice hockey career, in addition to the national team jersey, he has only worn those of his home club and HC Pustertal. Andergassen is entering his tenth year in Bruneck, where he has long been a leading player and identification figure. Despite Wolves' disappointing season, the right-handed shooter recently scored 20 points (including 9 goals), which made him the most reliable local scorer.

Raphael Andergassen should lead the way at HC Pustertal. © I. Foppa/HCP

“Brunico has long been my second home and the HCP is family to me. That's why the decision to extend the contract was very easy for me," said Andergassen, who is already looking into the future: "We are already in the middle of advanced training. Our management is diligently working on a competitive squad so that we can attack fully again in the autumn and achieve better results than last year.”
“He’s a personality in the locker room.” HCP sports director Patrick Bona

Patrick Bona explains the contract extension with Andergassen as follows: “Raphi is entering his tenth season with us, he has now matured into an important identification figure for the team and club. He is a personality in the dressing room and a reliable two-way striker who can be used in a variety of positions. We are all very pleased to be able to build on Andergassen again in the coming season.”


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