Vjačeslavs Fanduļs

Vjačeslavs Fanduls ( born March 17, 1969 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR ) is a former Latvian ice hockey player who has played in its active period from 1988 to 2010 included the Berlin Capitals in the German Ice Hockey League as well as in the Finnish SM- liiga.

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Vjačeslavs Fanduls began his career as a hockey player with Dinamo Riga, for he held until 1992, was active from 1988 in Wysschaja League, the highest Soviet league, but the team took in the 1991/92 season under the name Stars Riga. Subsequently, the Center went to Finland, where he played for two years Ässät Pori in the SM- liiga. The 1994/95 season he joined HPK Hämeenlinna, for which he, however, only three games played before moving within the highest Finnish league to TPS Turku. With TPS, he was at the end of the season Finnish Champion and carried himself with 38 scorer points, including 20 goals, in 45 games to this success. He spent the following season with TPS, where it ran aground in the playoffs for the Alianse Riga in the Latvian Hockey League. For this he was with seven goals and seven assists scorer of the league in the playoffs.

From 1996 to 1999 was Fanduls for his former club Ässät Pori in the SM- liiga on the ice. He then moved to the second division Kärpät Oulu, which he succeeded Earned promotion to the SM- liiga. In the season 1999/2000 he was also elected to the All-Star team the second-rate I divisioona. After another season in the SM- liiga with Kärpät Oulu, he accepted a contract offer from the Berlin Capitals of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the 2001 /02 season. For this he scored in 59 games 25 scorer points, including 13 goals. After the club was forced to withdraw to the season from the DEL due to financial problems in the connection, the Latvian ran for another two years for Ässät Pori in the SM- liiga. The 2004/05 season he bridged the Finnish second division Vaasan Sport in Mestis. In the following season, he began first with the ASK / Ogre in his Latvian homeland. He then joined the HC Traktor Chelyabinsk in the Wysschaja League, the second Russian league and the GCK Lions in the Swiss National League B.

From 2006 to 2008 played the Olympians of 2002 for the Frederikshavn White Hawks in the Danish AL-Bank Ligaen. There he was from the beginning one of the leading players in the team and scored in the two years in Denmark on average nearly a point per game scorer. From 2008 to 2010 he ran again in his home for the ASK / Ogre ( from the season 2009/10 HK Ogre ) on - first in the Belarusian Extraliga and then in the Latvian Hockey League, before he ended his career at the age of 41 years.


For Latvia Fanduls adopted the B World Championships in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and the A World Championships in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 in part. In addition, he was in the squad of his country at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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