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Full name HK Zemgale/LLU Team colours Blue + White + Dark Red Town Jelgava, LAT Founded 2002

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#30 Mariuss Bajaruns-Galejs (G) 20 2002 Riga, LAT 5'11" 161 L
#45 Lukas Bukatovs (G) 18 2004 Jelgava, LAT 6'1" 170 L
#1 Rihards Cimermanis (G) 29 1993 Riga, LAT 6'0" 165 L
#20 Deivs Rolovs (G) 18 2004 Riga, LAT 6'2" 183 L
#70 Eriks Vitols (G) 21 2001 Riga, LAT 6'0" 187 L
DEFENSEMEN
#28 Renars Dzerods Alksnis (D) 22 2000 Aloja, LAT 5'11" 170 L
#33 Roberts Andersons (D) 19 2003 Jelgava, LAT 6'1" 181 L
#2 Harijs Brants (D) 20 2002 Valmiera, LAT 6'0" 185 L
#84 Edgars Dikis (D)   “C” 31 1991 Riga, LAT 5'11" 183 L
#38 Reinis Eberlins (D) 19 2003 5'10" 174 L
#23 Daniels Gorsanovs (D)   “A” 20 2002 Jelgava, LAT 6'0" 163 L
#88 Renars Karkls (D) 23 1999 Dobele, LAT 6'5" 198 R
#57 Edgars Adrians Kazaks (D) 19 2003 6'2" 190 R
#47 Janis Kergalvis (D) 18 2003 5'11" 170 L
#21 Martins Kruklitis (D) 18 2004 Jelgava, LAT 6'6" 194 L
#8 Gustavs Krumins (D) 21 2001 6'1" 192 L
#55 Oleksandr Kurzenkov (D) 17 2005 5'10" 176 L
#82 Silvers Lazarenoks (D) 19 2003 Liepaja, LAT 6'2" 203 L
#5 Patriks Seilis (D) 19 2003 6'3" 207 L
#25 Rauls Haralds Slisans (D) 20 2002 6'2" 187 L
#6 Martins Vitols (D) 16 2006 5'10" 165 L
FORWARDS
#33 Daniels Andersons (F) 20 2002 Saldus, LAT 6'1" 187 L
#15 Arturs Kriss Avotins (F) 19 2003 Riga, LAT 6'1" 185 L
#29 Roberts Baranovskis (RW) 25 1997 Jelgava, LAT 5'11" 181 L
#97 Ricards Bernhards (RW) 25 1997 Riga, LAT 6'4" 187 R
#75 Ernests Berzins (F) 19 2003 Riga, LAT 6'0" 181 R
#71 Matiss Birins (F) 19 2003 6'6" 227 R
#93 Kristers Brauns (F) 20 2002 Riga, LAT 6'1" 170 L
#51 Daniels Bunkus (F) 18 2004 6'1" 207 L
#4 Vitalijs Cerkass (F) 19 2003 6'0" 187 L
#91 Ricards Fomins (F) 22 2000 Liepaja, LAT 5'11" 172 L
#94 Gatis Gricinskis (C/RW) 34 1988 Talsi, LAT 6'0" 190 L
#26 Janis Grigaluns (F) 19 2003 6'1" 170 L
#19 Arturs Homjakovs (C) 24 1998 Ventspils, LAT 5'10" 168 L
#52 Arturs Karasa (F) 19 2003 Jelgava, LAT 6'3" 172 R
Artis Kergalvis (F) 17 2005 6'2" 174 L
#9 Kristaps Kristins (F) 19 2003 Ventspils, LAT 6'3" 187 L
#64 Kaspars Mendzins (F) 22 2000 6'0" 165 L
#98 Rihards Mertens (LW) 21 2001 Tukums, LAT 6'0" 174 L
#17 Gustavs Millers (RW) 21 2001 Riga, LAT 5'11" 187 L
#90 Rudolfs Murasko (F) 18 2004 5'10" 165 R
#83 Reinards Davis Petersons (F) 18 2004 5'10" 143 R
#71 Roberts Petrovics (F) 20 2002 Riga, LAT 6'2" 183 L
#58 Uldis Pupols (F) 19 2003 Riga, LAT 6'4" 198 L
Peteris Purmalis (F) 19 2003 Liepaja, LAT 6'2" 203 L
#13 Kristaps Rokis (F)   “A” 21 2000 Valmiera, LAT 6'4" 209 L
#7 Rainers Rullers (C) 17 2004 6'4" 194 L
#43 Ernests Steinbergs (F) 18 2004 Riga, LAT 5'9" 161 L
#25 Kevins Stradnieks (F) 18 2004 Saldus, LAT 6'0" 190 R
#10 Deniss Vilmans (W) 20 2002 Liepaja, LAT 6'4" 192 R
#11 Kristers Vitolins (F) 18 2004 Jelgava, LAT 6'1" 163 L
#16 Roberts Vitols (C/W) 18 2004 6'3" 198 L
#22 Rinalds Vutkevics (F) 18 2004 5'8" 174 L
#27 Kaspars Ziemins (F) 20 2002 Riga, LAT 6'3" 190 R
Position: G: 5, D: 16, F: 33 | Av Age: 20.91 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 183 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 53 players
1 player
Experience Zemgale: 1 747 GP
KHL: 14 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Zemgale Juniors (Latvia2)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Jelgavas ledus halle Location Jelgava Capacity 2 360 Construction Year 2001
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-12-10T17:00:00+0200 Zemgale RoKi - Mestis
2022-12-09T18:30:00+0200 Zemgale RoKi 1 - 7 Mestis
2022-12-03T17:00:00+0200 Zemgale IPK 2 - 4 Mestis
2022-12-02T18:30:00+0200 Zemgale IPK 2 - 4 Mestis
2022-11-26T16:00:00+0200 Zemgale Kiekko-Vantaa 4 - 6 Mestis
2022-11-25T18:30:00+0200 Zemgale Kiekko-Vantaa 3 - 1 Mestis
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/30/2022
11/30/2022 Confirmed Joining Peteris Purmalis (F) Joining from Corpus Christi IceRays
11/23/2022
11/23/2022 Confirmed Joining Edgars Adrians Kazaks (D) Joining from Dinamo Riga
11/23/2022 Confirmed Leaving Ilja Grekovs (D) Leaving for Dinamo Riga
11/22/2022
11/22/2022 Confirmed Joining Oleksandr Kurzenkov (D) Joining from No team
10/19/2022
10/19/2022 Confirmed Joining Kaspars Ziemins (F) Joining from Peterborough Petes
09/27/2022
09/27/2022 Confirmed Joining Gatis Gricinskis (F) Joining from HK Mogo
09/14/2022
09/14/2022 Confirmed Joining Deivs Rolovs (G) Joining from HS Riga
09/14/2022 Confirmed Joining Ernests Berzins (F) Joining from Philadelphia Hockey Club
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
ASK/Zemgale
2002-2003 Latvia 20 9 2 9 - - 119 73 20 1.00 3 Bronze game loss
Zemgale
2003-2004 Latvia 24 10 0 14 - - 100 129 20 0.83 2 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 Latvia 28 8 - 18 1 1 81 178 19 0.68 7 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 Latvia 32 14 - 14 2 2 103 136 48 1.50 5 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 Latvia 36 20 - 14 2 0 173 158 64 1.78 5 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 Latvia 28 14 - 11 2 1 144 125 47 1.68 5 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 Latvia 30 18 - 9 3 0 155 93 60 2.00 2 Semifinal loss
2014-2015 Latvia 30 13 - 14 2 1 103 110 44 1.47 5 Bronze game loss
2015-2016 Latvia 30 17 - 11 1 1 137 87 54 1.80 4 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 Latvia 30 18 - 7 2 3 137 85 61 2.03 3 Semifinal loss
2017-2018 Latvia 30 12 - 13 4 1 87 94 45 1.50 4 Final loss
2018-2019 Latvia 35 20 - 11 2 2 138 89 66 1.89 2 Semifinal loss
2019-2020 Latvia 35 15 - 14 2 4 138 105 38 1.09 5 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 Latvia 36 31 - 5 5 0 176 68 62 1.72 1 Final loss
2021-2022 Latvia 36 26 - 5 4 1 178 88 61 1.69 2 Champion
2022-2023 Mestis 19 4 - 12 1 2 38 64 16 0.84 13 -
Latvia 19 14 - 2 1 2 96 20 32 1.68 3 -
Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2015-2016 Latvia Cup - - - - - - - - - - - Semifinal loss
2016-2017 Latvia Cup - - - - - - - - - - - Semifinal loss
2017-2018 Latvia Cup - - - - - - - - - - - Semifinal loss
2022-2023 Continental Cup 3 0 - 2 0 1 4 10 1 0.33 4 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Sandis Zolmanis (F) 2022-2023 EG Diez-Limburg Germany3 29 14 35 49 37
2. Arturs Ozolins (F) 2022-2023 HK Mogo Latvia 22 11 31 42 12
3. Rustams Begovs (F) 2022-2023 Herforder EV Germany3 28 18 22 40 20
4. Vladislavs Adelsons (F) 2022-2023 Nidaros Hockey Norway2 23 10 17 27 13
5. Juris Ziemins (F) 2022-2023 Dinamo Riga Latvia 20 11 11 22 2
6. Klavs Planics (F) 2022-2023 Höchstadter EC Germany3 19 10 9 19 45
7. Patriks Zabusovs (F) 2022-2023 Dinamo Riga Latvia 10 9 10 19 4
8. Aleksis Ostankovics (F) 2022-2023 Tampa Bay Juniors USPHL Premier 16 9 9 18 35
9. Kristaps Millers (D) 2022-2023 Prizma Riga Latvia 16 8 10 18 16
10. Reinis Demiters (D) 2022-2023 Dinamo Riga Latvia 20 4 14 18 8
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Guntis Pujats (F) 91 100 98 198
2. Raivis Kurnigins (D) 235 67 110 177
3. Artjoms Ogorodnikovs (F) 156 53 87 140
4. Arturs Batraks (F) 179 47 84 131
5. Olafs Aploks (F) 138 53 75 128
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Guntis Pujats (F) 91 100 98 198
2. Raivis Kurnigins (D) 235 67 110 177
3. Artjoms Ogorodnikovs (F) 156 53 87 140
4. Olafs Aploks (F) 138 53 75 128
5. Ricards Bernhards (F) 160 50 66 116
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Raivis Kurnigins (D) 235 67 110 177
2. Guntis Pujats (F) 91 100 98 198
3. Artjoms Ogorodnikovs (F) 156 53 87 140
4. Arturs Batraks (F) 179 47 84 131
5. Olafs Aploks (F) 138 53 75 128
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Ricards Bernhards (F) 160 50 116 265
2. Kriss Kupcus (D) 93 15 35 211
3. Gatis Gajevskis (F) 43 16 24 190
4. Kriss Grundmanis (D) 71 6 19 184
5. Hardijs Paradnieks (D) 88 12 61 166
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Raivis Kurnigins (D) 235 67 110 177
2. Kristaps Millers (D) 224 45 49 94
3. Arturs Batraks (F) 179 47 84 131
4. Arturs Abolins (F) 178 31 53 84
5. Ricards Bernhards (F) 160 50 66 116
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Edijs Brahmanis (F) 2 1 7 3.50
2. Patriks Zabusovs (F) 11 14 26 2.36
3. Toms Hartmanis (F) 6 4 13 2.17
4. Shane Heffernan (F) 5 8 10 2.00
5. Edgars Kulda (F) 16 10 30 1.88
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Guntis Pujats (F) 2011-2012 Latvia 36 31 38 69 1.92 8
2. Kirils Tambijevs (F) 2020-2021 Latvia 27 20 32 52 1.93 16
3. Gatis Sprukts (F) 2019-2020 Latvia 35 19 33 52 1.49 14
4. Guntis Pujats (F) 2012-2013 Latvia 28 28 22 50 1.79 20
5. Roberts Jekimovs (F) 2021-2022 Latvia 35 23 27 50 1.43 44
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Guntis Pujats (F) 2011-2012 Latvia 36 31 38 69 1.92 8
2. Guntis Pujats (F) 2012-2013 Latvia 28 28 22 50 1.79 20
3. Aldis Abolins (F) 2010-2011 Latvia 32 27 21 48 1.50 56
4. Guntis Pujats (F) 2002-2003 EEHL B 19 26 16 42 2.21 8
5. Roberts Jekimovs (F) 2021-2022 Latvia 35 23 27 50 1.43 44
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Guntis Pujats (F) 2011-2012 Latvia 36 31 38 69 1.92 8
2. Gatis Sprukts (F) 2019-2020 Latvia 35 19 33 52 1.49 14
3. Sandis Zolmanis (F) 2015-2016 Latvia 28 9 33 42 1.50 32
4. Kirils Tambijevs (F) 2020-2021 Latvia 27 20 32 52 1.93 16
5. Arturs Ozolins (F) 2021-2022 Latvia 33 22 28 50 1.52 20
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Gatis Gajevskis (F) 2004-2005 Latvia 27 13 5 18 0.67 135
2. Kriss Grundmanis (D) 2018-2019 Latvia 27 2 7 9 0.33 91
3. Jevgenijs Griskevics (D) 2003-2004 Latvia 13 3 0 3 0.23 90
4. Lauris Dzerins (D) 2010-2011 Latvia 28 2 7 9 0.32 85
5. Kriss Grundmanis (D) 2017-2018 Latvia 27 4 3 7 0.26 81
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 183 lbs 20.91
2021-2022 6'1" 185 lbs 22.94
2020-2021 6'1" 184 lbs 23.00
2019-2020 6'1" 184 lbs 23.58
2018-2019 6'1" 190 lbs 24.71
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