Ralfs Grīnbergs

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Ralfs Grīnbergs
Born (1995-11-10) November 10, 1995 (age 23)
Riga, Latvia
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team (P)
Cur. team
Dinamo Riga
HK Rīga  (MHL)
National teamFlag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Playing career 2014present

Ralfs Grīnbergs (born November 10, 1995) is a Latvian ice hockey player currently playing for the HK Rīga of the MHL.

Latvia Republic in Northeastern Europe

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

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HK Rīga

HK Rīga is an ice hockey club, based in Riga, Latvia. It was founded in 2009 to serve as the farm club of Kontinental Hockey League club Dinamo Riga. The club played the 2009–10 season in the Belarusian Extraleague, but joined the Russian Junior Hockey League (MHL), the junior league of the Kontinental Hockey League, for the 2010–11 season.

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Playing career

Grīnbergs began his hockey career playing in minor and junior Latvian hockey leagues. [1] In 2013/2014 season he joined HK Rīga Dinamo Rīga minor league affiliate. He made his KHL debut on October 15 in defeat against Jokerit. [2]

Jokerit professional ice hockey club based in Helsinki, Finland

Helsingin Jokerit is a professional ice hockey team based in Helsinki, Finland. They are members of the Bobrov Division of the Western Conference of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The team won six league championships as a member of the Finnish SM-liiga. Jokerit plays its home games at the Hartwall Arena. They joined the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) as of the 2014–15 KHL season, making Finland the first Nordic country to have a team in the league.

International

Grīnbergs participated at the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships as a member of the Latvia men's national junior ice hockey team.

2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2014 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship was the 38th World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (WJHC), hosted in Malmö, Sweden. The 13,700-seat Malmö Arena was the main venue, with the smaller Malmö Isstadion the secondary venue. It began on December 26, 2013, and ended with the gold medal game on January 5, 2014.

The Latvian men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Latvia. The team represents Latvia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World U20 Championship.

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References

  1. Latvian hockey federation. "Player profile" (in Latvian). lhf.lv. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  2. KHL. "Player game log" (in Russian). khl.com. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
Kontinental Hockey League Russia-based ice hockey league

The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an international professional ice hockey league founded in 2008. It comprises 24 member clubs based in Belarus, China, Finland, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Russia, and it is planned to expand to more countries. It is widely considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in Europe and Asia, and second in the world behind the National Hockey League. KHL has the third highest average attendance in Europe with 6,121 spectators per game in the regular season, and the highest total attendance in Europe with 5.32 million spectators in the regular season.