Trio of Ontario Hockey League Grads on DEL’s Iserlohn Roosters

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The Iserlohn Roosters went to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga finals in 2009-10. This season, the Roosters are struggling just to make the playoffs. Iserlohn has a trio of Ontario Hockey League grads on the roster, doing their best to help the Roosters advance.

iserlohn roosters deutsche eishockey liga del hockey logoManny Legace is among the league’s top goaltenders with a 2.47 goals against average and a .919 save percentage in 35 games. Legace played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1990-91 to 1992-93, all with the Niagara Falls Thunder. Legace was taken by the Hartford Whalers in the eighth round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 188th overall. Manny had a decent NHL career with the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Carolina Hurricanes before making his debut in Germany this season.

Pat Kavanagh played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1996-97 to 1998-99, all with the Peterborough Petes. Kavanagh was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, 50th overall. Pat saw fourteen games in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks and the Flyers. Kavanagh currently sits third on the Roosters in total points and is in his fourth season in the DEL.

Kris Sparre played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2005-06 to 2007-08, split between the Barrie Colts and the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors. Sparre is in his second season with Iserlohn.

These Ontario Hockey League grads can be found on the roster page of the Iserlohn Roosters official website. This is a great one stop page to also view the DEL standings.

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