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July 14, 2015

The Kingsville Kings Junior 'A' Hockey Club is proud to announce the signing of two key players who will be a big part of the Kings success this winter. Both players signed cards in June with the club. 

The first player is 1996 Defensman Marcel Kottek. Marcel played in the highest junior league in Czech Republic for Slavia Praha in addition; he represented the U19 Czech National Team. 

'Marcel is the complete player in terms of skill, speed, size and hockey smarts for his age. I worked with him for one week this summer and his work ethic is second to none; I am looking forward to him being a big piece to the puzzle for us in Kingsville' stated head coach Gary Astalos

The second player is also a 1996 veteran Defensman; Lukas Havelka. Havelka also played in the Czech Republic's top Junior league for Slavia Praha. 

'Lukas is a big body Defensman who is going to have an opportunity to step in right away and compete for big minutes. He can flat out play and will be a shut down Defensman while also contributing to scoring chances up front. Lukas will tremendously help out our back end' stated coach Gary.

Season ticket early bird specials are ending August 1st and can be ordered directly online at The club is also looking for two more billet families; Anyone interesting in billeting a Kings player this season can email or contact team president Tom Schinkelshoek by phone at519-965-0756 or email at