Alex Andjelic

Aleksandar Anđelić (16 October 1940 – 24 March 2021) was a Serbian ice hockey coach. He coached extensively in the Netherlands and Germany, and used to coach the Serbian youth team - while working from Toronto.[1][2]

Alex Andjelic
Born (1940-10-16)16 October 1940
Bačka Palanka, Yugoslavia
Died 24 March 2021(2021-03-24) (aged 80)
Belgrade, Serbia
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for HK Partizan
's-Hertogenbosch Red Eagles
Nijmegen Tigers
National team  Yugoslavia
Playing career 1965–1969

Born in Bačka Palanka, Andjelic played for Partizan Belgrade in Belgrade before playing in the Netherlands for clubs 's-Hertogenbosch Red Eagles in 1967–68, Nijmegen Tigers in 1968-69 [1]. He played over 40 times for Yugoslavia.

He played for Yugoslavia at the 1964 Winter Olympics.

He coached with a number of clubs: Nijmegen, Heerenveen Flyers, Rotterdam Panda's, Tigers Amsterdam, and IJHC Den Bosch in the Netherlands; Schwenninger Wild Wings, Essen Moskitoes, Deggendorf, and Grefrather EC in Germany; and EHC Chur and Rapperswil-Jona in Switzerland. In the 2019–2020 season, he coached the Zoetermeer Panters from the Dutch top division and the Turkish National Team.

On March 24, 2021, it was announced in Dutch media Andjelic died in a hospital in Belgrade, after a week of being kept in a coma.[3] He had also tested positive for COVID-19.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Interview Aleksandar Anđelić: Hokej igra u kojoj se misli unapred
  2. ^ "Srpska Televizija USA".
  3. ^ News of Andjelic's passing
  4. ^ "Serbian ice hockey coach and Olympian Andjelic dies age 80". 29 March 2021.

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