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 [4]. 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]

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