Judging by the number of Danes skating about in the NHL and Denmark’s results at recent IIHF World Championships, there is little doubt that Danish ice hockey is in the ascendancy. A further boost was given over the weekend when two youngsters – Jonas Røndbjerg and Malte Setkov –were drafted in the 2017 NHL Draft. Røndbjerg was selected as the 65th pick overall by new expansion team Vegas Golden Knights, while Setkov was picked 100th overall by the Detroit Red Wings.
Mainz goes Fisching
Viktor Fischer has escaped his Middlesbrough nightmare after being signed by German side Mainz this week. The former Ajax starlet, who has so far failed to live up to the hype as one of the best talents in Europe, joins the Bundesliga side on a four-year contract. Fischer lasted just one season with the English side, where he played only 16 games.