Russell claims Coach of the Year crown
Great Britain's head coach Pete Russell won the German DEL 2 Coach of the Year award after a successful year with his club, EHC Freiburg .
The Wolves went from a relegation contender to third place overall under Russell, who left Glasgow Clan last year to take over and was rewarded for his efforts.
"I'm delighted to have DEL2 coach of the year," said Russell on DEL2.
"C & # 39 ; is a great success. Without such a great team, Daniel Heinrizi and the whole club, this would not have been possible. I couldn't be happier. Coming from Great Britain, receiving such an award during my first year in Germany is fantastic and I thank everyone. »
Friborg's hopes of taking their regular season form in the play-offs were denied when the league was closed due to coronavirus, which meant they could not complete their first best match of the seven against Ravensburg Towerstars, who are coached by former Nottingham Panthers boss Rich Chernomaz.
Ben Meisner, goalkeeper Russell at Friborg and the club himself won awards for the goalkeeper of the year and the DEL 2 Fair Play award to end a good season for the team .