Star defenseman Mike Trimboli of Las Vegas who played the last four seasons with Utah State will play pro hockey with EHC Neuwied in Germany this fall.

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Official News Release Translated from Germany:

Bears commit first import player. The 23-year-old defender Michael Trimboli commits to the Hockey Club The Bears 2016

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“Ever since I was in high school I wanted to play in Europe Hockey. When my good friend Brian, Gibby ‘Gibbons told me about EHC Neuwied, I was immediately hooked and am excited to be part of the team.” This says the 23-year-old Michael Trimboli from Las Vegas. From his friends he will but mostly just called Mike. 

Mike has already started 5 years, to play hockey. In his young life he has already come within the States a lot. He started his career in Las Vegas in different travel teams, among others, Walpole Express. When he had finished high school, he moved to Massachusetts to play there for a year in a junior hockey team. The following year we went to Maryland. During this time he also developed by an offensive player to the strong defensive players, he is today. Recently it was for four years the team of Utah State. There he got to know our Gibby. 

With it, Mike had the chance to train a lot and of course could thus prepare perfectly for the upcoming season in the Regionalliga West in Neuwied Bears. Thus, a small piece Gibby comes in some way back to us in the Icehouse. Team Manager Carsten Billigmann expected him strong performances as the new defender: “From the new season Mike Trimboli can present his internationally-acquired skills on the ice Neuwieder.” 

Trimboli distinguishes itself not only by excellent performance on the ice. He is a team player, determined, has leadership qualities and a lot of fighting spirit. Therefore it fits perfectly with the Bears team and the Hockey Club The Bear 2016th The defender has not only a lot of fun in the game, looking forward to Germany and the time with the Neuwieder Hockey Club. 

Mike Trimboli found also that a sense of belonging for a team simply is imperative: “You have to win together as a team in order to succeed. And those compounds already start off the ice at – primarily, of course, between the individual players. But much more, between the team and the fans. “ 

EHC Neuwied's photo.