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Kloten legend: the red line has made it more Fun

The flight LX 1251 from Stockholm to Zurich-Kloten had a prominent passengers. Conny Evensson, the Sweden to two world championship titles, led, sat next to Anders Eldebrink, who was as a player, once a world champion and as an assistant trainer to Olympic gold won. These successes, coupled with the national merits, were reason enough that both were inducted into the Swedish Hockey Hall of Fame. Evensson and Eldebrink but also leave in the Swiss ice hockey , and specifically in Kloten lasting impressions.

see and hear the two when they come on Saturday as special guests in front of the Match Kloten against Olten on the ice. Eldebrink Evensson that follows. And the happy: "Apparently me not forget some of the people here." It is the understatement of the Evening. Over 5200 spectators rise to a Standing Ovation, as Evensson goes for the face-off circle to icon insert the Puck. The man who came in 1992 to Kloten, two title sought and the Basis for the four most celebrations in a row put, is always appreciated enormously. Because successes were only a part. His open manner, he could also inspire the people off the ice, has left an indelible mark.

A picture from earlier times: Evensson as Kloten-Trainer. Source: Keystone

Evensson is now 74 years old, he has coached in the Winter of 2004/05 was the last Time a Team, subsequently, he worked as a consultant in Gothenburg, and later he joined his first club Färjestads BK in Karlstad, a place on the Board. Today, he works in the Background. In Sunne, North of Karlstad, owned he was for many years a house, "too big for me". Over the river Fryken, he had a view on the property of a football coach with similar merits: Sven-Göran Eriksson. "Svennis" was on his tour through different countries and leagues from 2001 to 2006, the national coach of England.

It had become a different game

Evensson now lives in Karlstad. The focus is on the children and grandchildren are. The Löfbergs Purple Arena of Farjestad is not too far away, but to Live hockey, he's just a rare. A bit bashfully, he added, "With the elimination of the Offsides in the red line the game has become different. It's just a question of the disc into the opponent's third in zuschiessen. The red line has made it more Fun." The tactical challenges were much bigger.

on The plane to Zurich to talk and laugh Evensson and Eldebrink not only about the past, but the rules of the ordinary: "Otherwise, you have to be me on Sunday when Klotener Skateathon to run. A knee gives me problems, I haven't played two years of Golf."

Eldebrink in top condition

Eldebrink, who defended as a player in Kloten, in the case of three titles from 2005 to 2012, the Team coached, takes over. He is in the best shape. Since the separation is by mutual agreement of Rögle in the autumn of 2017, the 58-Year-old is no longer working in football. Is that him in the summer, several Swiss media acted as a Coach from La Chaux-de-Fonds, amazed him: "I have never spoken with someone."

Coached in addition to Kloten, among other things, also Rapperswil-Jona: Anders Eldebrink. Image: Keystone

"Elda" has Flen on the territory of the municipality, approximately 120 km South-West places of Stockholm, a property with 100 hectares of forest. There, he feels in his Element. The phone shows in the late evening in a stadium Lodge in Kloten, which takes up a wildlife camera in his woods: A wild boar is on the way. The former "Marathon Man" on the ice is but not only hunters, but also strong hands-on artisan: Very much on his house he has built himself, with a friend, he helps out as a carpenter.

On the requests of the master Association Södertälje, he responds with restraint. The tradition club plays as Kloten is only in the second highest League. Brother Kenth Eldebrink, a former javelin thrower and Olympic bronze medal winner of 1984, is on the Board. The former Eishockeyaner Eldebrink can imagine, there to help a bit. But that's not.

Created: 05.11.2019, 15:33 PM

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