Bombers Add Swedish Defenseman Juvas

by Bombers Staff

The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the signing of Swedish defenseman, Christoffer Juvas. The 6’0, 180-lb right shot was born February 12, 1999. Juvas joins the Bombers after having attended their December Svenska Identification Camp, in Stockholm.

Juvas has split time between three teams, this season: Örebro HK J20 (SuperElit), and Tyresö/Hanviken (J20 Elit & Division 1). The skilled rearguard is a veteran of 46 SuperElit games, as he played last season for Leksands IF. There, he played alongside current Bombers defenseman, Emil Karlsson. Prior to Leksands, Juvas was a high-scoring defenseman for Huddinge IK (J20 Elit), where he played with former WSHLer, Bruno Ndossi (Springfield & Casper). In Huddinge, Juvas was the captain of his J18 Elit squad. This season Juvas recorded 8 points in 20 games played with the Tyresö/Hanviken J20 Elit team, and played 8 games at the Division 1 level. He also played 5 games in SuperElit. Juvas also played for Stockholm Syd, in the famed TV-Pucken tournament, for the country’s top 15 year-olds.

Long Beach Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Chris White, commented, “Christoffer is going to be a huge signing for us, in my opinion. Denis Salnikov has been doing a commendable job, playing defense, but he is a natural forward, and we are excited to have the option to move him back where he is more comfortable. Christoffer attended our Stockholm camp, a few weeks ago, and had been talking to his former teammate, Emil Karlsson, about coming to the US, and specifically, Long Beach. I was very impressed with his vision and skill level, when I saw him in person. He’s a good skater and puck handler, and he has a good knack for knowing when and where to jump into the play. We got all the details ironed-out, and he obtained his visa as quickly as possible. I think his arrival will give him plenty of time, and games, to make his necessary adjustments before playoffs. It will certainly help that we have five of his fellow countrymen on the squad."

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