Foreign rail player John-Patrick Strauß, born in Wetzlar and with Filipino roots, signed a two-year contract in Rostock. The 26-year-old comes from FC Erzgebirge Aue, for whom he has played 103 second division games since 2017. In addition, the 1.77 -meter -tall right foot on twelve international operations (two goals) for the Filipino national team.
“I am happy and motivated to continue my career at Hansa Rostock,” Strauß is quoted at the Hansa club website. “I know the loud audience from the first leg from last season and now I am happy to achieve the goals together with these fans in the back and the team.”
“With John-Patrick, we were able to sign a very well-trained player who can be used variably on both outer lanes,” says Martin Pieckenhagen, Board of Sport in Rostock. “With his pronounced offensive urge, together with his strong duel behavior, the good technology and its running strength, he was part of the regular staff in Aue and thus inevitably also has a lot of experience in the 2nd division.”
Thanks to the success on Saturday in front of 5287 spectators in Nuremberg, the league leader with 52: 4 points also has six minus points less on the account than pursuer THW Kiel (48:10), who has played one more game. In a competitive and dramatic game, Omar Ingi Magnusson was the best shooter for the SCM with nine goals, which had reached the semi -finals in the European League at the beginning of the week. Johannes Sellin also scored nine times for Erlangen.
The SCM was initially unable to decide decisively in the narrow game. On the contrary: One and a half before the end, the HC even shortened to 36:37 and was back to the surprise. But Magdeburg withstood the pressure and made everything clear with goals 38 by Daniel Pettersson.
In the fight for a Champions League-Platz, the fourth table Berlin celebrated an eminently important 30:28 victory at HSG Wetzlar. With 44:12 points, the capital club to record champions Kiel and runner-up SG Flensburg-Handewitt (44:12) stays on.
In Wetzlar the hosts were in front in the second half, then the foxes started their successful catch -up. Jacob Holm and Hans Lindberg were the best throwers of the guests each with seven goals. Stefan Civor also scored seven times at Wetzlar.