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Joni Ortio has been practising with the Lions for a couple of weeks and was able to convince the club to keep him until spring 2020.

The ZSC Lions have now three goalkeepers under contract.

"Joni is a strong goalie. I saw no reason to wait any longer with an engagement. We would have been active sooner or later anyway," says team manager Sven Leuenberger. "But Ortio's move doesn't change the fact that Lukas Flüeler is our clear number one in goal. But now we are very well prepared if there was a problem with our two goalies".

Last season, the 28-year-old played for the KHL club HK Vityaz Podolsk in Russia, recording a save percentage of 92.2% in more than 50 games. Before that, the Finn had played for Helsinki in Finland, Skellefteå in Sweden and for the Calgary Flames in the NHL.

( 03 October 2019 | lle )

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