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SC Langenthal has announced the extensions of three contracts. Netminder Marco Mathis (photo) will stay for one more season, Hans Pienitz and Tom Gerber each for two more terms. Furthermore, Dimitri Malgin will stay with Langenthal until the end of the season.

Photo: / Andreas Haas

Mathis, 28, is in his seventh season for Langenthal. Before joining the team, he played for EHC Aarau, SC Herisau and in the HC Davos-organisazion. In 31 games so far this term, he posted a .909 save percentage.

Defenseman Pienitz joined the team in 2013 from the EHC Basel Sharks. The 30-year-old spent his junior years in the organisazion of the ZSC Lions and the Adler Mannheim. His professional career includes a stint with the Hamburg Freezers (DEL). So far this season, he has suited up in 35 games for Langenthal, recording four goals and ten assists.

24-year-old forward Gerber joined SCL in 2016. Before that, he spent most of his career with the SCL Tigers and made his National League debut with them in the 2012-2013 season. His new contract contains an out-clause in the second year.

Forward Dimitri Malgin, currently playing for EHC Basel in the MySports League, will join the team on February 7 and stay for the reminder of the season. He has already made three appearances for SCL this season.

Last but not least, as Reto Kirchhofer of the Berner Zeitung reports, SC Bern-forward Dario Meyer will continue his season with Langenthal. However, he may always be recalled by Bern.

Last Update: 06 February 2018, 11:51 AM | esi

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