Unfortunately, we have some very sad news. Our dear friend and legendary coach, Alex Andjelic, has passed away. He lost the battle at the age of 80 due to complications from COVID-19. Alex Andjelic was one of our ice hockey coaches who contributed with his knowledge. The whole Hockey Coach Vision team gives its sincere condolences to Alex‘s family. He was truly a genuine person, always on track to stay at the head of the game of hockey. We cherished working with him as he was a delight to hang around with. Moreover, he was a very positive and honest person who will be missed in our team of authors.
Born on 16 October 1940 in Backa Palanka, Andjelic started his hockey career with Partizan Belgrade and represented Yugoslavia. Additionally, he played internationally including at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. In 1967 he moved to play in the Netherlands where he would end his career in 1975 and launch his long coaching career.
Andjelic was coaching clubs in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Serbia. He was a national team coach of the Netherlands’ U20 national team, of Yugoslavia / Serbia-Montenegro and was last season also helping out as an assistant coach for Turkey. He also went to North America for clinics and was involved with the Toronto Maple Leafs and their AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies.
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