Official statement from the Slovakian embassy confirms that His Excellency Mr. Stanislav Opiela will miss the entire 2017/2018 season with an upper body injury. The Slovakian ambassador broke his wrist yesterday evening, September 27, in the late stages of the Thursday shinny session, preparing for the upcoming season. The SHL and Thailand’s entire hockey community wishes him a speedy recovery!
Stan the Man, roams the defense for Aware and set up a beautiful goal in week one.
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HIS Excellency Stanislav Opiela is a highly experienced diplomat who is not afraid to say what is on his mind or display his well-developed sense of humour. The Ambassador, who began his term in Thailand officially on December 30, 2015, is a big ice hockey enthusiast and was happy to discover he could pursue his passion here in the tropics. Together with his Slovakian wife, Viera, he is fully engaged in strengthening bilateral relations between Slovakia and Thailand.