Sunday, July 21, 2024

Rise of Victor Wegnez: From rough diamond to hockey star

Hockey needs characters for the sport to thrive, says Belgium coach

Hockey is ‘too tame’ and Belgium’s Victor Wegnez could be just the individual character needed to make the sport roar, Red Lions coach Shane McLeod told The Hockey Paper after the home nation won last summer’s EuroHockey title.

Wegnez sent Belgium to the final with a standout performance in one of the sport’s greatest matches against Germany before being awarded player of the tournament as the Red Lions won their first European title.

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