Non-EIHA trained player joins the Bees

  • EPL Champion and league highest point scorer
  • Czech Extraliga Champion
  • Czech3 Most Goals, Most Assists and Most Points

Head Coach of the Berkshire Cycles Bracknell Bees Doug Sheppard watches the ink dry on the latest signing as he announces Robin Kovar will join the Bees.

The 35 year old Czech is no stranger to the UK shores now having first arrived in 2013/14 staying 4 seasons and returning last season.

He enjoyed a prolific junior career seeing him selected for Czech Republic at Under 18 and Under 20 level. In 2001/02 he played in the Western Hockey League for Vancouver Giants in their inaugural season returning 15 points in 30 games and returned the following season posting 42 points.

In 2003/04 he was back in Czech where he played in the Czech top league and second division until 2008/09 before going to Slovakia to play for HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas for a single season. He started the following season with Eindhoven Kemphanen in the Netherlands, ending the season back in Czech.

It was 2013/14 when he first came to the UK signed by Manchester Phoenix to play in the EPL. He played three complete seasons with the Phoenix putting up 244 points from 153 games. During these three seasons he was a part of the EPL winning team in 2013/14 as well being the league wide highest point scorer in 2015/16.

In 2016/17 he returned to the Phoenix but in January after a season without a home base the Phoenix folded leaving Robin to find another team to see out the season. He signed for the Swindon Wildcats and across both teams his final EPL year saw him play 49 games and score 31+38.

He played 2017/18 in Kazakhstan and started 2018/19 in the Erste Liga before signing for Blackburn Hawks in the NIHL1 North. His 15 games for Blackburn resulted in 28 points.

On joining the Bees Robin said; “I’m really happy and excited to be part of the Bracknell squad and I will do my best to help the team to have a successful season ahead.”

Head Coach Doug Sheppard spoke of his latest signing; “Robin is the complete package, he’s a two way Centre that has good size and skates extremely well. He’s a proven scorer and winner at this level. No question Robin is going to be a great fit in Bracknell.

Right shooting Robin stands at 6’1 and weighs 196lbs.