Olivier Martin Leaves North Stars

Big news was leaked on Twitter this afternoon when Newcastle North Stars & Mighty Roos goaltender Olivier Martin announced he would not be suiting up for the North Stars in season 2014.

Martin tweeted this afternoon :

He confirmed that the reason for his departure was to focus on his career as an Architect and could therefore not commit to any team full time.

Olivier Martin

Credit: Debra Tonks

The tweet prompted several supporters of other club to invite him to join their club.

This news is a massive blow to the North Stars as they try to win the Goodall Cup. Its also the 2nd time in three years a star goalie has left the club following the departure of Matt Ezzy after the 2011 season, also to focus on career.

Going forward, will the North Stars handing back up goalie Josh Broekmann, who has played nineteen games over the past five seasons as back up to Ezzy and Martin, the starting job, or will they look for an import to try and fill this important position.

Stay tuned to Hewitt Sports for further details as they come to hand and all the latest news in the lead up to the 2014 AIHL season.

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Chris Meister

Chris Meister

Editor at large - Hockey
Chris is a mad fan of almost any sport and a number of sporting teams, too many to mention. With an American father, Chris’s love of traditional North American sports was developed at a young age, receiving weekly newspaper clippings on all the Philadelphia teams from his grandfather (how times have changed!!). In the latter half of the 2011 AIHL season, Chris started writing for theaihl.com and has since written for Hewitt Sports Network covering AIHL and ABL and The Armchair Selector. In the limited spare time that Chris has, he enjoys going to watch his favourite teams play (whatever the code) and also spending time with his young family.
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