Slovakian standout Vaculik making move to CPJHL, Grey Highlands for upcoming season

by Matt Mackinder

The Grey Highlands Hawks have announced the signing of Slovakian forward Marek Vaculik for the 2018-19 CPJHL season.

Vaculik played the last two seasons for the HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas U18 program, which is the highest tier of junior hockey in Slovakia.  During that time, he put up 37 points in 83 games and nine points in 15 playoff games. 

He compares his playing style similar to that of Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin.  

Described as an agile forward, Vaculik is very creative and a good skater. He is an offensive player with great hands and on ice vision. Vaculik is not a large player, but is very agile and able to play his way out of tight spots thanks to his hockey sense.

According to the Hawks, "Marek is going to add a different element to our team than we had last year, especially on the power play. His fast and creative style of play is sure to bring the Hawks fans out of their seats."

“I am thrilled to join the Grey Highlands Hawks,” added Vaculik. “I am excited for a new experience and for the opportunity to improve my English."