Year in Review: #5 Samuel Solensky
Hailing from Michalovce, Slovakia, Samuel Solensky was a keen hockey player for Bili Tygri Liberec U20 squad. The forward scored 43 points (25 goals, 18 assists) in 36 games for Liberec.
He then decided to make the jump across the pond to play in North America.
Solensky attended camp with the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms but did not make the team out of camp. That’s when the rookie forward made the trip to Blaine, Minn., to join his new teammates and skate with the Johnstown Tomahawks.
A highly skilled forward, Solensky quickly made an impact as he notched a goal and an assist in a comeback 6-3 win over the Springfield Jr. Blues on Sept. 21.
Solensky was a fixture in the Tomahawks top six and contribute to the potent offense during his tenure.
The ’98-birth year center/wing earned an eight-game point streak in which he scored four goals and chipped in six assists.
His impressive play did not go unnoticed by Youngstown as they called Solensky back to the Buckeye State, where he finished his first season in North America.
Although his first season with the Tomahawks was abbreviated, there is no doubt that Samuel Solensky made an impact on the team’s historic season in 2016-17.