Matheson Signs Pro Contract In Germany
Cheyne Matheson will add a new country, a new league, and a new team to his resume next season after signing with the EG Diez-Limburg Rockets.
Matheson, who 33 points in 26 games last season for Sweden’s Division 1 Kiruna AIF, wasn’t planning to leave Sweden, but the opportunity to move to Germany and potentially climb the hockey ladder was too enticing.
“I was planning on signing in Sweden again, but when I received the offer from Diez-Limburg in Germany I felt that I had a big opportunity to get into a good league with potential of moving up into the DEL after,” said Matheson, a Wheatley product.
EG Diez-Limburg play in Germany’s Oberliga.
“The coach wants me to fill a big role on the team and I am excited to show what I can do.”
“Exactly the center we were looking for,” Rockets coach Arno Lörsch said in a team news release.
Matheson, a Wheatley Sharks and Leamington Flyers alumni who later went on to play NCAA Division III hockey for New England College, is entering his 5th season in Europe.
He spent three of those seasons playing for the Liege Bulldogs in BeNeLiga, leading the league in points, and then goals in successive seasons.
Now, he’s hoping to make a similar impact in a new league and country.
“I loved Sweden, the people and the hockey. But Germany has always been somewhere I wanted to play hockey and I didn’t want to turn down this chance.”