CSKA Sofia have brought on a couple of additions for the second round of the Continental Cup, signing Oleg Kvasha, Vladimir Antipov, Mikhail Lyubushin, Dmitry Vlasenkov and Dmitry Bykov.

Kvasha comes in as the most well known name on the roster. Chosen in the third round by the Florida Panthers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, the Russian recorded 50 points over two seasons with the club before getting traded to the New York Islanders in the deal that sent Roberto Luongo to the Sunshine State. Kvasha would play four and a half seasons with the Islanders before playing a short stint with the Phoenix Coyotes. After struggling to find a new contract in the NHL, Kvasha went on to play on nine teams in the final seven years of his professional career before finding himself out of a job for the current season.

Sofia, representing Bulgaria in the Continental Cup, finished with an impressive 3-0 record in the first round of the tournament. The club will face the Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven, Belfast Giants and Tilburg Trappers in Bremerhaven from October 17th-19th.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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