|Born|| 17 May 1991,|
| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
| AHL team (P)|
| St. John's IceCaps|
Ontario Reign (ECHL)
HK Prizma Riga
HK Prizma/Hanza Rīga
</div></div> Ralfs Freibergs (born 17 May 1991) is a Latvian professional ice hockey defencemen, who currnently plays for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). After first playing professionally in his native Latvia, Friebergs moved to North America as a junior and played collegaite hockey with the Bowling Green State University in NCAA league. Freibergs was a member of Latvia men's national ice hockey team and he has played in 2013 IIHF World Championship as well as the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On August 8, 2014, Friebergs signed his first North American professional contract in agreeing to a one-year AHL deal with the St. Johns IceCaps.
Freibergs competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics being the only active NCAA hockey player to compete in the men's tournament. His first appearance was in the third game when he logged 4:56 of ice time. Freibergs also competed in the elimination round games against Switzerland and Canada.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on April 25, 2014, that Freibergs was excluded from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Freibergs provided a urine sample on 22 February whose A and B samples indicated the presence of dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone metabolite 18-nor-17b-hydroxymethyl-17a-methyl-4- chloro-5b-androst-13-en-3a-ol.
- ↑ "IceCaps re-sign Fredheim, sign Freibergs". St. John's IceCaps (2014-08-08). Retrieved on 2014-08-08.
- ↑ "Bowling Green impacts thrilling day at Sochi". Bowling Green Falcons (2014-02-15). Retrieved on 2014-02-15.
- ↑ "Latvia take on Switzerland". International Ice Hockey Federation (2014-02-17). Retrieved on 2014-02-17.
- ↑ "Canada defeat courageous Latvia". International Ice Hockey Federation (2014-02-21). Retrieved on 2014-02-21.
- ↑ "Disciplinary commission release statement". International Olympic Committee (2014-02-22). Retrieved on 2014-02-22.
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