Playing Hockey In Europe
Firstly let me say that this section is most appropriate for those of you who have decided not to go with an agent. There is no problem with not getting an agent and contacting the teams directly. Some people think that this does not work but I know that there are many players that have found this approach successful and have gotten their chance through this method.
If you do have an agent and want to contact the teams yourself I would make sure you are keeping in close contact with the agent and let him know what you are doing and perhaps he could give you some guidance as to which teams to send out a resume too (although I don't know why he is not sending the resumes out himself).
So now that you are ready to contact teams you will want to send a cover letter that says something briefly like "Please direct to the Head Coach Mr. Blablabla."
Yes you can write in English. Contrary to what a lot of North Americans think, Europeans do speak English, but just because they do, it does not always mean they want to, so always be very polite ( I shouldn't have to say that, but I did just in case).
Email, Fax and Telephone are all appropriate means of communication. Remember this is a 'Contact Sport' meaning the more people you contact the better your chances are of finding a team so get out there and good luck!