BRATISLAVA – The hockey players of Slovan Bratislava crushed HC GROTTO Prešov 5: 0 in Thursday’s match of the 20th round of the Tipos extra league and consolidated their position as the leader of the table.
The main character of the duel was the home forward Marcel Haščák, who returned to the team after a two-match break caused by an injury and against Prešov he shone with a clean hat-trick. He only needed less than 12 minutes during the second period for three goals. Haščák also added assistance to them, his teammate William Rapuzzi (1 + 3) also collected four Canadian points.
The Prešov team started a round and in the 3rd minute they could open the score, Windsor was practically overcome, but the puck bounced off the field in front of the goal line, from where the guests could not push it into the net. Slovan, who also started with the healed Haščák, survived the difficult moment and in the 5th minute he used his first chance thanks to the defender Maier, who, after a pass by Jääskeläinen, knocked the net out of the first. The home team had the upper hand in the next course as well, Matoušek and Kytnár had a good opportunity to increase their lead. On the other hand, the throat rang out again after Rajnoh’s shot.
In the second period, Slovan turned on higher speeds and managed to break the opponent’s resistance. In the 28th minute, he used a power play thanks to Haščák, who after Rapuzzi’s pass hung perfectly under the upper shaft. After Bespalov’s goal, Petrík replaced him in the goal. Yogan tried it halfway through the match, but didn’t beat him twice. In the 33rd minute, Haščák’s moment came again, who again took advantage of another Rapuzzi pass – 3: 0. The experienced forward was unmistakable, at the end of the third he completed the hat-trick, when he had no problem overcoming Petrík up close.
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In the third act, Slovan controlled the lead, the people of Prešov could no longer find the strength to dramatize the match. In the 50th minute, Rapuzzi increased the lead to 5: 0, when the guests were unable to clear the puck to safety and Slovan’s striker pushed him up close into the goal. Jääskeläinen was able to score the sixth goal in the end, but missed a half-empty goal. Prešov was not able to shoot even an honorable success and took a five-goal shot from the leader of the ice.
HC Slovan Bratislava – HC GROTTO Presov 5: 0 (1: 0, 3: 0, 1: 0)
Goals: 5. Maier (Jääskeläinen, Harris), 28. Haščák (Rapuzzi), 33. Haščák (Rapuzzi, MacKenzie), 40. Haščák (Rapuzzi, Gachulinec), 50. Rapuzzi (Jääskeläinen, Haščák). Judges: Müllner, Žák – Vyšný, Frimmel, disqualification: 2: 3 for 2 min., Power-ups: 2: 0, weakening: 0: 0.
HC Slovan Bratislava: Windsor – MacKenzie, Golian, Gachulinec, Sersen, Valach, Maier, Beňo – Yogan, Harris, Takáč – Jääskeläinen, Rapuzzi, Haščák – Gašpar, Kytnár, Matoušek – Šotek, Bezák, Sukeľ
HC GROTTO Prešov: Bespalov (28. Petrík) – Bakala, Rajnoha, Ružička, Rais, Turan, Jendroľ, F. Fekiač – Krasničan, Čacho, Welychka – A. Nauš, Zagrapan, Sýkora – Bača, V. Fekiač, Žilka – Ľalík, Klíma, T Nauš
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