The hockey players of the championship Zvolen won in Tuesday’s 48th round of the Tipos Extraliga on the ice of the last MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš 5: 2. He is elected in the 2nd place in the table, he loses five points to the leader Slovan Bratislava.
Extraliga Types – Round 48:
MHk 32 Liptovsky Mikulas – HKM Zvolen 2: 5 (0: 1, 1: 2, 1: 2)
Goals: 31. Ventelä (Murček, Jurík), 57. Kriška (Handlovský, Varttinen) – 8. Zuzin (Jedlička), 26. Saracino (Leskinen, Kubka), 40. Zuzin (Hain, Jedlička), 48. Leskinen, 54. Jedlička (Kotvan, Zuzin)
Decision: Novák, Orolin – Durmis, Ordzovenský, exclusion: 4: 2, power-ups: 0: 1, weakenings: 0: 0
Liptovsky Mikulas: Ivannikov – Ventelä, Varttinen, Salija, Mezovský, Krempaský, Pacalaj, Droppa – Hovorka, Kriška, Handlovský – Karpinnen, Walega, Obdržálek – Jurík, Murček, Paločko – Nemec, Haluška, Dunčko
HKM Zvolen: Trenčan – Hain, Kotvan, Roy, Meliško, Kubka, Hraško, Sládok – Jedlička, Viedenský, Zuzin – Saracino, Krieger, Leskinen – Osterberg, Mikúš, Stupka – Török, Gubančok, Csányi
The favored Zvolen could have collected in the 3th minute, but the Trenčan goalkeeper struck well at the German goal. In a few minutes, another home player, Walega, also marched, so the “knights” took the lead. In the 8th minute, Jedlička passed through the opponent, he passed Zuzin, who opened the score with a shot from the first. Home team Hovorka was able to equalize in the first period, Trenčan also missed his chance at the beginning of the second.
That’s why the guests went to the goal in the 26th minute. Kubkin’s shot went well for the right, but the goalkeeper Ivannikov went straight in front of the goalie. The Liptovs did not give up and reduced in the 31st minute with luck, when Ventelä went around the goal, tried to pass and the defender Kotvan skated the puck into the net. Zvolen went into the two-goal lead again 18 seconds before the end of the second 20-minute, Zuzin had plenty of time to aim at the ring and swept the top corner of the home goal. A few seconds before the second siren, he could have lowered Hovorka, but Trenčan reset it again.
In the 45th minute, Zuzin could have completed the hat-trick, but failed. The guests didn’t have to regret it, in the 48th minute Walega lost the puck on the attacking blue line and Leskinen increased the lead to 4: 1 after a solo and bluff. Subsequently, the first used power play in the match was born, the Zvolen Kotvan fired from the blue and Jedliček’s run meant a 5: 1 lead. In the end, Liptovský Mikuláš cosmetically adjusted the result when Kriška prevailed.
Votes after the match:
Milan Jančuška, coach of MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš: “The score of the match does not correspond to the game. We played well, with movement and we worked out a lot of chances. We lagged behind Zvolen in the ending in which the guests were more prompt. We worked out our chances, but we have already failed. It’s a shame, because we had to score points. ”
Andrej Kmeč, assistant coach of HKM Zvolen: “It simply came to our notice then. Mikuláš had a good movement, his players played actively and aggressively. Our players managed to manage and prevailed in shooting. We got three points for which we are happy. ”
In Belarus, the arbitrators recognized the technical goal after a curious situation: