In the fifth quarterfinal match, they won on the home ice over HC Košice 4: 1 and reduced the state of the series played for four winning matches to 2: 3. The sixth duel is on the program on Saturday, April 2 in Košice.
HK Dukla Ingema Michalovce – HC Kosice 4: 1 (1: 1, 1: 0, 2: 0) – series status: 2: 3
Goals: 15. Regenda (Galamboš, Doherty), 22. Regenda (Galamboš), 41. Buc (Regenda), 59. Galamboš (Galbavý) – 9. Bartánus (McPherson). Judges: Snášel, Štefik – Šoltés, Durmis, suspension: 4: 6, power-ups: 1: 0, weakenings: 0: 0, 1373 spectators.
Michalovce: Williams – Pavlin, Ross, Doherty, Macejko, Mudrák, Bokroš, Mihálik – Erkinjuntti, Cameranesi, Kukuča – Regenda, Galamboš, Faith – Žitný, Frost, Suja – Galbavý, Buc, Mašlonka
Košice: Košarišťan – Volgin, Šedivý, Snuggerud, Saucerman, Deyl, Romančík, Jacko – Klhůfek, Chovan, Paršin – McPherson, Ihnačák, Bartánus – Rogoň, Slovak, Mrázik – Jokeľ, Havrila, Milý – Vaculík
The home team started in order to repeat the performance from the previous mutual match, but above all with the ambition to extend the series. However, they did not start ideal, as after a balanced start they did not guard Bartánus, who finished the combination with McPherson in the 9th minute – 0: 1.Read more ONLINE: Michalovce averted another swordball, reduced the status of the series
In the 12th minute, the guests did not increase the lead after the action of Chovan with Paršin and the home team equalized by three minutes. Galamboš passed to Regend in an offensive action, who overcame the goalkeeper Košarišťan – 1: 1.
The people of Michalovce got the introduction of the second part, in which they first defended themselves after weakening after the exclusion of Regend, who then repulsed his foul when he overcame Košarišťan from a counterattack – 2: 1. Ross could have increased the lead after 26 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
The home team increased the pressure in numerous advantages, but they did not score a goal. In the 38th minute, the defender of the guests Saucerman committed two fouls and although the Košice team defended themselves at the end of the second part, they collected at the beginning of the third.
Already after eight seconds of the final third, Buc prevailed, who, after cooperating with Regend, punished the hesitation of the Košice defender Volgin – 3: 1.
The home team got on horseback, a two-goal lead gave them confidence and in the remaining course of the third part they controlled the game. The goalkeeper Williams also held them in the 44th minute, who missed the promising chance of Ihnačák.Read more Sold out hall? I have never seen one in Slovakia
The Košičanov game lacked a moment of surprise and it did not change even in the 50th minute during the power play. The game of guests with six skaters brought the fourth goal of Michalovce, which was taken care of by Galamboš – 4: 1.
Poprad turned in Nitra
The hockey players of Poprad won the fourth quarterfinals of the Kaufland playoff Tipos extra league in Nitra 4: 3. After two thirds, they lost 1: 3, but in the third they decided the triumph with three goals.
In a series played in four winning matches, they took the lead 3: 2. The sixth duel is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 in Poprad.
HK Nitra – HK Poprad 3: 4 (2: 1, 1: 0, 0: 3) – series status: 2: 3
Goals: 4. Buček (Nemec, krivošík), 19. Buček (Buncis, Nemec), 30. Tvrdoň (Buček, Nemec) – 17. Arniel (Svitana, Skokan), 50. Livingston (Bjalončík), 51. Bjalončík (Mlynarovič) , 52. Mešár (Drgoň, Skokan). Judges: Novák, Krajčík – Knižka, Orolín, disqualification: 8: 7, power-ups: 2: 2, weakenings: 0: 0, 3600 spectators.
Nitra: Honzík – German, Mezei, Bayonet, Švarný, Pupák, Vitáloš, Rais – Krivošík, Buncis, Buček – Varga, Rockwood, Sýkora – Holešinský, Mug, Tvrdoň – Volko, Baláž, Bajtek – Drábek
Poprad: Tomek – Drgoň, Brejčák, Novajovský, Tam, Hudec, Ulrych, Demo – Svitana, Skokan, Mešár – Ully, Arniel, D. Bondra – Bjalončík, Mlynarovič, Kundrík – Petráš, Livingston, N. Bondra
The opening twenty-minute minute of the fifth duel brought interesting hockey with a lot of chances. In the 2nd minute, Dávid Bondra was the first guest in it, but he was frightened and did not beat Honzík. Two minutes on the other side, he showed the home canon Buček, who found the puck in the scrum and overtook Tomek – 1: 0.Read more Hometown hockey? After the loss, I have the feeling that the whole of Nitra is watching me
Nitrania could beat the opponent in the 13th minute, but Bodák failed in the tut. In the 17th minute, the Poprad were penalized in a power play by two players and equalized Arniel – 1: 1. The “chamois” could rejoice a few seconds later, but Bjalončík’s backhand bluffer aimed at the concrete was read by Honzík.
Before the cabs left, Nitra returned the lead with the second goal in the Buček match, which nicely shot the defender of Poprad.
After 26 minutes, Baláž sent a free kick in Tomek after the left touchline, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of the goalkeeper. “Corgoňov” did not have to be sorry, however, because in the middle of the match he used the power play Tvrdoň and Nitra led by two goals. The stick also rang on the opposite side, at the run of Bjalončík the guests were only a few millimeters to the goal.Read more I’m mature. Before the playoffs, I pull out Jágr’s vest again
In the final seconds, the German could calm down the home team, but Tomek stopped his shot with a rash on the way to the net with a nice intervention.
The third period showed how important Tomek’s intervention was because he kept Poprad in the match. The nitrates then inexplicably withdrew on the defensive and the passive game cost them dearly. In less than three minutes, Nitra lost its three-goal lead.
Livingston reduced to 3: 2, Bjalončík managed to equalize and Mešár took a shocking turn. In the end, Nitra was unable to recover from this wound, so the people of Poprad will be able to decide the series on home ice on Saturday.
Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by hokej.pravda.sk.
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