Hradec Králové will defend the role of the leader on the Sparta ice, Třinec is returning to the action

Prague – The hockey players of Hradec Králové will go to Friday’s 41st extra-league round in the role of the competition leader. They will defend the leading position in Prague against the home Sparta. Třinec is returning to the action by two points after the quarantine, but so far only for one match due to other positive results of coronavirus tests. The steelworkers will compete with the last Zlín. The match in Pilsen, where Liberec will present itself, will offer a duel of teams that did not succeed in the last matches.

After three wins, Sparta hesitated for the last time with České Budějovice. Since the beginning of October, three consecutive matches have been the maximum in which the people of Prague managed to succeed. “We made stupid mistakes and showed poor performance. If we knew what we had to improve, we would definitely change it immediately. Unfortunately, the mistakes are still the same for us. We have to say something about it and finally get up. “It’s just not possible,” said forward Miroslav Forman.

The team playing in the role of guest has succeeded in mutual matches four times in a row, three of them this season. Hradec Králové thus has something to return to the locals. Even in light of the 3: 8 debacle at the end of November. He will introduce himself in the metropolis as an extra-league leader.

“It’s nice, but we can’t look at it much. Besides, Třinec didn’t play. We have to focus on each match and fly into each match one hundred percent. Of course, our plan and goal for the rest of the basic part is to keep the position in the top four.” said defender Richard Nedomlel. “It will be difficult against Sparta. You can’t look at where they are in the table, because they have an incredibly good staff and we have to prepare well for that,” he added.

Třinec will play the first match after a week’s quarantine, during which he lost his leading position in the extra league. It will not be in full force against Zlín, as Wednesday’s tests, necessary for leaving the isolation, revealed a positive finding of several other players and members of the implementation team, who were negative on 5 January. However, the last team in the table refused to postpone the match, so the Steelmakers will start the match after ten days with a training gap.

“But we were in contact with our fitness trainer during the quarantine, he sent us training plans. Whoever needed it, the club lent him bikes and exercise equipment. Everyone who felt good kept themselves at home so that it would not be for the body when they returned to the ice. such a shock, “said the Hrinec striker Erik Hrňa. Both teams share 53 points in the table, but the last mutual duel was surprisingly won by Zlín.

The rams remain at the bottom of the table and their shortfall on the penultimate Kladno has risen again to six points. In addition, the knights have a struggle for good. And the last third of the basic part will start on Friday round. “Those matches are shortening very fast, I’ve never experienced that,” admitted goalkeeper Libor Kašík. But his team managed to torment the favorite considerably in the season. In addition to the home win 2: 1 in overtime, the Zlín team lost just 1: 2 in Třinec. “We have to be mentally strong, resilient and keep fighting,” Kašík urged.

The fourth Pilsen lost three times in a row. The last time the Indians came out empty on the ice of Vítkovice (2: 4). “Unfortunately, we buried ourselves again, for about the third match. We again had a lot of exclusions and especially unnecessary ones,” said forward Jan Schleiss on the club’s website. “It’s a pity that things like that happen. We keep saying it – we have to learn from it and play it better next time,” Schleiss added.

After a very successful period, Liberec has not even succeeded in the last four matches. The last was the completion of the 29th round in České Budějovice (4: 5). “We gave a very bad performance, for which I have a hard time finding words,” said coach Patrik Augusta.

Mladá Boleslav collects points significantly more at home than in rivals’ arenas. On Sunday, the skaters lost outside in Hradec Králové for the fourth time in a row. They will try to get closer to the top four against Karlovy Vary, which owns 13th place and is thus outside the twelve clubs that will be involved in the elimination battle for the title. In the mutual duels of the season, the team playing at home always took all the points.

The battles between Pardubice and Kladno, on the other hand, dragged on in both cases. In the third table, Dynamo first won at home 4: 3 after the raids and then on the ice of the opponent in Chomutov 5: 4 in overtime. The Pardubice team will go to the match on a wave of three wins, while the Knights, on the other hand, cut a series of three defeats against Olomouc (2: 0).

Litvínov’s match with České Budějovice was postponed due to positive findings of the covid-19 disease in the South Bohemian cadre.

Statistics before Friday’s 41st round of the extra league:

HC Oceláři Třinec (2nd) – PSG Berani Zlín (15th).

Start of the match: 17:00.

Head to head matches this season: 2: 1, 1: 2 in overtime

Most productive players: Martin Růžička 36 matches / 34 points (15 goals + 19 assists) – Alexandre Mallet 37/14 (7 + 7).

Goalkeeper statistics: Marek Mazanec averages 2.03 goals per match, the success rate of interventions 91.64 percent and kept a clean sheet five times, Ondřej Kacetl 1.90, 91.50 and once kept a clean sheet – Libor Kašík 3.14 and 91.28 , Daniel Huf 2.94 and 90.77.


– The steelmakers are returning to the game for the first time since January 4 since the Moravian-Silesian derby on the Vítkovice ice. Due to the coronavirus infection and quarantine, they then postponed three matches and after a duel with Zlín, with whom they did not agree on a change of date, they also moved the Sunday match in Olomouc.

– Trinec has lost two of the last three matches.

– The steelworkers have won three times in a row at home and lost two points during this series.

– Zlín has lost four of the last five matches.

– The Rams have scored outside in four of the past six duels, winning three times.

– Třinec scored in mutual matches thirteen times in a row and lost only three times.

HC Skoda Plzen (4th) – White Tigers Liberec (10th).

Start of the match: 17:30.

Head-to-head this season: 3: 1, 2: 4.

Most productive players: Michal Bulíř 38/38 (18 + 20) – Tomáš Filippi 32/23 (11 + 12).

Goalkeeper statistics: Miroslav Svoboda 2.29 and 92.50, Dominik Pavlát 2.89 and 88.64 – Petr Kváča 2.44, 91.48 and twice kept a clean sheet, Jaroslav Pavelka 3.54 and 87.27.


– Pilsen lost three times in a row and scored a single point.

– After five home wins in a row, Škoda lost to Hradec Králové 2: 3 in front of its own audience.

– After a series of four victories, Liberec lost four times in a row and gained only two points.

– The White Tigers outside have won two of the last three duels.

– Liberec has scored in four of the past five matches and won three times.

BK Mladá Boleslav (8th) – HC Energie Karlovy Vary (13th).

Start of the match: 17:30.

Head-to-head this season: 3: 1, 0: 3.

Most productive players: Pavel Kousal 38/27 (11 + 16) – Tomáš Vondráček 34/28 (17 + 11).

Goalkeeper statistics: Jan Růžička 2.38, 91.29 and once kept a clean sheet, Gašper Krošelj 2.51, 90.76 and once kept a clean sheet, Marek Schwarz 2.90 and 85.71 – Filip Novotný 2.93, 91 , 31 and three times kept a clean sheet, Vladislav Habal 2.83 and 89.72.


– Mladá Boleslav lost three of the last four duels.

– The skating club at home scored twice in a row.

– Karlovy Vary lost to Pardubice 2: 4 after two duels with a full point gain on Friday.

– Energy has scored outdoors in three of the last four matches and won twice.

– Karlovy Vary scored in three of the past four fights and won twice.

– Tomáš Pospíšil from Mladá Boleslav can start the 500th match in the extra league, the Slovak forward Mário Lunter is waiting for the 100th match in the Czech highest competition on Sunday in Zlín.

HC Dynamo Pardubice (3rd) – Knights of Kladno (14th).

Start of the match: 18:00.

Head-to-head this season: 4: 3 after sam. raids, 5: 4 in overtime.

Most productive players: Robert Říčka 38/36 (20 + 16) – Tomáš Plekanec 36/34 (8 + 26).

Goalkeeper statistics: Dominik Frodl 2.25, 91.84 and once kept a clean sheet, Milan Klouček 2.55, 91.76 and once kept a clean sheet – Landon Bow 3.41 and 89.79, David Stahl 8.18 and 78 , 57.


– Pardubice has won three times in a row and scored a single point.

– Dynamo has lost two of the past three duels at home.

– After a series of three defeats on Sunday, the Knights defeated Olomouc 2: 0 at home.

– Kladno lost seven times in a row and scored a single point.

– Pardubice has won three times in a row.

– Striker Ondřej Roman from Pardubice can start the 500th match in the extra league.

– Slovak forward Matej Paulovič from Pardubice celebrates his 27th birthday today.

HC Sparta Prague (9th) – Mountfield Hradec Kralove (1st).

Match start: 18:30 (O2 TV Sport).

Head-to-head this season: 2: 3 after sam. raids, 8: 3, 4: 3 in overtime.

Most productive players: Filip Chlapík 35/43 (20 + 23) – Ahti Oksanen 38/35 (18 + 17).

Goalkeeper statistics: Alexander Salák 2.62, 89.95 and once kept a clean sheet, Matěj Machovský 3.14, 88.35 and once kept a clean sheet – Henri Kiviaho 1.93, 92.53 and kept a clean sheet twice, Štěpán Lukeš 2.21, 91.56 and kept a clean sheet three times.


– After a series of three victories, Sparta lost on Sunday at home with České Budějovice 1: 5.

– The people of Prague have lost four of the last six matches at home.

– Hradec Králové has won six of the last seven duels.

– Mountfield won outside four times in a row and did not lose a point.

– Sparta scored seven times in a row and won six times.

– Striker Vladimír Sobotka from Sparta can play the 200th match in the extra league.

Next program:

Sunday, January 16 – Round 42:

15:30 PSG Berani Zlín – BK Mladá Boleslav (mutual matches this season: 0: 4, 1: 3),

16:00 Mountfield Hradec Kralove – HC Kometa Brno (3: 0, 3: 1), White Tigers Liberec – HC Sparta Prague (2: 3 after single raids, 1: 4), Knights Kladno – HC Skoda Plzen (1: 8, 1 : 4),

16:40 HC Vítkovice Ridera – HC Verva Litvínov (1: 4, 4: 3 after single raids; ČT sport).

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