The hockey players of HKM Zvolen won on Monday in the third final of the Kaufland playoff Tipos extra league on the ice of HK Poprad 2: 1 after extra time and they are already leading 3: 0 in the series.
They can decide to win the title on Tuesday, when the fourth match is on the program on the Poprad ice. The triumph of Zvolenčanov was decided in the 69th minute by the Canadian defender TJ Melancon.
Match 3 final play off
HK Poprad – HKM Zvolen 1: 2 after extra time (0: 0, 1: 1, 0: 0 – 0: 1) – series status: 0: 3
Goals: 29. Dalhuisen (Livingston, Tavi) – 28. McPherson (Halama, Bondra), 69. Melancon. Deciding: D. Konc senior, Novák – Synek, Jedlička, exclusion: 4: 4 for 2 min., Power-ups: 0: 1, weakening: 0: 0, 350 spectators.
Poprad: Hamerlík – Drgoň, Hudec, Kramár, Dalhuisen, Demo, Brejčák, Hodorovič – Svitana, Skokan, Haščák – Handlovský, Preisinger, Vandas – Livingston, Bjalončík, Tavi – Mešár, Matej Paločko, Mashinter – Zagrapan.
Elected: Rahm – Betker, Kotvan, Ivan, Melancon, Hraško, Kubka, Meliško – Bondra, Viedenský, Stupka – McPherson, Mikúš, Nuutinen – Marcinek, Tibenský, Kolenič – Gubančok, Halama, Jedlička – Ďuriš
Peter Mikula, coach of Poprad: “He was elected more efficient in shooting. I tell some individuals to shoot in vain. We played a lot around the corners and we didn’t put enough pressure on the opponent’s goal. Today, it was not a question of defense, but of an attack that did not score goals. “
Andrej Podkonický, assistant coach Zvolen: “We came to Poprad to win and give the best possible performance. We had good movement in the first period. We scored the first goal, then we immediately unhappily collected. It was a balanced match. Great hockey was played again. “
Both teams entered the third final duel in truncated formations without any multiple supports. The game was therefore very careful on both sides. Of course, the home team, who played two power games in a row, pushed harder for the end.
However, the combinations of the first special formation of Poprad did not end with the goal. At the end of the first period, the people of Zvolen also tried a large advantage. But Hamerlínk did not have much work in it.
The second third had a balanced course. The guests first took the lead in the 28th minute during the power play. The home team went to McPherson’s shot. The balance defender of Poprad was taken care of by Dalhuisen from Poprad.
His throw sailed from blue to Rahm’s back. The remaining minutes of the middle part did not bring much excitement.
The third third started cautiously. The home team played a power play in it right at the beginning, but they didn’t invent much. Over time, the people of Zvolen had a slight advantage. The Poprad bench suffered especially at the very end.Read more OPINION: The effort pays off
56 minutes into the game, Preisinger had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. Therefore, it was extended for the second time in the final series.
In overtime, the game was bitten by frequent interruptions of the game. The “chamois” made a bigger effort forward, but the decision came in the 69th minute from the Melancona stick.
His shot flew over Hamerlík’s shoulder over the angle – 1: 2. The elected leads in a 3-0 series and is separated from the title by a single victory.
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by hokej.pravda.sk.
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