The Slovak national hockey team lost in the opening match in preparation for this year’s World Cup with Latvia 1: 2 after extra time.
Renars Krastenbergs took the lead 64 minutes into the game, making the score 0 – 1 after some elegant movement down the middle.
The retaliation within the Kaufland Challenge 2021 event is on the program on Wednesday from 16.00. A few days later, coaches Craig Ramsay will also be inspected by the Germans in the preparatory double match (April 24 and 25).
Defenders Martin Bučko, Daniel Gachulinec, Martin Vitaloš and Samuel Kňažko and the attackers Martin Faško-Rudáš, Daniil Fominych, Marek Tvrdoň, Adrián Holešinský, Oliver Okuliar and Miroslav Mucha made the premiere in the most valuable jersey on Tuesday.
Slovakia – Latvia 1: 2 pp (1: 0, 0: 1, 0: 0 – 0: 1)
Goals: 3. Fox (Lamper, Jánošík) – 31. Karsums (Ro. Bukarts), 64. Krastenbergs (M. Redlihs).
They decided: Stano, D. Konc st. – Synek, Durmis, exclusion: 3: 2 na 2 min, power gains and weaknesses: 0: 0, no spectators.
SR: Godla – Vitaloš, Jánošík, Gachulinec, Ďaloga, Kňažko, Mar. Chovan, Bucko, Koch – Lamper, Buc, Liska – Mucha, Mich. Chovan, Okuliar – Faško-Rudáš, Bubela, Fominych – Tvrdoň, Kollár, Holešinský
Latvia: . Bucharest – Dzierkals, Svanenbergs, Ri. Bucharest – M. Redlich, Berzins, Marenis – Krastenbergs
The Slovak representatives started the match after a break of more than a year caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and they succeeded in entering it.
After a few signs of chances, three players reached the goal in the 3rd minute and Liška passed the puck behind Kalninš’s back.
The Slovaks had more of the game in the beginning and threatened a few more times in front of the goalkeeper of the guests. They came under pressure in the 7th minute and Godla had a job.
In the 9th minute, he narrowly missed the Latvian goal of the puck after a dot shot by Kocha. The Slovaks played the first power play from the 11th minute, with more shots, but without a goal chance.Read more ONLINE: Slovaks fell with Latvians in overtime
In the 15th minute, Kalnins was tested by a hard shot by Bubela and Tvrdoň. In the end, the guests worked out the pressure and Ro. Bukarts and Jerins threatened Godl.
The second part was started by Ramsay’s charges in weakness when he went to criminal Mich. Chovan. They defended themselves, but the pressure of the Latvians continued and in the 26th minute they turned it into a balancing goal.
They did not allow the Slovaks to take turns for a long time with a good attack, and subsequently they took advantage of their fatigue through a nice combination action. Karsums sent the puck into the open goal – 1: 1. The Slovaks answered immediately, but Mich.
Chovan did not pay for Lamper’s position in the goal area. In the 30th minute, Bučko did not use the renumbering, when he only hit the goalkeeper’s concrete.
Subsequently, the second power play of Slovakia came, but they did not force a lot of water in it. On the other hand, Godla had to intervene in the missiles of Daugavinsha, Indrashis and Ro. Bucharest.
The Latvians could have taken the lead in the 41st minute after a separate escape, but the Slovak goalkeeper excelled.Read more Ramsay and Satan are also testing teenagers. The youngest is 17 years old
The guests then played a power play and Karsums had a great chance. In the 46th minute, Koch went to the penalty bench and Ramsay’s charges had to defend themselves again.
However, Godla held his teammates several times and his hand also helped him. In the final ten minutes, the game spilled over from side to side and both teams worked out several more opportunities.
The goals did not fall until the end of regular time, so the duel continued with extra time.
After a minute, the debutants in the national jersey Kňažko and Mucha had a huge chance to decide the duel, but the former did not push the puck at the near end and the second immediately did not release a backhand bluff.
In the end, the guests enjoyed the victory when they were given a renumbering in the 64th minute and decided Krastenbergs.
Hockey World Championship 2021
Composition of groups:
A-group: Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland,
Slovakia, Denmark, Belarus, United Kingdom
B-group: Canada, Finland, USA, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Italy, Kazakhstan
May 21 (Friday)
15.15 Russia – Czech Republic (A-group)
15.15 Germany – Italy (Group B)
19.15 Belarus – Slovakia (A-group)
19.15 Canada – Latvia (Group B)
May 22 (Saturday)
11.15 Denmark – Sweden (A-Group)
11.15 Norway – Germany (Group B)
15.15 United Kingdom – Russia (A-Group)
15.15 Finland – USA (B-group)
19.15 Czech Republic – Switzerland (A-group)
19.15 Latvia – Kazakhstan (B-group)
May 23 (Sunday)
11.15 United Kingdom – Slovakia
11.15 Norway – Italy (Group B)
15.15 Sweden – Belarus (A-Group)
15.15 Kazakhstan – Finland (Group B)
19.15 Denmark – Switzerland (A-Group)
19.15 Canada – USA (Group B)
May 24 (Monday)
15.15 Slovakia – Russia (Group A)
15.15 Latvia – Italy (Group B)
19.15 Czech Republic – Belarus (A-group)
19.15 Germany – Canada (B-group)
May 25 (Tuesday)
15.15 United Kingdom – Denmark (A-Group)
15.15 USA – Kazakhstan (Group B)
19.15 Switzerland – Sweden (A-Group)
19.15 Finland – Norway (Group B)
May 26 (Wednesday)
15.15 Russia – Denmark (A-Group)
15.15 Kazakhstan – Germany (B-group)
19.15 Belarus – Great Britain (A-group)
19.15 Canada – Norway (B-Group)
May 27 (Thursday)
15.15 Švajčiarsko – Slovakia
15.15 USA – Latvia (B-group)
19.15 Sweden – Czech Republic (A-group)
19.15 Finland – Italy (Group B)
May 28 (Friday)
15.15 Sweden – Great Britain (A-group)
15.15 Kazakhstan – Canada (Group B)
19.15 Denmark – Belarus (A-Group)
19.15 Latvia – Norway (B-group)
May 29 (Saturday)
11.15 Czech Republic – Great Britain (A-group)
11.15 Italy – Kazakhstan (B-group)
15.15 Switzerland – Russia (Group A)
15.15 Norway – USA (B-group)
19.15 Slovakia – Denmark (A-Group)
19.15 Germany – Finland (Group B)
May 30 (Sunday)
15.15 Belarus – Switzerland (A-Group)
15.15 Italy – Canada (Group B)
19.15 Sweden – Slovakia (A-group)
19.15 Finland – Latvia (Group B)
May 31 (Monday)
15.15 Czech Republic – Denmark (A-group)
19.15 Russia – Sweden (A-group)
15.15 USA – Germany (B-group)
19.15 Norway – Kazakhstan (B-group)
June 1 (Tuesday)
11.15 Switzerland – Great Britain (A-group)
11.15 Canada – Finland (Group B)
15.15 Slovakia – Czechia (A-group)
15.15 Italy – USA (B-group)
19.15 Germany – Latvia (Group B)
19.15 Russia – Belarus (A-group)
June 2 (Wednesday)
June 3 (Thursday)
June 4 (Friday)
June 5 (Saturday)
June 6 (Sunday)
14.15 bronze medal match
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by hokej.pravda.sk.
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