Unexpected step of the Slovak hockey club: He decided not to finish the season

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The club has decided not to play the league this season, but it is not voting for the league. Tragic events are to blame.

The club has decided not to play the league this season, but it is not voting for the league. Tragic events are to blame.

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The Slovak hockey club iClinic Bratislava Capitals has asked the international ICE Hockey League to suspend their participation in other matches of the season. The management decided to do so after last week’s tragic events that hit the club.

However, the Capitals are not voting for the competition and would like to continue next season.

Tragic events

“Due to the tragic events that have hit our club in recent days, the club’s management immediately met to resolve the urgent issue of how to proceed with the operation of iClinic Bratislava Capitals in the multinational ICE Hockey League. The decision was not easy, but after careful consideration of all the facts, the club decided to ask the ICE Hockey League management to suspend the participation of iClinic Bratislava Capitals in further matches this season. The club has decided not to play the league this season, but it is not voting for the league. We will be waiting for feedback from the league management, “ it is written in the club’s statement.

He was hit by two tragic reports in a few days. Two weeks ago, forward Boris Sádecký collapsed on the ice of the Austrian Dornbirn on Friday, was in serious condition and eventually died of heart failure on Wednesday at the age of 24. Two days later, the vice-president and general director of the club, Dušan Pašek Jr., also died. “For now, we thank our players for their efforts so far and their hockey hearts, which they left on the ice in every single match. We believe that the fans will understand this decision and support us in this difficult time. “ presents the opinion of the management of iClinic Bratislava Capitals.

The course so far

Capitals entered the IHL in the 2020/21 season, took 7th place in the basic part and fought their way to the playoffs during their premiere. In it, they lost in the quarterfinals to the later vice-champion of Bolzano 1: 4 for matches.

In the current year, they played 14 matches, in which they collected 20 points and they owned the current 10th place out of fourteen participants in the competition.

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