The Spartans have seven points in third place – as do Växjö, who holds second place behind Bremerhaven, who amassed nine points. It is the German team that will rival the Prague team in a direct fight to advance to the playoffs. However, unlike Sparta and Bremerhaven, Växjö has only one basic group match against TPS Turku.
After three consecutive wins, however, it is clear that the Spartans will be the masterminds of their destiny and do not have to look at anything else if they are successful.
The matches of the two teams, which were without a point before the match and without a chance to advance to the playoffs, were decided in Třinec by the goals of David Kofrona, Ondřej Kovařčík and Roman Szturec. David Kacetl kept a clean sheet.
The Czech champion lost in previous matches with Friborg (2: 6, 3: 4) and Leksand (2: 3, 1: 3). The steelmakers thus gave the opportunity to players from their partner club and “pulled” one defender and six forwards from the first league Frýdek-Místek. Apart from the two injured in full strength, Slovan came close to the first goal in the sixteenth minute. But Harris’s shot was stopped by a stick in a power play.
The score changed at the beginning of the second period, when Kofroň ran Jaroměřský’s throw from the blue line. The beginning of the third period also came out for Třinec. Ondřej finished the interplay of the Kovařčík brothers, who led the elite line, into an empty goal after Michal’s passport. The home team still used their only power play in the 50th minute. He scored from the left circle of Szturc, who is the team’s best scorer in Frýdek-Místek with five goals. On the other hand, Kacetl covered all 27 shots.
Both teams will meet in their last match of this year’s Champions League next Wednesday in Bratislava.
|Champions Hockey League, 5th round of basic groups:|
|Sparta – Bremerhaven 0: 0 in the 1st period (Sport 2)|
|Trinec- Slovan Bratislava 3: 0 (0: 0, 1: 0, 2: 0)|
|Goals: 24. Kofroň (Jaroměřský), 41. O. Kovařčík (M. Kovařčík, M. Roman), 50. Szturc (Adámek, Martynek). Judges: Kika, Šír – Hynek, J. Svoboda. Exclusion: 3: 1. Utilization: 1: 0. Attendance: 1977.|
|Trinec: Kacetl – Kundratek, D. Musil, Adamek, Jaromersky, Michalek, Zahradnicek, Matyas – O. Kovarik, M. Kovarik, M. Roman – Dravecky, Matej, Dano – Kofron, Szturz, Christov – Ramik, Peterek, Martynek. Coach: Varaďa.|
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