Nitra solves at the end and earns a ticket for the Superfinals

Nitra solves at the end and earns a ticket for the Superfinals

Davide Tuniz19 Nov 2022Davide Tuniz»

Hosts win the game against a brave Kremenchuk in the last part of third period, staying unbeaten


Nitra earned a place in the Superfinals only prevailing in the third period an indomitable Kremenchuk, who held his own against the strongest hosts until the end

Kremenchuk started more aggressively in search of three vital points to continue the race to the Superfinals, calling the home goalkeeper Honzik twice in the first minutes to difficult saves. Nitra, however, took control of the game and opened the score in the 10th minute with Filip Knies good to take advantage of a loose puck and beat the innocent Zakharchenko. Even at 13:33 the Ukrainian goalkeeper can do nothing on a Marek Tverdon's close-range touch in double power play. Two minutes before the siren, Kremenchuk returned to the game with a beautiful goal by their best player, Vitali Lyalka, who found an unstoppable shot for Honzik from mid-range. A few seconds from the end outstanding save by Zakharchenko with the legging.

The middle period was very lively with chances on both sides and a slight dominance of the Ukrainians, who deservedly equalized in the 30th minute with a beautiful shot from distance by Lyalka who found the bottom corner of the Slovak goal. Nitra's reaction is vehement, forcing Zakharchenko to make a couple of excellent saves again. Two consecutive power plays produced Nitra's third goal in the 35th minute: Josef Balaz's shot found the top corner without chance for Zakharchenko.

But the Ukrainians did not give up and found another beautiful goal after less than a minute of the third period with Evgeny Ratushny putting the puck exactly at the intersection of the posts. At the 45th minute after a bad clash on the board between Duke and Sibilevych, with the Ukrainian player who has to leave after a few minutes on the ice, while the Canadian receives a penalty match. In the 5 minutes of superiority the Ukrainians fail to score but naively suffer the fourth goal just after the penalty, losing a puck in defense and allowing Jozef Balaz to bypass Zakharchenko and deposit on goal. It is a goal that extinguishes Kremenchuk allowing Nitra to control the last part of the period finding the fifth goal again with Knies with a shot from the circle of faceoffs, the sixth at 54:34 with Miroslav Pupak from distance and the last with a minute and a half from the end with Sebastian Cederle

With this victory, Nitra remains undefeated and secure a spot to the Superfinals. A brave Kremenchuk would have deserved more and from tonight is already eliminated

Ico Facebook Ico Ico Stumbleupon Ico Twitter Ico Digg it
Recent transfersShow all transfers»
  1. 06 Dec 2022 |  Pekka Kangasalusta  (C)
    JokeritarrowBietigheim Steelers
  2. 06 Dec 2022 |  Johan Harju  (F)
    Jukurit MikkeliarrowHC Val Pusteria (HC Pustertal)
  3. 06 Dec 2022 |  Jay Dickman  (F)
    HC Nové ZámkyarrowWichita Thunder
  4. 06 Dec 2022 |  Robin Weihager  (D)
    EV LandshutarrowEV Zeltweg 2010
  5. 06 Dec 2022 |  Albert Adamsen  (G)
    Wings HC Arlandaarrowunknown
  6. 06 Dec 2022 |  Roman Tatalin  (D)
    Yuzhny Ural Orskarrowunknown
  7. 06 Dec 2022 |  Nikita Lascenko  (F)
    HS Prizma RigaarrowHK Mogo

External links


Czech Rep.:  Tipsport extraliga | 1.liga | 2.liga

Finland:  Liiga | Mestis

Germany:  DEL | DEL2

Russia:  KHL | VHL

Slovakia:  Tipsport Extraliga | 1.liga

Sweden:  SHL | HockeyAllsvenskan

Switzerland:  NLA | NLB

Other:  EBEL | Belarus | Croatia | Denmark | Estonia | France | Great Britain | Iceland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | MOL-liga | Norway | Poland | Romania | Serbia | Slovenia | Spain | NHL | AHL |

Leagues statistic
League standings
Game fixtures
League leaders

New coach for Nottingham Panthers

Gary Graham parted ways with EIHL side Nottingham Panthers this morning. Read more»

Cardiff Devis and Angers Les Ducs progress.

With a 5-2 win for Cardiff and 4-1 win for Angers they will take their place in the Superfinal. Read more»

© Copyright 2022 European Ice Hockey Online AB & s.r.o. |
Hokejová výstroj