Today, on the 1 April, ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN short hockey tournament started in Electrostal.
An important innovation came into effect at this tournament – now the teams do not play the whole day, but now the teams play 2 game sessions (6 games each) – morning and evening. Teams in these sessions do not overlap, one group of 4 teams play in the morning, and an entirely different group in the evening.
The morning matches of the first game day were reminiscent of the famous Clint Eastwood scene from “Good. The Bad and the Ugly.” in which the characters take turns exchanging glances. And so here, in the first four teams (Uralets, Armeets, Ice Warriors and Belsk) there was no team that would not be defeated.
With more experience in international tournaments, Armeec and Uralec won two victories each, while newcomers Belsk and Ice Warriors won only one.
Results of the matches of the morning half of the first Gameday:
Uralets – Armeets 6:5
Belsk – Ice Warriors 6:4
Armeets – Belsk 6:2
Ice Warriors- Uralets 4:1
Armeets – Ice Warriors 4:2
Uralets – Belsk 8:4