The evening half of the fourteenth match day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021 was the same as the morning half and there was no team that achieved 100%. The power distribution between the opponents was similar: 3 teams claiming the top half of the standings and the Chetyre Ledokola.
The reigning second team in the tournament picked up just one win this evening, beating Kuznya. There’s a new star in the team, Oleg Gubin, who didn’t wait long, and in the first game already contributed significantly to the victory of the team from Balashikha. The defeat from our pursuers of the 3rd place – team Belsk with score 1:6 doesn`t inspire any optimism. Such results drove the team farther behind Crystal, now they have to start catching up with Crystal again.
The Minsk team’s win-loss ratio is similar to their Mogilev compatriots, making up 2/3 of their evening games. The big wins made it possible to level out the unlucky result in the match with Kuznya.
The other team with one win on the night is the Chetyre Ledokola. The team is still bogged down, although they beat mastodons like Armeets in a very dramatic game in which the team lost hockey player Kurov to serious injury, but managed to hold on for a well deserved win, playing in a shortened squad.
The still recent shadow leader, potential champion and the team that held a confident second place, Kuznya have already slipped into the second half of the table, namely 6th place. Yes, the team is still in a head-to-head dispute with Belsk for the right to be called the best Belarusian short hockey team, but victories alone over teams from the bottom of the standings will make it almost impossible to make their way far into the play-offs.
The results of the evening half of the fourteenth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021:
Kuznya – Armeets 2:4
Belsk – Chetyre Ledokola 6:3
Chetyre Ledokola – Armeets 4:3
Belsk – Kuznya 2:5
Kuznya – Chetyre Ledokola 4:3
Armeets – Belsk 1:6
Crystal is back in action tomorrow, managing to remain sole leaders in the standings. In the second half of the matchday the team from Electrostal will face their main rivals: Armeets and Belsk, and also play against another well-rested team – the Molotoboytsy