There was more intrigue in the evening half of the seventeenth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021 than might at first appear. The Uralets had to end their losing streak, the Ledianye Voiny, who had gained momentum, could, with good fortune, move up to second place, and the returning Almaty and Ferrum were answering the question of what they, as teams, were at the moment.
Apparently, the 2 wins in a row on 16 game day were just a bright flash and not a legitimate result from the Ferrum team. The Latvian team again didn’t win a single game, although in all games, one way or another, they were able to put up a fight against their opponents. The tournament is approaching its equator, and the team have less than 10 wins under their belt.
The Ledianye Voiny continued to strengthen their position, losing only to Uralets. In today’s realities the team has made their playoff hopes clear, their leaders are playing with increasing confidence, and the team, which just recently was hanging in the second half of the table, is now only 8 points away from 4th place.
The Uralets players apparently took a long time to discuss their team’s results on April 16 and came into the evening games with the intention of leveling them out, which they did very well. 3 wins out of three, a confident place at the top of the table. Yes, they are 15 points from the top three, and the team is bumpy with the results, but with proper analysis of their game by the players themselves, learning the mistakes and a proper understanding of how to fix them, the team are gradually improving their position in the tournament.
After the brightest stretch from the team from Kazakhstan, when the team won all in a row, showed fantastic numbers and managed to get out of the bottom spot of the table, now everything, and the reasons are known only to the players themselves, is coming back. Just one win tonight, gained over Ferrum. At this rate, the entire scoreline could be squandered and the team will remain in the middle, or maybe drop to the bottom of the standings.
The results of the evening half of the seventeenth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021:
Ledianye Voiny – Almaty 5:3
Ferrum – Uralets 1:2
Uralets – Almaty 6:2
Ferrum – Ledianye Voiny 5-6
Ledianye Voiny – Uralets 2:3
Almaty – Ferrum 7:5
Chetyre Ledokola and Kuznya return to the tournament on 18 April. In the morning half of the game day, spectators can expect another series between Uralets and Crystal, the matches between which are famous for hard-fought and unyielding play between both opponents.