The evening half of the eighteenth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021 saw 3 teams from the second half of the standings at once. Nevertheless, the teams were able to show entertaining hockey this evening, with the Chetyre Ledokola giving their fans the perfect gift of 3 wins in 3 games.
Almaty continue to lose all their handicap, which the team got from wins before the weekend, after which the team slid back into the second half of the standings. The next three defeats, even against Ferrum, the team from Kazakhstan could not keep the result and lost the match in the penalty shootout. The team’s emotional state was also unstable. For the second day in a row, Almaty players were red carded during the match.
Ferrum are not a contending team. The team continues to undergo drastic changes, and the team managers are in a rush to find players who can pull the team from the bottom of the table. In their win against Almaty, the team couldn’t hold on to their winning score against a truncated opponent.
Kuznya are gradually returning to the positions that the team unexpectedly took in the early stages of the competition. The team’s direct rival now is Uralets, with whom they are constantly switching, moving between 4th and 5th line.
The most successful team tonight was the Chetyre Ledokola. For the first time in the tournament the team has 3 wins in one day, staying in the playoff zone and pulling away from their pursuer by 18 points. We want to believe that the team has found its game and can compete for higher positions in the standings.
The results of the evening half of the eighteenth matchday of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021:
Ferrum – Chetyre Ledokola 3:8
Kuznya – Almaty 3:1
Almaty – Chetyre Ledokola 2:6
Kuznya – Ferrum 8:6
Ferrum – Almaty 6:5
Chetyre Ledokola – Kuznya 4:1
Armeets and Belsk return from the break tomorrow afternoon. Depending on the results, Armeets could knock Crystal off the top spot. Belsk, in turn, can only count on second place, provided the team gets 100% wins. The Kuznya and Chetyre Ledokola, who were successful in the evening half of game day 18, will try to stop these two teams from getting the victories they want.