In the morning half of the twenty-first game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021, the Armeets had another chance to take the lead and pull away from Crystal. Kuznya could also get closer to the group of leaders if their team performs well.
The Molotoboytsy are showing nothing new – 3 defeats in three games. There is hope that things will improve with the return of Ismagilov, who is recovering from injury.
The hockey players from the Chetyre Ledokola have been more fortunate. Yes, the first loss without scoring goals certainly hung the anxiety that it would be a day without wins again, but the team players were able to pull themselves together and score two wins by the difference of one puck in the games against Armeets and the Molotoboytsy.
The Armeets finally managed to regain sole possession of first place in the tournament, but not without a fly in the ointment. Only one win for the entire game day, and there’s a good chance that the team could even drop to 3rd place in the standings after the second half matches are over.
Kuznya is beginning to show the kind of play that took the Mogilev team to the second spot in the standings at the start of the tournament. 3 wins out of 3, Nikita Sandyrev continues to show phenomenal play in goal, and the team’s field players have not scored less than 5 times against their opponents.
The results of the morning half of the twenty-first game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021:
Kuznya – Chetyre Ledokola 5-0
Molotoboytsy – Armeets 4:7
Chetyre Ledokola – Molotoboytsy 5:4
Armeets – Kuznya 4:7
Chetyre Ledokola – Armeets 6:5
Kuznya – Molotoboytsy 8:5
In the second half of the game day Belsk have a realistic chance of scraping into second place in the standings if they can manage to beat Crystal. Both teams are without key players: Minsk is still without their captain, while Crystal are again playing without Dmitri Shikin. On game day 22, the Chetyre Ledokola and Kuznya will head to rest. Both teams should be happy with their stretch of play and with the play that the players on these teams have started to show.