The evening half of the twentieth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021 saw the top 3 teams of the tournament and the Molotoboytsy, who ended up producing the main sensation of the evening.
Armeets had a real chance to take over the top spot this evening, especially after Kristall’s defeat of Belsk, but the Minsk team was determined to upset all leaders, so the Balashikha team only managed to equalize with the team from Electrostal.
Crystal finally lost their lead. After two defeats to their direct rivals, the team is now tied on points with Armeets, and Belsk is already five points behind. Tomorrow the team will have a chance to regain their lead, but it is urgent to get Dmitry Shikin back in goal. The win over the Hammers looks like a spoonful of honey.
Belsk without their captain was able to make good progress, beating both of their higher ranked rivals. The gap to the Uralets is already an impressive 17 points, and they are only five points away from first place. Tomorrow the team will have another clash with the Armeets in the morning half of the tournament.
The Molotoboytsy unexpectedly snatched the cherished points from Armeets and Belsk, losing only to Crystal. We have to state the fact that after the departure of team captain Evgeny Kostin to Uralets, Molotoboytsy breathed deeply and began to rectify the tournament situation. Whether they’ll make it to the end of the regular season is the question.
The results of the evening half of the twentieth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021:
Belsk – Crystal 4:2
Molotoboytsy – Armeets 9:5
Armeets – Crystal 8:1
Molotoboytsy – Belsk 6:4
Belsk – Armeets 5:4
Crystal – Molotoboytsy 5:1
The morning half of tomorrow’s game will give the Armeets another opportunity to regain top spot in the standings. Kuznya, Chetyre Ledokola and Molotoboytsy will try to prevent them from doing so. The Uralets and Ledianye Voiny return in the 21st game of the day, pairing up with Crystal and the Belsk in the evening half of the game day.