In the evening half of the twenty-second game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021, 2 principal confrontations were continued: Ferrum and Almaty; Uralets and Ledianye Voiny.
Ledianye Voiny was able to get another 3 wins. This result allows the team from Moscow to get very close to the first half of the tournament. There is a new trend in this hockey team – getting cards of different colours in the last period in games against Uralets.
The Uralets have two tipped wins over Almaty and Ferrum, but are losing to the Ice Warriors for the second day. The match follows a similar scenario to yesterday’s encounter, with the team only getting involved in the match in the 3rd period, starting to reduce the score. The team’s new goalkeeper is slowly getting used to the pace of the Kachkanar team’s play.
Ferrum continue their inglorious march through the tournament. Again 3 defeats in three matches. Bit by bit the Latvian team are beginning to lose even their mathematical chances of making the play-off zone.
In a loser’s bracket game Almaty still managed to get at least some points tonight. There’s certainly some inexplicable tension in the team’s play – even the game with the Latvian team wasn’t an easy walk for the Almaty players, and the question of the winner hung in the air until the final seconds.
Results of the evening half of the twenty-second game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021:
Ledianye Voiny – Almaty 9:6
Ferrum – Uralets 2:5
Uralets – Almaty 5:4
Ferrum v Ledianye Voiny 4:10
Ledianye Voiny – Uralets 5:3
Almaty – Ferrum 6:5
In the morning half of the 23 game day, Belsk have a chance to take the top spot in the standings if the Minsk team manages to pick up 3 wins. The Armeets break gives Crystal a chance to pull away from their pursuers. In addition to the key matchup between the 1st and 3rd teams, the series between the Uralets and Ledianye Voiny will continue tomorrow. At the moment the score is 8-5 in favour of the Ledianye Voiny in their head-to-head encounters.
In the second half of the game day the gaining momentum of Kuznya stands out from the whole foursome, as well as another match between Almaty and Ferrum.