Updates: 02/22/2022 14:55
Released: 22.02.2022, 14:55
Prague – Wednesday’s finish of the 55th round of the hockey extra league between Sparta and České Budějovice will offer a direct duel of teams that are trying to break into the first four, from which it leads straight to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. The match under Ještěd, in which Liberec will play against Karlovy Vary, will also be a finishing touch. The match in the north of Bohemia will be completed by the 48th round.
After four losses without loss, the Spartans gained only a point in the last two matches, so what to fix. Above all, the last defeat with Vítkovice had to regret them. They lost the victory at the end of the basic playing time. “In the next matches, we definitely have to watch the conclusions of the third, when we collected two goals. We will analyze the mistakes on video and learn from them,” assured the striker David Tomášek. His team is four points behind České Budějovice.
The South Bohemian winning streak ended last week in Mladá Boleslav at number seven, but on Sunday, the hockey players of Motor jumped back to the winning wave against Kometa. “We lost a great series in the last match, but we were able to answer immediately by winning. In my opinion, it is very important that we do not have two losses in a row and we can continue in peace, maybe even make another nice series,” said striker Martin Hanzl.
The Liberec White Tigers will be in action today, when they will present themselves in Pardubice in the program of the 55th round. Against the Energie team, they will play the second match in two days, but at the same time they will also return the home lead after five matches in the opponents’ arenas. In three starts before measuring the forces with Dynam, they collected seven points, they succeeded even in Třinec. “When you work like this, you are lucky and the reflections go in your direction,” said coach Patrik Augusta.
Karlovy Vary has two matches behind the teams from the top of the table. Třetí Pardubice from below 5: 4, but a day later they lost the 0: 7 debacle on the ice of the second Třinec. “We are like day and night,” the defender Ondřej Dlapa sighed after the humiliating defeat. “We didn’t step as a team, there were an awful lot of holes. We played against Pardubice as a team. We have to learn from mistakes and win on Wednesday (in Liberec). The end of the season is approaching and we need every point,” he said.
The assistant coach of Karlovy Vary, Tomáš Mariška, also hopes that the beating in Třinec will be a sufficient warning and a beneficial slap. For today’s thirteenth Litvínov, who is on the first non-progressive place in the preliminary round, the West Bohemians have only four points to their advantage before today’s matches.
“We have to go back to what we showed in previous matches at Sparta and at home with Pardubice. This performance (in Třinec) will definitely not be enough at the end of the season, and if it were repeated, it would cost us more points and positions in the table, “Said Mariška. Karlovy Vary and Liberec have not scored in this, they have lost all matches equally 2: 3.