< /p> 50th round of the hockey extra league: HC Energie Karlovy Vary – HC Motor České Budějovice, February 26, 2023 in Karlovy Vary. From left: Matěj Toman from České Budějovice, Martin Rohan from Karlovy Vary.
Karlovy Vary – The hockey players of Karlovy Vary beat České Budějovice 5:1 in the 50th round of the extra league and beat Motor for the fourth time in the season. The Energy, who scored three times in the second period, moved up to 9th in the table. The South Bohemians are still second to last and have lost their chance to advance to the preliminary round of the playoffs.
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The visiting Valský got the first chance of the match, but the goalkeeper Lukeš eliminated his shot from close range. The home team took the lead, in the 9th minute Beránek won the puck in the attacking zone and Černoch opened the scoring with a shot from the first after his pass.
West Bohemia scored another goal in the 12th minute, when Juusola prepared the first goal of the season for Kofron. Fortunately, the engine still managed to slow down in the first third, Lukeš was overtaken by Dzierkals.
Energie gained a decisive lead in the second period. Hladonik was the first to score 62 seconds after the start of the power play. Karlovy Vary calmed down, calmly began to combine and outplay their opponents. After a two-on-one outnumbering and Redlich's pass, Kohout added another goal and Hrachovina stepped into the Motor goal instead of Strmena.
The first team from České Budějovice kept a clean sheet for only 38 seconds, after which Koblasa beat Hrachovina. Toman was close to correcting the unfavorable result for the guests in a power play, but the reliably catching Lukeš pushed his shot between the three posts.
The South Czechs were unable to reduce even in a long five-on-three power play, in which Gulaš only hit the post. Karlovy Vary then brought the match to a winning end without any problems.
50. hockey extraleague round:
HC Energie Karlovy Vary – HC Motor České Budějovice 5:1 (2:1, 3:0, 0:0)
Goals and assists : 9. Černoch (O. Beránek), 12. Kofroň (Juusola), 22. Hladonik (Kohout, Gríger), 28. Kohout (Redlich), 28. Koblasa (Černoch) – 19. Dzierkals (Gulash). Referee: Hejduk, Vrba – Gerát, Hynek. Exclusion: 3:3. Usage: 1:0. Spectators: 3337.
Karlovy Vary: Lukeš – Huttula, Mikyska, Stríteský, Kočí, Havlín, Rohan – O. Beránek, Černoch, Koblasa – Hladonik, Griger, Rachůnek – Kohout, Jiskra, Redlich – Kofroň, Koffer, Kružík – Juusola. Coach: Bruk.
České Budějovice: Strmeň (28. Hrachovina) – Vráblík, Štencel, Percy, Bindulis, Kachyňa, Hovorka, Šenkeřík – Goulash, Novotný, Dzierkals – Valský, M. Hanzl, Vondrka – Doležal , Toman, Přikryl – Tomeček, Raška, Strnad. Coach: Čermák.