Review of the first matches of the 1/4 finals of the playoffs of the Ukrainian hockey League.
Passed the first matches of the 1/4 finals of the playoffs of the Ukrainian hockey League – Pari-Match, in which the Dnieper on the class and without any problems defeated in the capital of the Ice wolves, and White bars dry outplayed in Kharkov MHC Dynamo.
Ice Wolves – Dnepr 1:7 (0:3, 1:1, 0:3)
Stage of the playoffs opened with a confrontation between the sixth and third teams of the regular season: the Ice Wolves home arena took Kherson the Dnieper. Guests not to delay the questions about the winner of the match later, and immediately set to work. Nikita Kovalenko, Evgeny Tongue and Dmitry Pugachev organized a comfortable advantage for his club – 3:0. In the second 20-minute of a command have exchanged washers: Alexey Ovchinnikov scored the wolves, and Ivan Zolotukhin.
Kherson finished off the opponent in the final game segment. Andrew Gwatkin and twice Dmitry Pugachev (hat-trick in the match) struck the Keeper and the hosts set the final score 7:1 in favor of the Dnieper. Now pike travel to Kherson, where with high probability will make the semi-finals of the championship at the first attempt.
MHC Dinamo – White leopard 0:2 (0:0, 0:2, 0:0)
The teams started the match quite slowly, especially thinking about defending their own goal. Repeatedly the game entered goalkeepers in their clubs – Timur Mamedov and Cyril Kuchar. Still, the guests looked through. Wards of Konstantin butsenko was able to realize its advantage in goals in the middle of the match. Twice within 15 seconds, the quickest of Belaya Tserkov were at the gates of the enemy: Artem Hrebenyk and Bogdan Arabs scored almost identical goals.
White bars played in a row, however, had the territorial advantage. No matter how trying the Kharkiv team to hit the opponent, but Cyril Kuchar defended on zero and scored the first shutout in the playoffs. Barca have one foot in the semi-finals.
The second matches of the 1/4 finals will be held this week. 5 Mar at 19:00 Dnipro in Kherson Favorite Arena to take the Ice wolves. 6 March at 18:45 in the White Church will meet White leopard and MHC Dynamo.
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