ACC Men’s Lacrosse Opens 2021 Season This Weekend
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – ACC men’s lacrosse begins its highly-anticipated 2021 season this weekend with Duke, North Carolina and Virginia in action at home. ACC programs hold five of the top eight spots in the preseason USILA and Inside Lacrosse polls.
All four games this weekend will be televised, starting with the top-ranked Blue Devils taking on No. 7 Denver at 3 p.m. Friday on ACC Network. Duke also plays Robert Morris at 4 p.m. Sunday on ACCN.
No. 5 Virginia opens its season at 4 p.m. Saturday at home against Towson on ACCN, while No. 4 UNC matches up with Denver at 11 a.m. Sunday on ESPNU
Friday, Feb. 5
No. 7/5 Denver at No. 1 Duke | 3 p.m. | ACCN
Saturday, Feb. 6
Towson at No. 5/6 Virginia | 4 p.m. | ACCN
Sunday, Feb. 7
No. 7/5 Denver at No. 4 North Carolina | 11 a.m. | ESPNU
Robert Morris at No. 1 Duke | 4 p.m. | ACCN
Saturday, Feb. 13
Mercer at Duke | 1 p.m.
No. 5/6 Virginia at No. 12/13 Loyola | 3 p.m.
Jacksonville at No. 4 North Carolina | 6 p.m. | ACCN
All times Eastern
Rankings: USILA/Inside Lacrosse
Noting ACC Men’s Lacrosse
• The five ACC teams all are ranked among the top eight in the preseason USILA poll: Duke (1), Syracuse (T2), North Carolina (4), Virginia (5) and Notre Dame (8).
• 32 student-athletes from the ACC were named to both the 2021 USILA and Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America Teams, including seven First-Team All-Americans – both totals were the most among all conferences.
• ACC teams will play six league games this year, with two home-and-homes as well as one home only and one road only opponent.
• With the additional conference games this year, there will not be an ACC Tournament for the 2021 season.
• ACC teams are filled with veterans this year in what figures to be one of the league’s most competitive races ever. All 15 members of the Preseason All-ACC Team are upperclassmen, including 12 seniors.
• Duke’s Michael Sowers and JT Giles-Harris were named the Preseason National Player and Defenseman of the Year, respectively, by US Lacrosse Magazine. Sowers also was tabbed the Preseason Attackman of the Year, and Syracuse’s Drake Porter was named Preseason Goalie of the Year.
• A graduate transfer, Sowers graduated from Princeton as the school’s all-time leading scorer (302 points) and is 98 shy of tying Lyle Thompson (Albany) for the most points in Division I history. He is 50 assists from tying Pat Spencer (Loyola) for the most assists in D-I history.
• Duke head coach John Danowski owns the most wins of any active Division I head coach (418).
• The ACC’s veteran group of five head coaches has combined to win 1,363 games. Each has at least 17 years of head coaching experience and 150 career wins.
ACC Spring Sports Schedule Won’t Include Men’s Lax Tourney
For the second year in a row, the SU men’s lacrosse team, along with the rest of the ACC, won’t have a postseason conference tournament to look forward to, as the tournament was not included in the spring olympic sports schedules released by the league Tuesday.
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— The ACC (@theACC) January 26, 2021
According to an ACC spokesman, the decision stems from a recommendation by the ACC’s five men’s lacrosse head coaches, which was then approved by the athletic directors. The conference will instead crown its regular season champion the official ACC champion, with each of the league’s five teams playing a six-game conference schedule, including two home-and-home series.
Non-league games will be at the discretion of each individual institution, and Spectrum News learned last week Syracuse is planning to play 12 games in 2021, which would mean six non-conference games for the Orange.
The men’s regular season is slated to begin the weekend of February 5-7, though SU isn’t expected to play its first game until later in the month with practice set to begin February 1. Syracuse is expected to unveil its 2021 schedule sometime this week, as early as Wednesday, with the season opener rumored to be targeted for the third weekend in February against in-state rival Army West Point.
The ACC also announced the start of the women’s lacrosse regular season has been set for the weekend of February 12-14, with a 10-game conference schedule planned along with an 8-team ACC Championship. The women’s tournament will be held at UNC’s Dorrance Stadium beginning Wednesday, April 28, with the title game scheduled for May 2.
Included in the league’s release Tuesday were plans for the continuation this spring of the virus-shortened fall sports season, with men’s soccer set to resume league play the weekend of March 5-7. Each team will play five matches within their division, and one cross-division game. Women’s soccer will be allowed to play non-conference matches with last fall’s eight-game ACC schedule deemed to be complete.
UVa’s Moore, ND’s Kielty Claim ACC Men’s Lacrosse Weekly Honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia senior attackman Matt Moore has been named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while Notre Dame graduate defenseman Jack Kielty earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week laurels in the latest ACC weekly honors, announced Tuesday.
Moore led Virginia with a game-high eight points Saturday in the Cavaliers’ 18-16 road win at then-No. 3 North Carolina. The eight points were the most by an ACC player for the week. His six assists matched the most he has had against an ACC opponent. The native of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, also had six at UNC in the semifinal round of the 2019 ACC Tournament. Moore’s first three assists in the game snapped three different ties (3-3, 4-4, 8-8). With the score tied at 10, he assisted three straight goals that put UVa up for good, 13-10, by the end of the third quarter.
In the Fighting Irish’s 13-8 victory over then-No. 1 Duke on Saturday, Kielty locked down one of the Tewaaraton favorites in Michael Sowers, limiting him to just one assist and no goals, which is just the second time he has been held scoreless all season. A native of Morristown, New Jersey, Kielty also picked up a pair of ground balls. The Irish defense held Duke to single digits in scoring for the first time this season. Duke’s previous low was 12 goals, which occurred twice. Notre Dame has now held five of its seven opponents to its season low for goals.
ACC teams earned half of the top 10 positions in the USILA poll again this week: No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Virginia, No. 4 Duke, No. 5 North Carolina and No. 9 Syracuse. Virginia and Duke square off at 7 p.m. Thursday on ACC Network. North Carolina plays at Syracuse at 3 p.m. Saturday on ACCN, while UVa steps out of conference to face Utah at Noon Saturday on ESPNU.
2021 ACC Offensive Players of the Week
Feb. 9 – Chris Gray, Sr., A, North Carolina
Feb. 16 – Chris Gray, Sr., A, North Carolina
Feb. 23 – Matt Moore, Sr., A, Virginia
March 2 – Brendan Curry, Jr., M, Syracuse
March 10 – Chris Gray, Sr., A, North Carolina
March 16 – Michael Sowers, Gr., A, Duke
March 23 – Payton Cormier, So., A, Virginia
March 30 – Michael Sowers, Gr., A, Duke
April 6 – Pat Kavanagh, So. , A, Notre Dame; Joe Robertson, Sr., A, Duke
April 13 – Matt Moore, Sr., A, Virginia
2021 ACC Defensive Players of the Week
Feb. 9 – Tyler Carpenter, So., D, Duke
Feb. 16 – Bobby Gavin, Fr., G, Virginia
Feb. 23 – Mike Adler, Gr., G, Duke
March 2 – Jakob Phaup, Jr., FO, Syracuse
March 10 – Mike Adler, Gr., G, Duke
March 16 – Collin Krieg, Fr., G, North Carolina
March 23 – Petey LaSalla, Jr., M, Virginia
March 30 – Jake Naso, Fr., FO, Duke
April 6 – Mike Adler, Gr., G, Duke
April 13 – Jack Kielty, Gr., D, Notre Dame
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|2021 PREDETERMINED SITES|
|Quarterfinal||Hempstead, N.Y.||James H. Shuart Stadium||May 22 – 23||Hofstra|
|Quarterfinal||Notre Dame, Ind.||Notre Dame Stadium||May 22 – 23||Notre Dame|
|Championship||East Hartford, Conn.||Rentschler Field||May 29 – 31||Fairfield|
|2022 PREDETERMINED SITES|
|Quarterfinal||Hempstead, N. Y.||James. H. Shuart Stadium||May 21 – 22||Hofstra|
|Quarterfinal||Columbus, Ohio||Ohio Stadium||May 21 – 22||Ohio State|
|Championship||East Hartford, Conn.||Rentschler Field||May 28 – 30||Fairfield|
|2023 PREDETERMINED SITES|
|Quarterfinal||Annapolis, Md.||Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium||TBA||U.S. Naval Academy|
|Quarterfinal||Albany, N.Y.||Tom & Mary Casey Stadium||TBA||Albany|
|Championship||Philadelphia||Lincoln Financial Field||TBA||Drexel|
|2024 PREDETERMINED SITES|
|Quarterfinal||Towson, Md.||Unitas Stadium||TBA||Towson and Maryland Sports|
|Quarterfinal||Hempstead, N.Y.||James H. Shuart Stadium||TBA||Hofstra|
|Championship||Philadelphia||Lincoln Financial Field||TBA||Drexel|
|2025 PREDETERMINED SITES|
|Quarterfinal||Annapolis, Md.||Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium||TBA||U.S. Naval Academy|
|Quarterfinal||Providence, R.I.||Brown Stadium||TBA||Brown|
|Championship||Foxborough, Mass.||Gillette Stadium||TBA||Harvard and Gillette Stadium|
|2026 PREDETERMINED SITES|
|Quarterfinal||Hempstead, N.Y.||James. H. Shuart Stadium||TBA||Hofstra|
|Quarterfinal||Newark, Del.||Delaware Stadium||TBA||Delaware|
|Championship||Foxborough, Mass.||Gillette Stadium||TBA||Harvard and Gillette Stadium|
2021 ACC tournament: Bracket, schedule, scores, seeds
Here were all scores and results for the 2021 ACC men’s basketball championship. Georgia Tech upset Florida State 80-75 to win the title.
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First Round — Tuesday, March 9
Game 1: No. 13 Miami 79, No. 12 Pitt 73
Game 2: No. 10 Duke 86, No. 15 Boston College 51
Game 3: No. 11 Notre Dame 80, No. 14 Wake Forest 77
Second Round — Wednesday, March 10
Game 4: No. 8 Syracuse 89, No. 9 NC State 68
Game 5: No. 13 Miami 67, No. 5 Clemson 64
Game 6: No. 10 Duke 70, No. 7 Louisville 56
Game 7: No. 6 North Carolina 101, No. 11 Notre Dame 59
Quarterfinals — Thursday, March 11
Game 8: No. 1 Virginia 72, No. 8 Syracuse 69
Game 9: No. 4 Georgia Tech 70, No. 13 Miami 66
Game 10: No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 10 Duke — Canceled
Duke announced Thursday morning it was out of the tournament because of a positive COVID-19 test.
Game 11: No. 6 North Carolina 81, No. 3 Virginia Tech 73
Semifinals — Friday, March 12
Game 12: No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 4 Georgia Tech | Canceled
The ACC announced Friday that Virginia is out of the tournament because of a positive COVID-19 test.
Game 13: No. 2 Florida State 69, No. 6 North Carolina 66
Championship — Saturday, March 13
No. 4 Georgia Tech 80, No. 2 Florida State 75
2021 ACC tournament: Seeds
The top four seeds have double-byes into the quarterfinals. Seed Nos. 5 through 9 have byes into the second round.
- Florida State
- Virginia Tech
- Georgia Tech
- North Carolina
- NC State
- Notre Dame
- Wake Forest
- Boston College
Duke women’s lacrosse 2021 season preview
Men’s lacrosse isn’t the only team on campus returning a wealth of experience and adding a top graduate transfer—women’s lacrosse is doing the same. And with all that firepower, the Blue Devils look set to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016.
Duke’s 2021 squad features 33 returners, who account for all the team’s starts from the 2020 season and over 96% of the total points scored. The returners include both of Duke’s senior starters from last season: defender Callie Humphrey and midfielder Catherine Cordrey. On top of that, the Blue Devils add former Pennsylvania attacker Gabby Rosenzweig, the Quakers’ all-time leading scorer, as well as the 14th-ranked recruiting class in the nation.
The Blue Devils enter the season ranked No. 15 in the country. But with six other ACC teams in the top-25, including the top three spots, their conference schedule will be no cakewalk. -Jonathan Browning
New player to watch: Gabby Rosenzweig
While Rosenzweig may be a new face in Durham, she’s certainly not new to college lacrosse. The graduate transfer adds another layer of skill and experience to Duke’s already versatile offense, and brings with her three NCAA tournament appearances. She holds a plethora of honors from her time at Pennsylvania, including being named a third-team All-American in 2019, and recently garnered preseason All-ACC recognition. The Blue Devils may be bringing in a top crop of new recruits, but look for Rosenzweig to be the newcomer to quickly make her way into the starting lineup. -Browning
Returning player to watch: Caroline DeBellis
With so many returners, it’s hard to pick just one returning player to watch, especially with multiple former All-Americans within that group. But I’m actually not going to go with any of the former All-Americans—rather, the returning Blue Devil to keep your eye on this season is sophomore attacker Caroline DeBellis, who broke out last year as a freshman and was a major reason why Duke was poised to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years. After the departure of star attacker Charlotte North to Boston College before last season started, DeBellis helped fill the offensive void and led the Blue Devils in points and assists. The New York native is a gifted scorer, but it’s her vision and distribution where she truly shines. Look for her to be the anchor on an offense full of high-octane scorers. -Browning
Most anticipated matchup: North Carolina, April 23
As per usual, the Blue Devils and Tar Heels will face each other twice this season. And it’ll be the final matchup between the two, and the final game of the regular season for both, in Duke’s own Koskinen Stadium that will likely be the most intense. If Duke wins the first game at North Carolina, it’ll return home hoping to hold onto the crown. If the Blue Devils lose that first game, they’ll come back with something to prove. What makes this matchup even more appealing is North Carolina’s status as the clear No. 1 team in the country and a potential “superteam.” -Campbell Lawson
Win both the ACC and National Championships. While Duke enters the season ranked No. 15, the combination of solid returning players along with exciting new freshmen and transfers gives the Blue Devils major potential. The ACC may be overwhelmingly present in the preseason top-25, but it’s important to remember the strength the Blue Devils were showing before last season got cut short. They’ve got it in them. -Lawson
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As is the case for most teams this year, the worst-case scenario for the Blue Devils is that their most intimidating opponent (COVID-19) takes them down. Given the absurdity of this season, it’s possible that the team will not be able to mesh as well as they should, leading to a disappointing campaign. Furthermore, this season is unprecedented for players of all ages, but especially freshmen, so it’s unknown how well the newest additions to Duke’s team will perform. An early postseason exit is certainly a possibility. – Lawson
Browning: 11-4 (6-4 in the ACC), loss in ACC semifinals, loss in NCAA quarterfinals
Lawson: 10-5 (5-5 in the ACC), loss in ACC semifinals, loss in NCAA second round
Editor’s note: This is a part of The Chronicle’s series of previews for Duke’s spring sports, the rest of which can be found here.
Sokolniki Park opens the season – Nezavisimaya Okrugnaya Gazeta
Sokolniki Park opens the summer sports season
Sokolniki Park opens the spring-summer sports season with the OPEN SPORT FEST. On May 7, a large event will be held at the Festival Square, which the press service of the park called the presentation of the park’s sports industry.
The sports extravaganza, in which representatives of the Federations of various sports will take part, starts at 12.00 at the Festival Square. There will be a Great Bicycle Parade from the Z2 Spokes Cycling Club and the Park’s Unicycling School.
At the same time, the II Open Park Speed Badminton Tournament and the Junior Field Hockey Tournament will begin on Fontannaya Square. Athletes from the Krylatskoye CSP team and the Moscow team will fight for victory.
In addition, on May 7, Sokolniki Park will organize a lacrosse tournament among the national teams of Moscow and unipo matches. The Open Qualifying Tournament in “Russian Bench Press” will also be held here.
For lovers of an active lifestyle, they will hold master classes on balance board, unicycle, lacrosse, as well as fitness trainings and trial acrobatics classes for children.
Everyone will be taught how to keep on roller skates. A master class on roller skating is conceived especially for beginners. For visitors to the park, there will be a table tennis playground, a safe archery playground, as well as samples of new sports equipment from the park’s rentals.
Unicyclists, by the way, prepared a performance for viewers who prefer to watch rather than participate in sports entertainment.For them, as part of the main program, there will be a Sport Show with the participation of Moscow athletes and artists and demonstration performances by representatives of the Capoeira Federation of Russia.
Visiting the sites and participating in master classes is free. Let us remind you that the sports festival will begin at 12.00.
Photo: archive Sokolniki Park
News 24 January 2021
Former coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk Marek Sikora , who coached the club from 2003 to 2005, told the Czech press about his work with Evgeny Malkin .
– How did you manage to unearth such a star player?
– The general director of Magnitogorsk was at a resort in Karlovy Vary and there he read an article about me and my love for the Metallica group. Apparently, somewhere in the memory it was deposited. Subsequently, Metallurg did not make it through the first round of the playoffs, and the club wanted to invite me to coach them.
On the way to Magnitogorsk for negotiations, there was a transfer in Moscow, where the World Championship among youths under 18 was taking place at the time.Evgeni Malkin was in the Russian national team. And we looked at him … with interest. I began to find out where he was from and found out that he was from Magnitogorsk.
According to the negotiations, it seemed that nothing would come of us in terms of joint work. However, when we were in Moscow, the club contacted me and said that I could start. And as soon as I moved to a new place of work, I immediately remembered Malkin, because I saw a really great talent in him, and his name remained in my memory.
It was strange that I didn’t find him in the first team training.I was told that this boy does not correspond to the level and will work with the farm club. I went to watch from training, and I liked him very much again. Then I turned to the manager Gennady Velichkin and said that I want Malkin to train with us. So Eugene settled in adult hockey.
– What kind of player was he?
– He was a surprisingly energetic, wiry guy . .. Of course, he was in bad readiness and gave up little. He scored a little, but tried to pass the ball all the time.It was also very nice to see him play basketball and football in preparation for the games. At the beginning of the season, I forced him to play for the farm club, but then I finally transferred him to the main team, and his career began.
– Have you met since then?
– Yes, in 2011 there was a lockout and I coached Minsk. We arrived in Magnitogorsk, and there I met Malkin. To his surprise, he remembered me, but I thought that he had already forgotten me. He even hugged me! Evgeny said that I speak Russian very well, and we had a nice chat.It was very nice. Of course, now I follow him in the NHL. Malkin is one of those players who went through my hands, which I am very proud of.
90,000 Why Carolina will win the Stanley Cup
Amid the ongoing hiatus of the NHL championship over the coronavirus pandemic, NHL.com is launching a series of stories supporting the championship chances of each of the 24 teams to continue the season … Today we present the strengths of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Carolina finished the regular season in sixth place in the Eastern Conference (81 points in 68 games, 59.6% of points scored), but even in the qualifying run against Rangers, who were 11th at the break (79 at 70, 56.4% of points), not everyone will call them favorites. Moreover, the “Hurricanes” have lost all four regular matches this season to the New Yorkers (2: 4, 2: 3, 3: 5, 2: 5).
However, for the gang of Rod Brindamore, this state of affairs may only play into the hands. On them in the same way, no one put in last year’s confrontation with “Washington”, but it was “Carolina” then moved on, taking over in the seventh match.Now that young team has matured, gained experience and is again ready to pull the nerves of any opponent.
Let’s look at what trump cards the Hurricanes are ready to present to opponents in elimination matches.
1. Dashing attack
“Carolina” from year to year takes one of the first places in the NHL by SAT% (2017-18 season – first place in the NHL, 2018-19 season – second, 2019-20 season – third), that is, he often re-rolls the opponent than not. It is important that these shots are not applied anyhow, but really lead to sharpness at the opponent’s goal: “Carolina” is the third team in the league in terms of created dangerous moments – 9.75 on average per match, according to naturalstattrick.com. Even if the young, bubbling blood does not always allow Sebastian Aho, Teivo Teravainen or Andrei Svechnikov to realize these moments, in any single match, quantity can easily turn into quality. In the short distance of the cup, where triumph requires only 16 wins (“Carolina” this year – 19), this can also play a significant role.
Video: Lacrosse goals and other Svechnikov goals in the season
2. Doug Hamilton’s recovery
Of all the players who have been given time to recover by the coronavirus pandemic, Dougie Hamilton is arguably the most important player for his team.It’s not just the 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) in 47 games that the Carolina defender scored before breaking the fibula, with a league second-best utility (plus -30). Hamilton is a key element of the Hurricanes’ game, being one of the best in the NHL in areas such as pushing the puck into the wrong zone and stopping it. As Brindamore said after his January 18 injury: “This is a huge loss. Perhaps Dougie is our number one in all elements of hockey.” With him in the “Hurricanes” conceded 2.71 goals per game, without him – 3.15.His return is a huge moral bonus for the team.
Video: CAR-FLO: Hamilton scores for Bobrovsky in the “house”
Even without Hamilton, the selection of defenders in Carolina is impressive and deservedly considered one of the best in the NHL. As striker Jordan Martinouk once joked: “You have no idea how difficult and hopeless it is to try to beat these guys in training. And so we, forwards, do not always have enough confidence.And after playing against our defenders, sometimes you just want to quit hockey. ” his last year’s Cup win against St. Louis, with Brady Shea and Sami Vatanen bolstering the team on the deadline, each of them at times number one defender, respectively, in the Rangers and Devils.And Haydn Fleury and Trevor van Riemsdyck can always insure them if necessary – they are very solid players for the third pair.
Please note: none of Carolina’s goalkeepers is in the top twenty NHL in terms of reflected shots (James Rymer – 91.4%, Petr Mrazek – 90.5%), but the team conceded only 193 goals. In the East, only Boston (174) and Columbus (187) boast the best numbers. And this, by the way, is not only the merit of the defenders. The team’s coaching staff pays more attention to the actions of the players without the puck, which confirms the presence of five Hurricanes hockey players in the top 30 in terms of the number of interceptions per conditional hour of playing time (Brian Gibbons, Sebastian Aho, Jacob Slavin, Jordan Martinuk and rookie Vincent who joined them Trochek).
Video: CAR-NYR: Aho was ahead of everyone on finishing
4. Coaching hand
Rod Brindamore is one of the breed of coaches who behave with hockey players on equal terms, but at the same time enjoy undeniable authority. The man who has played almost 1,500 games in the NHL and, in particular, was the captain of the Carolina for five seasons (2005-10), perfectly understands all the aspirations and problems of his players. He is a great motivator, and he never goes too far in his relationship with his charges: it’s hard to remember when Brindamore publicly criticized them, even after obvious mistakes.“This is the coach you want to play for,” Jake Gardiner once said. “He spent his whole life in our shoes, and he understands the psychology of hockey“ inside and out. ”
And this is not the only plus of Brindamore. Just look at the indicators. special teams “Carolina” (majority – 22.3%, eighth place in the NHL, minority – 84%, fourth place) to understand: the coaching hand in the case of the Hurricanes is not an abstract concept at all.
5. Justin’s farewell tour Williams
It is very common for North American teams to unite around some local target.In the case of “Carolina” it is not just “to win the Stanley Cup”, but to do it “for the sake of Justin Williams,” who has been on the verge of retirement for more than a year. It is likely that the 38-year-old striker has only a few matches left to play, and his partners will try to make them as memorable as possible.
And he himself, undoubtedly, too. It is no coincidence that Williams bears the nickname Mr. Seven Game – in matches, when the fate of the team hangs in the balance, he demonstrates his best hockey.It is he who holds the NHL record for the number of points in the seventh Stanley Cup games (15 in eight games), and in 2014 with Los Angeles he received the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs. If “Carolina” will have a hard time on her way to the trophy, she can always count on the cup experience and cup magic of her ex-captain.
How the KHL lives: Znark has his first victory, Shalunov has another lacrosse goal
Moscow “Spartak” won the first victory in the KHL regular championship after two defeats at the start.Yesterday the red and white celebrated their success in the capital derby with Dynamo – 3: 1. Oleg Znark’s team lost 0: 1 by the third period, but managed to turn the tide of the match in the final 20-minute, scoring three goals. The goals were scored by Dmitry Vishnevsky (in the minority), Yori Lehtera (in the majority) and Lukasz Radil, who hit the opponent’s empty net.
Whites and blues, who were considered by many to be the main favorites of the season, lost both of their matches and are in an unusual tenth place in the West.Leadership in the championship was captured by Avangard and Salavat Yulaev, with three victories each. Moreover, the Ufa team has achieved one hundred percent result on the road. Yesterday, in a tough struggle, they snatched victory in Minsk from Dynamo – 4: 3, losing 0: 2 already in the 7th minute of the meeting. Finn Markus Granlund scored a double among the guests, taking the lead in the scorer’s dispute – 5 (3 + 2) points.
As for the residents of Omsk, who are still living in Balashikha near Moscow, in anticipation of the construction of an arena in their hometown, the “hawks” treated the “Amur” unfriendly.Khabarovsk were beaten like Barcelona in the game with Bayern – 8: 2. Avangard forward Sergei Shumakov scored again in the lacrosse style. “I purposefully threw it where there was no trap,” the hockey player commented on his goal.
Avangard head coach Bob Hartley dedicated the victory to Brad McCrimmon and the entire Lokomotiv who died in a plane crash on September 7, 2011 (all yesterday’s matches began with a minute of silence). “Brad was my assistant at Atlanta. A very motivated coach.I always wanted to break through and move on. As a result, he became the head coach of the KHL club, ”Hartley explained.
CSKA won a home victory over Barys – 3: 1. The last time the army team beat the Kazakh team in Moscow was in 2017.
Of the bets on today’s and tomorrow’s matches, you can earn the best if you bet on Cupid to win in the game with Metallurg from Magnitogorsk (if he wins, of course) – the odds are 10.
90,000 Tomi Lamsa: “The result is not the most important thing in this tournament” – News
The head coach of the Yulaevites commented on the final match of Salavat at the Taneco Champions Cup and summed up the performance of the Ufa players at the tournament in Kazan.
Tomi Lamsa, head coach of HC Salavat Yulaev: – We didn’t have much time to recover from yesterday’s game. We tried to keep the same play combinations as yesterday. Played well today. I think that only after the third goal, when the score was leveled, it was 5-6 minutes when it was not easy for us. And so we played good hockey. It was a great tournament for us with top teams. Now we have more information about the same Suhachev, who played two games.Just what I said at the press conferences, we have goals that we are working on. I can appreciate our newcomers, for example, Korobov and young forwards and defender Mukhamadullin. I am also happy with our attack line.
– What happened to Soshnikov?
– Soshnikov just doesn’t play. Here’s what I can say.
– The foreign three players stood out, the Kadeikin – Zharkov link. Why are the other players lost?
– Despite the fact that there were no such players as Kugryshev, Soshnikov, Khokhryakov, our young team with Pimenov acted well enough and played with energy.It is not easy to take a step forward from youth hockey or VHL because you are playing against strong opponents. But we see that the guys are progressing, they have room to grow.
– Amirov tried to score a lacrosse goal twice in the tournament. Russian coaches sometimes blame the players. What do you think about it?
– I can’t say – don’t do it. It takes time for young players to figure out how to act on the ice. It’s a pleasure to watch Amirov, how he skates and controls the puck.He sometimes tries different tricks. Therefore, here I in no way scolded him. You just need to give the young player time to understand when it can be done and how he should do it. And so – Amirov is a very talented and gifted player.
– The team has 16 goals conceded and no wins in regulation time. Are you worried about this result before the start of the season?
– The result is not the most important thing in this tournament. We played four rungs here and let everyone play.In the season, we could act differently in different situations. If we talk about the minority, then it worries me, we conceded a decent number of pucks.