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18.6.Pilsen Cup 2018 – Final Day SummaryMarek KratochvílThis year´s Pilsen Cup is over! It saw West Coast Express´ triumph in under-17s while Spišská Belá took gold among under-15s with a win over hosts HBC Plzeň. Their older clubmates finished 3rd after Sunday playoffs.
17.6.Pilsen Cup 2018 – Day 2 SummaryMarek KratochvílSecond day of Pilsen Cup offered another bunch of interesting stuff. There was a record-breaking amount of ten games to be played and lots of action to watch. Spišská Belá remained unbeaten in Under-15s as well as the West Coast Express in Under-17s. All of the matches seen tough battles but nothing will be settled until Sunday.
16.6.Pilsen Cup 2018 – Day 1 SummaryMarek KratochvílPilsen Cup is on once again! First day of the tournament offered a lot of interesting ball-hockey action in both venues hosting the games. There were high wins as well as tough battles. In U15 highlight game, Spišská Belá managed to defeat the West Coast Express of Canada.
1.6.Pilsen Cup 2018: Two categories, two rinks, great ballhockeyTomáš MajerGame plan Pilsen Cup 2018 is ready! We are looking forward for the tournament.
7.2.Pilsen Challenge 2018 will be ready soon. Tournament starts on FridayTomáš MajerInternational men´s ballhockey tournament Pilsen Challenge is here again. The tournament starts of Friday 9th February, the quarterfinals being played the next day and final games are on the date 11th February. The eight teams from Switzerland, Slovakia, Canada and Czech Republic will compete here!
7.2.Game plan for the tournament Pilsen Challenge 2018Tomáš MajerInternational men´s ballhockey tournament Pilsen Challenge is here again. The tournament starts on Friday 9th February, the quarterfinals being played the next day and final games are on the date 11th February. The eight teams from Switzerland, Slovakia, Canada and Czech Republic will compete here!
7.6.West Coast Express U15 team from Canada ready for the 2017 U15 Pilsen CupRedakceThe tournament Pilsen Cup is coming. HBC Plzen helds fourth tournament U15 cathegory. In Pilsen will start Canadian team West Coast Express too.
13.6.Pilsen Cup 2016 – Sunday: West Coast Express Takes Gold, Gajary Left With BronzeMarek KratochvílIt was a debut of West Coast Express at the Pilsen Cup this year and it was the best one they could hope for. The Canadians won all of their six games throughout the campaign to seize the gold. Home side got silver medals and improved one step after bronze last year. That went to former Champions from Gajary.
12.6.Pilsen Cup 2016 – Saturday: WCE Aiming For The Final With Big WinsMarek KratochvílTeam West Coast Express collected two 10-0 wins on Saturday and held perfect balance with 4 straight victories since their start on Friday. Pilsen is another candidate for a spot in Final game with three Saturday wins and the most important one against Gajary Flames (1-0).
11.6.Pilsen Cup 2016 – Friday: West Coast Express and Gajary took first winsMarek KratochvílThe opening day offered only two games. However, it gave the spectators plenty of reasons to look forward to next days with lots of nice moments and 11 goals scored. Gajary from Slovakia and West Coast Express from Canada managed to get their first wins leaving Plzeň and Blatná without points. Weiden and the Czech U14 team will enter the tournament tomorrow.
10.6.Pilsen Cup 2016 Will Take Place from 10th to 12th of JuneMarek KratochvílThe ball-hockey arena in Pilsen–Košutka will host another year of the traditional Pilsen Cup from 10th to 12th of June 2016. Six U-15 teams will compete in round robin system for their chance in the Sunday play-offs. Gajary are the current cup holders from last year.
8.3.Talking Pilsen Challenge 2016 With Jag Sandhu And Raphael MellingerMarek KratochvílThis year’s Pilsen Challenge brought a handful of interesting games as the Pilsen fans were once again after a year offered another top-level international ball hockey event. Jag Sandhu came to Pilsen with the Canadian team West Coast Express, Raphael Mellinger captained the Oberwil Rebells.
14.2.Plzen Beat Ruzinov For The Cup, Oberwil Finished ThirdMarek KratochvílSunday was as usual the final day of Pilsen Challenge. Two games remained to be played, morning one for Bronze and the Final afternoon. Oberwil easy win over Kovo was followed by home side’s triumph over Bratislava in the Final.
13.2.Pilsen Challenge Day Two: Pilsen And Ruzinov Will Meet In Final, Express OutMarek KratochvílDay two closed round robin of this year’s Pilsen Challenge. Pilsen scored 21 goals on Saturday! Ruzinov lost to the home side 9-1, but will have a chance to do better again tomorrow as the Slovaks took the second Final spot. Kovo will join Oberwil in battle for third as Prague won over West Coast narrowly 3-2.
12.2.Pilsen Challenge Day One: Two Wins For Hosts, Ruzinov Second So FarMarek KratochvílFirst day of this year’s Pilsen Challenge offered five games in the Pilsen arena. Pilsen beat both Kovo and Oberwil, Ruzinov defeated West Coast Express after sharing a goalless draw with Kovo, leaving the Canadians without points before weekend.
11.2.Rebells coach Fabian Hofstetter: It’s nice to be a part on this ChallengeTomáš MajerTeam Oberwill Rebels from Zug is half season champion in Swiss league. Lot of Rebells-players will come to Pilsen in several times. But their coach Fabian Hofstetter have never been there. „It will be a pleasure for me to see the city and the ball hockey arena“, Hofstetter says.
10.2.Polak Will Lead Ruzinov As Playing CoachMarek KratochvílAfter two years, one of the best Slovak teams recently will return to Pilsen. Leaders Ruzinov Bratislava are set to compete under Frantisek Polak, who played already at the 2014 Pilsen Cup. Now, he will try to succeed in both roles, as a coach and as a player. “I try to prepare myself for Veterans’ Worlds in Canada, so I’m glad I will be able to play a top-level ball hockey”, he said before taking the road to Pilsen.
10.2.Gary Slavin: Hope Of Taking Home Medal Is In Our ViewMarek KratochvílGary Slavin will bring the West Coast Express to the Czech Republic for Pilsen Challenge once again. Last year, the team struggled and finished last. "We have added a few extra players this trip and hope not to run into injury issues again," Slavin hopes.
9.2.25th Anniversary Brought Success On All SidesMarek Kratochvíl2015 was a great year through and through for HBC Plzeň as they managed to reach some great success even internationally to improve club’s history while celebrating 25 years of existence.
23.8.Gajary Flames celebrate triumph at Pilsen Cup 2015Marek KratochvílSix teams attended second year of U15 Pilsen Cup in Pilsen from 3 countries. L2Hockey Gajary Flames from Slovakia won in the final over Czech team HBC Hostivař, Great Britain Lions finished sixth.
23.5.Pilsen finished in Semis falling short of two points for BronzeMarek KratochvílHBT Vlašim has become a nemesis for the Marlins who faced the side five times and lost every single time. Therefore after two losses in regular season, the semi-final series offered sadly a one-sided deal. Photo by Pavel Kotyza.
8.5.Three straight wins send Pilsen into semiMarek KratochvílQuarterfinal series between Pilsen and Elba DDM Ústí nad Labem wasn’t as even as the results may seem. After first clear 4-1 win at home, the Marlins won a tough second game in OT and added a narrow 1-0 victory away from home to seal their semi-final spot.
24.4.The Marlins finished fourth and will start Playoffs against Ústí nad LabemMarek KratochvílAnd it was Ústí nad Labem, who prepared the last defeat for Pilsen so far in 20th round. However, coach Kadaně believes his team is improving right before the Playoffs and hopes it will confirm that with the right results when the time will come.
30.3.Losing streak ends with a win over Kert ParkMarek KratochvilPilsen season turned worse recently with three straight losses against three top teams of the league as Pardubice slipped above in League Standings. However, with a Saturday win over Kert Park and three more games to go in regular season, the Marlins still can fight for third.
14.3.Pilsen avoided longer skids so far and aims high in springMarek KratochvilThe Marlins have managed to get through the first part of the season without any longer loosing streaks and that helped them to stabilize their position on 3rd place of current league standings.
8.2.PCH 2015 | Daily Summary: SundayMarek KratochvilTournament is over with the hosts taking the gold over Skalica and Oberwill showing some class in fights against team West Coast Express. Both games have been a rematch for last round of group stage from Saturday evening.
7.2.PCH 2015 | Daily Summary: SaturdayMarek KratochvílSecond day closed the group stage of 2015 Pilsen Challenge. West Coast won against Skalica, but a loss to Oberwil gave them no chance to play for gold. They will have a rematch against the Swiss since Kapanek´s team lost two games in the very end.
6.2.PCH 2015 | Daily Summary: FridayMarek KratochvilFirst ever local club tournament with a team from overseas has begun. However, team West Coast Express won’t be probably remembering their debut with overjoy.
24.1.Pilsen Challenge 2015: Oberwil comes with some changesMarek KratochvílOberwil Rebells – one of the Pilsen Challenge participants – is a well-known team for Pilsen ball-hockey fans. However, the Swiss are coming with some changes in their roster. Tibor Kapanek reveals that and other things in a short interview.
19.1.Skalica is looking forward to meet different game stylesMarek KratochvílPilsen Challenge 2015 will offer all ball hockey fans a look at some different approaches to the game from 6th to 8th of February 2015. Pilsner ball hockey arena in Kosutka will welcome the teams from Canada, Switzerland and Slovakia besides the local marlins. The Slovaks will be represented by HbK HOKEJMARKET Skalica, currently 3rd team in its domestic league.

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Pilsen Cup 2018 – Final Day Summary

This year´s Pilsen Cup is over! It saw West Coast Express´ triumph in under-17s while Spišská Belá took gold among under-15s with a win over hosts HBC Plzeň. Their older clubmates finished 3rd after Sunday playoffs.

Team GP S P
1. Plzeň 22 79:34 54
2. Pardubice 22 78:43 52
3. Kladno 22 69:45 44
4. Most 22 65:48 44
5. Kert Park Praha 22 83:57 42
6. Sudoměřice 22 48:62 27
7. Ústí n/L 22 53:70 27
8. Třinec 22 60:69 26
9. Letohrad 22 49:59 25
10. Kovo Praha 22 53:65 21
11. 22 38:77 20
12. Hradec Králové 22 45:91 14
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