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Pilsen Challenge 2015: Oberwil comes with some changes

Pilsen Challenge 2015: Oberwil comes with some changes Oberwil 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.

 
 
24.01.2015 | Marek Kratochvíl

Tibor, you come to Pilsen quite often in recent years. How many times you’ve been here so far?
Last time was with the Swiss national team, when we played a small tournament with Czechs and Slovaks. I don’t know how many times I’ve been to Pilsen before. It’s probably once or twice a year. Comfort of the arena is a big advantage especially during the winter.

Oberwil is quite familiar with Pilsen. However this time, it will be quite different. Where are the changes¬?
We’re coming to Pilsen Challenge 2015 with a little bit different roster. Some of the players can’t attend due to their work duty, that’s why I asked some of the Swiss national team players to fill for them. Half of the team will be from Oberwil, the other half from national team.

Is Adam Rousal coming “home” to Pilsen?
I wouldn’t say so. He has some problems with his knee and he will undergo a special treatment.

Swiss top league has just a short winter break. You will play two championship games before Pilsen Challenge. That could be an advantage in comparison with the other teams, right?
It’s true, that the break in Switzerland is only one month long, but I don’t know if this is an advantage for us. Due to weather conditions, it looks like we’re only going to play one game and have two practice sessions. Unfortunately the practice can’t be as good as I wish because of such a winter that is in Switzerland right now.

It’s only a testing tournament, but I believe you have some goals set for it. What are they?
Goals? I just want to see how are the players prepared before the spring season and also before the summer Worlds. The results won’t be so important for me; I will focus more on trying different game situations and different formations. However, I wouldn’t be happy if we have bad results.

Considering the upcoming World Championship, it will be interesting to see games between teams of four nations (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada, Switzerland)…
For sure, but it’s a bit different on club level. We play a 4+1 system so every international game is a great experience for us. The boys have to get used to it quickly. It’s a different game. That’s why we need as much of these testing games and tournaments as possible and we’re glad we can be part of the Pilsen Challenge 2015.

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