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Pilsen Cup 2016 – Saturday: WCE Aiming For The Final With Big Wins

Pilsen Cup 2016 – Saturday: WCE Aiming For The Final With Big Wins Team 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).

 
 
12.06.2016 | Marek Kratochvíl
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West Coast Express

The Canadians started the day with a 10-0 win over the Czech National Under-14 team. The age difference was visible in the game, the Canadians were strong in the game as well as in the execution. For more, three other goals were disallowed for the Express because of some fauls around the crease.

Second game of the day brought the players from West Coast together with a current Cup holder Gajary Flames from Slovakia. This was supposed to be one of the most important games regarding the chances of each team for the Gold medal game. Gajary had to make up for their loss to Pilsen earlier that day and started well with an opening goal after 13 mins played. However Trevor O‘Reilly turned out to be the man to take charge. He equalised in the very last minute of the first half to score two more tallies late in the game to secure the win for team WCE. The Canadians scored one more time in a power play in the end. The final shots-on-goal balance was 40-16 in favour of the Canadians. From this point of view, a win well-deserved.

Next up for team from Canada – German side 1st EV Weiden. Another 10-0 victory even though the last two goals were scored inside the final 16 seconds of the game.

Interesting fact is that all players managed to score at least one goal or assist including one of the goalies Kevin Craig. The top scorer so far is Zackery Whittaker with 1 goal and 7 assists.

Game details: CZE 0-10 WCE | Online coverage
Game details: WCE 4-1 GAJ | Online coverage
Game details: WEI 0-10 WCE | Online coverage


West Coast Express celebrating a goal against Weiden. Photo by Lukáš Soukup.

HBC Plzeň

The hosts made a great step forward to the Final with three wins on Saturday following their opening loss to West Coast Express on day one. The key game came right at the beginning with Plzeň playing Gajary as last year‘s Cup winners. This tight game was settled by a sole goal by Bouší from the 5th minute to win it for Plzeň.

Another one in the way was Weiden from Germany. Two equally finished halves with 3-1 wins for the Pilseners set the final score 6-2 in their favour. In the last game of the day, they matched up with Blatná. Two early goals secured the win for Plzeň despite Blatná´s captain Braun scoring to decrease the gap. 3-1 halftime scoreline remained unchanged until the final horn.

Pilsen has found its top scorer in Tomáš Chramosta (3+3).

Game details: GAJ 0-1 PLZ | Online coverage
Game details: PLZ 6-2 WEI | Online coverage
Game details: PLZ 3-1 BLA | Online coverage

L2hockey Gajary Flames

Gajary started well on Friday but two losses to Pilsen and West Coast Express minimized their chances to defend the Cup on Sunday. One-goal loss to the hosts started the day two for Slovak side. Then they had to reply against the Canadians and started well with a leading goal. However, the Express eventually turned the scoreline around and left the Flames without points again.

The third game of the day went finally in the way the Flames wanted. They played the Czechs U-14 and after the first two goals both scored in 12th minute of the game, they took control over the game. They added five more goals in the second half and took a comfortable 7-1 win out of this one.

The top scorers on Gajary‘s roster are Adam Pavelka (5+0) who scored a hattrick in the last Saturday game and Matěj Čulen (2+3) with three points from Friday.

Game details: GAJ 0-1 PLZ | Online coverage
Game details: WCE 4-1 GAJ | Online coverage
Game details: GAJ 7-1 CZE | Online coverage


Marko Tomkovič left alone in front of Miroslav Nistor. Photo by Marek Adler.

Czech National U14 Team

The Czechs arrived with so many players that not all of them could be dressed for every game. At first, the had to swallow a tough 10-0 loss to West Coast Express.

Also the second game seemed to be quite one-sided, but this time with the Czechs as the winners. They´ve beaten Blatná 7-2 thanks to Tichý´s hattrick and Macháček´s 2+1 performance. Last game was unfortunately another harsh loss for the young Czechs as Gajary took their first win of the day over them with 7-1 final score.

The top scorer so far is Dominik Tichý with 3 goals and 1 assist.

Game details: CZE 0-10 WCE | Online coverage
Game details: BLA 2-7 CZE | Online coverage
Game details: GAJ 7-1 CZE | Online coverage

TJ Blatná Datels

Blatná started its campaign on Friday already, unlike their first two opponents Weiden and the Czechs U-14. Blatná managed to get three points from the game against the Germans thanks to one-man show by their captain David Braun. He scored a crucial hattrick in a 4-1 victory for his side.

The next game didn´t went exactly as planned with 7 goals conceded from the Czech side. It was only Braun again who got Blatná on board with two unassisted goals. Finally, they played the home side and put up a great performance. Unfortunately, two early goals from Plzeň killed their hopes for points out of this one, but a 3-1 loss to one of tournament´s favorites was not a bad result at all.

The clear top scorer for Blatná is the captain. David Braun collected 7 goals so far in the tournament, no assists.

Game details: BLA 4-1 WEI | Online coverage
Game details: BLA 2-7 CZE | Online coverage
Game details: PLZ 3-1 BLA | Online coverage


Handshakes from Blatná and Weiden after their mutual game. Photo by Marek Adler.

1st EV Weiden

The German party joined the tournament on Saturday and suffered three defeats. At first, the Germans lost to Blatná (4-1) with Schultes scoring their first goal at the tournament.

Next two games were against the possible Final game participants. Weiden eventually lost to Pilsen, but scored twice in the game as Gestner recored a two-point game (1+1).

At last but not least, they faced the strong Canadian side. 10 goals were scored in the German goal, but plenty of experience gained as well and a mainly, a friendly mood persisted during the game as both sides take a group picture afterwards.

Game details: BLA 4-1 WEI | Online coverage
Game details: PLZ 6-2 WEI | Online coverage
Game details: WEI 0-10 WCE | Online coverage

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