VIRGINIA Finally Steelmakers in the semi-final series with the Pilsen got into the lead and…it ended like this – for the second time in a row they can play the finals. Rise a second time over the head of the cup for extra league champion?
HC STEELWORKERS TŘINEC – HC PLZEN 5:1
Coach Ironworkers Václav Varaďa
We ran at them, we wanted to develop the pressure and finally score the first goal, which we managed to do. In the first two matches we were a little behind the curve, but then it was hard to get back into the series against such a quality team like Plzen. We had the juice, and returned the series to the us. I’m proud of the boys for what they did. Go for the second time in a row to the finals is not easy. I believe that the experience that they have from last year is stronger.
Striker Ironworkers Vladimir Dravecký
I am delighted with his goals the team helped. It’s a team effort, we all believed it would work. Properly to prepare and I believe that we will be successful.
Striker Pilsen Jan Smith
When they beat us four times, so it’s not a coincidence. Simply, they were a bit better. I think it was a nice series, balanced. I have no choice but to congratulate Třinec to the procedure. Today, we simply weren’t happier.
Striker Pilsen Vojtěch Němec
It was perfectly balanced matches. Did not advance the better team, but happier. Decided to the first third. I hit the bar and from the counterattack we got a goal. The head of the us probably a little off. Then there fell such two stupid goals and we couldn’t get. Currently we’re disappointed, it hurts so bad.
THE GOAL AND RECORDINGS: 11. Dravecký, 14. Werek (Marcinko, Gernát), 19. Dravecký (Gernát), 56. Růžička (Polanský, Adamský), 60. Galviņš (Polanský) – 38. Preisinger (Pulpán, Jones). Referee: Hodek, Shir – Ondráček, Špůr. Penalties: 2:2, John Smith (Pilsen) 10 min. Without the use of. Shorthanded: 0:1. Audience: 5 400 (sold out). Thirds: 3:0, 0:1, 2:0. The final state of the series: 4:3.
VIRGINIA: Rude – Roth, Gernát, Musil, Galviņš, Doudera, Dravecký – Rosebud, Crow, Chmielewski – Hrňa, Marcinko, Werek – Snack, Polanský, Adamský – On. Kovařčík, M. Kovařčík, Cienciala.
PLZEŇ: Frodl (21. Miltchakov) – Moravčík, Čerešňák, Pulpán, Jones, Vráblík, Kaňák Has – Pour, Jan Smith, Gulaš – In. German, Kracík, Indrák – Stach, In. Nedorost, Kratěna – P. Magpie, Kodýtek, Eberle – Preisinger.