Penza “Dizelist” defeats “SKA-Varyagi”
Penza, 28 February 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza “Dizelist” in the Youth Hockey League competition has defeated the St. Petersburg region “SKA-Varyagi” during the home match held in the sports and entertainment complex “Diesel-Arena” on Saturday, February 27.
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The match resulted in a win for the home team at 3:2, making this the sixth victory in a row for Penza players.
“Dizelist” gained the initiative right from the first minutes of the game. Evgeny Pyanov scored the goal against “SKA-Varyagi” in the beginning of the first period, thanks to a successful finishing strike. The visiting team evened up the score by the middle of the period, after Egor Schelokov sniped the empty goal corner after a successful combination.
During the second period, “Dizelist” surged forth – beginning the goal by Nikita Puschenko during the power play against the Penza team, and followed by a sharp long shot by Maxim Semichastnov.
The final period of the match passed by with teams creating threatening moments for each other. Penza hockey players came close to further increase their advantage; however, the players could not achieve the accuracy necessary to complete their strikes. As a result, the visiting team reduced their disadvantage to the minimum, thanks to a goal by Ivan Zvezdin.
Nevertheless, “Dizelist” scored the victory.
In a comment after the game, Alexander Vaulin, head coach of the Penza team, said the opposing players showed a very worthy and concentrated performance.
“Today we had a match on the approach to the play-offs. When it comes to that, hockey players are fighting to the end, clashing, a lot of rude plays on the rink, wars of the tempers, so to say. We could not realize a lot of dangerous moments today – our forwards must act more confidently and responsibly. There are questions to the players in regards to game discipline – there were penalties with no causes. However, overall we are satisfied with the team’s performance,” he said.
In turn, Nikolai Akimov, trainer of “SKA-Varyagi,” stressed that his team was placed to play versus such an excellent an experienced opponent.
“it is very good when the strengths and weaknesses of all our players are shown precisely during the game versus a masterful opponent. We are pleased with the game of our goalkeeper, the defensemen played quite well, the forwards could do better. As a result, we lacked the mastery. We were dedicated to the end, will try to play a good game tomorrow, getting ready for the play-offs,” the press service of the hockey club “Diesel” quotes the head coach of “SKA-Varyagi.”
As a result, “Diesel” currently holds the 4th position in the Youth Hockey League roster with 86 points.