Two days after the penalty 0: 6 in Vienna Austrian national ice hockey team In the second test match against Czech Republic Rehabilitated. ÖEHV’s choice only had to compete with the six-time world champion on Saturday in Brno 1:2 (1:0.0:1.0:1) Give up. The outstanding player was the goalkeeper David Kickertwho kept the defeat in check with a variety of impressive saves.
“We improved a lot in the match two days ago. We defended better in the defensive area and were fierce as long as we were still strong. The team fought wonderfully,” said Roger Badr, head of the team, with satisfaction.
The Czechs put the Austrians under great pressure from the start and also had the best scoring chances, but Kickert missed one chance after another. With the first offensive action, the ÖEHV selection hit the counterattack. After preliminary work from Lukas Haudum and a pass from Henrik Neubauer, forward Zeller Eisbären of the Alps Hockey League of the second division, Stephen Strong turned the game upside down (8).
After just 13 minutes, an ice problem called into the first half, and the Czechs equalized on the 27-minute period. Philipp Schlapek scored a well-deserved equalizer on power play (28′). But by now the dominant hosts were unable to defeat Kickert for the second time, despite first-class scoring chances.
And the Czechs achieved their sixth victory in the sixth preparatory match for the World Cup only in the final third. David Tomasek pushed the ball into the goal to make it 2-1 (52nd). Bader concluded, “Of course, the Czechs were superior and had many chances to score, which is normal against a team of this individual quality. I can distinguish David Kickert, he played an excellent match.”
We continue to Kapfenberg
The Austrian national team will meet again on Tuesday in the fifth and final training camp for the Tampere World Cup, which begins on May 12. In Kapfenberg, the remaining players from champions Salzburg and possibly also North American star Marco Rossi will be present. On Thursday (6.30pm) in Kapfenberg and on Sunday in Trencin (4pm / both live ORF Sport +), the final test matches against Slovakia will be on the programme.
Czech Republic – Austria 2: 1 (0: 1, 1: 0, 1: 0).
Goals: Schlapek (28 / PP), Tomasek (52), Strong (8).
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