With a 4-1 win in the decisive seventh match against HK SZ Olimpija Ljubljana, EC GRAND Immo VSV secured his ticket to the semi-finals.
EC GRAND Immo VSV also reached the semi-finals of the two-day ICE hockey tournament with a home win. As for “Adler”, it is the first participation in the semi-finals since the 2015/16 season. In the crucial home match against HK SZ Olimpija, they celebrated their 4-1 victory. John Hughes gave Villach a perfect start and in the fourth minute he hit the ball through the back of Ljubljana goalkeeper Zane As to take an early lead. A little later, Scott Kosmachuk (8th), who completed an excellent goal with Rick Schofield, lifted. The “Dragon” reduced the difference with two goals almost immediately after a counter-attack by Wade Murphy (10th). Villach then showed he was disciplined – and then succeeded in a third power game: Scofield’s record (39/PP1). A short struggle by the Slovenes in the last third made Tomi Karhonen (32 saves) his niece. Anton Carlson identified the last point with an empty netter.
Ice Hockey League
EC GRAND Immo VSV: HK SZ Olimpija Ljubljana – 4: 1 (2: 1 | 1: 0 | 1: 0)
Goals: 1-0 Hughes (fourth), 2-0 Kosmatchuk (8), 2-1 Murphy (9), 3-1 Schofield (39/PP), 4-1 Carlson (60/EN).
The final score in the “Best of Seven” series: 4: 3
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