‘Liepāja’ hockey players are approaching the top three with victory


“Liepāja” celebrated the victory in the “Optibet” hockey league (OHL) game on Tuesday, approaching the top three of the best teams.

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“Prizma” / IHS lost “Liepāja” at home with 2: 6 (0: 2, 2: 2, 0: 2).

Mārtiņš Gipters scored the first goal for the guests after 86 seconds, but the home team responded with the first accurate broadcast in the 32nd minute, when Juris Upītis scored the goal.

Mark Kaleinikov dispelled the homeowners’ expectations to a point, reaching 4: 1 and 5: 2.

Rihards Norvaišs kicked 55 shots from the 61 shots taken by the guests, but Māris Jučers dealt with 23 shots in the opposite goal.

Raivo Freidenfelds accumulated three assists in the ranks, two performance points besides Kaleinikov also for Klāvs Plānics (1 + 1).

The protocol of the game shows that Harald Jürgen, who is not in the application at all, but Kaleinikov, has been recognized as the best player in the home.

“Zemgale” / LLU regained the honor of the championship leader with 46 points in 27 games, which is ahead of “Olimp” / “Venta 2002”, which has 45 points in 28 matches. “Mogo” / LSPA has accumulated 37 points in 30 deeds, “Liepāja” has earned 31 points in 26 games, Daugavpils “Dinaburga” has scored 16 points in 28 matches, “Prizma” / IHS has scored 12 points in 27 games, while HS “Rīga” – 24 matches.

In the 2020/2021 season OHL plays “Mogo” / LSPA, “Olimp” / “Venta 2002”, “Zemgale” / LLU, Hockey school “Riga”, Daugavpils “Dinaburga”, “Prizma” / IHS and “Liepāja” .

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Last season, eight teams played in the Latvian Premier League, but in the 2020/21 season there will be one team less, because “Kurbads” will not play in the tournament.

The playoffs were not played last season, but “Olimp” was declared the winner of the local championship. The newcomer to the tournament won the decisive points after “Riga” did not come to the last match of the season with the “Kurbads” team.

With the success, Olimp earned the opportunity to compete in the Continental Cup organized by the International Hockey Federation (IIHF), but the international competition was canceled.

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