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U18: Hungary comes up short vs Belarus
2016-08-26 20:41 - icehockey.hu

After winning the opening game of the Olympic Hopes Tournament in overtime against Poland Hungary was back on the ice for game two against Belarus.

Head coach Glen Williamson had Martin Szeles in net with Balázs Tóth back in the lineup as the backup goalie and Olivér Galló was the healthy scratch.



In the opening minutes of the period Nátán Vértes put Hungary up 1-0 off of a nice shot from the right wing for the unassisted shorthanded goal. Minutes later Belarus made it 1-1 with a shot from the slot. At just about the midway point of the period Belarus took their first lead of the game on a power play goal. Later in the period Vértes struck again when he scored a real nice goal from the right side on just about the goal line on a two man advantage to make it 2-2. At the end of the period Bence Makovics had a toss with the a Belarusian player and both were tossed from the game.

In the second period Hungary was caught with having too many men on the ice, Belarus converted on the ensuing power play to make it 3-2, less than a minute later Belarus made it a two man advantage when a shot was redirected past Szeles.

In the third period Hungary cut it to a one goal lead on one of the most bizarre goals of all time as Krisztián Blazsej out a shot on net that went off of the Belarusian goalies chin down on to the ice and through legs of the goalie. Later in the period Belarus went back up by two goals after a nice tic-tac toe play with a tap in finish. Belarus killed a 5 on 3 at the end of the game to hold on to the win.

Budapest Roster
Goalies (3): GALLÓ Olivér (Vallentuna, SWE), SZELES Martin (Ifj. Ocskay Gábor Jégkorong Akadémia), TÓTH K. Balázs (Blackwings Linz, AUT)
Defencmen (8): BALAJTHY Dániel, FEKETE Botond (Ifj. Ocskay Gábor JA), BLAZSEJ Krisztián, MOLNÁR András, POKORNYI Dávid (UTE), DRUJA Benjámin, SEREGÉLY Máté (MAC Budapest), KISS Tamás (Debreceni HK)
Forwards (12): DÉZSI Bence, MADÁCSI Benedek, VÉRTES Nátán (Ifj. Ocskay Gábor JA), GALÁNTAI Richárd,  LŐCZI Árpád, TÓTH András (MAC Budapest), HORVÁTH Ákos, KOVÁCS Sebestyén, SZALMA Zsolt (UTE), MAKOVICS Bence (Rosenheim, GER), PÁKOZDI Bálint (Okanagan Hockey Academy, UK), RÁCZ Kristóf (Debreceni HK)
Head Coach: Glen Williamson
Assistant Coach: Szabolcs Fodor

Zvolen Roster:
Goalies (2): FARKAS Gergely (Vasas SC), SÁGI Máté (MAC Budapest)
Defencemen (8)EGYEDI Zsolt, HORVÁTH Olivér, SZABÓ Zsolt (UTE), FUTÓ Máté (DVTK Jegesmedvék), HALASI Máté (Fehérvár AV19), KRUPPA Nándor, TÜRMER Gábor (MAC Budapest), TÓTH Krisztián (KMH Budapest)
Forwards (12): GÁSPÁR Soma, PÁTERKA Bence, SELMECZI András (UTE), HORVÁTH László (Győri NEMAK ETO), KEDVES Richárd, KORCHMA Bence (MAC Budapest), PÓS Bertalan, R.SZABÓ András (DVTK Jegesmedvék), SZEGHALMI Kevin, TAKÁCS Noel (Vasas SC), SZIGETI Máté (Debreceni HK), VARGA Balázs (Pesterzsébeti HC)
Coaching Staff
Head Coach: András Horváth
Assistant Coaches: Imre Peterdi


August 25-28., Budapest - Tüskecsarnok
August 25.
16:00 Belarus – Slovakia 0-7
19:15 HUNGARY – Poland 4-3 OT
August 26.
16:00 Slovakia – Poland 9-1
19:15 HUNGARY – Belarus 0-5
August 27.
12:00 Poland – Belarus
15:15 Slovakia – HUNGARY

Zvolen
Thursday
Hungary U18-Zvolen U20
Friday
Hungary U18-Zvolen U18