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U18: Plays hard against Slovakia
2016-08-27 18:20 - icehockey.hu

After winning in overtime against Poland and losing to Belarus the second night, in the third game Hungary took on Slovakia who had been undefeated heading into the third game of the Olympic Hope Tournament.

Head coach Glen Williamson and his coaching staff kept the lineup the same except that Balázs Tóth started in net in place of Martin Szeles who was serving as the backup.
Slovakia looked like the better team in the first period however Tóth made a number of big saves to keep it close. Slovakia took a 1-0 lead at the midway point of the first period from a shot high in the slot.


The game stayed 1-0 in the favor of Austria for long time, in the second period with Hungary on a 4 on 3 power play András Molnár took a shot from just inside of the blue line that made it through the crowd and into the back of the net to make it 1-1. In the closing minutes of the period there was a scuffle behind the Slovak goal in the end both teams had two players each get thrown from the game for fighting.


The game stayed locked at 1-1 until ten minutes left in the game when Slovakia managed to score to go back up by one. Later in the period in under a minute Slovakia scored twice to go up 4-1. They would go to hold on for the 4-1 win and the tournament 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 4-1

Zvolen
Thursday
Hungary U18-Zvolen U20
Friday
Hungary U18-Zvolen U1