Champion of Ukraine “Donbass” made it to the third round of the Continental Cup. In the final group C match, the Pitmen met with the Latvian “Direct” and won a dramatic victory.
Donbass – Direct 3:2 (0:0, 1:0, 1:2, 1:0 – or sudden death).
The meeting was opened by Alexander Materukhin, who scored in the minority at the beginning of the second period. “Donbass” has long maintained the account 1:0, but in the period from 13 until 17 minutes into the last period missed twice with 1:2.
Players of “Donbass” was in a difficult position, but managed to get out of it by the efforts of Vadym Mazur, who evened the score 2 minutes 40 seconds before the end of normal time.
In overtime neither team to be managed. Therefore, the fate of vouchers in the third round was played in the penalty shootout, where the victory of the Ukrainian team brought striker Alexander Vasiliev.
Thus, the “Donbass came out in the third round of the tournament. Matches of this stage will be held 15-17th November in Krakow (Poland). Opponents of the “Donbass” will become the “beybarys”(Kazakhstan), “Neman”(Belarus) and Cracovia (Poland).
What is the continental Cup?
International tournament under the auspices of the IIHF. The participation of the winners of the national Championships of their countries. The winner of the Continental Cup qualified in the main European club tournament – Champions League.