Latvian hockey forward Rihards Melnalksnis scored his first goal in the Swiss Hockey League (NL) game on Wednesday, but it was not enough to save Langnau. ” Tigers ”from the loss against the Geneva“ Servette ”, in the ranks of which Denis Smirnovs played.
“ Tigers ”guests with 2: 5 ( 1: 0, 1: 2, 0: 3) lost to Servette. Ivars Punnenovs dealt with 41 out of 45 shots in the “tigers” goal, catching 91.11% of the broadcast. Meanwhile, Melnalksnis scored his first goal in the NL championship on Wednesday in the 34th game of his career. The striker made an accurate shot in the 15th minute of the first period, putting the “Tigers” in the lead.
He spent 12 minutes and 56 seconds on the pitch. , of which 14 seconds played in the majority, and another 56 – in the minority. The attacker also scored three times, won three of the six throws, earned two penalty minutes and ended the game with a neutral efficiency.
Black alder teammate Tom Anderson played ten minutes and 12 seconds, eight of them playing in the minority. Anderson concluded the game with a neutral efficiency.
In the Servette team, Smirnov spent eight minutes and five seconds on the ice, playing 19 seconds in the numerical in the majority.
The victory with two goals and a pass from the team was forged by Linus Umarks and Daniels Viniks , but in addition to Melnalkšnis, Flavio Šmucs also stood out in the “Tigers” team
From the clubs represented by Latvians Ronalds Ķēniņa “Lausanne” with 51 points In 26 games he takes the fourth place, while “Servette” has reached 47 points in 27 matches and takes the sixth position. “Tigers” takes the 11th place in 12 club competitions with 27 points in 31 games.
Last season the NLA tournament ended after the regular championship, thus, for the second time in history and for the first time since 1940, the Swiss champion in hockey was not crowned.