In the recent duel “Prizma” / IHS of the Optibet Hockey League (OHL) on Tuesday won the Hockey School “Riga” (HS “Riga”). “Prizma” / IHS at home with HS: Riga won 4: 1 (1: 0, 1: 0, 2: 1)
In the last minute of the first period, after Armands Bērziņš and Martin Lavrov’s passes 1: 0, playing in the majority, Juris Upītis, who played in the ranks of “Kurbads” last season, reached.
Martins Rodrigo Laviņš reduced the deficit less than two minutes before the end of the match. to the minimum, but a minute later the puck was sent to the empty goal by Richard Purins. Ten seconds until the end of the game, Artūrs Apfelbaums scored the fourth goal of the home team after Bērziņš. In the HS “Riga” team, Pēteris Purmalis was named the best player in this match, but in the “Prizma” / IHS team, this honor was given to the goalkeeper Reinis Petkus.
The leader of the championship with 42 points in 25 games is “Zemgale” / LLU, followed by “Olimp” / ”Venta 2002” with 41 points in 26 matches. “Mogo” / LSPA has accumulated 35 points in 28 deeds, “Liepāja” has earned 27 points in 23 games, Daugavpils “Dinaburga” has gained 16 points in 26 matches, “Prizma” / IHS has climbed to the sixth place in 25 games, while HS “Rīga “Has scored ten points in 21 matches.
In the 2020/2021 season, OHL will play” Mogo “/ LSPA,” Olimp ”/” Venta 2002 ”,“ Zemgale ”/ LLU, Hockey school“ Riga ”, Daugavpils“ Dinaburga ”,“ Prizma ”/ IHS and“ Liepāja ”. In the previous season, eight teams played in the Latvian Premier League, but in the 2020/21 season there will be one team less, because “Kurbads” does not play in the tournament. The elimination games were not played last season, but the winner of the local championship was “Olimp”. 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 its success, the Olimp earned the OHL the opportunity to compete in the Continental Cup organized by the International Hockey Federation (IIHF), but the international competition was canceled.