The Zemgale / LLU team in the Optibet Hockey League (OHL) on Wednesday convincingly won the Olimp / Venta 2002 club and took away the lead.
“Zemgale” / LLU guests with 6: 1 (2: 1, 1: 0, 3: 0) destroyed “Olimp ”/” Venta 2002 ”, celebrating the 14th victory in a row. Gints Meija revealed the result of the game in the 40th second of the game, but later it turned out that this was the only goal of the home team. By the end of the first period, Aleksandrs Galkins and Ričards Bernhards had already nominated the Jelgava-based club, but Roberts Jekimovs scored two goals in the 13th minute of the second third.
In the last period Bernhard stood out again, but Aleksandrs Visockis and Aleksandrs Novikovs also added. Bernhard, who was recognized as the best player of “Zemgale” / LLU in this duel, scored 2 + 1, diametrically opposite statistics were for Visocki, Kirill Tambiyev added three assists, but Galkin scored a goal and a pass. Maxim Shirokov was named the best player in the ranks of the losers.
In the second game “Mogo” / LSPA at home with 3: 4 , 1: 1, 2: 0, 0: 1) Daugavpils “Dinaburga” lost in overtime. Four minutes before the end of the regular time Andris Siksnis achieved 3: 3, but in the remaining time neither team scored. Iļja Oloņovs scored the victory goal in the third minute of extra time
Gatis Gricinskis and Juris Ziemiņš stood out in the ranks of “Mogo” / LSPA with 1 + 1 , but Siksnis also scored another goal. In the “Dinaburg” team Artjoms Pankevičs scored a goal and successfully scored, Sergejs Pechurs two passes, but Deniss Berdnik and Vadim Vabishchevich also scored a “goal”. Dāvis Orniņš and Pečurs were named the best players of the match
The leader of the championship with 38 points in 22 games is “Zemgale” / LLU, further Olimp / Venta 2002 follows with 37 points in 24 matches, while Mogo / LSPA has accumulated 33 points in 27 duels. “Liepāja” has earned 27 points in 21 games, Daugavpils “Dinaburga” has scored 14 points in 23 matches, HS “Rīga” follows with ten points in 20 duels, but the last or seventh position with ten points in 23 games is occupied by “Prizma” / IHS.
In the 2020/2021 season OHL will play “Mogo” / LSPA, “Olimp” / ”Venta 2002”, “Zemgale” / LLU, Hockey school “Riga”, Daugavpils “Dinaburga”, “Prizma” / IHS and “Liepājas”
Last season Eight teams played in the Latvian Super League, but in the 2020/21 season there will be one less team, because “Kurbads” does not play in the tournament.
Last season, the playoffs were not played, but the winner of the local championship was declared “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.
“Olimp “With the success, the OHL earned the opportunity to compete in the Continental Cup organized by the International Hockey Federation (IIHF), but the international competition was canceled.