On January 3rd we were witnesses of a match between the ACHA and EUHL selections. Both consisted of the best players who were nominated by their teams and therefore given the opportunity to represent the best of aforementioned leagues. Three games were played in previous years. Two games were tied and one was won by EUHL. ACHA won today´s match 5:3.
From previous match in Oslo, the ACHA team came to Pilsen to play the first of two scheduled matches with the EUHL select. After two goals in the first period the European selection lost its leading when by the end of the second period ACHA lead 3:2. The final score was set by Svitac and Esposito to 5:3. The whole match was played in a very fast pace and also was full of hits. Both coaches agreed on seeing a really good game and appreciated indisputable qualities of their opponent. Another comparison of strengths will take place in Prague on January 5th.
Author: Věra Novotná
Photographer: David Lázňovský