Sparta ended the heart attack and is in the semifinals. Motor is also celebrating progress

For the first time since 2008, the South Bohemians advanced to the top four teams of the highest competition. The engine made three losses in the match and Michal Vondrka decided in 56:02. The South Bohemian series will have a semifinal series with Sparta from Sunday.

Motor striker Lukáš Pech started the jubilee 1000th match in the extra league and reached this goal as the 22nd hockey player in the highest domestic competition. The match was decorated by the 38-year-old Jihlava offspring and the former player of Karlovy Vary and Sparta with two goals. In the end, however, he experienced nerves on the bench.

Liberec lured the first success in the series in the fourth match and also led quickly in the Prague O2 arena, after the fourth goal the guests even drove the goalkeeper Machovský from the ice. His successor Július Hudáček no longer collected. Eight goals were scored in the middle of the match, then the decisive shot was waited for a long time.

Both teams worked out a number of chances, but the goalkeepers reigned supreme. Until the 104th minute, which makes Monday’s battle the second longest match in the history of the competition. In the time 103: 28 the defender Tomáš Pavelka decided and the goal was consecrated despite the coaching challenge of the North Bohemians.

Adam Polášek took part in the victory of the Prague team with two goals. Sparta won the 4: 1 series, retaliating against the White Tigers from last year’s semifinals. The second semi-final pair consists of the defending champions Třinec and Mladá Boleslav. The first semifinal duels start on Sunday in the Třinec and Sparta arenas. The series of four winning matches will continue in the same places on Monday.

Hockey Extraliga Playoff Quarterfinals – Match 5:
Ceske Budejovice – Pardubice 4: 3
Goals: 5. and 38. Pech, 25. D. Voženílek, 57. Vondrka – 2. T. Kaut, 6. Říčka, 30. Koffer
Final score of the series: 4: 1.
Sparta – Liberec 5: 4 in the 3rd overtime
Goals: 14. and 30. Polášek, 7. Tomášek, 25. Buchtele, 104. T. Pavelka – 4. Ordoš, 7. Dlouhý, 29. Filippi, 29. Šír
Final score of the series: 4: 1.


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