Karel Mlejnek | Photo: Hynek Haruda, hcvl.cz
In the fall, Litvínov took over in a big slump, chained to the bottom of the extra league table. However, coach Karel Mlejnek breathed life into the North Bohemian team and after the sprint at the end of the regular season, he and his charges tormented the downtrodden Třinec in the preliminary round.
Sure, the chemists didn’t write a single line in the elimination fights. However, as Třinec coach Zdeněk Moták acknowledged, they were a more than worthy opponent.
“Our team is one of the youngest in the league. He did everything he could to make the series as balanced as possible,” pleased the head of the Litvín team.
The fans also gave credit for the successful finish of the year to the black and yellow. The past season will probably not be remembered for long under the Ore Mountains, but the final progress will serve as a promise for the future.
“It was an extremely demanding season mentally and physically.”
“It was an extremely demanding season both mentally and physically. We had a very bad start, but as they say – taste grows with food. The boys need to learn from the fact that the season starts early. That finished us,” says Mlejnek.
Instead of shouting “We want Chezu”, however, after the weekend’s elimination from the playoffs, the Ivan Hlinka Winter Stadium resounded with thanksgiving chants from the home team.
“There is nothing else to say, other than that we are finally happy that it turned out the way it did,” Mlejnek alludes to recent rescue concerns.
After all, even during the last representative break, Verva was two points away from the play-off scarecrow…
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