In the second round of the Grand Slam Cup, our team had to face HC Ice Wolves.
From the first moment, Arctic grabbed the lead that soon turned into scored goals. Maksim Potoker (No. 48) shot from a distance basically hammering the puck under the crossbar! The whites continued to escalate but could not double the advantage. They managed to score just one minute before the end of the first period – Dmitry Gasilin (No. 71) was quicker than anyone else in the crease. The second period started from attacks of our players, and Kirill Tomilin (No. 37), who assisted in the previous goal, fired away at the goalkeeper leaving him no chances. To the rival's credit, they did not even think of giving up! Throwing large forces ahead, the rival managed to win back one point (1-3), and at the end of the period executed a double squaring the score during just one minute (3-3). The drama continued to evolve on the ice, when Ice Wolves ran into a countercharge and shot a goal at Mihail Korchagin (4-3). Our team plunged into an attack and sending a hail of shots brought the score level. Maksim Potoker (No. 48) executed a double (4-4). And after that Dmitry Osokin (No. 44) who appeared from behind the net threw the puck right past the goalkeeper bringing the score to the final result (4-5) for HC Arctic! Ice Wolves stormed at our goal right away, but the team of Ravil Yakubov heroically withstood winning this amazing game.
The players have less than 24 hours to recover because tomorrow Arctic is playing with Kurganstalmost at 01:00 pm Moscow time. Don't miss it!