The iClinic Bratislava Capitals finish off the pre-season with a very tight defeat against HK Nitra. The game was played in a high tempo, agility and sound tactical awareness. Both coaches Antonin Stavjana and Peter Draisaitl mixed lines frequently to test the chemistry of their squads.
The Capitals saw less frequent powerplay opportunities than HK Nitra, yet it was Marc-Olivier Roy who put the CAPS ahead on the scoreboard. An active powerplay with a swift right hand shot gave the home goalie no chance, 0-1 CAPS.
Nitra came back strong using the last seconds of a 5-3 powerplay, 1-1. The next minutes of play gave both teams a chance to break the deadlock, yet it was Samuel Buček who used a small gap to make it 2-1 for the home crowd.
A final empty net shot to even the score from the CAPS did not bring the desired score change.
The new season of the ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE is just around the corner and what a treat the iClinic Bratislava Capitals have for their fans! All tickets in the arena are available for 1€! Our oponent for the opener is the league newbie HC Pustertal from Italy. The Italians are a strong team that managed to win the pre-season Tatra Cup. Solid goaltending from Sholl and firepower from Ivan Deluca, Armin Hofer, Jasse Ikonen for sure will keep our team on their heels.
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