January 28th, 14:00, Kremenchuk, Iceberg Arena. Broadcast: MEGOGO, YouTube FHU
In the upcoming 26th round, Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team will face Dmytro Sumets’ team for the sixth time, with this match taking place in Kremenchuk.
An interesting aspect of these encounters is that the home team has always emerged victorious. Additionally, the size of the rinks at the Iceberg Arena and Palace of Sports differs significantly, adding to the uniqueness of these matches. Notably, both championship matches in Poltava region concluded with a score of 5:2 and 5:3 respectively. On the other hand, in Kyiv, Capitals secured three triumphs (6:0, 2:1, and 5:3).
This upcoming meeting will mark the third face-to-face encounter between the teams within a month. It is worth mentioning that during this period, each team has managed to secure one victory, with both matches concluding with a scoreline of 5:3.
In terms of the top scorers in these matchups, it is important to highlight that Yaroslav Panchenko has been the leading goal scorer for the Kyiv team. He has impressively scored a total of seven goals. Additionally, we would like to mention that the Capitals` forward has managed to net a goal in each of the five matches played so far. On the other hand, Vitalii Lialka has contributed significantly to the Kremenchuk team’s score with a total of four goals. As of now, Panchenko stands out as the league’s top scorer with 28 goals, followed closely by Lialka with 25 goals under his belt.
In their most recent matches, Kyiv Capitals and Kremenchuk faced off against Sokil. The team led by Vadym Shakhraichuk suffered a 2:4 defeat two days ago, while Dmytro Sumets’ team narrowly lost in a shootout last Sunday. Unfortunately, another match scheduled for the hosts against Berserks-Patriot had to be cancelled due to insufficient funds for guest team travel.
Looking ahead, Kyiv Capitals will aim to turn the tide of their series when they visit Kremenchuk on Sunday. Meanwhile, the team representing the Poltava region will strive to continue their winning streak in their own arena.
In other matches of this tour, Dnipro will be hosting Sokil, while Tryzub will play against Berserks-Patriot.