January 11th, 18:00, Kyiv, Sports Palace. Broadcast: MEGOGO, YouTube FHU

Before the reporting meeting, the teams in the second and third positions of the tournament table were present. The representatives of Poltava region attended the meeting after playing two more matches than their competitors and holding a three-point advantage. However, the teams haven`t been able to secure any victories during the New Year period. Meanwhile, Kyiv Capitals suffered a defeat in the derby against Sokil, and Kremenchuk has yet to participate in any official matches.

Under the guidance of coach Dmytro Sumets, Kremenchuk’s team achieved their second home win over the Capitals this season during their last match at the Iceberg Arena. It has become a pleasant tradition for the Kremenchug team to showcase consistently high performance, as they have managed to score five goals in each of their home games against Capitals.

In regards to the Kyiv matches, Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team emerged victorious in both encounters. Interestingly, the most lopsided and intense matches between these teams took place at the Palace of Sports. In October Capitals secured a resounding 6:0 victory, while in December, they narrowly defeated their opponents with a 2:1 scoreline.

Adding to the excitement, Danylo Babchuk, a newcomer of Kyiv Capitals, will face his former team for the first time in this match. It is worth noting that Babchuk spent the entirety of 2023 playing for Kremenchuk.

The upcoming battle between the leading scorers of both teams, Yaroslav Panchenko and Vitalii Lialka, promises to be captivating. Kyiv’s forward, Panchenko, has netted an impressive 24 goals, closely followed by Kremenchuk’s captain, Lyalka, with 23 goals. Once again, witnessing the head-to-head clash between these prolific attacking units will undoubtedly be a thrilling spectacle.

As for the other matches of the tour, it is worth noting that yesterday Sokil triumphed over Dnipro with a final score of 3:1. Furthermore, on January 12-13, Tryzub will be participating in two matches against Berserks.