October 10, 18:00, Kyiv, Palace of Sports. Broadcast: «Sport 1» TV channel, YouTube FHU
Today team of Vadym Shaikhraychuk will play 4th of 5 matches of the first round and the second derby in the history of the championship of Ukraine.
The opponent of Capitals doesn`t need any additional introduction. Oleh Shafarenko’s team is the current champion of Ukraine, as well as a finalist of the Cup of Ukraine.
Currently, Sokil leads at the tournament table and has eight points after the results of three matches. In turn, the Capitals are third and have two points less.
During the break between the end of the Cup of Ukraine and the start of the championship, the future opponents has played a friendly meeting between themselves, which ended in a draw – 4:4.
Among the interesting facts, we have to admit that ten hockey players from the «Capitals» previously had the experience of performing in Oleg Shafarenko’s team. Therefore, the future derby between the two teams from Kyiv will have an even more interesting connotation.
It should be noted that after the results of the three rounds, both teams have the fewest number of pucks conceded. Sokіl conceded twice, and Capitals did it three times. Team goalkeepers Oleg Petrov and Borys Babik are the leaders of the season in shutouts. At the same time, the team’s attack is the best: 23 pucks for the Sokil and 17 for Capitals. Also both teams have their representatives at the top of the scorers table. Three hockey players of these clubs have 8 productive actions at once. Among them are Denys Borodai (6+2) and Serhiy Babynets (3+5) from Sokil and Kyiv Capitals player Yaroslav Panchenko (5+3).
However, which component will help to win in a face-to-face meeting: attack or defense? We will find out in the evening!
Traditionally, we will also announce other matches of the tour. On October 12, Tryzub will play against Dnipro in Kyiv, and the next day, Kremenchuk will visit Vinnytsia, to play a match against Kharkiv Berserks.