December 22, 18:00, Kyiv, Palace of Sports. Broadcast: MEGOGO, YouTube FHU

After a well-deserved hiatus, Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team is gearing up for their upcoming match. Taking place on Friday at the Kyiv Palace of Sports, it is set to be an exhilarating derby against Tryzub. This will mark the fourth encounter between these two teams in the current season, with Capitals emerging victorious in the previous three games. However, each match had its own unique narrative.

In the first two matches, our team dominated, triumphing with an impressive total score of 18:1 (10:0 and 8:1). Capitals demonstrated their prowess and superiority on the ice during these encounters. However, the most recent match took a different turn. Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team faced an impressive fightback from Tryzub. It was a gripping battle that went down to the wire, with Capitals ultimately clinching a hard-fought victory in the final minutes. Mykola Dvornyk and Yaroslav Panchenko emerged as the heroes of the match, scoring the crucial goals.

In comparison, Oleksandr Yakovenko’s team had a shorter break. They participated in two matches in Kremenchuk on December 9-10, where unfortunately, luck was not on their side. They suffered defeat in both games, with a staggering cumulative score of 1:27.

In addition, it’s worth mentioning that Capitals recently concluded their final meeting a week ago, emerging victorious against Kremenchuk. Following a substantial hiatus, our team is eager to make a comeback on the ice, displaying remarkable determination to both play and triumph.

Simultaneously, Tryzub team is equally motivated to enhance their point standings. Particularly, the previous encounter between these two teams proved to be fiercely competitive.

Furthermore, it’s important to note that the remaining two matches of the 17th round have already been completed. Dnipro squad emerged triumphant against Kharkiv Berserks, while Sokil team achieved victory over Kremenchuk in a captivating shootout series.