KMH and Planegg go for the Cup

01 Dezember 2019

(PM EWHL) European Women’s Hockey League: the Supercup final is set – (final 4) tournament host KMH Budapest will play against ESC Planegg from Germany…

In first semi final game KMH won 4-1 against the Vienna Sabres. The guests from Austria had a 1-0 lead by Anna Meixner after approx. 6 minutes played, Alexandra Huszak equalized in 11th minute with her first goal this evening. In second period the Hungarians had quite a lot of scoring chances due to the fact that Vienna got all together 12 penalty minutes in that phase of the game while KMH had only 2. However, the 2-1 was scored by Averi Nooren after a mistake in Sabres defence when the number of players was equal. In 38th minute Huszak was successful for the second time, this time it was the one and only powerplay goal of the game. In beginning of third period the big chance for Vienna came with exactly 100 seconds of a 5-3 powerplay. But as they could not score and also seemed to become more and more tired, KMH managed to stay without another goal against. And did the 4-1 – empty net goal from Alexandra Huszak. Her third successful attempt in this afternoon.

A real thriller was the second semi final game. Kerstin Spielberger opened the scoring already after 101 seconds, Jacyn Reeves scored the 0-2 in powerplay. In second period Planegg could not use a few very good scoring chances and in 27th minute blueliner Bernadett Nemeth made the fans happy with her 1-2 in powerplay. Especially after second intermission MAC fought themselves back into the game and became the more active team. Chelsea Ball equalized the game in minute 46 and now the door for a Hungarian derby final opened more and more. Especially when they had a 5-3 advantage in the last five minutes. But Franziska Feldmeier shocked the home team with a shorthander (-2). However, this was still not the end as the Hungarians managed the 3-3 a bit more than two minutes before the expected end of the game. In overtime the game was completely open again (4-4 shots), when Kerstin Spielberger finally scored the game winner.

So MAC will play on Sunday at 12.20 against the Sabres Vienna for third place while KMH and Planegg will fight for the Supercup 2019-20. For the Hungarians it would be the second time after 2017-18, for the Germans the third time after 2011-12 and 2013-14. In preliminary round KMH Budapest had a 4-1 win with 2 Huszak goals, but the game was quite even with 27-26 shots on goal. Just the scoring efficiency was a big difference – 14,8 vs. 3,8 %. Generally KMH still did not loose any game this season, they have the best goaltending, scored most goals, have the second best power play (after Salzburg Eagles who are not in this final 4 tournament), the best penalty killing and the best scoring efficiency in Supercup. So there are a lot of arguments for a home team success, but Planegg will for sure do everything to take the Cup with them to Germany…

The next games:

Sunday, December 1, 2019:

12.00: Team Poland / Silesia Brackens (POL) – Hvidovre IK Selects (DEN)
Satelite Arena by Spodek; Referees: Krzywda Mateusz; Pobozniak Joanna; Jablonska Magdalena (EWHL League)

12.20: MAC Budapest (HUN) – EHV Sabres Vienna (AUT)
Tüskesator Budapest; Referees: Varjú Árpád, Haszonits Miklós; Pallós Péter, Maslac Michael (EWHL Supercup – Game for 3rd Place)

15.00 / 03.00 p.m.: KMH Budapest (HUN) – ESC Planegg (GER)
Tüskesator Budapest: Referees: Kincses Gergely, Halassy György; Pályi Kiss Patrick, Sári Péter (EWHL Supercup – Game for 1st Place)