Budapest Derby of the Unbeaten

12 Januar 2020

(PM EWHL) European Women’s Hockey League: titleholder KMH and newcomer MAC, both from Budapest, are still unbeaten after 9 games played in EWHL league. On Saturday they will face each other in the city derby…

For KMH it would even be the first loss this whole season as in Supercup they needed to go to overtime 3 times, but were never defeated finally. By the way there was already one direct duel between these two teams from Budapest and KMH won on Oct 5, 2019, with a 2-0 shutout. So last year’s Champion is also the big favourite in this game, especially as they have the far best power play (31,7%), the best penalty killing and the best scoring efficiency in the league. Additionally both of their goalies are on second and third place in save percentage - only behind Darya Dmitriyeva from Aisulu Almaty. But however – it is well known that derbies often have own rules and MAC can for sure play these games without any pressure.

In Vienna the Sabres will play two games against Team Poland / Silesia Brackens and they need at least two points if they want to be among the Top 4 again. And on Sunday evening the KEHV Lakers will face the Salzburg Eagles and here also both teams urgently need points – Salzburg to keep the hopes for a top 4 qualification alive, the Lakers to close the gap to 8th place.

The next games:

Saturday, January 11, 2020:

18.40 / 06.40 p.m.: MAC Budapest (HUN) – KMH Budapest (HUN)

Kisstadion Budapest; Referees: Haszonits Miklos; Holzer Bernadett, Paulheim Adrienn

19.25 / 07.25 p.m.: EHV Sabres Vienna (AUT) – Team Poland / Silesia Brackens (POL)

Erste Bank Arena 3 Vienna; Referees: Winklmayr Ulrike; Rebisant Georg, Voican Christian

Sunday, January 12, 2020:

14.25 / 02.25 p.m.: EHV Sabres Vienna (AUT) – Team Poland / Silesia Brackens (POL)*

Erste Bank Arena 3 Vienna; Referees: Leitl Michael; Tischler Bernhard, Voican Christian

*) Team Poland is officially the home team

17.00 / 05.00 p.m.: KEHV Lakers (AUT) – DEC Salzburg Eagles (AUT)

Stadthalle Villach; Referees: Orel Stephan; Telesklav Fabio, Unterköfler Norbert