HK Spisska Nova Ves end Slovan Bratislava's ten-game winning streak in Tipos Extraliga

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-21 19:37:22|Editor: huaxia

BRATISLAVA, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- In the 27th round of Slovakia's ice hockey Tipos Extraliga, HC Slovan Bratislava's 10-game winning streak came to an end as league newcomers HK Spisska Nova Ves beat them 4-3 on Monday.

After weeks of smooth sailing, HC Slovan Bratislava ran ashore, losing to HK Spisska Nova Ves in the final minute as Branislav Rapac secured the victory with only 23 seconds left on the clock.

His teammate Andreas Strauch laid the foundations for the visitors' win with two goals in the first period. At the other end of the ice, Slovan forward Marcel Hascak had his stick in all three goals, scoring the first one and assisting the other two.

Elsewhere, bottom side MHK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas put up a spirited defense before eventually losing 5-3 to reigning champions HKM Zvolen.

The game was tied in the first period but the home team's Czech forward Petr Obdrzalek failed to capitalize on his penalty shot. Instead, Zvolen struck again in the final period and stretched the lead to 3-1.

Liptovsky Mikulas tried to rally later on with two goals, effectively tying the game, but Zvolen did not lose focus and took the lead again in the penultimate minute.

In other matches, HK Dukla Michalovce lost 3-1 to Nitra, HK Poprad beat Nove Zamky 3-0, HC '05 Banska Bystrica defeated HC Kosice 3-2, and HC Grotto Presov won 3-1 against HK Dukla Trencin. Enditem

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