The regular championship of the Czech Hockey Extraliga started in the second half of September 2022 and will end in early March 2023. During this time, 14 participants of the tournament will play 52 matches. The top four will then advance to the quarter-finals. The clubs ranked from fifth to twelfth will meet in the 1/8 finals, and the team that takes the last line will go down in class.
The main four contenders for winning gold medals are as follows: Dynamo Pardubice, Sparta Prague, Ocelarzy Trshinec and Mountfield. The above two clubs have the best chances for a trophy, according to bookmakers, but the championship race is expected to be tough and other participants should not be underestimated. If you are a gambler and want to bet on the winner of the Czech hockey championship Extraliga, you can do it on the official Mostbet website.
Wards of Radim Rulik showed themselves great in the regular season. After 22 rounds, Dynamo Pardubice topped the standings, ahead of second Vitkovice by seven points. Having won 18 times, the Red-Whites lost only four times. At the same time, Dynamo suffered only one defeat in regular time from Karlovy Vary. It should also be noted that Jan KoláE and partners scored 12 victories in a row during the month.
Dinamo Pardubice has Czech hockey players as its main backbone. At the same time, two Slovaks Buchko and Paulovic play in the third link. The Red-Whites are doing great near their goal, and the goalkeeper Frodl has almost 95% of saves. In general, if the inhabitants of the Tipsport Arena play in knockout matches, as in the regular season, the championship will only be a matter of time.
The guys of Miroslav Gorzhava after 22 rounds in the regular season were only in 11th place. Thus, the Prague team lagged behind the top four by 11 points, and the last Deské BudDjovice was ahead by five points. From mid-October to November, for a month, the “burgundy-whites” did not win in regular time. And in general, several victorious games for Michal Rzepik and the company were replaced by a series of losses.
The last time in the Extraliga Sparta Prague became the champion in the 2006/2007 season. Since then, there have been two “silver” and “bronze”. Considering the current form of the capital club, the Prague residents are unlikely to go far in the relegation battles.
The boys of ZdenDk Motak looked good in the regular season of the Extraleague and after the 21st game they played, they were in the strongest four. Having a game less, the club from Trshinec was one point behind the third Olomouc, and Brno beat the fifth Comet by three points. It is worth noting that the “dragons” acted great in attack and had one of the best defenses in the league. Having gone directly to the quarter-finals, the “red-whites” may well go even further.
Ocelarzhi Trshinec has ten legionnaires in its squad. Among the experienced performers, Vrana, Gudachek and Nestrashil, who played in the KHL, can be distinguished. At the same time, the goalkeeper of the “dragons” Mazanets managed to spend three seasons in the NHL as part of the Nashville Predators. In general, the “red-whites” are competitive and may well qualify for the “gold”. Also, one should not forget that in the last three editions of the Czech Extraliga, this team won the championship.
Wards Tomas Martinec in the regular championship looked unstable. After the 21st match played, the team from Hradec Kralove has accumulated 10 wins and 11 losses (only one loss in extra time). In addition to this game segment, Mountfield had a negative difference in goals and goals conceded. In general, the 2020 Champions Hockey League finalist is going through hard times.
Given the instability of Mountfield and not too strong selection of players, the Lions should hardly count on serious achievements this season. In addition, during the game campaign, a large number of competitive hockey players from the “red-white-black” were in the infirmary.
Based on the strength of the squad and good results during the regular championship, Dinamo Pardubice and Ocelarzy Trshinec can reach the final and compete for gold medals. Sparta Prague and Mountfield are capable of creating problems in the playoffs for any opponents, but the capital team and the Lions are unlikely to make it past the semi-finals.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.