Following the results of the meeting with the team from the Minsk region, the scoreboard of the “Olympic arena” of the capital eloquently testified to the unconditional success of the presidential team: 6:1.True, perhaps, wanting to increase the intensity of the game and eliminate any element of chance in it, in the starting period, the rivals succeeded without scoring successes. The main events on the ice, according to observers, began to unfold only after the break.By the way, the first goal of the game was scored thanks to the skill of the guests. The Minsk team took the lead thanks to the efforts of Maksim Slysh, and at that time regional hockey players were playing in the minority – 3 to 5. Seconds before going to the break, Oleg Antonenko brought the Lukashenka’s team in front, and at the start of the third period, Artem Antonenko extended his team’s lead to two goals (3-1).In the time that remained until the final siren, the president’s team took the score to a devastating score: first Artem Karkotsky took advantage of passes from Alexander Lukashenko and Mikhail Grabovsky, then Andrey Kostitsyn scored a double.Forward Maxim Slysh (Minsk region) and goalkeeper Stepan Goryachevsky (president’s team) were recognized as the best players of the April game. The second game of the final series up to two wins will take place on April 8. Hockey players from Brest and Gomel regions will compete for bronze medals. According to the results of the group stage of the competition, the head of state’s team took first place in the standings, having won five from six matches and reduced one game to a draw.Lukashenka’s hockey team, the agency reminds, is 13-time winners of the Republican amateur hockey tournament, hockey players from the Gomel and Minsk regions each have a title.
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