HOW GOLD WAS FORGED AT THE SLOVAK CHAMPIONSHIP OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SENIOR STUDENTS
“We forged the gold from the team spirit”, says the Head Coach Anton Bartánus. “By their great enthusiastic performance, positive attitude and effort to win the boys were overcoming one opponent after the other. They responsibly played each match. In Martin four beast teams met and each match was very demanding. We have not played such a strong tournament in this season, so we really value the victory.”
The results of the master team of Steelers:
HC Košice – HC Slovan Bratislava 3:1 (0:0, 2:0, 1:1) (goals of Košice Jadrný 2, Slafkovský)
It was a difficult and even match. The team of Slovan has its own quality and besides one match we did not play against them this season (it applies also to both teams from Central Slovakia). Both teams were supported also by excellent goalmen, our victory was decided by two goals in close sequence.
HKM Zvolen – HC Košice 3:5 (2:2, 0:2, 1:1) (Repčík 4, Slafkovský)
Again, difficult and even match. Chances appeared on both sides, shots were almost even but we many times failed on the excellent goalman of Zvolen. Fatigue was visible in the team. After the tie we improved our attitude, pressure on the net, holding of the puck, shooting from various positions and ramming.
MHA Martin – HC Košice 4:5 (0:1, 1:1, 3:3) (Tvrdoň 2, Slafkovský, Orosz, Repčík)
The visitors saw an attractive match with many goals, the fight lasted until the last second. Both sides were trying for the victory, our desire to win was great. We did it!
“We came well prepared for the tournament, we comprised a great, mentally strong team. Originally there were more players, we selected the players who might handle the pressure of this athletic event,” said Anton Bartánus. “The framework of our team during this season was the cadets. They are different player types, capable for this age category, such as Juraj Slafkovský and Rastislav Eliaš. Right connection of the players of the Slovak competition of the cadets, such as Martin Tvrdoň, Antonín Bartoš, Jozef Viliam Kmec or Jakub Jadrný, accompanied by other boys from the student competition established a great team. The achieved victory was undersigned also by other coaches, who participated in practices of the boys. Communication and cooperation with them was very good. It is a success of all coaches of young players and we are thankful for that.
Last, but not least, our thank you belongs to the management of the Elementary School at Považská street in Košice, especially to Ľuboš Hvozdovič, Director including the staff, who create great conditions to handle athletic as well as school duties.
KMEC, Jozef Viliam
Head Coach: BARTÁNUS, Anton
Assistant Coach: ČÍŽEK, Peter
Team Leader: VINCLÉR, Róbert
Physician: HODŽOVÁ, Silvia
Congratulations and thank you!