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New Bears, old challenge

Reports 20.12.2018.
New Bears, old challenge

Since their last meeting, the Hungarian team played 8 matches. They won in 6 of them, 5 in regulation and once in overtime against Bolzano. Currently, they are on a 3 game winning streak after beating Dornbirn, Villach and Klagenfurt.

The Bears will face Fehérvár for the third time this season. They played each other in the opening match of the season where the Hungarian team had the upper hand with a 5:2 win. In their second match just a month ago, the Bears won 4:2 at home.

Their best player this season is János Hári. He has team-high 11 goals and 32 points overall. Tero Koskiranta, a former Bear, is second with 25 points. Third in productivity is Anze Kuralt with 20 points.

In net, they rely on Mac Carruth from the USA. He has played in 28 matches and has 3.67 goals against average and 88.5% save percentage.

For the Bears, since the changes in the line-up, Bjorn Svensson leads the way with 2 points in 2 games. Ivan Jankovic has the same balance.

Both teams have very similar power play statistics. Fehérvár has 17.3% efficiency while the Bears are at 16.3%. When having to kill a power play the stats are similar again. The Bears this time have the 1% more with 76% success rate while the Hungarian team has 75%.

The Hungarian team is however more effective in their chances. They score on 11.52% of their shots while the Bears are at 8.13%.

The Bears will face Fehérvár at 19:15 on Friday 21st of December in Dom Sportova. Get your tickets and come support the Bears!