The teams have already met this season once early in the league when the Bears won 4:1. The past 10 matches Znojmo won 8 and lost 2. Their last match was at home against Klagenfurt where they won 8:4. Currently, they sit at 7th place in the table.
Czech winger Marek Kalus is team-leading point and goal scorer with 15 goals and 29 points in 25 matches. Centre C.J. Stretch from the United States is second with 27 points. Canadian winger Anthony Luciani is third with 25 points but in 23 matches.
Recently acquired Ryan Kujawinski who plays as the centre has 6 points in 7 matches, so he will pose a threat too.
In the net, Teemu Lassila played in 16 matches and has 3.13 goals against average with 90.2% save percentage. Tomáš Halász played in 10 games and has 3.47 goals against average with 89.6% save percentage.
Sébastien Sylvestre leads the Bears with 16 points and 11 goals, both team high. Sondre Olden is second with 14 points. Yann Sauvé and Bjorn Svensson are tied for the third place with 12 points each.
The Eagles from Znojmo scored 17 goals on 103 power play chances having 16.5% efficiency, the Bears scored 12 goals on 84 chances for 14.3% efficiency. The penalty kill Zagreb has a better percentage with 74.4% while Znojmo is at 73.5%.
The Bears are the most disciplined team in the league with 8.9 penalty minutes average for a game, Znojmo has 10.9 minutes.
The Bears are playing Znojmo on Sunday 9th of December at 17:30.