Corona Brașov – DEAC: 4-1 (0-1, 3-0, 1-0)

This evening, on the ice of the Olympic Rink, was a very spectacular new game, our team defeating the Hungarian team DEAC with the score of 4-1 and thus ascending to the 3rd place of the “Master Round” of the Erste League.

If after the first period the guests were leading with a goal, in the second period the “wolves” came in on the ice extremely mounted and did not give any chance to the opponents.

It was a game dominated by our players, who sent no less than 23 shots at the gate of DEAC (against only 8 opponents) and scored 3 goals.

The first time scored the Captain Roberto Gliga, in the 27’48 minutes of the game, with a spectacular shot (after a pass received from Gergo Biro).

In the 35’02”, Zsombor Molnar completed a numerical superiority phase with a goal, assisted by Daniel Trancă and Albert Zagidullin.

The last goal of the second period was scored in the 38’27”, also by the Captain Roberto Gliga, assisted by Cody Fowlie and Cody Carlson.

Score after two halves: 3-1.

In the third period, the “wolves” tried to keep their advantage, however, towards the end of the game the game was animated.

In the 58’39”, the guests received a penalty shot, defended by our goalkeeper Patrik Polc.

In the 59’25”, Nelson Armstrong set the final score, scoring in the empty goal from a long distance. He was assisted by Patrik Polc, who is in his fourth goal this season.

For our team a new trip is coming tomorrow (to Cârța), for a game counting for the regular season of the National Championship against Sapientia U23.

On Saturday, from 6:30 pm, in Brasov, we will receive the visit of Sapientia U23 for a game counting in the National Championship and  for the Erste League will return on the ice of Brasov on Monday, from 6:30 pm, when our team will play the last game of the “Master Round” , against the Hungarian team Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák.

Corona Brașov – SC Miercurea Ciuc: 3-2 OT (0-1, 0-1, 2-0, 1-0)

At the beginning of the game, a special event took place, celebrating 40 years since the great performance of the Romanian hockey: 7th place at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.

Thus, most of the members of the national team since then have been awarded by FRHG (through Mr. Emilian Cernica, vice-president of FRHG), COSR (by Mr. Mihai Covaliu, president of COSR) and by Bauer Romania, to the applause of the spectators from Brasov, who filled the Olympic Rink stands.

Also, the big Romanian players were congratulated by the mayor of Brașov, Mr. George Scripcaru.

The players awarded in Brasov were: Valerian Netedu, George Justinian, Sandor Gall, Elod Antal, Doru Moroșan, Ion Berdilă, Marian Costea, Dumitru Axente, Alexandru Hălăucă, Traian Cazacu, Constantin Nistor, Adrian Olenici, Bela Nagy, Zoltan Nagy, Marian Pisaru and coach Ștefan Ionescu.

There was a moment of silence for those who contributed to this performance and unfortunately they are not among us: coach Ioan Tiron and players Istvan Antal, Doru Tureanu and Gheorghe Huțan.

The players Mihail Popescu and Laszlo Solyom could not reach Brasov for this award but were mentioned during the festivity.

After this festivity began the “derby” between our team and SC Miercurea Ciuc, a game that counted for both the “Master Round” of the Erste League and for the National Championship of Romania.

If after two periods the guests had scored two goals, the “wolves” were reborn in the third half.

In the 40’58 “minute of the game, Daniel Trancă managed an exceptional technical execution and reduced the score to 1-2 (assisted by brothers Zsombor and Zoltan Molnar).

After a sustained “forcing” of our team, in the 54’35”, the American Jared Brown took an exceptional shot and equalized to 2-2 (assisted by Pavlo Borysenko).

Score after 60 minutes: 2-2.

We went to the extra period of 5 minutes (playing 3 vs. 3) and in the wake created by the supporters of Brasov, after 3’19 “from the extra time, Zsombor Molnar (after a pass received from Zach Franko) scores a goal” of story ”and brings two points for Corona Brasov.

The hockey players of Corona Brașov, were again a decisive part of the Romania national team

As we have already become accustomed to, the hockey players of Corona Brasov are decisive in the jersey of the national team of Romania.

For the pre-Olympic tournament in the United Kingdom, the Romanian team coach (and coach of the Corona Brașov team), Julius Penzes, selected a number of 9 “wolves”: goalkeeper Patrik Polc and Zoltan Toke, defender Pavlo Borysenko and forwards: Roberto Gliga (captain of the national team) , Daniel Trancă, Zsombor Molnar, Peter Balazs, Gergo Biro, Mircea Constantin.

Last but not least, the staff of the national team was completed with the lot manager (and vice president of the FRHG) Emilian Cernica, Alexandra Sampetru on the part of PR Social Media and physiotherapist Fabian Popa.

Corona Brașov players excelled at this tournament, being vital to Romania’s good game.

The goalkeepers paid off well, Patrik Polc defended in the games against Great Britain and Hungary, finishing the tournament with a very good percentage (90.91%) and Zoltan Toke was the winner in the last game, the victory against Estonia.

Defender Pavlo Borysenko was also one of the basic players, managing a pass to the 2-2 goal of the game against Hungary but also a goal in the victory against Estonia.

Forward Daniel Trancă became the goalscorer of the group, with 5 goals in the 3 games (one goal against Great Britain and Hungary and 3 goals against Estonia).

Roberto Gliga – the capitain of the team was, as usual, the leader that the national team needs and that kept the team united and motivated throughout the tournament. Moreover, Roberto grew in the spirit of the national team of Romania, his father, Marius Gliga, representing Romania with great success for 13 years (many years being the captain of the team) and being 8 years in the “staff” of the national team as second coach, head coach or team manager.

Now Roberto is following in the footsteps of his father, at 26 years old being in the 9th year in the jersey of the national team of Romania and for 4 years the captain of this team.

Striker Peter Balazs scored two goals: in the game against Great Britain and in the game against Estonia (both for his teammate Daniel Trancă).

And Zsombor Molnar contributed with two goals (and also Daniel Trancă’s goals): in the game against Hungary and against Estonia.

The striker Mircea Constantin scored a goal, in the game against Estonia.

After the tournament, coach Julius Penzes and captain Roberto Gliga said:

Julius Penzes:

“From my point of view it was a very good training tournament for us, it was a tournament where we got the experience of playing with very good teams. I am convinced that this experience will help us in the World Championship games. ”

Roberto Gliga:

 “It was a very good tournament for us, with great results with very good teams from world hockey. We were competitive and did not looked as a team just arrived in the 1A division. It is important to repair our mistakes and continue to be competitive in order to make a good appearance at the World Championship. Thank you, on behalf of the whole team and the staff, to all the supporters who made the trip but also to the home ones, for their support. “


The “wolves” come back with one point from their trip in Hungary

Corona Brașov returns  from Hungary with one point after three games.

Our team met the teams: Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák, FTC Telekom and DEAC. She was defeated by Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák and DEAC during the regular time and by the FTC Telekom at SO.

Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák – Corona Brașov: 3-1 (for our team scored Zach Franko – assisted by Cody Fowlie).

FTC Telekom – Corona Brasov: 3-2 SO – Roberto Gliga, assisted by Cody Carlson and Nelson Armstrong and Zach Franko, assisted by Cody Fowlie and Nelson Armstrong – scored for our team.

DEAC – Corona Brașov: 5-4 – for our team scored Cody Carlson – twice, Albert Zagidullin, assisted by Daniel Trancă and Pavlo Borysenko and Ede Mihaly, assisted by Daniel Trancă.

In the Master- Round of the Erste League, our team takes the 4th place, with 7 points after 5 games.

In this phase of the competition, we will play 3 more games, all “at home”: against the Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc (on February 12), against the DEAC team (on February 13) and against the Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák team (on February 17).