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Corona Brașov finished the regular season of the Erste League in 3rd place

Our team finished the regular season on the podium, managing to maintain its 3rd position after the last trip in Hungay of the regular season.

The “wolves” went to Hungary for the last two games of the season with a “decimated” lot of injuries and suspensions.

Two beautiful games resulted from our team getting a point, but that was enough to secure the 3rd place.

Corona Brașov managed to obtain 66 points in the 36 games of the regular season (goal scoring +40: 159-119)

Last two games of the season:

Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák – Corona Brașov: 7-5.

Our team scored through: Albert Zagidullin, Daniel Trancă, Pavlo Borysenko (2) and Zach Franko.

Fehervari Titanok – Corona Brașov: 3-2 OT.

Albert Zagidullin and Mircea Constantin scored for our team.

Also, Corona Brașov succeeds, for the third consecutive season, to give the goalscorer of the Erste League, after Braden Walls and Jereme Tendler being Cody Fowlie’s turn to become “top scorer”.

Fowlie finished the regular season with 29 goals scored in 35 games, managing to finish first in the top scorers and 3rd in the top points (with 49 points: 29 goals and 20 assists).

Also, Cody Fowlie will wear, at play-off, the helmet that designates the best leader of the team.

For our team follows the “master round”, where we will start with 2 points in the standings.

The debut in this phase of the competition will take place on January 21, going against the Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc team, following the second game to take place in Brasov, against the FTC Telekom team (on January 23).

Erste Liga: “Master round” and “play-off” regulations

Following the place obtained in the regular season, the first 5 teams will enter the “Master round” as follows:

– each team will have  a score according to the place obtained in the regular season: place 1: 6 points; 2nd place: 3 points; 3rd place: 2 points; place 4: 1 point; 5th place: 0 points;

– With this “starting” score, each team will play two games (one at home and one away) with each team in the “Master round”.

– the points collected in the 8 games of the “Master round” will be added to the starting score (6-3-2-1-0).

– will result in a final score, which will be taken into account for establishing the play-off.

☑️  Quarterfinals:

– Following the ranking of the “Master round” and “Qualification round” (where the teams ranked 6-10 and from which only the first 3 teams will qualify in the quarters will participate), the final quarters of the Erste Liga will be established.

Thus, the teams ranked on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places of the “Master round” will choose their opponent for the quarterfinals (in order, the 1st place chooses the first, the 2nd place, the third place 3rd), from the teams ranked on the 5th– 8th place (the team ranked 5th in the “Master round” and the 3 qualified teams in the “Qualification round”).

The team that will be ranked 4th in the “Master round” will play in the quarterfinals with the team remaining unelected after the first 3 teams have chosen their opponent.

The quarterfinals will be decided by a series “the best team in 7 games”, the team best ranked after the “middle season” starting the series with two games “at home” (and if it is reached in the decisive game of the series will have again the advantage of own ice).

☑️Semifinals:

Of the 4 teams remaining in the competition, the best ranked after the “middle season” will play with the lowest ranked, and the remaining two teams will play between them.

Again, a series of “the best team after 7 games” will be played, and the best ranked team will start the “home” series.

☑️Finals:

The two remaining teams will compete in the Erste league finals.

The final will also be played in a series of “the best team after 7 games”, and the best ranked team will start the “home” series.

Corona Brașov – UTE: 3-6 (3-1, 0-2, 0-3)

This evening our team lost the game played on the Olympic Ice Rink in Brașov, in the company of the Hungarian UTE team with a score of 3-6 (3-1, 0-2, 0-3).

The Wolves scored all three goals in the first half.

In the 09’58” Levente Zsok scored, in numerical superiority, assisted by Cody Carlson and Daniel Trancă.

In the 10’12” Mircea Constantin scored a goal from Albert Zagidullin’s pass.

In the 18’28” Levente Zsok embodied a new numerical superiority, assisted by Pavlo Borysenko and Albert Zagidullin.

Tomorrow, starting at 6:30 pm, our team will meet, also in Brasov, the FTC Telekom team.

Corona Brasov – Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc: 5-2 (0-1, 4-1, 1-0)

Tonight our team managed to win the “Romanian derby” of Erste Liga, defeating Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc with a score of 5-2.

The first period was won by the guests, who managed to score in the minute 02’53 “the only goal of the first period.

But after the first break the “wolves” came out much more motivated from the locker room and managed to return the score.

In the 23’27”, Sam Labreque, at the end of a very beautiful combination – assisted by Daniel Trancă and Levente Zsok – managed to equalize the score.

In the 33’32”, Jared Brown, ideally served by Cody Carlson, escaped the counterattack and put Corona Brașov in the lead.

In 36’33”, Cody Carlson managed a new masterpiece, finding Cody Fowlie, who has scored his 28th goal in the Erste League this season (ranking first in the league’s top scorers).

The visitors reduced the difference in the minute 37’07 “.

But in the 38’56”, at the end of an excellent combination – to which Zach Franko and Nelson Armstrong contributed – Roberto Gliga scored the most beautiful goal of the evening for 4-2.

Score after two periods: 4-2 in favor of our team.

In the third period a single goal was scored, in the 55’11”, Cody Carlson completed a phase of numerical superiority with a short corner shot (assisted by Zach Franko and Nelson Armstrong).

It is worth noting the excellent performance of our goalkeeper Patrik Polc, who finished the game with an efficiency of 96.23%.

Moreover, the game was played “with the house closed”, the online tickets being sold out a few hours before the start.

The next two games of our team will be held in Brasov on January 10 against UTE t and on January 11 we will receive the visit of the “en-title” champion of Erste Liga, the Hungarian team FTC Telekom.

See you at the ice rink!