“Kurbads” won at home with the result 6:3 (3:1, 3:1, 0:1).
Matīss Bīriņš scored two goals for the Latvian team, but Renārs Tsipruss, Artūrs Mickevičs, Roberts Jekimovs and Jēkabs Siliņš each beat the opponents. Luks Žukauskas scored two goals for the Kaunas team and Ondrzejs Mahala made one accurate shot.
On the other hand, HS “Rīga” was superior at home with 6:2 (2:0, 3:0, 1:2).
Aleksandrs Zaprivoda, Mārcis Smirnovs, Timurs Solostejs, Kārlis Nauris Česlis, Edvīns Bērziņš and Maksims Pumpiņš scored goals for Riga players. Kirill Struks and Kais Zejnalovs scored in the Vilnius team.
“Zemgale”/LBTU is the leader in the tournament table with 26 points in 14 matches, “Mogo”/LSPA has 24 points in 15 matches, “Kurbads” hockey players have 22 points in 15 games, and “Prizma” has 16 points in 14 games. Hockey school “Riga” ” is in sixth place with 12 points in 13 matches.
The main OHL four-round tournament will end on February 28, but the OHL and Baltic champions will be determined in the playoff tournament.
Six teams will advance to the OHL playoffs. The quarter-finals will be played until three wins, while the semi-finals and the battle for the OHL Cup will be played until four wins.
In the 2023/2024 season, Riga’s “Prizma”, Hockey School “Rīga”, Jelgava “Zemgale”/LBTU, “Mogo”/LSPA and “Kurbads” from Latvia, “Kaunas City”, Elektrēnu “Airwell-Energija” will participate in the Baltic Championship “, Vilnius “7BET-Hockey Punks” from Lithuania and Estonian club Tallinn “Panter”.
Also this season, the status of legionnaires or foreign hockey players is not applied to the citizens of Ukraine in the OHL championship, but the players of Russia and Belarus are prohibited from competing in the OHL.
Last year, “Zemgale”/LBTU became the champion, which defeated “Mogo”/LSPA 4-1 in the final to reach four victories.