Donbass became the champion of Ukraine again
Donbass regained the title of champion of Ukraine, which lost to Kremenchuk last season. In the final series of the Ukrainian Hockey League Parimatch four times in a row ( 2: 1, 5: 1, 3: 1, 4: 3 (3: 3) ) beat Sokol, which returned to the championship after a long break.
We will remind that the first two meetings of a command spent in Druzhkivka, and then moved to Kiev. Despite the result, Sokol had a chance to return the intrigue in their home walls, but Donbass’ desire to win the championship again was stronger. The last match turned out to be the most tense – the Kyiv team tried to delay the Donbass championship until the last one, winning twice in the course of the game. But the experience and skill of the players took their toll. By the way, the teams last met in the final series in 2012 and then the success was also celebrated by Donetsk.
Thus, the next season of the Ukrainian hockey league Parimatch is over. According to hockey players, coaches and fans, it turned out to be the most interesting in recent years. On the eve of the start of the final series, UHL launched a challenge to unite fans of Ukrainian hockey around the world. As a result, the Challenge was joined by fans from Turkey, Australia, Germany, Egypt, Israel, India, France, the Czech Republic and Ecuador.
The most useful player of the playoffs in the 2020/21 season was the defender of “Donbass” Filip Pangelov-Yuldashev. After the match with Sokol, the defender received the appropriate award from UHL General Director Serhiy Varlamov.
Now the teams go on a well-deserved vacation to then return and give us another impressive championship. And the fight in the new season will undoubtedly be even more exciting.
During the award ceremony UHL Executive Director Oleksiy Braga did not restrain emotions:
“The fifth anniversary season of the UHL Parimatch Championship is over and I want to thank all the teams participating in the championship for this difficult but very bright and rich sports year.
Of course, nothing would have happened without our friends and partners – Parimatch, which has been supporting us for five years and helping to implement our joint plans. This season is a big step forward for all Ukrainian hockey and I am glad that we took this step together. So see you in the sixth season of UHL Parimatch! »
Serhiy Varlamov, General Director of UHL shared his impressions of the season:
“It was the best championship of Ukraine for all time. The fight was from the very first matches. In the first half of the championship, some teams broke through, but during the campaign of the season, the other teams gained momentum, and the championship leveled off. The decoration of the championship was a very bright and emotional ending to this tension.
In the playoffs, all rounds were quite interesting, at the limit. All teams tried to show their best hockey. In one semifinal pair Donbass won, and in another Kremenchuk was the favorite, but lost to Sokol. I will say that Sokil played all matches evenly, stably in the semifinals and deserved to reach the final. And in the final, Donbass had experience, because this is not the first final for many guys. I think that experience played a key role for Donbass.
“We see how Ukrainian hockey is developing. This season really turned out to be the most interesting in recent years, which is only the final series and the final match. We are glad to see the return of Sokol, which in the first season was able to reach such a high stage and challenge its principal rival in the final, the emergence of other teams and the expansion of the league.
We also congratulate Donbass on the successful return of the championship and hope for even more intrigue next season. For more than a year now, Parimatch has been keeping pace with Ukrainian hockey, supporting it and helping it to develop, so the fruits of such cooperation cannot but please. Everything will be hockey! ”He estimated the 2020/2021 season Parimatch Public Relations Director Vadim Misiura.
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