Recap of the finals at Partille Arena
It was an exciting day at Partille Arena when it was first used as a venue for the finals of Gothia Innebandy Cup. Three Swedish winners and one team from the Czech Republic hoisted the cup after finishing their participation in the tournament in a golden manner.
G16: Hovslätts IK – IBK Kungälv 2-1 (SO)
Hovslätts IK took the lead early in the first period, in the exciting G16 final. Both teams were great and created a lot of chances. Late in the second period, Kungälv tied the game, which had to be settled by a penalty shootout. Goalkeeper Hillevie Pantzar became the hero of the match after three saves, and Hovslätts IK won the game.
MVP: Ida Johnsson (IBK Kungälv)
Interview with Hovslätts goalkeeper Hillevie Pantzar (Swedish)
B18: Hovshaga AIF – Pixbo Wallenstam IBF 3-4
Pixbo started off great and took the lead 3-0. With just one minute left of the first period, Hovshaga AIF reduced and in the second period they were close to catching up when they scored 3-2. But Pixbo kept control of the game and even though Hovshaga scored once more and the game ended with a massive pressure against the Pixbo goal, the team from Mölnlycke stood their ground.
MVP: Martin Håkansson (Hovshaga AIF)
Interview with Team captain of Pixbo Wallenstam, Isak Fägerhag (Swedish)
G18: Hovslätts IK – Tatran Stresovice 5-3
Hovslätts IK had a pleasant journey towards the gold medal, they won all their games in this year’s tournament. They managed to win the gold medal even though the players were tired after a late semi-final on Saturday. Hovslätt took the lead but in the second period, Tantran tied the game to 2-2. Then Emmy Rommedahl scored two beautiful goals with just five minutes left and the Swedish team stood as winners.
MVP: Veronica Kopecka (Tantran Stresovice)
Interview with double scorer Emmy Rommedahl from Hovslätts IK (Swedish)
B16: FBC Liberec – FBC Aspen 4-3
The last final of this years tournament belonged to the Czech team FBC Liberec. They played a close game against Aspen, both teams create a lot of chances and showed some great skills. Liberec started the scoring and even though FBC Aspen tied it, the Czech team kept control. They led by 2-1 when the second period started and then extended the lead to 3-1. Aspen scored another two goals, but it wasn’t enough after Liberec scored their last one. The B16 boys of FBC Liberec bring a gold medal back to the Czech Republic.
MVP: Vladimir Trcka (FBC Liberec)
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