Four matches played in the Czech quarterfinals! What does it look like?
Sparta Prague – Bohemians (3:1)
As this is series is a city derby there is no shortage of emotions and no shortage of effort which resulted in many heated moments. The first two rounds were won by Sparta (one after penalties). The Bohemians won their only game on home soil. With only one win left for Sparta Prague it will be very impressive if Bohemians can take the win but miracles do happen in floorball.
Two young guys are leaders for each team in this series as Marek Zouzal (19) leads the productivity chart for Sparta with 5 points while Patrik Šebek (18) does the same for Bohemians with the same amount of points.
Mladá Boleslav – Panthers Otrokovice (4:0)
This was probably the most uneven match-up in play-offs as Mladá Boleslav, a squad filled with stars, outclassed Otrokovice. Boleslav qualified for the semifinals in the shortest time possible with no signs of problems as Otrokovice. In the third match Otrokovice was the closest to a victory (they lost 5-7) but the final decisive match was won again by great numbers (10-3) which meant an end to the series.
The usual leaders from each team showed their effort. Jan Natov is leading the Czech play-off list with 11 points while Lukáš Pešát scored 8 points but will unfortunately not be able to add any more points to his name.
Chodov – Ostrava (2:2)
Unexpectedly, this is the most close series of the play-off as only the first matched ended before over-time (and only with a difference of one goal). The second and third match had to be decided by penalties. The fourth encounter ended in over-time as well. In this series the passion and desire of Ostrava is fighting with the raw power of Chodov.
From Chodov there are not many players who are doing well yet. Few are taking the responsibility on their shoulders but Marek Vávra is proving his class with 6 points. For Ostrava there are more heroes in Jan Daniš, Jakub Mendrek, and Aleš Zálesný who returned to the Czech top division 39-years of age.
Vítkovice – Střešovice (3:1)
These duels were hugely anticipated as these are the two biggest historical rivals with many titles between them. Vítkovice dominated all of the matches but the third one when they lost 5:4 by a goal in the 56th minute. However, they won the fourth match 6-0 and have taken back the momentum.
For Vítkovice there is the star Adam Delong who shone at the WFC in Prague and is leading his team to a successful series with 8 points – showing the potential of the 22-year old forward. When we talk about potential there is the 17-year old star Filip Langer who highlighted himself last year after going on loan to the Pixbo adult team – this player looks to have an endless bag of talent as he leads his team Střešovice with 6 points.