Bratislava's hockey players continue their preparatory matches for the new season of the Mountfield Cup in Hradec Kralove. While in the first match they won over Pardubice 3-0, in the second they succumbed to the hosts with 2: 6. Radek Smoleak, who played for the "whites" in the KHL for less than two seasons, glazed with fiction.
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And just from the capital of Slovakia a year ago, a 32-year-old from Prague went to Hradec Kralove. At the time, he left the white jersey after a not very successful year, playing only 24 games thanks to the alleged backstage moves of then-athletic director Aldrich Steffle.
"With this gentleman, hockey must end! The interesting thing is that everyone sees it. At the same time, he makes a huge number of excellent people for the Slavs and one man spoils him. His story was given, there is nothing to add, ” he said Smoleňák, who played in Slavia from the summer of 2016 through December 2017, but added only 37 starts to his account, with a total of 30 points.
"Each club has given me a new impetus and experience. It is probably the Slavs where the end was really fun. Especially the way Steffle behaved. I prevailed, but they still made me a bet. Human Humus " noted the hockey player earlier this year.
Now he starts his first game after last season and with Hradec Kralove declares his former club 6: 2, which was shot extra hatry. It may seem that the former "white" striker wanted to return the occupied Slavs, but did not indicate anything like this in the post-match conversation. On the contrary.
"I'm glad the audience in Cook (Roman Kukumbberg) or Staney (Martin Steinach) have not forgotten. It was nice because they did a lot of work here. " Smoleak hinted at the fact that former Hradec Králové hockey players played in Slovakia. "I will keep my fingers crossed so that the Slavs can restart and play on the stairs that people are used to."
For Hradec Králové, this was the second match of the preseason tournament, in which the home club recorded a premiership victory, having previously lost to Spartak Moscow by 1: 2 after individual penalties. Radek Smoleak was on the ice for the first time. And whether he intended to go against the Slavs, he answered clearly:
– Certainly not. It was a coincidence. We have a lot of guys on the team and we need everyone to play something and get a chance to fight for the team. Everyone plays evenly. So let's see how coaches put him in the next match. There are a lot of these games in preparation so everyone has some time to change, "added Radek Somleak.