The Continental Cup Super Finals started today and we saw a thriller and a blowout.
Yunost Minsk was the first game of the day and as the host club playing at their own Čyžoŭka-Arena in front of 3100 fans on a Friday afternoon, they had the clear upper hand. Mikhail Plotnikov gave the home club a lead in the first and Aleksander Karakulko continued the home dominance as Minsk controlled play for the first two periods. Ritten would make it interesting late in the third as Daniel Tudin cut the lead in half but it wasn’t enough.
Yunost 2 Ritten 1.
The second game of the day saw Nomad Astana run over the Sheffield Steelers. Andrei Yakovlev started the scoring less than two minutes in and the Kazaks didn’t look back. Despite Sheffield’s second period push back, Vladimir Kramar proved to be better than Ervins Mustukovs on this night as Nomad was able to light the lamp five times.
Nomad 5 Sheffield 1
It’s pretty clear after day one who the top two teams in this Super Final are and makes it more exciting that Yunost and Nomad will face each other in the very last game on Sunday, most likely deciding the Continental Cup champion.