THE GOAL OF THE CANADIAN FORWARD DECIDED THE END OF THE MATCH
The home players had their first goal chance, Uram caught Dukla's pass in the 3rd minute and went alone on Karjalainen, but he managed to save Urams shot. Trenčín first chance also arose from the opponent's mistake. Brodzinski put the puck on a plate for Okuliar but he managed to block his shot. Slovan played a power play from the 9th minute and managed to use it for the opening goal. Zigo sent a cross-crease pass into the right circle at Meszároš, and he crushed the net with a hard shot. Trenčín responded in the 14th minute, when Ackered pushed through the shot from the blue - 1: 1.
Immediately after the break, the Trenčín goaltender made a bad pass to Štajnoch who made no regrets scoring the first goal of the second period. In the next minutes, the pace of the game slowed down and there were no big chances. Only Dukla created them but only during the power play in the 28th minute but failed to equalize. It was Slovan who showed how to advantage of a powerplay when Kytnár prevailed and increased the score to 3: 1. Slovan was more active in the remaining minutes of the second act, but he did not add another goal.
At the beginning of the third part Slovan took unnecessary penalties and Trenčín managed to equalize in just 50 seconds. First goal was scored by Ackered and a third goal was scored by Sádecký. The home team finally decided the end the game in the 56th minute after Harris breakaway.