After getting the better of Poland by a short margin, the Blues signed against Ukraine a second consecutive success in the Beat Covid-19 tournament in Ljubljana (2-4).
Three out of four for the French team in Ljubljana. Engaged in the Beat Covid-19 tournament organized in the Slovenian capital, Philippe Bozon’s players took the best against Ukraine for the fourth of their five matches on the program. It took only thirteen minutes to see Eliot Berthon open the scoring on an action initiated by Floran Douay and Rudy Matima. But, at the end of the second period, Sébastien Ylonen conceded the equalizer on a strike from Andriy Denyskin. However, the Blues were able to regain the advantage from the start of the second period through Damien Fleury, with the support of Louis Boudon and Kevin Hecquefeuille.
Four minutes later, Kévin Bozon also got his goal there in this meeting, taking advantage of an action led by Hugo Gallet and Loic Farnier. Ukraine did not fail to react in the last quarter of an hour of the meeting. Indeed, Sergii Babynets took advantage of the assistance of Roman Blagyi and Vsevolod Tolstushko to return to a goal of the France team. The Ukrainians then tried everything for the turn by removing their goalkeeper Artur Ozhandzhanian for the last minute of play. A situation that ended up turning in favor of the France team. Indeed, Damien Fleury signed his double in an empty cage on a pass from Jordann Perret. The Blues win by two goals (2-4) and thus sign a third success in four games in this friendly tournament.
ICE HOCKEY / COVID-19 FRIENDLY BEAT TOURNAMENT
From 15 to 21 May 2021 in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
1st game – Saturday May 15, 2021
Romania – France : 2-3
2nd game – Monday May 17, 2021
France – Slovenia : 2-3
3rd match – Tuesday May 18, 2021
France – Poland: 1-0
4th game – Thursday, May 20, 2021
Ukraine – France : 2-4
5th game – Friday May 21, 2021
13h00 : France – Austria