On a Sunday evening in the tournament deciding match against HC Donbass home team Kurbads won the game 2:1 and earned a promotion to the Continental Cup round 3 that will take place in Lyon, France.
The game started nervously for both teams with not that much scoring opportunities. Kurbads had couple of power plays but could not outplay the HC Donbass defense.
First goal was scored at the beginning of second period when Juris Upītis made a beautiful pass to Mārtiņš Cipulis who scored in the upper corner. Five minutes later Lauris Rancevs scored an important goal, giving Kurbads 2-0 lead after two periods.
HC Donbass manages to get one goal back in the middle of the third period. But HK Kurbads stays strong and wins the game.
The best scorer of the tournament is Edgars Homjakovs, best forward Mārtiņš Cipilis, best goalie Uldis Čalpa, but the best defenseman award will travel to Iceland – to Jussi Sipponen!