Two Wins on Back to Back Nights2017-01-25
2016/2017 Magyar Kupa Bajnoka: a MAC Budapest csapata!2017-01-31
For the first time in twenty years a Budapest team has won the Hungarian Cup as MAC Budapest has defeated DVTK for their first title in club history. The team finished second after the qualifying groups stage. After defeating Debrecen in the finals they beat Diósgyőr by one goal for the trophy.
Bence Bálizs started in net for the home team. The scoring started off with Debrecen catching MAC on a line change as they made it 1-0. Minutes later MAC tied the game up on a goal by Sean Escobedo. In the final minute of play in the opening period MAC moved the puck real well as Bronson Kovács and Krisztián Nagy set up Erik Keresztury for the tap in goal to make it 3-1. Krisztián Nagy made it 4-1 with Csaba Kovács rifling home a short handed goal as MAC had a 5-1 lead after two periods. The team would hold on to the win and a spot in the HUngarian Cup finals.
Csaba Kovács, Forward: This is great as MAC has not yet won a title or trophy in an senior competition. We are working hard to win our first trophy and we were expecting a hard game. We have been playing well recently and the atmosphere has been great within the team.
Bence Bálizs was in net for MAC, also the newest addition, Vladimir Nikiforov was also in the lineup for the first time. Diósgyőr controlled the first period, however MAC scored first when Jeff Jubinville redirected a Sean Escobedo shot from the blueline. In the second period István Terbócs crashed the net, the DVTK goalie made the save, but Gergő Nagy was there to put the rebound home. Less than two minutes later MAC was up 3-0 when Jon Booras put in a rebound in. DVTK came out strong in the third period as they quickly scored twice to make it a one goal game. In the end MAC held off DVTK for their first Cup in team history.
MAC Head Coach Gergely Majoross:There were not that many people who 4-5 years ago would have thought from Budapest MAC would be the team that wins the Hungarian Cup after twenty seasons. We have done a lot to win our first trophy. The game could have been decided in the second period, we did not take advantage of all the scoring chances. A 3-0 lead against a team like DVTK does not guarantee a win. They came out stronger than us in the third period.