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MAC Splits games in Transylvania
The past match week started off with an exciting game against Nitra in the Visegrád Cup. This was followed up with a two game road trip to Transylvania where they split the possible six points that they could have picked up.
Nitra-MAC 4-4 OT (7-6 in total)
In the first leg of the quarter finals match up in the Visegrád Cup MAC came up on the short side of a 3-2 score as Nitra scored in the final minute of play. On the rematch Bence Bálizs got the start in net. Nitra scored two early goals to open up a 5-2 lead in aggregate goals, before Keegan Dansereau scored from the right side of the right faceoff circle to get one goal back from Nitra. After a scoreless second period Nitra scored in the third period to go up 3-1 in the game. Late in the third period MAC mounted their comeback, first Jarmo Jokila scored to cut the total score to 6-4 for Nitra. With less than two minutes left Tomas Klempa and Jared Brown put the puck past the keeper. MAC won the second game 4-3 and in total the two teams were tied up at 6-6. This meant the series would be decided in overtime, after 50 seconds of extra time Nitra scored the series winner.
MAC started their road trip off in the capital of Transylvanian hockey, in Csíkszereda. Head Coach Gergely Majoross gave Gergely Arany the start in net with Bence Bálizs serving as the backup. Scott Maccaulay gave MAC the first lead of the game with a goal in the opening minutes of the match. However the two teams headed into the first intermission all tied up at 1-1. The home team took their lead of the game on the first shift of the second period, however MAC scored twice within a minute after this to take back the one goal lead. Keegan Dansereau made it 2-2, eleven seconds later Krisztián Nagy found the back of the net. Csíkszereda tied the game back up late in the period. In the third period Csíkszereda scored twice to go up 5-3, MAC called a timeout late in the game and pulled the goalie for the extra attacker but in the end they were unable to tie the game up.
After the loss the night before MAC was determined to pick up at least three out six points on the road trip. Bence Bálizs was back between the pipes with Gergely Arany serving as the backup goalie. MAC jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Krisztián Nagy, with Wes Cunningham doubling the lead later the period to make it 2-0. After a scoreless second period Brasov got on the scoreboard when they took advantage of a power play. In the end Bálizs stopped 25 out of 26 shots for the win.
MAC fans can look forward to a Hungarian Cup game on home ice with two ERSTE Liga games on the road.