"MORAu002FSTOCKHOLM. The whole of Dalarna and half of Sweden is involved in the ”Battle of the lake”."
"But after that Leksand won the first round against Mora with a 5-3 try to their coach Roger Melin with the hopeless mission to subdue the hottest feelings."
"I do not want us to be caught up in a rival war," he says."
"For the third year in a row offered Hockeysverige on dalakval when Leksand and Mora over seven games to make up on a SHL-place. The two previous matchserierna won the Mora: with a 4-2 two years ago, with 4-1 in the last year."
"Also in the year saw the Mora out to open the best. "
"20-4 in shots and Mora"
"They pushed down the guests in Jalas Arena, bombarded with shots but let in two goals on the transitions in the first period. Jon Knuts did it first, Linus Persson, the other on an elegant enhandspassning by Mattias Ritola."
"At first periodpausen had Mora 20-4 in shots. Leksand had 0-2 in the goal."
"– They come out pretty strong and we had expected. We were prepared that there would be tension, but I think we ride it out, says the Knuts."
"Two minutes into the second period, it was 0-4 after a goal by Daniel Gunnarson and Anton Karlsson. "
"Settled and hopeless? Not between the two as bitter rivals. "
"Sebastian Hartmann shot 1-4, John Persson did 2-4, and Matt Bailey 3-4 a piece into period three. Then remained more than eight minutes of the match and a flurry of kvitteringsjakt took."
"But Mora combed zero. Despite a late powerplay, and more than a minute with the empty bag found Mats Lusths men no sharp chances. Instead, placed The captain of the team, Martin Karlsson in the final result 3-5."
"the Victory was The eleventh straight, but Roger Melin was low-key after the."
"– It is just the first match so you can get a hold on the emotions a bit. Of course, it is fun to win the match, but life goes on, " says the coach, and continues:"
"– I have tried to tone it down. I do not want us to be caught up in a rival war. It get the media and supporters stand for. I hope that everyone on the team sees it as a hockey game like any other. I do not feel that there should be some sort of rivalry. I am impressed with the Mora's journey."
"If something speaks for Mora, it would be to Leksand, sweden, also won the first session of the year, but then dropped four straight. Jon Knuts do not believe that history repeats itself."
"– We have a fantastic and lovely group this year, with a cohesion that are welded together during the trip. The roles sit more and more."
"Mora–Leksand 3-5 (0-2, 1-2, 2-1)"
"First period: 0-1 (4.24) Jon Knuts game four against five, 0-2 (19.25) Linus Persson (Mattias Ritola, Johan Porsberger)."
"Second period: 0-3 (0.34), Daniel Gunnarsson (Mattias Ritola, Jesper Ollas), 0-4 (1.37) Anton Karlsson (Thomas Valkvae–Olsen, Lucas Nordsäter), 1-4 (13.36) Sebastian Hartmann (John Persson, Adam Masuhr)."
"Third period: 2-4 (7.15) John Persson (Ryan Johnston), EQ 3-4 (11.22) Matt Bailey (Andrew Rowe, Marek Daloga), 3-5 (19.23), Martin Karlsson (Jon Knuts)."
"Shot: 38-26 (20-4, 11-12, 7-10)."
"Utv, Mora: 3x2. Leksand: 3x2."
"Judge: Patric Bjälkander, Gothenburg, and Johan Nordlöf, Solna, sweden."