Hockey. Cracovia protests about the schedule. President Zawadzka responds

– When JKH GKS Jastrzębie-Zdrój played the Champions League on Saturday and Sunday, five consecutive days were free from league matches. We played three games in a row day after day in the Continental Cup semi-finals, only to go to an important league match after 36 hours. I don’t understand this solution, who is responsible for it? – Rudolf Rohaczek from Krakow thundered in front of Interia’s cameras.

We have contacted us with a request for a response to the accusations of the trainer of the Polish runners-up Marta Zawadzka – the president and commissioner of the Polish Hockey League.

– Coach Rohaczek had seven days to comment on the initial schedule which we sent to the clubs in August. He did not send them, so I will not read from the glass ball what hurts Cracovia. Now the coach is waking up and complaining? Why hadn’t he done this before? In August there were comments from other clubs, we took them into account and sent the final schedule to the clubs – Marta Zawadzka told Interia.

Zawadzka, one of the two women in the world hockey governing body, emphasizes that PHL treats clubs fairly. – That’s why they always get a seven-day buffer for submitting comments before the season.

– At the request of JKH GKS Jastrzębie-Zdrój, we took into account changes in the schedule, taking into account the club’s performances in the Champions League. We always try to go hand in hand – Zawadzka assures.

In support of his words, the head of PHL informs that he is introducing a correction to the schedule.

– The meetings of KH Energi Toruń with Comarch Cracovia and Ciarko STS Sanok with Re-Plast Unia Oświęcim will be postponed. The clubs have requested both changes. Cracovia due to the recent participation in the semi-final of the Continental Cup, and the inhabitants of Oświęcim due to their performances in the final tournament for the Polish Cup – informs the head of PHL.

– We are flexible as far as possible, but clubs have to inform us about their needs – he adds.

After playing 20 games at PHL Comarch Cracovia, he is fifth, 17 points behind the leading GKS Katowice.

Michał Białoński, Interia


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