A tough double-header against Chalons
20 October 2023
Our Tornados travel to Chalons this Saturday before welcoming them to Kockelscheuer on 28/10 (19:00). A perilous double-header in a complicated context.
Conor Leonard will be on the ice, but Henri Oorni has not trained all week and is still recovering from his injury sustained in Dammarie last weekend. On the other hand, our Tornados will have Adrien Maurer and Jan-Eric Valasuo back, who missed the last trip. These returns should help to restore some of the balance seen in the first 2 matches. This balance was somewhat lacking in Dammarie on matchday 3.
Nevertheless, Chalons will be a tough opponent despite the long-term injury to their iconic striker Jakub Matejka. This long absence has prompted the recruitment of another Slovakian, Radovan Horvath. Radovan had played for Orleans in D3 until 2020, with stats that suggested the worst. Will he be already back on the ice? Will he be ready? In any case, Chalons is a tough customer.