Which team will win Baltic Handball League 2020?
Baltic Handball League
Despite last season's two top teams were not in action this weekend in Baltic Handball League, the two days offered top class handball and very tight matches. In five out of seven games played the result could have gone either way. The biggest winners of the weekend were maybe even surprisingly Granitas-Karys Kaunas, taking maximum four points.
The third Baltic Handball League weekend of the season wiil concentrate on Group B, as five out of seven matches will take place among the teams of that group. Three Estonian clubs will be visiting their Latvian and Lithuanian rivals, while in Group A last year's winner and runner-up Cocks Riihimäki and ZTR Zaporozhye are free this weekend.
It was a week of mixed emotions for BHL clubs, especially in the European competitions. Last years BHL finalists Cocks Riihimäki, ZTR Zaporozhye and Granitas-Karys Kaunas took victories, but after the last EHF Champions League match of Cocks this Saturday, none of the nine BHL clubs who participated this season will continue in Europe.
If BHL clubs are thriving in their respective domestic competitions, then European success keeps waiting. All four clubs who were in action last week over three European cup competitions, lost their matches.
All twelve BHL clubs were in either domestic or international action last week with the two Latvian sides especially busy. In all three Baltic States there were important clashes between BHL clubs, while ZTR Zaporozhye's Dmytro Artemenko set a record of the season by scoring 18 goals in an Ukrainian league match.
Three days with nine matches in four Baltic cities produced some high quality handball. VHC Šviesa Vilnius and ZTR Zaporozhye were the biggest winners, collecting four points over the weekend, while HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper also retained their one hundred per cent record. Group A is led by SKA Minsk and ZTR on five points, as Šviesa and Kehra are on top of Group B with three wins out of three games.
|4||ZRHK Tenax Dobele||5||2||0||3||142:151||-9||4|
|1||HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper||5||4||0||1||142:133||9||8|
|2||VHC Šviesa Vilnius||5||3||1||1||140:126||14||7|