A day after losing 6-5 in the shootout during their first ever national team game, Macedonia finished their weekend exhibition series with Bulgaria with a 4-3 victory, their inaugural win as a hockey team.
The match-up on Sunday saw a great performance from Jure Vnuk, who scored two goals the night before for Macedonia. He managed to do the exact same thing on Sunday, scoring two of the three goals to go along with an additional goal by Davor Atanasov. The game wasn’t decided in regulation, however, as George Iskrenov, Atanas Kovachev and Kristyan Markova all scored for the Bulgarian U20 team, forcing the game to the shootout. Unlike on Saturday, Macedonia was able to outscore their Bulgarian opponents, taking the 4-3 victory after the one-on-one skills competition.
After a 1-2 record all-time for Macedonia, the team will now look towards future competitions in 2015. In October, the Macedonian Hockey Federation announced a four game exhibition series against Bosnia and Herzegovina, but no dates have been confirmed just yet.
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