In the first game Liepaja defeated HS Riga with 5-1 and Zemale outclassed Daugavpils with 8-1.
The first round in the Optibethokejaliga was continued with two games. Title contender Liepaja hosted HS Riga and Zemgale received Daugavpils.
Liepaja was the favorite in this game and took the lead at half time through Mickevics (10th). This goal gave the necessary task and only three minutes later Egils Kalns scored the 2-0 (13.). This score was also used for the first break. Liepaja continued the powerful game in the second period and Freidenfels increased with his goal to 3-0 (35.). Shortly afterwards HS Riga had a power play and Rainer’s Darzins shortened his goal to 1-3 (37.). When Planics made it 4-1 in the 43rd minute in the final period, the game was decided. HS Riga was not able to stand up. Miezis achieved the final score of 5-1 after a pass from Planics. With this win, Liepaja made a debut as desired.
Liepaja vs HS Riga 5-1 (2-0, 1-1, 2-0)
In the second game of the day, Zemgale hosted the Daugavpils team. After a slow start, Tambijevs said the 1-0 for Zemgale in the 16th minute. Just two minutes later, Homjakovs increased it to 2-0 (18.) in a power play. In the second period, incomprehensibly, Zemgale switched back playfully and Daugavpils suddenly played along. The guests, like Zemgale, had one or the other good chance, but another goal was denied in this period.
In the final period, things went very quickly. Five minutes after the restart, Jekimovs made it 3-0 and only 13 seconds later Visockis scored 4-0 in the first half (45). Daugavpils suffered this double blow and completely unsettled the team. Zemgale takes advantage of that and Novikovs scores the 5-0 (48.). Zemgale was now intoxicated in one game and Gegeris increased his goal to 6-0 (52.). Daugavpils had a power play, but Zemgale was too strong in this situation and Aleksandrs Galkins finished with a short hand to 7-0 (53.). A few minutes later the hosts also came to a power play and Tambijevs scored the 8-0 with his second goal (57.). Dan started the recklessness and Daugavpils took this opportunity and Blazys scored the honorary goal to 1-8 (58.). With this clear victory, Zemgale also times that this team can be expected this season.
Zemgale vs Daugavpils 8-1 (2-0, 0-0, 6-1)