Team: Sport U20
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 165
REPORT: SPORT @ KIEKKO-ESPOO U20, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
Kozel was the cornerstone in net for Sport U20 as they defeated Kiekko-Espoo 5-2 for their first win of the season. The Slovakian goalie had a busy night, making 41 saves. He looked very sharp, particularly during the first 40 minutes of the game. He made a few impressive glove saves in which he tracked the puck well and constantly had his eyes on the puck. He kept his glove up and in front of of his body to make saves on high shots. He read shooters effectively. Kozel moved quickly across the crease and he was able to make saves even when forced to move laterally. He was quick to gather loose pucks and his rebound control was fairly good most of the time. He took away the lower portions of the net, he was difficult to beat low and overall his net coverage looked solid.