Black Wings Linz with first loss

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Samstag, 12.Oktober 2002 - 20:01 - The hosts of next week's Continental Cup Tournament in Linz, Austria, Black Wings Linz, have suffered their first loss during Austrian Championship.

After two very lucky wins against EC Feldkirch and Graz 99ers in the first two rounds of Austrian Hockey League, the Black Wings have lost the first time this season.

In their second home game this season, the Black Wings had a very powerful opponent from Innsbruck, Tyrol as their guests. The Eagles have a very strong team this year and are expected to be a contender for the Austrian Championship - as well es the team from Linz!

In this game, the Egales where better and had an unbelievable goalie at their back: Claus Dalpiaz, who has already played in DEL, too. The team from Innsbruck startet very well and lead 1:0 after 20 Minutes. Just when the Black Wings started to get better and got the equalizer, the Eagles stroke back and scored two goals within a few minutes. So they lead 3:1 after 40 minutes and this was too much on this evening.

The Black Wings fought back and tried everything they could, but miserable scoring and a brilliant goalie at the other side was the reason why the Upper Austrians only scored one goal more in the last period.

So the final of 2:3 after 60 minutes in front of 3.200 fans means that the Black Wings are now 5th in Austrian League, but only one point behind three leaders with 5 points.

On Sunday the Austrian League will see a very interesting duel in Villach, Carinthia. Reigning Champ VSV will meet the Vize Champion, Black Wings Linz in a very interesting clash!