Road-win for Fehervar in Ljubljana

Montag, 15.Dezember 2014 - 6:46
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Five games were played on Sunday in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga: Fehervar AV19 celebrated a 4:2-road-win in Ljubljana and also EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz won in Salzburg with the same result. Champion HCB Südtirol lost in Villach after a 1:0-lead after 40 minutes 1:4. Besides the UPC Vienna Capitals beat Graz and Klagenfurt was successful vs. Dornbirn.

Due to warm weather and a machine malfunction the game between HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana and Fehervar AV19 had to be moved indoors, to Hala Tivoli.

That didn't bother the visitors who could've scored twice in the opening minute. Luckily for the dragons Andy Chiodo was there to deny them. Olimpija took advantage of the first powerplay as the puck bounced off Jure Sotlar's stick past Christian Engstrand. Sapa followed the example as Tom Zanoski got sent to the sin bin 10 minutes later. Michael Boivin quickly netted the equalizer. 76 seconds later Attila Orban made it 1:2. As the teams returned the devils continued to have an upper hand. It didn't take them long to increase the lead. Ladislav Sikorcin made good on a defensive error by Olimpija and Lovecchio extended the lead to 4:1 for the Hungarians.

The last twenty minutes saw no change in the way the game was played. Olimpija tried to get back in the game but made too many mistakes in the process that helped Fehervar keep the comfortable lead. The breakthrough for Olimpija came in the 51st minute. After Kyle Medvec shot from the blue line Anze Ropret got the touch on the puck before the net. Still that was all Olimpija could mount until the final buzzer. In the end tzhe guests took home a well deserved 2:4 win from Ljubljana.

KAC beat Dornbirn Bulldogs
EC-KAC controlled the game versus the Bulldogs from the beginning on and put a lot of pressure on the guest’s defense. In the ninth minute Oliver Setzinger’s first goal for Klagenfurt on home ice gave Klagenfurt the lead and just one minute later Manuel Geier made it 2:0 for the home team. Also after the first break KAC was the better team and created a lot of scoring chances and Dornbirn had to fight hard in their own end. When Lundmark (26.) and Hundertpfund (28.) extended the lead to 4:0, it was already the preliminary decision of the game. In the last period Geier with his second goal of the night, and Dornbirn’s D’Aversa and Grabher-Meier added three more goals, but the 5:2 win of Klagenfurt was never in danger.

Villach fixed home-win against Bozen in the last period
The first chances of the game had Villach, but Gerhard Unterluggauer (1.) and Klemen Pretnar (4.) could not beat Jaroslav Hübl with their shots. Then Bozen got stronger and stronger, but the best opportunities from Marco Insam, Anton Bernard or Justin Keller were denied by J.P. Lamoureux. Closest to score came Daniel Frank, whose shot only hit the post. The last chance in a fast first period had Villach, but Darren Haydar could not finish a pass from John Lammers. In the second period both teams searched their luck in the offense, but the goalies Lamoureux and Hübl were on fire. In Minute 37 Bozen finally took the lead: Ziga Pance scored from close range after a good pass from Phil DeSimone. Just moments later the Eagles came close to tie the game again, but Lammers only hit the post. The last 20 minutes were dominated by the hosts: Bozen, that played already 24 hours before in Szekesfehervar, got tired. Villach took advantage from that and celebrated in the end a 4:1-win thanks goals from Brock McBride, Darren Haydar, Marco Pewal and Daniel Nageler in the last 20 minutes.

Vienna fixed win against Graz within five minutes
The Capitals started better into the game. The hosts were the more active team and made pressure on the 99ers. With three goals within five minutes from Michael Schiechl (13.), Andreas Nödl (15.) and Brett Carson (18.) the hosts decided the game already in the first period. In the second period it did not happen much: Graz did not come to many chances: After a Turn-over Manuel Ganahl was able to score the first goal for Graz, but just moments later Andreas Nödl made the 4:1. In the last period the Capitals brought theier win home and returned after six defeats on the winning-street.

Black Wings were successful in Salzburg
Salzburg started strong into the game, but Linz-goalie Mike Ouzas was on fire. Finally in minute 17 the Red Bulls took the lead: Andrew Kozek deflected the puck after a shot from Thomas Raffl into the own net. Linz answered just 17 seconds later: Mike Ouellette equalized from a Penaltyshot. After the re-start Salzburg was dominating and finally Brett Sterling finished a 2-on-1-attack for the 2:1. But Linz quickly equalized again with a nice backhand-shot from Chad Rau. Fabio Hofer even scored the lead for Linz, but his goal was not allowed, because he scored it with his hands. Salzburg also failed to score from their chances in the third period. This made the Upper Austrians even stronger and they were also more effective: First Brian Lebler deflected a shot from Sebastien Piche for the 3:2 and then Kozek even made the 4:2 after a trip behind his net from Salzburg goalie Bernd Brückler.

Sun, 14.12.2014: EC Red Bull Salzburg – EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz 2:4 (1:1,1:1,0:2)
Referees: PIRAGIC/TRILAR, 3.100 spectators
Goals RBS: Raffl (18.), Sterling (28.)
Goals EHL: Ouellette (18./ps), Rau (29.), Lebler (53.), Kozek (54.)

Sun, 14.12.2014: HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana – Fehervar AV19 2:4 (1:2,0:2,1:0)
Referees: KELLNER/SIEGEL, 2.200 spectators
Goals OLL: Sotlar (2./pp), Ropret (51.)
Goals AVS: Boivin (13./pp), Orban (14.), Sikorcin (24.), Lovecchio (29.);

Sun, 14.12.2014: EC-KAC– Dornbirner Eishockey Club 5:2 (2:0,2:0,1:2)
Referees: DREMELJ/STOLC, 4.081 spectators
Goals KAC: Setzinger (9.), M. Geier (10./52./pp), Lundmark (26.), Hundertpfund (28.)
Goals DEC: D’Aversa (48./pp), Grabher-Meier (52.);

Sun, 14.12.2014: UPC Vienna Capitals – Moser Medical Graz99ers 4:1 (3:0,1:1,0:0)
Referees: GEBEI/VEIT; 4.250 spectators
Goals VIC: Schiechl (11.), Nödl (13., 38.), Carson (18.)
Goal G99: Ganahl (35.)

Sun, 14.12.2014: EC VSV - HCB Südtirol 4:1 (0:0,0:1,4:0)
Referees: K. NIKOLIC/WARSCHAW; spectators: 3.316
Goals Villach: McBride (42.), Haydar (50.), Pewal (56.), Nageler (57.)
Goal Bozen: Pance (37.)

Quelle: red/Erste Bank Liga