Salzburg wins regular season, Znojmo reaches Play Offs

Samstag, 24.Januar 2015 - 8:34
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Leader EC Red Bull Salzburg fixed the first place after thee regular season with a win in Bozen. HC Orli Znojmo qualified with a road-win in Ljubljana already for the Play-offs. Successful were also Fehervar AV19, Moser Medical Graz99ers and Innsbruck. Znojmo qualified for Play-offs after road-win in Ljubljana After the leave of Andy Chiodo Tomaz Trelc got his first EBEL start. Also Olimpija's best EBYSL scorer Sebastjan Hadzic made his senior team debut. Znojmo was the stronger team in the first period. Trelc had to make some saves before Marvin Degon got called for delaying the game. A man advantage was what the eagled needed as Martin Podesva got one past Tomaz Trelc. Znojmo continued having more shots on goal but it was Olimpija who got even. In 16th minute Marvin Degon Made it 1:1. Znojmo started 2nd period on power play. 2 seconds before it expired Ondrej Sedivy deflected the puck in the net for a new lead. Then Olimpija was the stronger team but it was Znojmo who increased the lead. It was Ondrej Sedivy who netted his 2nd of the game after Martin Podesva stole the puck from Hunter Bishop at the blue line. In 35th minute Radek Cip made in 1:4. On a shorthanded play he surprised Tomaz Trelc with a big shot from the right. Still the dragons didn't give up. Two minutes later Sebastjan Hadzic deflected Marvin Degon's shot for his 1st EBEL game in his debut for the dragons. Znojmo started final period with 15 seconds left on Igor Cvetek penalty. Olimpija easily killed it. Dragons got a power play of their own 5 minutes into the period. But in it Igor Cvetek lost the puck to Jan Seda. Before the Czech could've gone alone at Tomaz Trelc Cvetek fouled him and the result was a penalty shot. Seda executed it perfectly as he resurrected a three goals lead for the eagles. In the final 10 minutes the game slowed down. Satisfied with a comfortable lead Znojmo waited until the clock run out. With the two points Znojmo became 5th team to qualify for the EBEL playoffs. Kovacs decides OT in Fehervar’s favour Fehervar AV19 got off to a great start with Frank Banham opening the scoring with a one timer after five minutes. The Hugnarians, who are battling for a top six spot, remained powerful, creating some chances but it took till minute 17 when Michael Boivin added a second goal. Soon after, the visitors came upon their best opportunity but Miklos Rajna made a save on Jason DeSantis to keep a clean sheet after 20 minutes. After the restart Sikorcin had a great solo attempt but the Hugnarian was stopped by Pekka Tuokkola who also held the upper hand against Istvan Bartalis. EC-KAC became stronger and shortly before the halfway point of the game, Luke Pither pulled one back when the visitors attacked 2 on 1. With both teams having a player in the sin bin, the hosts pressurized but neither Banham’s shot nor an attempt of Kovacs found the back of the net. In the 34th minute when both teams became complete, Bartalis fired a shot from the wing, then Boivin took the shot with the rebound. The puck got past the goalie but the Klagenfurt players were able to clear the puck from the goal line. In the last rush of the second, Pither missed a rebound and the score remained 2:1 for the home side. The visitors were the better team in the third but had to wait long for the equalizer. After Marino was penalized two plus two minutes in the 19th minute, the Carinthians took advantage of the powerplay quickly: A shot was fired by Setzinger from a distance, then the puck bounced between the legs before Hundertpfund scored with the rebound. The home team killed the second penalty effectively as the third period ended and the overtime started. And once Fehérvár became complete, the home team decided the game to their favor fairly quickly. Szirányi started Kovács with a perfect pass and Kovács tricked Tuokkola and his backhand shot found its way into the net giving the home team two very badly needed points. Bulls win regular season in Bozen After Bryan Rodney missed a clear-cut chance early in the game, EC Red Bull Salzburg did better with scoring on their first. Just one minute after Daniel Welser made the breakthrough, Alexander Cijan added a second after a quick combination. Bozen was not deterred but also Gander and DeSimone were not able to beat Luka Gracnar. However, halfway through the first Ziga Pance found the back of the net to make it a one-goal game. Soon after, the hosts took some penalties an das a result John Hughes restored the two-goal lead on power play. The Foxes started the second with a man advantage but were not able to get a shot goalwards. Only when the Bulls made a present, losing the puck in their defensive end, the home side took advantage with DeSimone pulling one back. The leader answered quickly when Komarek deked Hübl to put his side 4:2 up. The foxes, who really needed the points, wasted a 5 on 3 power play and were not able to come back once again. With no goals in the third, EC Red Bull Salzburg earned a win in the rematch of last season’s final and got the win of the regular season early. 99ers beat Dornbirn After a slow start Manuel Ganahl took advantage from a diagonal-pass from Jake Marto and scored the 1:0 for Graz. This was a wake-up call for both teams. Many chances were created on both sides in the rest of the first period, but both teams could not score. Nearest to score for Dornbirn came Jamie Arniel, but he only hit the post (20.). In the end of the second period Kevn Moderer extended the lead fort he 99ers, poking-in the puck from close range. In the last period Dornbirn took shots from everywhere, but could score just once from a deflected shot from Luciano Aquino. Innsbruck surprised in Vienna The guests played very effective and took the lead in minute 11. Vienna answered just three minutes later, but Roland Kaspitz from short distance and Patrick Mössmer scored the lead again for Innsbruck. After the re-start Innsbruck could not take advantage from a 5-on-3-Powerplay. Then Vienna tried to come back, but could not beat HCI-goalie Adam Munro. In the last period the Capitals first only hit the post. On the other side Alexander Höller scored the 4:1 and decided the game, Jeff Ulmer even made the 5:1. Fri, 23.01.2015: Fehervar AV19 – EC-KAC 3:2 n.V. (2:0,0:1,0:1,1:0) Referees: DREMELJ/ERD, spectators: 3.174 Goals Fehervar: Banham (6.), Boivin (17./pp) Goals KAC: Pither (29.), Hundertpfund (59./pp) Fri, 23.01.2015: UPC Vienna Capitals – HC TWK Innsbruck „Die Haie“ 1:5 (1:3, 0:0, 0:2) Referees: HICKS/KINCSES; spectators: 4850 Goal VIC: Nödl (14.) Goals HCI: Ulmer (11., 59.), Kaspitz (15.), Mössmer (20.), Höller (45.) Fri, 23.01.2015: Moser Medical Graz99ers – Dornbirner Eishockey Club 2:1 (1:0,1:0,0:1) Referees: GEBEI/K. NIKOLIC; Zuseher: 2420 Goals G99: Ganahl (7.), Moderer (39.) Goal DEC: Aquino (53.) Fri, 23.01.2015: HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana – HC Orli Znojmo 2:5 (1:1,1:3,0:1) Schiedsrichter: KELLNER/SMETANA; spectators: 450 Goals OLL: Degon (16.), Hadzic (37.) Goals ZNO: Podesva (7./pp), Sedivy (22./pp, 32.), Cip (35./sh), Seda (47./PS) Fri, 23.01.2015: HCB Südtirol – Red Bull Salzburg 2:4 (1:3,1:1,0:0) Referees: GRABER/TRILAR, spectators: 3.202 Goals Bozen: Pance (12.), DeSimone (22./pp) Goals Salzburg: Welser (4.), Cijan (5.), Hughes (18./pp), Komarek (25.)

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