Innsbruck and Ljubljana are out of the race

Montag, 23.Februar 2015 - 7:30
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HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana and HC TWK Innsbruck „Die Haie“ are out of the Play-off-race. The Slovenes lost in the sixth round of the Qualification Round at home against Dornbirner EC 1:2 and the Tyroleans in Graz 0:3. HCB Südtirol celebrated a 5:3-home-win over EC-KAC. In the Pick-Round HC Orli Znojmo vs. EC VSV, Fehervar AV19 vs. UPC Vienna Capitals and EC Red Bull Salzburg vs. EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz won also the second game within 48 hours against the same opponent! Second Fehervar-win versus Capitals within 48 hours The UPC Vienna Capitals hit the road to Fehervar without Coach Tom Pokel, who’s contract was cancelled today. In the 9th minute the Caps took the lead in a one man advantage by Sylvetser, but three minutes to the first break Bartalis tied the game for the Hungarians. Although Schiechl made it 2:1 for the guests with a shorthanded goals in the 25th minute, Fehervar bounced back just 35 seconds later by Ejdepalm and took the lead for the first time in the game by a goal of Banham (31.). When Sikorcon made it 4:2 for the home team in the 39th minute the game was already decided. In the last period the Hungarians played solid in their own end and didn’t let Vienna come back in the game. Red Bulls won again versus Black Wings The game between EC Red Bull Salzburg and EHC Liwest Black Wings Linz started with high speed from both sides with more advantages for the home team. In the ninth minute defender Heinrich scored the 1:0 for the home team and just five minutes later Duncan extended the lead to 2:0. In the second period the guests became better and created a couple of chances although they didn’t manage to score. After Welser made it 3:0 for the Red Bulls, Black Wing Lebler scored the first goal for Linz (49.). Duncan gave Salzburg back a lead by three goals (51.), what was also the decision of the game. Linz’s further two goals by Lebler (51.) and Kozek (56.) came too late, Welser made it 5:3 with his goal in the empty net. Znojmo won also in Villach HC Orli Znojmo was more active in the beginning of the game, but there was no real scoring chances. Villachs first good chance came in minute 7, but Darren Haydar was stopped twice by Patrik Nechvatal. Both goalies played strong and were not to beat in the first two periods. After 48 minutes it was Patrick Platzer, who put the puck in after a great pass from John Lammers, but Ondrej Sedivy could equalize in a Powerplay. The overtime stayed scoreless. In the Shoot-out Sedivy fixed the win for the Czechs. Ljubljana out of the Play-off-race after lost against Dornbirn The home side had the better start to the game. Nathan Lawson was under pressure, but came up with two big saves as he denied Hunter Bishop in 4th and Tadej Snoj in 5th minute. Miika Wiikman was called to action next. After a fast play he denied Patrick Divjak. The dragons didn't take advantage of their first power play. But when the 2nd time came around they went in front. Andy Sertich managed to clear the puck off the line after Ziga Pesut's shot get between the legs of Lawson. Seconds later there was no such luck for the bulldogs as Ziga Pesut made it 1:0 just outside the slot. Dornbirn quickly got even. After a nice play Andrew Bombach made it 1:1 near the left post. Early in the 2nd period Dornbirn was the stronger side. In 26th minute the got their 2nd power play of the game but quickly it was over as they made a foul of their own. As the game continued none of the teams managed to break through. Dornbirn did come closer to the lead as Philipp Putnik hit the post with just over a minute remaining in the period. Final period started perfect fort he Bulldogs: In the 42nd minute the visitors went ahead. Niki Petrik put the puck from behind the goal and somehow it found its way in the back of the net. In the following minutes Dornbirn had the game under control. But as the clock approached the middle mark Olimpija started pressing forward. Thanks to same nice saves by Nathan Lawson the score didn't change. On the other side the bulldogs also failed to convert on a few chances of their own. With 2:25 left in the game Fabian Dahlem called his troops in for a time out and 40 seconds later Miika Wiikman left the ice. Despite the pressure it didn't help the dragons as Dornbirn held on to a lead and an important two points. Ljubljana is out of the Play-off-race after this defeat. Bozen took revenge on KAC KAC took the lead already in the third minute by Jacques, but also HCB Südtirol created some chances in the beginning but couldn’t take advantage of them. Five minutes to the end of the first period Gander finally tied the game again but Klagenfurt’s Geier made it 2:1 for the guests just eight minutes to the first break. Although defender Pöck made it 3:1 for KAC the Foxes managed to get back into the game. Again Gander cut Klagenfurt’s lead in half (39.) and in the 40th minute Pance tied the game again. Insam was responsible for Bozen’s first lead of the night (48.) The decision of the game came in the last minute when De Simone scored the 5:3 in the empty net of KAC.. 99ers celebrated shut-out-win against Innsbruck After a scoreless first period it was Daniel Woger, who opened the scoring in minute 23 with a rebound. Innsbruck tried to answer quickly, but missed to score. The best chance forgave Alexander Höller from a short distamce. So it was Manuel Ganahl, who made the 2:0 on the other side from the bully-point. A goal by Innsbruck was not allowed by the refs then. In the beginning of the last period the Sharks tried hard to score their first goal in a Powerplay, but without success. On the other side Philipp Pinter made the 3:0. Then the 99ers dominated the game and could have won even higher. All three goals were scored by Austrian players. Innsbruck is out of the Play-off-race after their defeat. Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, 6. Qualification Round: Sun, 22.02.2015: HCB Südtirol – EC-KAC 5:3 (1:1,2:2,2:0) Referees: VEIT/WARSCHAW, spectators: 2.759 Goals HCB: Gander (15./39,), Pance (40.), Insam (48.), De Simone (60.); Goals KAC: Jacques (3.), M. Geier (20.), Pöck (30.); Sun, 22.02.2015: Moser Medical Graz99ers – HC TWK Innsbruck „Die Haie“ 3:0 (0:0,2:0,1:0) Referees: DREMELJ, KELLNER; spectators: 1.940 Goals G99: Woger (24.), Ganahl (33.), Pinter (43.) Sun, 22.02.2015: HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana – Dornbirner Eishockey Club 1:2 (1:1,0:0,0:1) Referees: BABIC, KINCSES; spectators: 250 Goal OLL: Pesut (14./pp) Goals DEC: Bombach (16.), Petrik (42.) Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, 6. Pick-Round: Sun, 22.02.2015: EC VSV – HC Orli Znojmo 1:2 n.P. (0:0,0:0,1:1,0:0,0:1) Referees: BERNEKER/GAMPER, spectators: 3.244 Goal VSV: Platzer (48.); Goals ZNO: Sedivy (57., 65./entscheidender Penalty); Sun, 22.02.2015: EC Red Bull Salzburg – EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz 5:3 (2:0,0:0,3:3) Referees: NIKOLIC/ NIKOLIC, spectators: 3.100 Goals RBS: Heinrich (9.), Duncan (14./pp/51.), Welser (48./60./en); Goals EHL: Lebler (49./51.), Kozek (56./pp); Sun, 22.02.2015: Fehervar AV19 – UPC Vienna Capitals 4:2 (1:1,3:1,0:0) Referees: SIEGEL/SMETANA, spectators: 3.071; Goals AVS: Bartalis (17.), Ejdepalm (26./pp2), Banham (31.), Sikorcin (39./pp2); Goals VIC: Sylvester (9./pp), Schiechl (25./sh);

Quelle: red/Erste Bank Liga