First wins for Bolzano and Ljubljana, Linz new EBEL leader

Montag, 26.September 2016 - 5:42
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HCB Südtirol Alperia (at Znojmo) and HDD Olimpija Ljubljana (vs. Innsbruck) celebrated their first season-win on Sunday. EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz climbed on the top of the League after beating EC-KAC 4:3 in Shoot-out. Successful were also UPC Vienna Capitals and Moser Medical Graz99ers. BLACK WINGS CLIMB TOP OF THE LEAGUE The LIWEST Black Wings Linz book a 4:3 shoot-out success over the EC-KAC after already trailing by 0:2. This win brought the top of the league position for Linz. At the beginning of the game the KAC took control. When Linz seemed to get more and more in rhythm, KAC succeeded with a shorthanded goal. Manuel Ganahl exploited a mistake of Linz and scored for the 1:0 for KAC. The goal gave the Carinthians kind of a boost but no more goals in the first period. After the break the Back Wings seemed to fight back into the game – but then it happened again. A defensive mistake brought the second shorthanded goal for the red-jackets, this time it was Manuel Geier who scored. Erik Kirschläger and the Black Wings didn’t give up, the 20 years old scored a nice shot for the 1:2. A few minutes later Dan DaSilva managed to tie the game with a spectacular shot. In the 36th minute Bischofsberger captured again the lead for the KAC. In the last period the KAC showed up with a compact defense. But in the 47th minute the Black Wings found a way through the D and found with Dan DaSilva the open man who tied the game again. The chances in the remaining time and also of the overtime couldn’t be converted, so the winner had to be found at the penalty shoot-out. Black Wings Defender Sebastien Piche was the only player who scored and brought the win and the top league position for Linz. CAPS ARE FIRST WHO DEFEATS THE CHAMPS The UPC Vienna Capital are still undefeated and manage also to win against EC Red Bull Salzburg. Salzburg started with high pressure. After killing a couple of dangerous power play situation of the Red Bull, Kelsey Tessier was left alone in the slot and scored the first goal for Vienna. After that the Caps took full control over the game. After 15 minutes Colin Bowman increased the lead for Vienna by scoring a short distance shot. The Caps started the second period like they ended the first. Only after 2:39 minutes a combination of the two young stars Sascha Bauer and Felix Maxa brought the 3:0 lead. This was still not enough for black and yellows – in the 29th minute Tyler Cuma scored a perfect serve of Macgregor Sharp for the 4:0. This was the end of busy working day for Gracnars, who got replaced by Bernhard Starkbaum. The hosts shifted one gear back in the final period, which led two couple of chances for the Red Bulls. In the 54th minute Daniel Welser overcame for the first time J.P. Lamoureux by a deflected shot during a power play situation. Greg Poss put all eggs into one basket and took of the keeper six minutes before the end. Goals of John Hughes and Manuel Latusa rewarded the risk of the headcoach and made the game 52 seconds before the end close again. But an empty net goal of the captain himself Jonathan Ferland brought the decision and the 5:3 result. BOZEN GOT FIRST SEASON-WIN AT ZNOJMO The game started quickly and both team exchanged early chances in the opening period. Lakos, in the lineup for the first league game this season, fired from the blue line and Sulak hit the post from close range. Reid on the other side replied in the same fashion, hitting a post of the home net. Bozen had more chances in the opening period and was only denied by several good saves by Schwarz. The score was opened early in the second period thanks to Adam Hughesman converting Stehlik´s pass from the right into his first goal in Erste Bank Eishockey League. Despite the goal, the play remained very even and eventually the visitors equalized in the very last minute of the second period when Brodie Reid took advantage of a 2-on-1 breakaway and slotted into the net. And visitors overturned the score after the break when Nick Palmieri´s physical play earned him a rebound in front of the net that squeezed below Schwarz and into the net. But Znojmo managed to equalize eight minutes before the end thanks to a powerplay deflection by Peter Pucher, playing his 700th game for the Eagles. Despite many chances in overtime, it took a shootout and a decisive shot by Marc- Olivier Vallerand to decide a winner. LJUBLJANA CELEBRATED FIRST SEASON-WIN OVER INNSBRUCK In the opening period HDD Olimpija Ljubljana had an upper hand. Andy Chiodo had a lot of work and coped with it perfectly. Still there wasn't much he could do in the 13th minute. Adis Alagic found Jonathan Harty unguarded with a nice pass. Olimpija's defender took full advantage scoring in style. Innsbruck came close to equalising with 4 minutes to go, but Jeff Frazee denied Ondrey Sedivy. On the next break he couldn't deny the sharks once more. It was Tyler Spurgeon who made it 1:1. After the break Innsbruck had a stronger first few minutes. Still the Slovenes quickly got on even terms. Both terams created some smaller chances that didn't trouble the keepers. Half way into the game the dragons again took over. But their ex goalie Andy Chiodo knew very well where to place himself in order to keep the puck out of his net. In 34th minute Jonathan Harty lost the puck in the defensive zone to John Lammers. Innsbruck's winger quickly made Olimpija pay. He skated at Jeff Frazee and beat him with ease. Looking for an equalizer Olimpija pushed forward. The reward came swiftly. Adis Alagic set up Gilbert Gaber who got his first Erste Bank Eishockey Liga-goal with an onetimer. Raphael Bussieres and Florian Pedevilla got into a fight. A monite later Lubomir Stach got a first penalty of the game. The Slovenes pressed hard, but couldn't score. In 48th minute the dragons scored once more. After a three on one break didn't result in anything, Chris Langkow got to the puck and put it past Andy Chiodo. When Jonathan Harty and Mario Lamoureux both got a penalty Rob Palin took his time out with 2:48 left on the clock. With 1:45 remaining Andy Chiodo left the ice. Then Kristjan Cepon made a roughing foul. The Sharks didn't gave up. In the final second they were rewarded as Hunter Bishop made scored the goal that brought on overtime. There Bussieres finished a 3 on 1 break perfectly giving Olimpija it's first win of the season. 99ERS WON AT VILLACH EC VSV had the better start and scored the lead already after 107 seconds: Jan Urbas was successful with a rebound. The Graz99ers stayed unimpressed and answered just 52 seconds later with a goal from Ken Ograjensek. Then the game became more intense and chances became rare. In minute 46 Evan Brophey scored the lead for the guests. Then it was a hard fought game again. The best chance for Villach came in minute 40: Corey Locke had already beaten goalie Dahm, but failed to score into the open net. Quickly after the re-start Brendon Nash made the 3:1 for Graz into the empty net after Jan Urbas disabled his own goalie. While Villach could not come through the good 99ers-defense, on the other side Robin Weihager deflected the puck after a big shot from Beach for the final 4:1. Sun, 25.09.2016: EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz – EC-KAC 4:3 n.P. (0:1, 2:2, 1:0, 0:0) Referees: SIEGEL, SMETANA, Kaspar, Seewald Goals EHL: Kirchschläger (30.), DaSilva (33., 47.), Piche (67. entsch. Penalty) Goals KAC: Ganahl (10./sh.), Geier (29./sh.), Bischofberger (36.) Sun, 25.09.2016: UPC Vienna Capitals - EC Red Bull Salzburg 5:3 (2:0, 2:0, 1:3) Referees: PIRAGIC, STOLC, Nothegger, Zgonc, Goals VIC: Tessier (7.), Bowman (15.), Maxa (23.), Cuma (29.), Ferland (60.) Goals RBS: Welser (54.), Hughes (58.), Latusa (60.) Sun, 25.09.2016: HDD Olimpija Ljubljana – HC TWK Innsbruck „Die Haie“ 4:3 n.V. (1:1,0:1,2:1,1:0) Referees: KIMMERLY, STERNAT; spectators: 512 Goals OLL: Harty (13.), Gabor (42.), Langkow (48.), Bussieres (62.) Goals HCI: Spurgeon (17.), Lammers (34.), Bishop (60./pp) Sun, 25.09.2016: HC Orli Znojmo – HCB Südtirol Alperia 2:3 n.P. (0:0,1:1,1:1,0:0,0:1) Referees: GRUBER, KINCSES; spectators: 2245 Goals ZNO: Hughesman (24.), Pucher (52.) Goals HCB: Reid (40.), Palmieri (45.), Vallerand (67./entscheidender Penalty) Sun, 25.09.2016: EC VSV – Moser Medical Graz99ers 1:4 (1:1,0:1,0:2) Referees: KELLNER/TRILAR, spectators: 2.886; Goal VSV: Urbas (2.) Goals G99: Orgrajensek (3.), Brophey (26.), Nash (41./sh), Weihager (54.)

Quelle: red/Erste Bank Eishockey Liga