Carinthian teams with big away wins

Montag, 12.Dezember 2016 - 6:25
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Both Carinthian clubs – EC VSV (at Linz) and EC-KAC (at Vienna) – got 4:3-Overtime-wins on Sunday at top-teams. Fehervar AV19 surprised with a 5:4-road-win at Innsbruck. Home-wins celebrated HCB Südtirol Alperia, Dornbirner EC and EC Red Bull Salzburg.

Fehervar turns game in Innsbruck
Innsbruck came out hard and had a 2:0 after only vier minutes with Clark and Spurgeon finding the back of the net. Just one minute later they failed to add another goal on a 5 on 3 power play. Quite the contrary happened when Vas pulled one back after twelve minutes. Now it was an open exchange of blows but the hosts still had the better opportunies but Lamoureux and Clark were not able to lit the lamp. Six minutes into the middle frame the visitors di das Beauregard deflected successfully. Innsbruck’s Austin Smith got a hard check and had to leave the ice but his teammates answered promptly. John Lammers restored their lead off a DeSantis pass and Andrew Clark even doubled the lead again. The sharks had the better of the play but Fehervar bounced back with Orban who went top shelf in a breakaway for a 4:3 score after 40 minutes. Just one minute after restart Orban tied it at four and tension was rising with every single minute. While Nick Ross was out of luck when hitting the post, the Hungarians scored the game winner in a final push: Drew Schiestel netted his first for his new team on power play and Fehervar celebrated the third successive win.

KAC takes two points from Vienna
The Carinthians dominated the game in the opening minutes but Patrick Harand missed the best chance on a breakaway. The Caps were more efficient with Ali Wukovits scoring after six minutes off a great pass by Kelsey Tessier. The fans saw a physical game with lots of duels and also one more goal in the first when Andreas Nödl tipped a rebound in. The story of the first period changed in the middle frame with the Viennese being the better team but it was Klagenfurt to score – Matthew Neal found the back of the net with a deflection after 25 minutes. After the halfway point of the game the record-holding champions even tied the game thanks to Mark Popovic who scored from close range. In further consequence both sides had opportunities to take the lead but the score remained at 2:2 after 40 minutes. An early KAC was disallow after video review in the third and then the Caps failed to score during a four minutes PP. With twelve minutes to go Harand turned the game around on a breakaway but Macgregor Sharp tied it from the point after a won bully. The match went into overtime where Lundmark scored the game winner after only 76 seconds.

VSV gets OT win in Linz
The game in Linz was fast-paced right from the beginning and halfway through the first Dan DaSilva opened the scoring with a deflection. Villach was not able to get the puck goalwards to create dangerous situations and were 0:1 down after 20 minutes. The Carinthians became better offensively in the middle frame, though. After 24 minutes Jan Urbas only hit metalwork with a bomb. The hosts also generated but VSV netminder Lukas Herzog performed well today. With five minutes to go in the second Dustin Johner tied it at one and both teams were ready for a thrilling third period. After Benjamin Petrik only hit the post for the visitors, Philipp Lukas restored the Linz lead with a shorthanded marker. But the blue jackets had an answer and turned the game around with a brace: First, Johner fired home a one timer and then Urbas was at the right place in the slot. Another three minutes later Broda forced OT on a rebound. There, Robert Lukas missed a big chance for the Black Wings and Villach’s Corey Locke decided it on the break.

Arniel and McBride were the Matchwinners for Dornbirn
Dornbirner EC was the better team from the start: Already in minute 8 Brock McBride scored the lead, while falling. The Bulldogs then continued to produce chance by chance and finally extended their lead thanks two Power Play goals in period 2: Jamie Arniel was successful with a big shot from the distance (24.) and a few minutes later (30./pp1) Brock McBride even made the 3:0. But HC Orli Znojmo answered quickly in a Power Play: Andre Lakos scored for the Czechs – 1:3. The guests now did more for the offense and tried everything to reduce the score again, but DEC goalie Florian Hardy was not to beat anymore. In minute 59 Jamie Arniel even made the 4:1 for the west-club into the empty net.

Salzburg with ninth-home-win in a row over Graz
First EC Red Bull Salzburg’s Bill Thomas threatened with a shot on the post (10.) Then the Red Bulls offense started to roll, but Graz99ers-goalie Thomas Höneckl stopped Thomas Raffl, Alexander Rauchenwald in a shorthanded situation and Thomas from scoring after solo-attempts. But after Robin Weihager lost the puck behind the net Daniel Welser made the lead for the Champion in minute 13. Just moments later the Red Bulls also got a 5-on-3-Power Play, but failed to extend their lead. In period 2 it took John Hughes just 41 seconds to make the 2:0. Daniel Welser then missed a good chance for the 3:0. The Styrians then got better and better. Luka Gracnar in Salzburgs net was tested from Setzinger (twice), Zusevics and Beach, but was not to beat. Early in the third period a goal by Salzburg was not allowed from the referees, when 99ers-defenseman Brendon Nash pushed the puck into his own net with his skates. Then Thomas Raffl was stopped again from scoring from 99ers-goalie Thomas Höneckl. On the other side Kyle Beach scored the first goal for Graz with a big shot under the cross bar. The Styrians now pressured for the equalizer, but Gracnar was not to beat from Setzinger, Nash, Woger and Co.! Finally in minute 60 Thomas decided the game with the 3:1 into the empty net. For Salzburg it was already the ninth home-win in a row over the Moser Medical Graz99ers.

Bozen celebrated clear win over Ljubljana
After 20 scoreless minutes the game started right after the re-start: Now it took the Foxes just a few minutes to score the lead: Brodie Reid finished a good pass from Kearney and scored volley – 1:0. The guests from Ljubljana then twice tested HCB-goalie Smith, but he was not to beat. At halftime Reid outplayed Ljubljanas defense, but Frazee stopped his attempt. But then the Italians extended their lead with three goals within just four minute from Vallerand, who scored volley, Oleksuk and a big shot from Reid! Period 3 belong to the Foxes, who added two more goals form Kearney (solo) and Nick Palmieri, who finished a combination over Vallerand, Metropolit and Glira for the 6:0. In minute 58 Bussieres was able to score also one goal for Ljubljana.

Sun, 11.12.2016: HC TWK Innsbruck – Fehervar AV19 4:5 (2:1, 2:2, 0:2)
Referees: PIRAGIC/SIEGEL; spectators: 2.000
Goals Innsbruck: Clark (4./pp, 35.), Spurgeon (4.), Lammers (34./pp)
Goals Fehervar: Vas (12.pp), Beauregard (26.), Orban (38., 41.), Schiestel (59./pp)

Sun, 11.12.2016: UPC Vienna Capitals – EC KAC 3:4 FOT (2:0, 0:2, 1:1, 0:1)
Referees: LEMELIN, NIKOLIC; spectators: 5.800
Goals VIC: Wukovits (6.), Nödl (16.), Sharp (53.)
Goals KAC: Neal (25.), Popovic (31.), Harand (48.), Lundmark (62.)

Sun, 11.12.2016: EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz – EC VSV 3:4 FOT (1:0, 0:1, 2:2, 0:1)
Referees: BERNEKER, STERNAT; spectators: 4865
Goals Linz: DaSilva (10.), Lukas (44./sh), Broda (51.)
Goals Villach: Johner (35., 46.), Urbas (48.), Locke (64.)

Sun, 11.12.2016: HCB Südtirol Alperia –HDD Olimpija Ljublijana 6:1 (0:0,4:0,2:1)
Referees: KELLNER, SMETANA; spectators: 2462
Goals HCB: Brodie Reid (25./pp, 40.), Marc-Olivier Vallerand (36.), Travis Oleksuk (36.), Dennis Kearney (48.), Nick Palmieri (53.)
Goals OLL: Raphael Bussieres (58.)

Sun, 11.12.2016: EC Red Bull Salzburg – Moser Medical Graz 99ers 3:1 (1:0,1:0,1:1)
Referees: GRUBER/TRILAR, spectators: 2.700;
Goals RBS: Welser (13.), Hughes (21./pp), Thomas (60./en)
Goals G99: Beach (45.)

Sun, 11.12.2016: Dornbirner Eishockey Club – HC Orli Znojmo 4:1 (1:0,2:1,1:0)
Referees: M. NIKOLIC, STOLC, spectators: 2.120
Goals DEC: McBride (8., 30./pp), Arniel (24./pp1, 59./EN)
Goal ZNO: A. Lakos (31./pp1)

Quelle: red/Erste Bank Eishockey Liga