Big road wins for Znojmo and KAC

Mittwoch, 14.Dezember 2016 - 5:43
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On Tuesday HC Orli Znojmo earned a big 4:1 road win, beating HC TWK Innsbruck for the third time this season. HC Bolzano held the upper hand in overtime against Fehervar AV19, while EC-KAC, UPC Vienna Capitals and EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz won inner-Austrian battles. Znojmo inches closer to top six again While Innsbruck goalgetter Austin Smith missed the first chance for the home side, Znojmo’s Wronka opened the scoring halfway through first. The home team pressed hard for the equalizer but Patrik Nechvatal performed well. In the 18th minute Hunter Bishop tied the game for a 1:1 score after 20 minutes. In the middle frame the visitors missed a penalty when Chiodo made a save on Seda but after the midway point of the game Lattner fired the puck home to restore the lead. In the third the sharks tried everything but were out of luck in some situation. Spurgeon and Smith missed the best opportunities. With five minutes to go Adam Hughesman doubled the lead and David Bartos made the game with an empty netter. Foxes beat Fehervar in OT Bolzano was the better team in the first ten minuten and Kearney scored the deserved lead. Then the Hungarians shifted up a gear and Istvan Sofron scored the equalizer on power play and soon later Marton Vas even turned the game around. The home team missed several chances early in the second but it took just a few minutes more until Markus Gander found the back of the net after a nice play. While Bolzano pressed for another one, Fehervar retook the lead thanks to Justin Maylan’s solo attempt. It was Bolzano’s top scorer Brodie Reid who made it 3:3 on power play, five minutes before the second intermission. Both teams started the third defensively-minded with the foxes having the better of the play. As a result Bernard poked the puck over the line after 47 minutes. But a defensive mistake gave Fehervar the chance to come back again and Beauregard used it to send the game into overtime. Sofron just hit the post in the extra session and at the other end Marco Insam beat Fehervar’s Hetenyi for the decision. Caps back onto winning track It was a game at eye level in Vienna with the highlights of the first taking place after 15 minutes. During a shorthanded situation, Taylor Vause stole the puck and went alone on Villach’s Roy but only hit the post. In return the visitors took the lead when Captain Eric Hunter tipped in from the slot. Early in the second it was another VSV powerplay that brought the second goal of the game. After another defensive mistake of the Carinthians, Kelsey Tessier lit the lamp for the equalizer. Now the Viennese took over command and Macgregor Sharp turned the game around after 33 minutes. Despite netminder Roy playing a solid game and giving his team the chance for points, the blue shirts were not able to tie the game with the Capitals returning to winning ways. Fifth successive win for KAC The game in Graz was a mere six minutes old when KAC already had a 2:0 lead and 99ers coach Ivo Jan took a time out. Kevin Kapstadt made the breakthrough and Mitja Robar doubled the lead. It was all Klagenfurt in the first, only Sebastian Dahm prevented his team from a higher deficit. The middle frame was more balanced but the guests were more dangerous again. While Bischofberger missed a good one for the record-holding champions, Zintis Zusevics failed to score for the hosts. After a goalless second, KAC made the preliminary decision early in the final period when Marco Brucker added a third. With seven minutes to go Kyle Beach got his colours on the scoreboard and soon later they pulled their goalie for another skater. Manuel Ganahl put it into the empty net for a 4:1 away win. Linz beats Red Bulls for the first time this season The Black Wings had to better start into the top game but gave away the momentum with two penalties. The Red Bulls used one of them as Brett Olson scored on power play off a Raymond pass. But Linz was successful with a man advantage, too: Joel Broda went five-hole on Luka Gracnar after 13 minutes. Salzburg returned from the locker and outskated the hosts in the first minutes. As a result Ryan Duncan restored their lead and Gracnar secured it with a saved penalty against Kevin Moderer. In the 34 minute Rick Schofield tied it again with Gracnar having no view on the puck. Both teams entered the third period offensively and it was a very fast paced game now. Broda’s second turned the game and DaSilva even put Linz 4:2 ahead. Salzburg failed to score with a man advantage for four minutes and also their final push did not work out. In the end Broda scored an empty netter for a hat trick and 5:2 home win. Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, Round 30: Tue, 13.12.2016: HC TWK Innsbruck – HC Orli Znojmo 1:4 (1:1, 0:1, 0:2) Referees: SMETANA/STOLC; spectators: 1.800 Goal Innsbruck: Bishop (17.) Goals Znojmo: Wronka (10.), Lattner (33.), Hughesman (55.), Bartos (58./en) Tue, 13.12.2016: HCB Südtirol Alperia – Fehervar AV19 5:4 n.V. (1:2, 2:1, 1:1, 1:0) Referees: GAMPER/PIRAGIC; spectators: 2.034 Goals Bozen: Kearney (9./pp), Gander (25.), Reid (38./pp), Bernard (47.), Insam (65.) Goals Fehervar: Sofron (16./pp), Vas (18./sh), Maylan (30./pp), Beauregard (56.) Tue, 13.12.2016: UPC Vienna Capitals – EC VSV 2:1 (0:1, 2:0, 0:0) Referees: BABIC, TRILAR; spectators: 3.900 Goals VIC: Tessier (23./sh), Sharp (33.) Goal VSV: Hunter (15./pp) Tue, 13.12.2016: Moser Medical Graz99ers - EC-KAC 1:4 (0:2, 0:0, 1:2) Referees: M. NIKOLIC/STERNAT; spectators: 2891 Goal G99: 1:3 Beach (53.) Goals KAC: 0:1 Kapstad (4.) 0:2 Robar (7.) 0:3 Brucker (44.) 1:4 Ganahl (58./EN) Tue, 13.12.2016: EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz – EC Red Bull Salzburg 5:2 (1:1, 1:1, 3:0) Referees: LEMELIN/K. NIKOLIC, spectators: 4.865 Goals Linz: Broda (13./ppt, 45., 60.), Schofield (34.), DaSilva (49.) Goals Salzburg: Olson (9./pp), Duncan (23.)

Quelle: red/Erste Bank Eishockey Liga