Adler End of Season Party Scheduled for Wednesday
The 2012-2013 DEL season ended for the Adler on Saturday following their fourth loss to the Grizzly Adams in the quarterfinals. Mannheim congratulates Wolfsburg on their advancement to the semifinals.
The Adler finished the regular season in First place in the DEL rankings but were only able to win one home game during the playoffs, which was not enough to stop the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. Despite the disappointment the team would like to say good bye to all of their fans, friends, and partners and thank them all for their support.
On Wednesday 3 April 2013 the Adler are offering their fans one last chance to get together with the team, get an autograph, or just talk to the players. The end of season party will be held in the overtime area of the SAP Arena (second floor). Admittance will be through entrance D starting at 19:00 and of course is free.
The fan-shop will also be open and will have attractive deals on fan articles. Adler partner Eurest Sport&Food will be providing food and drink. Music is also being provided.
Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg vs. Adler Mannheim 4:3 (1:2, 2:0, 1:1)
Adler Lose Game 6 in Wolfsburg Eliminated From Playoffs
Despite a 2:1 lead after 20 minutes of play and the support of 700 fans that traveled with them, Mannheim was unable to win game six and force a game seven. The Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg won 4:3 (1:2, 2:0, 1:1) and eliminated the Adler from further playoff contention. Wolfsburg will meet the Cologne Haie on Wednesday in the semifinals.
The Adler started the game in Wolfsburg without Shawn Belle, Marc El-Sayed, and Mirko Hoefflin. Foster remained in the lineup for Belle and Dominik Bittner played for Marc El-Sayed. The game began much like game five with a high tempo and both teams trying to draw first blood. Wolfsburg was able to score first on a power-play goal from Greg Moore, 1:0 (10 minute, man-advantage). The Adler did not let the Wolfsburg goal knock them off their game as Christoph Ullmann tied the score, 1:1 (16 minute) and Yanick Lehoux scored on the power-play as the horn sounded to end the First Period, 2:1 (20 minute, man-advantage).
Wolfsburg started the Second Period a little reserved and gave the Adler too much room, which resulted in Dshunussow, in goal for Wolfsburg, having a lot of work but the third Manheim goal would not fall. On the other end Wolfsburg came back as Polaczek tied the game, 2:2 (32 minute, man-advantage). After the tying goal the momentum swung to Wolfsburg and they were able to take the lead four minutes later on a shot from Mayer, 3:2 (36 minute).
The break did the Adler good as they game out for the Third Period energized and attempted to swing the game back in their favor. Mannheim once again tied the score on a Frank Mauer goal, 3:3 (46 minute) but they were unable to hold the score for long. Four minutes later Brocklehurst scored the game winner, 4:3 (49 minute). Mannheim continued to throw everything forward but the score remained 4:3 for the Grizzly Adams at the final horn.
Adler Mannheim vs. Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg 3:2 OT (0:2, 0:0, 2:0, 1:0)
Adler Win 3:2 in Overtime Force Game 6
The 12,000 plus fans saw a very suspenseful game in the SAP Arena on Thursday evening. Mannheim was behind 0:2 after two periods of play. Ken Magowan and Frank Mauer both scored within in a couple minutes of each other in the Third Period to tie the game. Florian Kettemer scored the game winner in the 63 minute. Game six will be played in Wolfsburg on Easter Saturday.
The Adler went into game five with the will to change the tide of the series against the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. From the start of the First Period Mannheim created several good chances on goal but were unable to get the puck over the line. On the other end Wolfsburg was able to score on goals from Haskins who deflected a shot from Walters into the goal, 1:0 (6 minute) and Brocklehurst, 2:0 (16 minute).
The Adler continued to push forward in the Second Period but remained unable to score. Ken Magowan rang a shot off the post while good chances near the Wolfsburg goal remained elusive. Wolfsburg remained dangerous on the counter attack but Dennis Endras held. The Adler had an optimal start in the Third Period. After killing the remainder of a Wagner two minute minor for slashing, they were ready to start a strong offensive phase. Ken Magowan and Frank Mauer scored the 1:2 (44 minute) and the 2:2 (46 minute) within two minutes of each other. Finally, the Adler’s eight periods of scoring drought had ended. The rest of the Third Period was a game of chance and counter chance but neither team was able to break the tie during regulation. For the third time in the series a game went into overtime. Florian Kettemer scored the game winner with a shot from the Blue-Line, 3:2 (63 minute).
The win for the Adler forces the series into game six. The Adler trail 2:3 in the best of seven quarterfinal series. Game six will be played on Saturday, 30 March in Wolfsburg. If the Adler win game six, then game seven will be in the SAP Arena on Monday, 1 April at 14:30.