Jochen Hecht Out for Four to Six Weeks
The Adler be without Jochen Hecht for the next four to six weeks. The 37 Year old tore a muscle in his thigh on Sunday in Iserlohn.
We all wish Jochen Hecht a speedy recovery.
Adler with Five Point Weekend
The Adler Mannheim won both of their games this weekend. First on Friday a 4:1 Home-Game win against their arch rivals the Schwenninger Wild Wings and then on Sunday a 4:3 Overtime win in Iserlohn against the Roosters.
On Friday, 21 November the Adler hosted their DEL arch rivals the Schwenninger Wild Wings. The 12,459 fans in the SAP Arena enjoyed a hard fought and high emotion game. In the first minute of play Mannheim’s Martin Buchwieser and Schwenningen’s Sean O’Conner both went to the box on roughing penalties. As expect in a game against such bitter rivals there was a total of 44 penalty minutes between the two teams. After a hard fought but scoreless First Period the Adler gained the upper hand in the Second scoring three unanswered goals. Andrew Joudrey drew first blood, 1:0 (28 minute) followed by two goals from Martin Buchwieser, 2:0 (35 minute) and 3:0 (38 minute). Simon Danner saved Schwenningen from getting shut out with a goal late in the Third, 3:1 (59 minute). Down by two with less than two minutes to play the Wild Wings pulled their goalie for a sixth attacker. Kai Hospelt took advantage of the empty Schwenningen goal with two seconds remaining in regulation, 4:1 (60 minute). The Three Stars of the game were First Star Martin Buchwieser (Mannheim), Second Star Marcus Kink (Mannheim), and Third Star Philipp Schlager (Schwenningen).
On Sunday the Adler were the guests of the Iserlohn Roosters. Iserlohn had the better start in the game scoring twice in the first with the Adler having only one goal. Alex Foster put the Roosters on the board first, 1:0 (5 minute). His goal was followed by Marko Friedrich who increased the Roosters lead, 2:0 (15 minute). Martin Buchwieser scored for Mannheim in the last minute of the First to bring the score to 2:1 (20 minute) at the first break. The Adler did not have any better luck in the Second as Iserlohn’s Mike York scored the lone goal of the Period, 3:1 (30 minute). Down 3:1 at the start of the Third the Adler fought back and tied the score in regulation, thanks to two goals from Jon Rheault, 3:2 (44 minute) and 3:3 (55 minute). The game remained tied at the end of regulation with Sinan Akdag scoring the game winner for the Adler during the Over Time Period, 3:4 (63 minute). The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim. First Star was Jonathan Rheault, Second Star Sinan Akdag, and the Third Star was Glen Metropolit.
The Adler remain in First Place in the DEL with 47 points, one point ahead of the EHC Red Bull from Munich. Mannheim has only played 20 games and Munich has played 22. The Adler will return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 28 November to host the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
The Adler Collect Gifts for Orphanages
The Wives of the Adler Players will begin to collect gifts this Friday, 21.11.2014. The gifts will be handed out during the holidays to orphanages in the region. The Player’s wives will be at a stand located close to the Info Counter between blocks 213-214. They will be collecting original packet gifts from the times the doors open until just prior to game time.
They will also be collecting gifts at the game against Wolfsburg on 28 November as well as the game against Hamburg on 5 December.
Also on 5 December Adler Helfen Menschen (Adler Helping People) will be collecting sweets for people in need. They will be collecting the sweets in front of Entrance C of the SAP Arena.
Adler Helfen Menschen would like to Thank the fans for their support.