Luke Adam as a guest in the SAP Arena in 2011 with Buffalo

Adler Sign Luke Adam


The Adler Mannheim have signed Offensive player Luke Adam until the end of the current season.

Mannheim is the first team that Adam will play for in Europe. He was born in St. John’s Canada and has up to now only played in North America. He is 1.88 meters tall, weighing in at 94 kg. He was drafted in 2008 by Buffalo. Between Buffalo and Columbus he has played 90 NHL games scoring 15 goals and earning 11 assists. He has played 368 AHL games (Portland, Rochester, Springfield, and Hartford) earning 246 points (111 goals and 135 assists). He is able to play as either a Center or as a Forward.

He has been in Mannheim once before, when Buffalo were the guest of the Adler in 2011. He scored the 3:0 for Buffalo and had an assist on the 6:2.

Adam will wear the number 90 and his first game for the Adler will be on Friday night against the Roosters.

Adler Fall to Panther


ERC Ingolstadt vs. Adler Mannheim 2:1 (1:1, 0:0, 1:0)

The Adler suffered a 1:2 loss in Ingolstadt on Tuesday evening. Daniel Sparre scored the lone Adler goal, while Martin Buchwieser and Danny Irmen had a goal apiece for Ingolstadt.

Ingolstadt was able to capitalize on a slow start by the Adler. Denis Endras, in goal for Mannheim, blocked a shot from Thomas Oppenheimer but was helpless to stop Danny Irmen who picked up the rebound and scored for the Panther, 1:0 (4 minute). Ingolstadt remained dangerous as Mannheim attempted to fight their way back into the game. Daniel Sparre tied the game when he backed handed the puck past Ingolstadt Net-minder Timo Pielmeier, 1:1 (13 minute).

Following a scoreless Second Period, Mannheim found themselves short-handed twice in the Third. The Adler were able to kill both penalties but Martin Buchwieser found the back of the net late in the Period putting Ingolstadt back into the lead, 2:1 (57 minute). Despite Mannheim pulling Endras for a sixth attacker with a minute and a half left in regulation, the score remained 2:1 at the final horn. The “Top Performers” of the game were Danny Irmen (Ingolstadt) with one goal, Marcel Goc (Mannheim) with one assist, Daniel Sparre (Mannheim) with one point, and Martin Buchwieser (Ingolstadt) with eight shots on goal.

The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 21 October, when they will host the Iserlohn Roosters. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.

6:5 Come From Behind Over Time Win Against the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers


Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers vs. Adler Mannheim 5:6 (2:1, 3:3, 0:1, 0:1)

The Adler had a hard fought come from behind win on Sunday evening against the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers in Nürnberg. David Wolf (x2), Marcel Goc (x2), Brent Raedeke, and Sinan Akdag scored for Mannheim. Vladislav Filin, Patrick Reimer (x2), Yasin Ehliz, and Brandon Segal scored for Nürnberg.

Vladislav Filin scored for the Ice Tigers with just under a minute played 1:0 (1 minute). The Adler did not wait long to respond as David wolf tied the game three minutes later 1:1 (5 minute). The Adler created multiple good chances on goal but it was Nürnberg Captain Patrick Reimer that put his team back out in front 2:1 (14 minute). The Ice Tigers held their one point lead going into the first break.

The Second Period started pretty much the same as the First. This time it was Yasin Ehliz that scored with less than a minute played in the Period 3:1 (21 minute, man-advantage). Once again the Adler answered quickly this time it was Marcel Goc that scored 3:2 (23 minute). The Second than developed into a goal fest as both teams racked up the goals. Brandon Segal scored for the Ice Tigers 4:2 (26 minute). Marcel Goc scored his second of the night for the Adler 4:3 (31 minute) and Brent Raedeke tied the score 4:4 (33 minute). Patrick Reimer scored his second of the night 5:4 (35 minute) to give Nürnberg a one point lead going into the second break.

In the Third Period David Wolf scored his second of the evening to once again tie the game 5:5 (48 minute). Both teams had chances to score during the remainder of regulation play but Goalies Youri Ziffzer (Mannheim), and Jochen Reimer (Nürnberg) held their teams in the game. During the five minute Over Time Period there was once again a goal scored in less than a minute of play, this time it was Mannheim’s turn as Sinan Akdag scored the game winner 5:6 (61 minute) and secured the extra point for Mannheim. The “Top Performers” of the game were David Wolf (Mannheim) with two goals, Steven Reinprecht (Nürnberg) with two assists, and Patrick Reimer (Nürnberg) with three points and ten shots on goal.

The Adler remain on the road Tuesday, 18 October when they will be in Ingolstadt to face-off against the ERC Panthers. The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 21 October when they will host the Iserlohn Roosters.

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