Zero Point Weekend for the Adler
Following their two losses this past weekend the Defending German Champions from Mannheim have slid to twelfth place out of a possible fourteen places in the DEL rankings. On Friday 2 October the Adler were in Cologne where they fell to the Haie by a score of 5:2. They returned home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 4 October when then they hosted the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. The Ice Tigers defeated the Adler 3:2.
Jamie Tardif put the Adler on the board first on Friday in Cologne with a goal midway through the First Period, 0:1 (10 minute). Two minutes into the Second Period Johannes Salmonsson was able to tie the score with a shorthanded goal for Cologne, 1:1 (22 minute, short-handed).Just over halfway through the Second Per Aslund put the Haie in the lead, 2:1 (32 minute). Five minutes later Shawn Lalonde built on Cologne’s lead, 3:1 (37 minute). Jochen Hecht bought Mannheim within one goal in the Third when he scored a short-hander, 3:2 (56 minute, short-handed) but it did not take Cologne long to respond, less than two minutes later Patrick Hager restored the Haie’s two point lead, 4:2 (58 minute). With just over a minute left to play, Mannheim pulled Endras for a sixth attacker. 30 seconds later Alexander Weiss scored an empty netter for Cologne to bring the final score to 5:2 (60 minute, empty net).
The Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers were in Mannheim on Sunday afternoon to face off against the Adler. Daniel Heatley drew first blood for the Ice Tigers with a power-play goal halfway through the First, 0:1 (10 minute, man-advantage). The Adler answered quickly with a power-play goal from Christoph Ullmann less than two minutes later, 1:1 (12 minute, man-advantage). While on the power-play in the Second, Greg Metropolit put Mannheim in the lead, 2:1 (29 minute, man-advantage) but Mannheim was not able to hold onto the lead as Leonhard Pfoederl tied the score for the Ice Tigers, 2:2 (37 minute). Derek Joslin scored the game winner for the Ice Tigers midway through the Third Period, 2:3 (53 minute). Despite pulling Endras for a sixth attacker Mannheim was unable to retie the score. The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Derek Joslin (Ice Tigers), Second Star Christoph Ullmann (Mannheim), and Third Star Steven Reinprecht (Ice Tigers).
The Adler remain at home in the SAP Arena on Tuesday, 6 October when they will host a Champions Hockey League Game against the Espoo Blues. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30. The Adler will host the Ice Bear from Berlin on Friday, 23 October for a regular season DEL game.
The Adler had mixed results in their two games over the past weekend. Despite leading in both games by two or more goals they were only able to earn two points out of the possible six. They lost on Friday to Dusseldorf (DEG) at home 3:4 and Won in overtime in Iserlohn 5:4.
On Friday, 25 September the Adler hosted the DEG. Mannheim came out strong and thanks to a power-goal from Glen Metropolit, 1:0 (12 minute, man-advantage) and a goal from Brandon Yip, 2;0 (18 minute) had a two to nothing lead at the first break. The lead did not last long as Minard scored a power-play goal for the DEG, 2:1 (22 minute) and Collins tied the score just over midway through the Second, 2:2 (33 minute). Jochen Hecht put the Adler back into the lead early in the Third, 3:2 (42 minute) but Lewandowski tied the score anew for the DEG, 3:3 (45 minute) and Davis had the game winner for Dusseldorf, 3:4 (48 minute). The Three Stars of the Game were all from Dusseldorf. First Star was Christopher Minard, Second Star Eduard Lewandowski, and Third Star Ken Andre Olimb.
Two days later things did not end that much better for the Adler. After leading 4:0 on goals from Christoph Ullmann (x2), 0:1 and 0:2 (3 minute and 7 minute, man-advantage), Glen Metropolit, 0:3 (21 minute, man-advantage), and Danny Richmond, 0:4 (23 minute, man-advantage) the Adler allowed four unanswered goals from the Roosters, Caporusso, 1:4 (36 minute), Jaspers, 2:4 (41 minute), York, 3:4 (57 minute), and Petersen, 4:4 (57 minute, man-advantage) and the game moved into overtime. Danny Richmond scored the game winner for Mannheim midway through the Overtime Period, 4:5 (63 minute) salvaging two points for the Adler. The Three Stars of the Game were Christoph Ullmann (Mannheim), Luigi Caporusso (Iserlohn), and Sinan Akdag (Mannheim).
The Adler remain on the road Friday, 2 October. They will be in Cologne to face-off against the Haie. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 4 October when they will host the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers from Nürnberg. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.
Espoo Blues vs. Adler Mannheim 4:1 (1:1, 3:0, 0:0)
Mannheim with a 1:4 Loss to Espoo
The Adler fell to the Espoo Blues on Tuesday evening by a score of 4:1. 1,183 Fans viewed the game in the Barona Arena. The next match against the Blues will be on 6 October in Mannheim. Denis Reul, Marcel Goc, and Marcus Kink were all injured and unavailable to Adler Trainer Greg Ireland. Also Defenseman Nikolai Goc was listed as unavailable due to illness. Brandon Yip scored the Adler’s lone goal.
Mannheim started out strong in the First but Kantola put the Blues on the board first with a power-play goal, 1:0 (10 minute, man-advantage). A minute and a half later Brandon Yip tied the score with a power-play goal of his own, 1:1 (11 minute, man-advantage).
Despite Mannheim’s high number of shots on goal in the Second it was the Blues that did the scoring. Just 30 seconds into the Period Hirschovits but the Blues back in the lead, 2:1 (21 minute). He was followed by Makkonen half way through the Period, 3:1 (30 minute, man-advantage) and Poukkula in the last minute of the Second, 4:1 (40 minute). After a goalless Third Period the score remained 4:1.
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 25 September when they will host the Dusseldorf EG (DEG). The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:00.