Augsburg Panther vs. Adler Mannheim 3:2 O.T. (0:2, 2:0, 0:0, 1:0)
3:2 Overtime Loss in Augsburg
The Adler lost 3:2 in overtime against the Augsburg Panther on Sunday evening in Augsburg. Brent Raedeke and David Wolf scored the two goals for the Adler. Augsburg Goal scorers were Michael Davies, Evan Trupp, and Drew LeBlanc.
With just over six minutes played in the First Period Augsburg’s Trevor Parkes had a five-minute-major for high sticking and was sent to the showers. Mannheim was able to score twice on the resulting five minute power-play. Brent Raedeke scored in the eighth minute, 0:1 (8 minute, man-advantage) and two minutes later David Wolf scored, 0:2 (10 minute, man-advantage). The Adler took their 2:0 nothing lead into the first break.
Augsburg had the better start in the Second with Michael Davies scoring 30 seconds into the Period, 1:2 (21 minute). Six minutes later Evan Trupp was able to tie the score, 2:2 (27 minute). Neither team was able to break the tie during regulation play so the game proceeded into sudden death over time. Midway through the five minute Overtime Period Drew LeBlanc scored to give the Panthers a 3:2 Overtime victory. The “Top Performers of the game were both from Mannheim, Brent Raedeke with one goal, one assist, and two points and Ryan MacMurchy with twelve shots on goal.
The Adler will remain on the road on Friday, 20 January when they will be in Berlin to face off against the Ice Bear. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 22 January when the will host the Ice Bear Berlin. The puck is scheduled to drop at 16:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Pinguins Bremerhaven 4:3 (2:1, 2:1, 0:1)
4:3 Win at Home Against Bremerhaven
With a close 4:3 victory over the Fischtown Pinguins from Bremerhaven the Adler earned three much needed points to stay in the upper portion of the league ratings. It was the sixth home game victory in a row and Ryan MacMurchy was involved in all four goals. He scored twice and had two assists, one on a goal from Luke Adam and one on David Wolf’s goal. Rob Bordson, Jeremy Welsh, and Jack Combs scored for Bremerhaven.
The 10,592 fans in the SAP Arena saw a hard fought game on Friday evening as Mannheim’s new Goalie Drew MacIntyre made his debut. Bremerhaven went on the double power play with less than two minutes played in the First. David Wolf and Andre Joudrey were both in the box serving two-minute-minors when Rob Bordson put the Pinguins on the board, 0:1 (3 minute, two-man-advantage). The Adler went on the power-play a minute and a half later and Ryan MacMurchy was able to tie the score, 1:1 (5 minute, man-advantage). Just over the midway point of the Period the Adler once again found themselves on the power-play and Luke Adam put the Adler in the lead, 2:1 (14 minute, man-advantage). Mannheim took the 2:1 lead into the first break.
The Adler were the more dominate team in the Second Period. Ryan MacMurchy scored his second of the evening to give Mannheim a two point lead, 3:1 (27 minute). Just over halfway through the Period Jeremy Welsh scored to bring Bremerhaven back within one, 3:2 (33 minute). Three minutes later David Wolf scored to restore the Adler’s two point lead, 4:2 (36 minute).
Jack Combs scored for Bremerhaven midway through the Third to once again make the game suspenseful, 4:3 (48 minute). Bremerhaven pulled Goalie Gerald Kuhn for a sixth attacker with a minute and a half left in regulation. Despite the fact that Mannheim went on the power-play shortly after that Bremerhaven left Kuhn on the bench in a desperate attempt to tie the game. Mannheim’s defense remained strong and the score remained 4:3 at the final horn. The ‘Top Performer of the game was Mannheim’s Ryan MacMurchy with two goals, two assists, four points, and ten shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road in Augsburg on Sunday, 15 January to face off against the Panther. They will remain on the road on Friday, 20 January when the will be in Berlin to play against the Ice Bear. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 22 January when they will host Berlin. The puck is scheduled to drop at 16:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. ERC Ingolstadt 4:2 (0:2, 3:0, 1:0)
Adler Down by Two, Come from Behind to Win 4:2
Despite being down two to nothing at the end of the First Period, the Adler scored four unanswered goals in the Second and Third to give them a 4:2 home game victory over the ERC Ingolstadt. Goal scorers for Mannheim were Marcus Kink, Dominik Bittner, Carlos Colaiacovo, and Nikolai Goc. Thomas Oppenheimer and Danny Irmen scored the two goals for the Panther.
Four days following the emotional DEL Winter Game the Adler returned to the SAP Arena to face off against the ERC Ingolstadt. Mannheim did not have a great start into the game as Thomas Oppenheimer scored early to give Ingolstadt the lead, 0:1 (4 minute). Less than a minute later Danny Irmen took advantage of a mistake by the Adler in their own defensive zone to add to the Panthers lead, 0:2 (5 minute). Following Irmen’s goal Mannheim created multiple chances on goal but were unable to get past Ingolstadt’s keeper Marco Eisenhut. The score remained Ingolstadt two and Mannheim nothing at the first break.
It took until midway through the Second Period for Mannheim to get on the board but then they were able to bring the momentum to their side. Marcus Kink deflected a shot from Mathieu Carle into the net to start of the scoring for the Adler, 1:2 (30 minute). A little over two minutes later Dominik Bittner tied the score, 2:2 (32 minute). Two minutes after that Carlos Colaiacovo put the Adler in the lead, 3:2 (34 minute). Mannheim took the one point lead into the second break.
Midway into the Third Period Nikolai Goc added to the Adler lead, 4:2 (49 minute). Ingolstadt had a few good chances on goal but were held by Adler Goalie Dennis Endras. The Panther pulled Eisenhut for a sixth attacker with a minute and a half left in regulation but the score remained 4:2 at the final horn. The “Top Performers of the game were both from Mannheim Dominik Bittner with one goal and Ryan MacMurchy with three assists, three points, and thirteen shots on goal.
The Adler will remain home in the SAP Arena on Friday, 13 January when they will host the Fish Town Pinguins from Bremerhaven. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.