Adler Mannheim vs. ERC Ingolstadt 5:2 (1:1, 1:0, 3:1)
Adler Win Eight in a Row at Home
Despite 42 penalty minutes, the Adler defeated the ERC Ingolstadt by a score of 5:2 On Sunday afternoon. Sinan Akdag, Brandon Yip, Mathieu Carle, Christoph Ullmann and Danny Richmond had a goal apiece for Mannheim. Brandon Buck and Alexander Barta were the goal scorers for Ingolstadt.
The 11,712 fans in the SAP Arena saw a game where both teams were having difficulty finding their rhythm due to the high number of penalties being given. Sinan Akdag was able to put Mannheim on the board first with a goal in the seventh minute, 1:0 (7 minute). Special teams made up the majority of the play in the second half of the Period, as the majority of the time one or the other of the teams were on the power-play. Brandon Buck tied the score with less than a minute left in the Period, 1:1 (20 minute, man-advantage).
The Second Period was much the same with both teams fighting to find their rhythm but continuing to be disrupted by penalty calls. Brandon Yip took advantage of one of Mannheim’s power plays when he deflected a pass from Ryan MacMurchy past Panther Goalie Timo Pielmeier, 2:1 (32 minute, man-advantage).
The penalty plaque did not go away in the Third and the game never did really find a steady rhythm. Midway through the Period, Mathieu Carle scored a power-play goal from the blue-line to increase Mannheim’s lead, 3:1 (50 minute, man-advantage). Alexander Barta brought the Panthers back within one with a power-play goal of his own, 3:2 (54 minute, man-advantage). Four minute later Christoph Ullmann restored Mannheim’s two point lead, 4:2 (59 minute). Ingolstadt pulled Pielmeier for a sixth attacker with just under two minutes to play. Danny Richmond scored an empty-netter to seal the victory for Mannheim, 5:2 (60 minute, empty-net). The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim. First Star was Dennis Endras, Second Star Mathieu Carle, and Third Star Ryan MacMurchy.
The Adler remain at home on Friday, 27 November when they will host the Krefeld Pinguine. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Hamburg Freezers 3:1 (0:0, 1:0, 2:1)
Adler Defeat Freezers, 3:1
The 11,259 fans in the SAP Arena watched their team defeat the Hamburg Freezers by a score of 3:1 on Friday evening. Goal scorers for the Adler were Ryan MacMurchy (x2) and Martin Buchwieser. The lone goal for the Freezers was scored by Michael Davies.
Neither team was able to find their rhythm in the First Period. The Goalies had little in the way of work to do and the Period remained scoreless at the first break. The Second Period was a little more suspenseful with more chances on goal for both sides but it was close to the end of the Period before the first goal was scored. Ryan MacMurchy scored to give the Adler the lead, 1:0 (37 minute). Mannheim took the one point lead into the break.
The tempo increased in the Third Period with both teams trying to gain the upper hand. Just over the halfway point of the Period Ryan MacMurchy scored his second of the night to increase Mannheim’s lead, 2:0 (51 minute). Just over a minute later Martin Buchwieser built on that lead, 3:0 (52 minute). With just over two minutes left to play Michael Davies scored for Hamburg, 3:1 (58 minute), ending the chance for Dennis Endras to earn his fifth shutout of the year. The Freezers then pulled Goalie Calvin Heeter for a sixth attacker but were unable to score in the last two minutes of play. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim. First Star was Ryan MacMurchy, Second Star Sinan Akdag, and Third Star Daniel Richmond.
The Adler remain at home in the SAP Arena on Sunday, 22 Nov when they will host the ERC Ingolstadt Panthers. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Schwenninger Wild Wings 5:3 (2:1, 1:0, 2:2)
Tardif’s Hat Trick Leads Adler to Victory
The 10,338 fans in the SAP Arena enjoyed the third meeting of the arch rivals from Baden Württemberg. The Adler defeated the Wild Wings in a suspenseful game by a score of 5:3. Adler Goal Scorers were Christoph Ullmann and Jamie Tardif (x3). Damien Fleury (x2) and Marcel Kurth scored for the Wild Wings.
The Adler had to kill two minor penalties early in the First before they could attempt to find their rhythm in the game. As Schwenningen went to the box for the first time Christoph Ullmann put the Adler on the board, 1:0 (10 minute, man-advantage). On the Adler’s second power-play of the evening Jamie Tardif scored his first of the night increasing Mannheim’s lead, 2:0 (16 minute, man-advantage). Just prior to the end of the Period Mannheim was on the penalty kill when a shot from Damien Fleury ricochet off Sinan Akdag’s stick and landed in the Adler goal, 2:1 (20 minute, man-advantage).
The lone goal of the second Period was Jamie Tardif’s second of the night, 3:1 (25 minute). The Third Period was a goal rich environment in comparison to the Second. Schwenningen made a hard attempt to turn the game and they came very close to succeeding. They had a goal from Marcel Kurth, 3:2 (43 minute) early in the Period, followed by Fleury’s second of the night, 3:3 (54 minute) that tied the game. The suspense and tension were palatable in the SAP Arena but the Adler were able to find a quick answer as Tardif scored his third of the night, 4:3 (56 minute) and Ryan MacMurchy sealed the deal with a goal less than two minutes later, 5:3 (58 minute). The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Jamie Tardif (Mannheim), Second Star Damien Fleury (Schwenningen), and Third Star Youri Ziffzer (Mannheim).
The Adler remain at home in the SAP Arena on Friday, 20 November when they will host the Hamburg Freezers. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30. They will also be at home two days later, on Sunday, 22 November when the will face off against the ERC Ingolstadt. The game is scheduled to start at 14:30.