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.
ERC Ingolstadt vs. Adler Mannheim 0:4 (0:0, 0:2, 0:2)
Adler Win in Ingolstadt
Dennis Endras earned his second shut-out of the season on Sunday evening when the Adler Mannheim downed the Ingolstadt Panthers 4:0. Ryan MacMurchy, Kai Hospelt, Andrew Joudrey, and Jon Rheault had a goal apiece for the Adler.
Ingolstadt had the better start in the game with multiple good chances on goal early in the First Period. Mannheim’s best chance came at the midway point of the Period but the game remained scoreless at the first break. Mannheim had a much better start in the Second. In the 29 minute Ingolstadt’s Brian Lebler was given a five minute major for a Check from behind and sent to the showers. Ryan MacMurchy and Kai Hospelt were able to score on the resulting power-play. MacMurchy scored the 0:1 (31 minute, man-advantage) and Hospelt scored the 0:2 (34 minute, man-advantage).
Both teams created their share of chances in the Third but Ingolstadt chances either narrowly missed the goal or were stopped by Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim. The Adler did not have the same problem on the other end of the ice as Andrew Joudrey increased their lead, 0:3 (51 minute) and Jon Rheault scored a power-play goal to bring the final score to 0:4 (56 minute, man-advantage). The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim First Star Dennis Endras, Second Star Ryan MacMurchy, and Third Star Jochen Hecht.
The Adler remain on the road on Tuesday, 22 September for a Champions League Hockey match against the Espoo Blues. They return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 25 September to host the Dusseldorf EG (DEG). The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.