Adler Mannheim vs. Augsburg Panther 2:6 (0:1, 2:2, 0:3)
Adler Fall to Augsburg
Mannheim suffered their first loss at home during the second home game of the 22 DEL Season. The defending German Champions lost 2:6 in front of a home town crowd of 9,547 fans. Ryan MacMurchy scored Mannheim’s two goals.
The Adler had a problem early in the First Period finding a way through Augsburg’s solid defense. It took until the fifth minute before Mannheim had their first shot on goal. The Adler then began to get more shots on goal but end station was Jeff Deslauriers, in goal for Augsburg. Adrian Grygiel drew first blood for the Panther, 0:1 (14 minute). The Panther were able to hold that lead going into the first break.
Braden Lamb increased Augsburg’s lead with a power-play goal early in the Second, 0:2 (25 minute, man-advantage). Midway through the Period Daniel Weiss deflected a shot from Lamb past Youri Ziffzer, in goal for Mannheim, to give the Panther a 3:0 (30 minute) lead. Four minutes later with Mannheim on the power-play Ryan MacMurchy put Mannheim on the board, 1:3 (34 minute, man-advantage). Two minutes before the end of the Period MacMurchy scored another power-play goal to bring the Adler within one, 2:3 (39 minute, man-advantage).
The Third Period was all Augsburg, Hanowski scored for the Panther while shorthanded, 2:4 (45 minute, short-handed), Matsumoto increased the lead five minutes later, 2:5 (50 minute), and LeBlanc scored on a double power-play in the last two minutes of play to bring the final score to 2:6 (59 minute, two-man-advantage). The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Jonathan Matsumoto (Augsburg), Second Star Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers (Augsburg), and Third Star Ryan MacMurchy (Mannheim).
The Adler will be on the road in Ingolstadt on Sunday, 20 September where they will face off against the Panther. They remain on the road Tuesday, 22 September for a Champions League Game against the Espoo Blues. The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 25 September and will host the Dusseldorf EG. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
EHC Red Bull Munich vs. Adler Mannheim 4:2 (2:0, 0:1, 2:1)
Adler lose 2:4 in Munich
Following their opening night win against Schwenningen on Friday night the Adler fell on Sunday to Munich by a score of 2:4. Metropolit scored both of Mannheim’s goals. The goal scorers for Munich were Wolf (x2), Jaffray and Soederholm.
The Adler came out strong testing Munich’s Keeper, Danny aus den Birken early. Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim did not have things any easier on the other end of the ice. He was kept busy by Munich’s multiple chances on goal. Mannheim took too many penalties in the First which came back to haunt them, with Munich scoring too power-play goals late in the Period, Michael Wolf, 1:0 (17 minute, man-advantage), and Jason Jaffray, 2:0 (20 minute, man-advantage).
Glen Metropolit scored early in the Second Period, 2:1 (23 minute) to put Mannheim within one. The action see-sawed back and forth for the rest of the Period with both teams creating good chances on goal but the score remained 2:1 at the second break.
The Adler started out strong in the Third but Soederholm restored Munich’s two point lead with a goal in the 47 minute, 3:1. Mannheim responded only 26 seconds later as Metropolit scored his second of the night, 3:2 (48 minute). With less than two minutes to play and a Munich player in the box, Mannheim pulled Endras for a sixth attacker. Despite the numerical superiority Mannheim remained unable to convert and Wolf was able to score his second of the night, 4:2 (59 minute) to seal the victory for Munich. The Three Stars of the game were First Star Michael Wolf (Munich), Second Star Glen Metropolit (Mannheim), and Third Star Danny aus den Birken (Munich).
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Friday 18 September to host the Augsburg Panther. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30
Adler Mannheim vs. Schwenninger Wild Wings 1:0 (0:0, 0:0, 1:0)
Mannheim Win DEL Home Opener
The Adler Mannheim won their DEL home opener against the Schwenninger Wild Wings on Friday night in the SAP Arena. Following two scoreless Periods, Ryan MacMurchy scored early in the Third to give Mannheim a much deserved win. Dennis Endras in goal for Mannheim earned his first shut-out of the year.
The 13,383 fans in the SAP Arena saw a duel between the Adler Mannheim and the Schwenninger Goalie, Joseph MacDonald. The Canadian held strong against the Adler. 53 shots on goal for Mannheim compared to 21 for Schwenningen demonstrated the advantage for the Adler and also the skill and value of MacDonald. During the first two Periods, Mannheim had multiple good chances on goal but MacDonald held the Adler scoreless.
In the 45 minute the Adler fans were finally able to celebrate Mannheim’s first goal of the 22 DEL Season. Ryan MacMurchy took a shot from the Blue-Line and once again MacDonald was there to deflect the shot. This time thought the puck deflected over MacDonald falling behind him and trickling over the goal line, 1:0 (45 minute). Dimitri Paetzold came in for an injured MacDonald in the last minute of play and was quickly pulled for a sixth attacker but Schwenningen remained scoreless at the final horn.
The Adler will be in Munich on Sunday, 13 September to play against the Red Bull. They return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 18 September to host the Augsburg Panther. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.