Adler with Five Point Weekend
The Adler defeated the Düsseldorfer EG on Friday night in Düsseldorf by a score of 2:7. Chad Kolarik (x2), Daniel Sparre (x2), Luke Adam, Denis Reul, and Garrett Festerling were the goal scorers for Mannheim. Manuel Strodel and Chris Minard scored the two goals for the DEG. The “Top Performers of the game were Chad Kolarik (Mannheim) with two goals, Luke Adam (Mannheim) with three assists and four points, and Marco Nowak (Düsseldorf) with six shots on goal.
On Sunday afternoon the Adler were at home hosting the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. Denis Reul shot the Adler to victory seven seconds before the end of the Sudden Death Overtime Period. Christoph Ullmann and Garrett Festerling were the two goal scorers for Mannheim during regulation play. Patrick Reimer scored twice for the Ice Tigers. The “Top Performers of the game were Patrick Reimer (Nürnberg) with two goals, Christoph Ullmann (Mannheim) with one assist and two points, and Ryan MacMurchy with ten shots on goal. Following the victory against the Ice Tigers the Adler are now point equal with the Ice Tigers. The Ice Tigers remain inSsecond place and Mannheim in Third due to the amount of goals for and against. The Ice Tigers have 45 compared to Mannheim’s 42.
The Adler will be on the road this Friday, 17 February in Munich to play against the Number One Ranked Red Bull. The Adler will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 19 February when they will host the Grizzlys from Wolfsburg. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14.00.
Cologne Haie vs. Adler Mannheim 2:4 (0:1, 1:1, 1:2)
Adler Climb into Third Place
Thanks to a 4:2 away game win in Cologne against the Haie, Mannheim has climbed into Third Place in the DEL Rankings. Daniel Sparre, Garrett Festerling, David Wolf, and Ronny Arendt scored a goal apiece for the Adler. Shawn Lalonde scored the Haie’s two goals.
It was an exciting, hard fought, and intensive game. Both teams created multiple good chances on goal in the First Period. Mannheim even had a five on three power-play situation that saw a strong Cologne Penalty Kill that shut them down. Three minutes after that Daniel Sparre shot and equal strength goal to put the Adler on the board first, 0:1 (17 minute). Mannheim was able to take their one point lead into the first break.
With just over five minutes played in the Second, Cologne’s Shawn Lalonde shot a power-play goal to tie the game, 1:1 (26 minute, man-advantage). Late in the Period Mannheim went on the power-play and Garrett Festerling put Mannheim back in the lead, 1:2 (40 minute, man-advantage).
Drew MacIntyre had a big save at the beginning of the Third against Philip Gogulla protecting Mannheim’s one point lead. Two minutes later David Wolf scored a power-play goal to increase Mannheim’s lead, 1:3 (44 minute, man-advantage). Midway through the Period, Shawn Lalonde scored his second power-play goal of the evening to put Cologne back within one, 2:3 (50 minute, man-advantage). Cologne pulled Goalie Gustaf Wesslau for a sixth attacker with a minute and a half left in regulation. Ronny Arendt found the back of the empty net to seal Mannheim’s victory, 2:4 (60 minute, empty-net). The “Top Performers of the game were Shawn Lalonde (Cologne) with two goals and nine shots on goal and Matthias Plachta (Mannheim) with two assists and two points.
The Adler will remain on the road on Friday, 10 February when will they will be in Düsseldorf to play the DEG. They will return home on Sunday, 12 December when they will host the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:00.
Iserlohn Roosters vs. Adler Mannheim 3:4 (1:1, 1:0, 1:3)
Mannheim with another Come from Behind Victory
The Adler had another come from behind victory on Friday night as they defeated the Iserlohn Roosters by a score of 3:4. Goal scorers for the Adler were Matthias Plachta, Daniel Sparre, Garrett Festerling, and Luke Adam. Dylan Wruck, Luigi Caporusso, and Dave Dziurzynski scored for the Roosters.
Mannheim played the stronger First Period but it was Iserlohn’s Dylan Wruck that was first to find the back of the net, 1:0 (9 minute). Matthias Plachta tied the score late in the Period while on the power-play, 1:1 (18 minute, man-advantage).
The Adler had more puck possession in the Second Period as well but once again it was Iserlohn that scored on a power-play goal from Luigi Caporusso, 2:1 (36 minute, man-advantage). The Third Period did not start well for the Adler as Dave Dziurzynski scored early to increase Iserlohn’s lead, 3:1 (44 minute). The Adler continued to attempt to turn the tide and with just over six minutes left in regulation Daniel Sparre scored to cut the Roosters lead to one, 3:2 (54 minute). Three and a half minutes later, while on the power-play, Garrett Festerling tied the score, 3:3 (58 minute, man-advantage). Fifteen seconds later Luke Adam gave the Adler their first lead in the game 3:4 (58 minute). Iserlohn pulled Goalie Mathias Lange for a sixth attacker with 16 seconds remaining in regulation but Mannheim held on for the win. The ‘Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim Garrett Festerling with one goal, Ryan MacMurchy with two assists and two points, and Denis Reul with six shots on goal.
The Adler will remain on the road for their next two games. Sunday, 5 February they will be in Cologne to face-off against the Haie. Friday, 10 February they will be in Düsseldorf when they will be matched up against the DEG. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 12 February when they will host the Thomas Sabo ice Tigers. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:00