Yip Suspended for Two Games Arendt not Suspended
Due to a request for an investigation against Brandon Yip by the Ice Bear Berlin, the DEL has suspended Yip for two games due to a check into the boards. The Disciplinary Committee stated that Berlin’s Busch was a dangerous distance from the boards when he was checked by Yip on Tuesday night. They said Yip should have recognized this fact and not followed through with his check. Due to the suspension Yip was not available to the Adler during the game against the DEG on Friday and will not be available on Sunday in Krefeld.
In the same request the Ice Bear also asked for an investigation against Ronnie Arendt. Arendt was found not guilty of any rule infractions by the DEL Disciplinary Committee and will not be punished.
Marcus Kink Suspended for Four Games
The DEL Discipline Committee has suspended Marcus Kink for four games. Kink received a five minute major plus a 20 minute game misconduct for boarding, Berlin’s Henry Haase on Tuesday night.
The Discipline Committee said that a four game suspension is appropriate due to the fact that Haase was a dangerous distance from the boards when checked by Kink. They said Kink should have recognized the danger his check would impose on Haase and should not have carried through with the check. Haase was injured during the check.
Kink will not be available to the Adler until 1 March when the Adler host the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers.
Adler Mannheim vs. Ice Bear Berlin 3:2 (1:1, 0:1, 2:0)
Adler Defeat Berlin 3:2
Mannheim broke the hundred point barrier with a 3:2 win against the Ice Bear Berlin on Tuesday night. Martin Buchwieser and Jon Rheault (x2) scored for Mannheim, and Antti Miettinen and Darin Olver had a goal apiece for Berlin. Sinan Akdag, Kurtis Foster, Jamie Tardif, Jochen Hecht and Youri Ziffzer were not on Mannheim’s roster to play on Tuesday but Brandon Yip made his home ice debut for the 11,584 fans in the SAP Arena.
Both teams had excellent chances early in the game but it was Martin Buchwieser that put the Adler on the board first during Mannheim’s first power-play opportunity, 1:0 (7 minute, man-advantage). Mannheim’s lead did not last long as Antti Miettinen scored for Berlin just over a minute later to tie the game at one, 1:1 (8 minute). The remainder of the Period swung back and forth with both teams having good chances on goal but Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim as well as Berlin Goalie Petri Vehanen held their teams in the game. The score remained tied at one at the break.
The Second Period was plagued by a large number of penalties that kept a real rhythm from developing. Despite the high number of man-advantage chances in the Period, only one goal was scored and that was with both teams at equal strength, four-on-four. Midway through the Period Berlin’s Darin Olver worked his w ay to the front of the net and beat Endras to put Berlin in the lead, 1:2 (28 minute). The referees created a tender box with multiple questionable calls that had emotions running high.
The Third Period started with multiple good chances from both teams but was followed up by a phase where neither team was able to create much in the way of chances on goal. The Adler finally had a few chances midway through the Period and Jon Rheault was able to tie the game, 2:2 (54 minute). Just over three minutes later with two Ice Bear in the box, Rheault scored his second of the night to give Mannheim a one point lead, 3:2 (57 minute, two-man-advantage). Berlin pulled Vehanen for a sixth attacker with just over a minute left in regulation but Mannheim was able to hold their lead until the final horn. The Three Stars of the Game were, First Star Jonathan Rheault (Mannheim), Second Star Petr Pohl (Berlin), and Third Star Kai Hospelt (Mannheim).
The Adler will remain home in the SAP Arena on Friday, 20 February when they will host the Düsseldorf EG (DEG). The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.