ERC Ingolstadt vs. Adler Mannheim 3:4 (3:1, 0:3, 0:0)
Adler Start Four Game Road Trip with a Win in Ingolstadt
Despite being down 3:1 after the First Period, the Adler Mannheim rallied to a 4:3 come from behind victory to defeat the Panther on Sunday evening. Brent Raedeke (x2), Garrett Festerling, and Daniel Sparre scored for the Adler. Ingolstadt goal scorers were Thomas Oppenheimer, David Elsner, and Jean-Francois Jacques.
The Adler drew first blood on a goal from Brent Raedeke, 0:1 (7 minute). Mannheim’s lead would only hold until the middle of the Period when Ingolstadt would demonstrate their effectiveness on the power-play. The Panther went on the power-play three times in the First and scored three power-play goals. Thomas Oppenheimer tied the score during their first power-play, 1:1 (11 minute, man-advantage), followed by David Elsner, 2:1 (12 minute, man-advantage), and finally Jean-Francois, 3:1 (13 minute, man-advantage). The score remained 3:1 at the first break.
The Adler came out for the Second determined and more disciplined. Garrett Festerling scored to bring Mannheim within one, 3:2 (26 minute). Midway through the Period Daniel Sparre tied the score with a fantastic dream goal, 3:3 (32 minute). Late in the Period Ingolstadt’s Thomas Oppenheimer went to the box on a two-minute-minor for tripping. Brent Raedeke used the resulting Mannheim power-play to score his second of the evening and put Mannheim in the lead, 3:4 (38 minute, man-advantage).
Marco Eisenhut replaced Timo Pielmeier in goal for Ingolstadt at the beginning of the Third Period. Mannheim reduced their tempo in the Third as Ingolstadt fought to regain the momentum. The Panther had several good chances on goal but Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim, held the Adler’s one point lead. Despite Ingolstadt pulling Eisenhut for a sixth attacker with a minute and a half in regulation the Third Period remained scoreless, giving Mannheim a 4:3 come from behind victory at the final horn. The “Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim Brent Raedeke with two goals, Carlo Colaiacovo with one assist, Daniel Sparre with two points, and Ryan MacMurchy with seven shots on goal.
The Adler remain on the road for the next three games, 3 (Iserlohn), 5 (Cologne), and 10 (Düsseldorf) February. 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.
Adler Mannheim vs. Krefeld Pinguine 6:2 (0:0, 2:0, 4:2)
Adler Win at Home Against the Pinguine
The 11,220 fans in the SAP Arena watched the Adler defeat the Krefeld Pinguine by a score of 6:2 and win their eighth straight Home Game. The win coupled with the loss of the two teams directly behind them in the DEL Rankings gave Mannheim a ten point lead on the closest rival trailing them and put them comfortably in fourth place. Goal scorers for the Adler were Matthias Plachta (x2), Sinan Akdag, Garrett Festerling, Carlo Colaiacovo, and Andrew Joudrey. Herberts Vaslijevs and Mikko Vainonen scored for Krefeld.
Adler Trainer Sean Simpson gave Goalie Dennis Endras a break on Friday night replacing him in goal with Drew MacIntyre. MacIntyre had a pretty much uneventful First Period as the Adler Defense handled all of Krefeld’s offensive actions. Mannheim created a couple of chances on goal in the First but were stopped by Pinguine Net Minder Niklas Treutle and the game remained scoreless at the first break.
Early in the Second with a Krefelder in the box on a two-minute-minor for interference, Matthias Plachta was able to finally put Mannheim on the board, 1:0 (25 minute, man-advantage). Less than two minutes later Sinan Akdag increased the Adler’s lead, 2:0 (27 minute). The Adler had a couple more good chances on goal in the Second but Treutle was able to prevent further damage to his team during the Period.
Matthias Plachta shot his second power-play goal of the evening with less than a minute played in the Third, 3:0 (41 minute, man-advantage). The Pinguine continued to fight back and were able to answer three minutes later on a goal from Herberts Vaslijevs, 3:1 (45 minute). Midway through the Period Garrett Festerling restored Mannheim’s three point lead, 4:1 (53 minute) but once again Krefeld answered quickly with a goal from Mikko Vainonen just 33 seconds later, 4:2 (53 minute). Carlo Colaiacovo shot a power-play goal on his 34 birthday to give the Adler back their three point lead, 5:2 (55 minute, man-advantage). Less than a minute later Andrew Joudrey scored to bring the final score to 6:2 (57 minute). The “Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim Andrew Joudrey with one goal, Daniel Richmond with three assists and three points, and Ryan MacMurchy with eight shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road in Ingolstadt on Sunday, 29 January when the will play the ERC Ingolstadt Panther. They will remain on the road on 3 (Iserlohn), 5 (Cologne), and 10 (Düsseldorf) February. 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.
Pinguins Bremerhaven vs. Adler Mannheim 6:7 O.T. (3:1, 3:3, 0:2, 0:1)
Adler Win in Overtime in Bremerhaven
The Adler pulled out a 7:6 Overtime win in a goal festival in Bremerhaven on Wednesday night. Ryan MacMurchy, Andrew Joudrey (x2), Niki Goc, Aaron Johnson, and Chad Kolarik (x2) scored for Mannheim. Marian Dejdar, Jeremy Welsh, Jason Bast, Ross Mauermann, Cody Lampl, and Corey Quirk were the goal scorers for Bremerhaven. One of Chad Kolarik’s goals was the game winner in the Sudden Death Overtime Period.
The Adler had a bad start in the First Period with Marian Dejdar putting the Pinguin on the board with just over two minutes played, 1:0 (3 minute). Jeremy Welsh added to Bremerhaven’s lead while on the power-play midway through the Period, 2:0 (13 minute, man-advantage). Just over a minute later Jason Bast increased the lead even further, 3:0 (15 minute). Ryan MacMurchy scored late in the First for Mannheim, 3:1 (18 minute).The Pinguins took their two goal lead into the first break.
Mannheim had a better start in the Second as Andrew Joudrey scored an early shorthander to cut Bremerhaven’s lead to one, 3:2 (22 minute, shorthanded). Three minutes later Ross Mauermann restored Bremerhaven’s two point lead, 4:2 (25 minute). Things started to look up for the Adler as Niki Goc scored, 4:3 (29 minute) followed by Aaron Johnson tying the score a few minutes later, 4:4 (32 minute). Bremerhaven responded quickly with a goal from Cody Lampl, 5:4 (34 minute) and a goal from Corey Quirk, 6:4 (36 minute). The Pinguins once again took a two goal lead into the break.
Midway through the Third Andrew Joudrey scored his second of the night to bring Mannheim back within one, 6:5 (49 minute). With only 29 seconds left in regulation play Mannheim pulled Dennis Endras for a sixth attacker. Chad Kolarik tied the score with only nine seconds left in regulation, 6:6 (60 minute) sending the game into a Sudden Death Overtime Period. Just over two minutes into the Period Chad Kolarik struck again, scoring the game winner for Mannheim, 6:7 (63 minute). The “Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim Andrew Joudrey with two goals, Ryan MacMurchy with three assists and four points, and Matthias Plachta with nine shots on goal.
Mannheim returns home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 27 January when they will host the Krefeld Pinguin. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.