Ice Bear Berlin vs. Adler Mannheim 0:2 (0:0, 0:1, 0:1)
Sixth Shutout for the Adler this Season 2:0 Win in Berlin
Following the 2:0 road win in Berlin, the Adler remain four points behind the number one ranked EHC Red Bull Munich. Munich has played two more games than Mannheim this season. The two Mannheim goals on Sunday against Berlin were scored by Matthias Plachta and Jon Rheault.
Mannheim started creating chances on goal in the first minute of play and continued throughout the entire First Period During the Adler’s first Power-Play it appeared that Sinan Akdag scored for the Adler. The puck was gloved down by the Berlin Goalie but it appeared that the glove hand was in the goal. After a review of the instant replay the referees did not award a goal. The Period remained suspenseful as Berlin also created some good chances on goal. Both Petri Vehanen, between the pipes for Berlin and Adler Goalie Dennis Endras delivered an outstanding performance in the First to keep the game scoreless at the First break.
The Adler were rewarded early in the Second when Matthias Plachta put them on the board, 0:1 (25 minute). While both teams continued to create chances on goal, Mannheim was closer to extending their lead, than Berlin was to tying the score.
The Adler shifted back in the Third Period and started to play a more defensive style game. Andre Rankel rang a shot of the crossbar in the 54 minute but besides that Mannheim pretty much controlled the action on the ice. With just over a minute left in regulation Berlin pulled Vehanen for a sixth attacker. Berlin had a couple good chances on goal with the sixth attacker but Endras was able to hold. With 13 seconds left in regulation Arendt cleared the zone with a pass to Jon Rheault who was able to score, 0:2 (60 minute, empty netter). The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Petri Vehanen (Berlin), Second Star Jonathan Rheault (Mannheim), and Third Star Matthias Plachta (Mannheim).
The Adler remain on the road Friday, 12 December. They will be in Munich to play the number one ranked EHC Red Bull. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 14 December to host the Iserlohn Rooster. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Hamburg Freezers 1:4 (0:1, 1:1, 0:2)
Adler Lose 1:4 to Hamburg
The Adler suffered a 1:4 loss to the Hamburg Freezers on Friday night. The Adler were unable to find a solution to the hard physical game of the Freezers and their Special Teams played a less than effective game. Marcus Kink scored the lone goal for Mannheim.
With less than two minutes played and on the Freezers first shot on goal, Jerome Flaake scored to give Hamburg the early lead, 0:1 (2 minute). Mannheim responded with some good chances of their own but as the Period progressed it became obvious that Hamburg deserved the lead. The Adler seemed to have lost some of their self confidence and started to make small mistakes. Hamburg played a hard physical game that disrupted Mannheim’s rhythm. If it were not for Adler Goalie, Dennis Endras, Hamburg would have been able to increase their lead in the First.
Early in the Second Period Hamburg’s Julian Jakobsen drew a five minute major for high-sticking and was sent to the showers. Mannheim had over six minutes worth of Power-Play, 43 seconds with two men more on the ice, but the Mannheim Power-Play remained harmless and scoreless. Shortly after the Freezers penalty time elapsed they went on the Power-Play and Morten Madsen increased the Freezer’s lead with a Double Power-Play goal, 0:2 (31 minute, two-man-advantage). Marcus Kink scored for the Adler less than a minute after Madsen’s goal (32 minute). Kink’s goal seemed to bring new life to the Adler but they were still unable to score in a further three Power-Play in the remainder of the Second.
Hamburg scored twice early in the Third crushing the 10,272 fans in attendance, hope of a comeback by the Adler. Garret Festerling scored to 1:3 (42 minute) and two minutes later Morten Madsen scored his second of the night to bring the final score to 1:4 (44 minute). Despite an additional two Power-Plays in the Third the Adler were unable to close the gap on the Freezers. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Hamburg. First Star was Sebastien Caron, Second Star Morten Madsen, and Third Star Kevin Clark.
The Adler will be on the road on Sunday 7.12 in Berlin to play against the Ice Bear. They remain on the road Friday 12.12 and will be in Munich to face off against the number one ranked Red Bull. The Adler will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday 14.12 to host the Iserlohn Roosters. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.
Düsseldorfer EG vs. Adler Mannheim 2:3 (0:2, 2:0, 0:1)
Adler Win in Düsseldorf, 3:2
Over 1,200 fans traveled from Mannheim to Düsseldorf to watch the game between the DEG and the Adler Mannheim. The Adler had a 2:0 lead following the First Period but the DEG tied it up in the Second. The Adler once again took the lead in a suspenseful Third Period to capture the three points. Andrew Joudrey, Matthias Plachta, and Christoph Ullmann all scored for Mannheim. Rob Collins and Alexei Dmitriev both scored for the DEG.
Following the 3:4 O.T. loss at home against the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg the Adler were looking to bring home three points from Düsseldorf. Things were looking good for the Adler in the First. Andrew Joudrey drew first blood for the Adler, 0:1 (7 minute). The Adler continued to create the better chances in the First and were rewarded when Matthias Plachta extended the lead, 0:2 (16 minute). The Adler took the two point lead into the first break.
The Adler wanted to pick up the Second Period where the First left off but the DEG had other plans. The DEG was ready to pay the Adler back for the First Period. Rob Collin scored early in the Period to bring the DEG within one, 1:2 (4 minute). The Adler had their chances on the Power-Play but Düsseldorf’s penalty kill kept the Adler from scoring. The tying goal came on a shot from Alexei Dmitriev, 2:2 (36 minute). At the end of two it was tied at two apiece.
The game was on a razors edge going into the Third with neither team wanting to make a mistake. Christoph Ullmann scored the game winner on an assist from Kai Hospelt, 2:3 (48 minute). Despite pulling their goalie for a sixth attacker late in the game the DEG was unable to retie the score. The Three Stars of the game were First Star Christoph Ullmann (Mannheim), Second Star Tyler Beskorowany (Düsseldorf), and Third Star Robert Collins (Düsseldorf).
The Adler return home to the SASP Arena this Friday, 5 December to host the Hamburg Freezers. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.