Adler Mannheim vs. ERC Ingolstadt 2:4 (0:2, 1:0, 1:2)
First Home Loss of the Season 2:4 Loss to Ingolstadt
The tenth home game of the season was the first loss on home ice for the Adler this season. Mannheim lost to the defending German Champions the ERC Ingolstadt by a score of 2:4. The Adler goals were scored y Matthias Plachta and Danny Richmond. Despite the loss in front of a home town crowd of 11,376 fans, Mannheim remains the number one ranked team in the DEL.
The Panther from Ingolstadt were able to make better uses of their chances than the Adler. With just under four minutes played Aaron Brocklehurst put Ingolstadt on top, 0:1 (4 minute). The Adler than went on the Power-Play but were unable to score, shortly after that the Panther’s Boucher deflected a shot from Brocklehurst into the net to increase Ingolstadt’s lead, 0:2 (10 minute). Ingolstadt carried their two point lead into the first break.
The Adler had the Second Period more under control due to four Power-Play situations, none of which led to a goal. Midway through the Period, Matthias Plachta scored to bring the Adler back to within one, 1:2 (30 minute). The Adler appeared to have scored the 2:2 but after video review the Referees disallowed the goal due to an Adler being in the crease.
Midway through the Third Taticek restored the Panthers two point lead, 1:3 (50 minute). Danny Richmond brought the Adler back to within one with a Power-Play goal in the 54 minute, 2:3. In the 59 minute the Adler pulled Goalie Dennis Endras for a sixth attacker. Twenty seconds later Boucher scored his second of the evening, bringing the final score to 2:4. The Adler were one in seven with a man-advantage against the Panther on Sunday. The three Stars of the Game were, First Star Aaron Brocklehurst (Ingolstadt), Timo Pielmeier (Ingolstadt), and Denis Reul (Mannheim).
The Adler remain home in the SAP Arena this Friday, 21 November to host their arch rivals the Schwenninger Wild Wings. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Cologne Haie vs. Adler Mannheim 0:3 (0:1, 0:2, 0:0)
Dennis Endras Earns Fourth Shut-Out of the Season with a 3:0 Adler Victory Over Cologne
Jamie Tardif and Kai Hospelt (2X) scored the goals for the Adler in the 3:0 victory over Cologne. Dennis Endras earned his fourth shut-out of the season. Cologne was harmless for the majority of the game, the few good chances they were able to create were easily held by Endras. The Adler on the other hand took advantages of their chances capturing a well deserved three points in Cologne.
The game started slow with both teams sizing up the competition, and neither creating much in the ways of shots on goal. After the first ten minutes of play the Haie developed a couple chances on goal but were easily handled by Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim. The Adler defense was quick to clear the puck and with a quick switch to offense the Adler were able to score on their first real chance on goal, 0:1 (11 minute). Jamie Tardif picked up the rebound from a Steve Wagner slap-shot and scored his eighth goal of the season. The Adler held their one point lead into the First Break.
The Second Period developed much like the First. Cologne had little in the way of chances on goal, all of which were held by Endras, and the Adler continued to take advantage of their chances. Kai Hospelt increased the Adler lead by one on a shot that only he saw the puck cross the goal line. The referees reviewed the instant replay and confirmed Hospelt’s goal, 0:2 (27 minute). Eight minutes later it was Hospelt again, this time taking the puck top-shelf past Cologne Keeper, Danny aus den Birken, 0:3 (35 minute).
The Third Period had little in the way of action. The Adler were happy to defend their three point lead and the Haie were unable to create much in the way of chances on goal. The score remained 0:3 at the Final Horn.
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 16 November to host the Defending German Champions the ERC Ingolstadt. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Straubing Tigers 4:0 (1:0, 3:0, 0:0)
4:0 Win Over Straubing Mannheim Remains Undefeated at Home
The Adler have won nine times in nine home games this DEL season and are in first place, going into the break for international games. They have a four point lead over Munich. Jamie Tardif, Ronny Arendt, Christopher Ullmann and Denis Reul all scored in Sunday’s victory over the Straubing Tigers. Christoph Ullmann’s goal was the 3,500 goal for the Adler in the history of the DEL. Denis Reul’s goal was his first in over a year and half and Youri Ziffzer, in goal for Mannheim celebrated his first DEL shut-out of the season.
The Adler controlled the First Period with multiple chances on goal but for the most part were stopped by a strong performance from Jason Bacashihua, in goal for Straubing. Jamie Tardif was able to take advantage of one of the few mistakes by Bacashihua in the First to put Mannheim on the board, 1:0 (7 minute).
Straubing had a good start in the Second when Schoenberger rang a shot of the post (23 minute). The Adler then went on the Power-Play but played to harmless during their man-advantage situation. The 12,387 fans in the SAP Arena were celebrating an apparent goal from Martin Buchwieser but the referees decided to review the video replay. The video did not show a clear view of the puck totally crossing the goal line so it was judged as no goal. That call caused the Adler to shift into a higher gear and to play more aggressive. Despite being short handed due to Ullmann being in the box on a two-minute-minor for crosschecking, Mannheim continued their aggressive push towards Straubing’s goal. Ronny Arendt scored on a breakaway while still short handed to increase Mannheim’s lead, 2:0 (31 minute, short-handed). Christoph Ullmann scored in the 39 minute, 3:0, his goal was the 3,500 goal for the Adler in their history with the DEL. Six seconds before the break, Denis Reul scored, 4:0 (40 minute). It was Reul’s first goal since 1 March 2013.
The Adler did a good job of protecting Youri Ziffzer in the Third trying to help him earn his first shut-out of the year. At the same time they created a couple of good chances on goal, which were held by Bacashihua. Just prior to the final horn, Tobias Woerle had a breakaway towards the Adler goal but Ziffzer held, earning a well deserved shut-out. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim. The First Star was Ronny Arendt, Second Star Youri Ziffzer, and Third Star Denis Reul.
Mannheim is now on a two week break, while the German National team plays in an international tournament. The Adler will resume play with an away game on Thursday, 13 November in Cologne. The Adler will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 16 November and host the defending German Champions, the ERC Ingolstadt. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.