Adler Split Two with Berlin
The Adler lost in Overtime in Berlin on Friday night against the Ice Bear by a score of 3:2. Carlo Colaiacovo and Chad Kolarik scored for Mannheim. Frank Hoerdler, Spencer Machacek, and Andre Rankel scored for Berlin. The “Top Performers of the game were Andre Rankel (Berlin) with one goal, Luke Adam (Mannheim) with two assists and two points, and Chad Kolarik (Mannheim) with seven shots on goal.
Following the loss in Berlin on Friday the Adler hosted the Ice Bear at home on Sunday afternoon. The Adler were out for revenge and they got it with a 4:3 shootout win. Ryan MacMurchy (x3), and Christoph Ullmann scored for Mannheim. Jamie MacQueen, Laurin Braun, and Mickey Dupont scored for Berlin. One of MacMurchy’s three goals was the game winner during the shootout. The “Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim Ryan MacMurchy with three goals and three points, Luke Adam with two assists, and Matthias Plachta with eleven shots on goal.
The Adler will on the road in Bremerhaven to play against the Fish Town Pinguins on Wednesday, 25 January. They return home to the SAP arena on Friday, 27 January when they will host the Krefeld Pinguine. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Augsburg Panther vs. Adler Mannheim 3:2 O.T. (0:2, 2:0, 0:0, 1:0)
3:2 Overtime Loss in Augsburg
The Adler lost 3:2 in overtime against the Augsburg Panther on Sunday evening in Augsburg. Brent Raedeke and David Wolf scored the two goals for the Adler. Augsburg Goal scorers were Michael Davies, Evan Trupp, and Drew LeBlanc.
With just over six minutes played in the First Period Augsburg’s Trevor Parkes had a five-minute-major for high sticking and was sent to the showers. Mannheim was able to score twice on the resulting five minute power-play. Brent Raedeke scored in the eighth minute, 0:1 (8 minute, man-advantage) and two minutes later David Wolf scored, 0:2 (10 minute, man-advantage). The Adler took their 2:0 nothing lead into the first break.
Augsburg had the better start in the Second with Michael Davies scoring 30 seconds into the Period, 1:2 (21 minute). Six minutes later Evan Trupp was able to tie the score, 2:2 (27 minute). Neither team was able to break the tie during regulation play so the game proceeded into sudden death over time. Midway through the five minute Overtime Period Drew LeBlanc scored to give the Panthers a 3:2 Overtime victory. The “Top Performers of the game were both from Mannheim, Brent Raedeke with one goal, one assist, and two points and Ryan MacMurchy with twelve shots on goal.
The Adler will remain on the road on Friday, 20 January when they will be in Berlin to face off against the Ice Bear. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 22 January when the will host the Ice Bear Berlin. The puck is scheduled to drop at 16:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Pinguins Bremerhaven 4:3 (2:1, 2:1, 0:1)
4:3 Win at Home Against Bremerhaven
With a close 4:3 victory over the Fischtown Pinguins from Bremerhaven the Adler earned three much needed points to stay in the upper portion of the league ratings. It was the sixth home game victory in a row and Ryan MacMurchy was involved in all four goals. He scored twice and had two assists, one on a goal from Luke Adam and one on David Wolf’s goal. Rob Bordson, Jeremy Welsh, and Jack Combs scored for Bremerhaven.
The 10,592 fans in the SAP Arena saw a hard fought game on Friday evening as Mannheim’s new Goalie Drew MacIntyre made his debut. Bremerhaven went on the double power play with less than two minutes played in the First. David Wolf and Andre Joudrey were both in the box serving two-minute-minors when Rob Bordson put the Pinguins on the board, 0:1 (3 minute, two-man-advantage). The Adler went on the power-play a minute and a half later and Ryan MacMurchy was able to tie the score, 1:1 (5 minute, man-advantage). Just over the midway point of the Period the Adler once again found themselves on the power-play and Luke Adam put the Adler in the lead, 2:1 (14 minute, man-advantage). Mannheim took the 2:1 lead into the first break.
The Adler were the more dominate team in the Second Period. Ryan MacMurchy scored his second of the evening to give Mannheim a two point lead, 3:1 (27 minute). Just over halfway through the Period Jeremy Welsh scored to bring Bremerhaven back within one, 3:2 (33 minute). Three minutes later David Wolf scored to restore the Adler’s two point lead, 4:2 (36 minute).
Jack Combs scored for Bremerhaven midway through the Third to once again make the game suspenseful, 4:3 (48 minute). Bremerhaven pulled Goalie Gerald Kuhn for a sixth attacker with a minute and a half left in regulation. Despite the fact that Mannheim went on the power-play shortly after that Bremerhaven left Kuhn on the bench in a desperate attempt to tie the game. Mannheim’s defense remained strong and the score remained 4:3 at the final horn. The ‘Top Performer of the game was Mannheim’s Ryan MacMurchy with two goals, two assists, four points, and ten shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road in Augsburg on Sunday, 15 January to face off against the Panther. They will remain on the road on Friday, 20 January when the will be in Berlin to play against the Ice Bear. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 22 January when they will host Berlin. The puck is scheduled to drop at 16:30.