Christoph Ullmann Out for Remainder of the Season
Adler Center Christoph Ullmann has suffered a season ending knee injury. He has damage to the meniscus as well as ligament damage. The injuries are significant enough to require surgery and several months of healing and rehab.
Adler Sign Eric Schneider
Over the past weekend the Adler signed Forward Eric Schneider for the rest of the current season. Schneider is Canadian and was born on 15 September 1977 in Calgary. He will arrive this week in Mannheim and is scheduled to practice with the team on Thursday.
Eric Schneider played from 2006-2013 in the DEL. He played for the Hannover Scorpions (under Hans Zach), the Frankfurt Lions, the EHC Munich, and the Hamburg Freezers.
He has signed a contract with the Adler through 30 April 2014 and will wear the number 11.
Augsburg Panther vs. Adler Mannheim 2:5 (2:2, 0:2, 0:1)
Adler Defeat Augsburg 5:2
The Adler successfully defended their fourth place ranking with a 5:2 victory in Augsburg over the Panther. The sold out Curt-Frenzel-Stadion was electrifying with both fan groups singing at deafening levels. Mirko Hoefflin (2x), Simon Gamache, and Martin Buchwieser (2x) scored for the Adler.
The First Period started a good 45 minutes late due to the Adler fan-train being delayed. The wait was worth it for the 6,218 fans in attendance as the game started with a suspenseful and hard played First Period. Mirko Hofflin (6 minute) and Simon Gamache (10 minute) gave the Adler a two point lead but then Gamache went to the box with a two minute minor for holding. Reis took advantage of the Panther power-play to shorten the Adler lead to one, 1:2 (12 minute, man-advantage). 27 seconds before the first break Trevelyan was able to tie the score, 2:2 (20 minute).
Steve Wagner went to the box at the start of the Second Period on a two minute minor for cross checking at the same time Jochen Hecht drew a two minute minor for tripping. The Panther had a good chance to take the lead with a two-man-advantage situation but Mannheim was able to kill the penalties. Martin Buchwieser shot the go ahead goal for Mannheim, 2:3 (34 minute) and four seconds before the end of the period, with the Panther again on the power-play he shot a short-hander, 2:4 (40 minute, shorthanded) to restore Mannheim’s two point lead.
Augsburg gave everything they had in the Third Period but were unable to crack the Adler defense. Toward the middle of the period Mirko Hoefflin scored his second of the evening, 2:5 (49 minute) to increase the Adler lead to three. Mannheim held the lead to the final horn earning a much needed three points and holding on to their fourth place ranking in the DEL.
There will now be an almost two week break in the action as the DEL pauses for international games. The Adler will return from the break with a home game on 14 February to host the Cologne Haie. Cologne is in third place in the DEL and only two points ahead of Mannheim. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.