Adler Mannheim vs. Iserlohn Roosters 2:5 (0:0, 2:5, 0:0)
2-5 Loss to Iserlohn
The Adler Mannheim lost at home to the Iserlohn Roosters due to a catastrophic Second Period. Mirko Hoefflin and Frank Mauer scored for the Adler while Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim had five goals against in the Second Period.
Two days after the win against the top ranked Cologne Haie (Sharks) the Adler had a difficult time against the next to last ranked Iserlohn Roosters. Despite three man-advantage situations in the first ten minutes of play the Adler were unable to put the puck in net. Both teams had a couple of chances in the First but overall neither were much of a threat of on goal and the game remained scoreless at the first break.
The disastrous Second Period started with a goal in the first minute from Iserlohn’s Mike York, 0:1 (21 minute). The Adler equaled things up quickly when Mirko Hoefflin tied the score two minutes later, 1:1 (23 minute). The action swung back in forth over the next phase until Tyson Mulock put the Roosters back on top, 1:2 (31 minute). Iserlohn’s Hommel then went to the box on a two minute minor for slashing. The Adler fans hope for another quick tie were dashed as the Roosters Chris Conolly shot a short-hander to increase Iserlohn’s lead to two, 1:3 (32 minute, short-handed). Frank Mauer brought the Adler back within one in the 35 minute, 2:3, but that was not to last long as Colten Teubert reestablished the two point lead for Iserlohn, two minutes later, 2:4 (37 minute). The Second Period ended as it started, with a Rooster goal, Chris Conolly scored his second of the evening, 2:5 (40 minute).
Felix Brueckmann replaced Denis Endras in goal for the Adler in the Third Period. Jochen Hecht was reported as sick and also did not return to the ice for the Third period. The Adler were able to create a couple of chance in the period but had bad luck as the Iserlohn keeper, Mathias Lange was rescued by the cross bar or the Adler’s inability to pick up his rebounds. The Mannheim power-play remained ineffective during their two man-advantage situations in the period. The score remained 2:5 after a scoreless Third Period.
The Adler remain at home in the SAP Arena on Monday, 30 December to host the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Ronny Arendt is Player of the Month for November
The 33 year old Ronny Arendt was voted to Player of the Month for November by the fans of the Adler Mannheim. In the Month of November Arendt earned six scorer points. In the 5:3 home win against the Ice Tigers on the side of his line partners Marc El-Sayed, and Mirko Hoefflin, he had a super performance scoring two of Mannheim’s five goals.
Cologne Haie (Sharks) vs. Adler Mannheim 2:4 (2:3, 0:1, 0:0)
Adler Celebrate Fourth Consecutive Win
On the second day of Christmas the Adler played against the Cologne Haie (Sharks) in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. After trailing 1:2 the Adler changed the momentum of the game winning 4:2. The goal scorers for Mannheim were Kai Hospelt (2X), Marcus Kink, and Christoph Ullmann.
Thursday was the 100 DEL game between the two teams, and Mannheim started strong against the First Place Ranked Haie. While Cologne had a difficult time finding their rhythm, Mannheim had no such problem scoring early on a goal from ex-Hai, Kai Hospelt, 0:1 (3 minute). Following Hospelt’s goal Cologne slowly started to find their way into the game and Marcel Ohmann was able to tie the score half way through the period, 1:1 (10 minute). The Haie took over the lead on a shot from Pascal Zerressen, 2;1 (15 minute). The Adler were quick to respond as Marcus Kink re-tied the score 22 seconds later, 2:2 (15 minute) and Kai Hospelt reestablished the Adler’s one point lead 21 seconds after that, 2:3 (15 minute).
The Second Period went back and forth with multiple chances on goal from both sides. Christoph Ullmann was able to add to the Adler lead with an assist from Kink, 2:4 (27 minute). Both teams continued to have chances in the Third and despite a five minute major against Cologne’s Marcel Mueller the Adler were unable to increase their lead and the score remained 2:4 at the final horn.
Mannheim returns home to the SAP Arena on Saturday, 28 December to host the Iserlohn Roosters. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.