Adler Mannheim vs. Augsburg Panther 7:0 (2:0, 3:0, 2:0)
Seven Goals Against Augsburg Dennis Endras Earns Second Shut-Out in a Row
With a 7:0 (2:0, 3:0, 2:0) home-game win against the Augsburg Panther, the Adler have earned another much need three points. Mannheim has also won three in a row which has helped rebuild their self-confidence, and reestablish stability in their defense. Christoph Ullmann (2), Martin Buchwieser, Yanick Lehoux, Marcus Kink, Jamie Sifers, and Frank Mauer were the goal scorers for the Adler.
For the second time this weekend the Adler played at home to a sold out SAP Arena. Also for the second time this weekend Dennis Endras earned a shut-out and the Adler left little chance for their opponent. The Adler started the game with a high tempo and were testing Patrick Ehelechner, in goal for Augsburg, within the first minute of play. It only took 72 seconds for the first puck to land in the Panther goal. Christoph Ullmann scored on a pass from Simon Gamache, 1:0 (2 minute). Augsburg had a few good chances in the First but it was Martin Buchwieser for the Adler that scored the next goal, 2:0 (8 minute). Dennis Endras continued to take away the few chances that the Panther were able to create and the score remained 2:0 at the first break.
Things were not any more dangerous for Endras in the Second Period as the Adler continued their attacks on the Augsburg goal. The Adler had many chances early in the Second but it took 10 minutes before they were able to score their first goal of the period. Christoph Ullmann scored his second of the afternoon to bringing the Adler lead to 3:0 (31 minute). Exactly one minute later Yanick Lehoux found the back of the net, 4:0 (32 minute) and in the 36 minute Marcus Kink scored, 5:0 (36 minute) ending Patrick Ehelechner’s game. Markus Keller took Ehelechner’s place between the pipes for Augsburg.
Jamie Sifers scored the Adler’s sixth goal early in the Third Period, 6:0 (43 minute) and Frank Mauer scored the seventh with a power-play goal, 7;0 (51 minute, man-advantage). Simon Gamache rang a shot off the right post a couple of minutes later and then the Adler settled into a more defensive roll , protecting Dennis Endras’s second shut-out of the weekend.
Mannheim will be on the road in Cologne on the second day of Christmas (26 December) to face off against the First Place Cologne Haie (Sharks). They will return home to the SAP Arena on Saturday, 28 December to host the Iserlohn Rooster. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Schwenninger Wild Wings 5:0 (3:0, 1:0, 1:0)
5:0 Win Over Schwenningen Adler Build Self Confidence
Following the 6:2 win last week against Straubing the Adler beat the Schwenninger Wild Wings 5:0 (3:0, 1:0, 1:0) Ronny Arendt, Jochen Hecht, Simon Gamache, Marc El-Sayed, and Marcus Kink all scored for the Adler. Dennis Endras was able to celebrate his second shut-out of the season in the sold out SAP Arena.
The Adler dominate the game from the beginning on, giving the SERC no room to develop their game. Mannheim kept Dimitri Paetzold, in goal for Schwenningen, much busier than he would have liked but it took until the 13 minute before the first puck found its way into the goal. Ronny Arendt, Adler Player of the Month for November, scored to put Mannheim in the lead, 1:0 (13 minute). Two minutes later while on the power-play Jochen Hecht deflected a shot from the blue line from Frank Mauer into the net, 2:0 (15 minute, man-advantage). Simon Gamache added to the lead a few minutes later, 3:0 (18 minute). Mannheim carried the three point lead into the break.
The Adler continued to dominate early in the Second Period but were unable to increase their lead. The Wild Wings confidence started to build as the Adler were unable to score. They created multiple good chances on goal but Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim was able to defuse their chances. Towards the end of the period Marc El-Sayed was able to increase the Adler’s lead, 4:0 (37 minute).
The Adler controlled the majority of the Third Period. After killing a five-on-three situation for Schwenninger (Kink- roughing and Plachta slashing), the Adler scored again, on a goal from team Captain Marcus Kink, 5:0 (54 minute). The score remained 5:0 at the final horn.
The Adler remain at home on Sunday to host the Augsburg Panther. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.
Straubing Tigers vs. Adler Mannheim 2:6 (2:2, 0:3, 0:1)
Adler Snap Five Game Losing Streak
The Adler ended their losing streak at five games with a 6:2 win over the Straubing Tigers on Sunday evening. Jamie Sifers, Mirko Hoefflin, Martin Buchwieser, Mike Vernace, and Jon Rheault (2x) all had goals for Mannheim.
Mannheim had a bad start on Sunday against Straubing. Denis Reul went to the box for hooking with just over a minute played. Kramer took advantage of the Tigers power-play to shoot Straubing into the lead, 1:0 (3 minute, man-advantage). Jamie Sifers tied up the game less than 30 seconds later, 1:1 (4 minute). The remainder of the period continued to be hotly contested with multiple good chances on goal from both teams. Straubing was able to once again take the lead during another power-play. With Jochen Hecht in the box for slashing, Straubing’s Down put the Tigers back on top, 2:1 (17 minute, man-advantage). Mannheim was once again able to find a quick response in the form of Mirko Hoefflin, who retied the score before the first break, 2:2 (20 minute).
The Adler came out for the Second Period energized, scoring five goals within the first six minutes of the period. Martin Buchwieser scored the go ahead goal for the Adler, 2:3 (22 minute),Mike Vernace build on the lead with a power-play goal, 2:4 (25 minute, man-advantage) and John Rheault scored his first of the night, 2:5 (26 minute). Mannheim continued to control the rest of the period, creating even more chances on goal but Tiger’s Keeper, Jason Bacashihua was able to prevent any further damage.
The Third Period continued on the way the Second ended with Mannheim controlling the game. Jon Rheault scored his second goal of the evening on a Mannheim power-play. The referees reviewed the video replay before awarding the goal, 2:6 (44 minute, man-advantage). The Adler held onto the lead and the score remained 2:6 for Mannheim at the final horn.
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 20 December to host the Schwenninger Wild Wings. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.