Fischtown Pinguins vs. Adler Mannheim 3:5 (0:3, 1:1, 2:1)
5:3 Win in Bremerhaven
The Adler started the weekend with a 5:3 away win against the Fischtown Pinguins in Bremerhaven on Friday night. Mathieu Carle, Danny Richmond, David Wolf, Garret Festerling, and Sinan Akdag had a goal apiece for Mannheim. Jordan Owens, Jordan George, and Jack Combs each scored for Bremerhaven.
The Pinguins began the game hard and fast in front of their hometown fans. Dennis Endras in goal for Mannheim had his hands full preventing an early deficit for the Adler. In the sixth minute Mannheim found their rhythm, David Wolf barely missed with a wrap around attempt and a minute later Mathieu Carle put the Adler in the lead, 0:1 (7 minute) with a slap-shot from the Blue line. Markus Kink (10) and Garrett Festerling (12) both had good chances on goal. On the other end of the ice Endras saved the Adler lead when he stopped Jordan George (14). Then Danny Richmond increased the Adler lead, 0:2 (15 minute). Mannheim went on the power-play a minute later and David Wolf took a shot that deflected off a Pinguin skate and into the goal, 0:3 (18 minute, man-advantage).
Following Garret Festerling’s goal in the Second Period, 4:0 (27 minute) Bremerhaven substituted Goalie Gerald Kuhn for Goalie Jani Nieminen. The shakeup with the goalie change had a noticeable effect as Jordan Owens put the Pinguins on the board a short time later, 1:4 (29 minute). The Adler were able to take their three point lead into the second break.
Mannheim had a near perfect start in the Third with an early goal from Sinan Akdag, 1:5 (44 minute). Bremerhaven was able to make cosmetic adjustments to the end score during the last five minutes of play. Jordan George scored to bring the score to 2:5 (55 minute) and with Danny Richmond in the box on a two-minute-minor for slashing Jack Combs scored to bring the final score to 3:5 (60 minute, man-advantage). The “Top Performers of the game were Jordan George (Bremerhaven) with one goal, Daniel Sparre (Mannheim) with two assists, David Wolf (Mannheim) with three points, and Mike Moore (Bremerhaven) with six shots on goal.
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 4 December when they will host the EHC Red Bull Munich. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:00.
Adler Mannheim vs. Augsburg Panther 2:1 O.T. (1:1, 0:0, 0:0, 1:0)
Overtime Win Against the Panther
The 9,086 fans in the SAP Arena saw their Adler defeat the Augsburg Panther in a 2:1 Overtime victory. Garrett Festerling (Mannheim) and T.J. Trevelyan (Augsburg) scored the only goals in regulation play. Luke Adam scored the game winner for Mannheim during the Overtime Period.
Mannheim was by far the dominate team with 38 total shots on goal compared to 14 for Augsburg. While the Adler were able to create more chances on goal they were unable to take advantage of those chances and get the puck in net. Garrett Festerling put the Adler on the board first, 1:0 (6 minute). The Adler continued to dominate but were unable to build on their lead. With less than two minutes left in the First T.J. Trevelyan tied the score, 1:1 (19 minute).
Despite multiple man-advantage situations on both sides of the ice, neither team was able to break the tie in the remaining two periods of regulation play. Augsburg’s Parkes went to the box on a two-minute-minor for tripping with just over thirty seconds left in regulation play, sending his team into the Overtime Period on the penalty-kill. Luke Adam was able to take advantage of Mannheim’s power-play and scored the game winner, 2:1 (61 minute, man-advantage) with less than a minute played in the O.T Period. The “Top Performers for the game were Thomas Jordan Trevelyan (Augsburg) with one goal, Mathieu Carle (Mannheim) with one assist, Garrett Festerling (Mannheim) with one point, and Brent Raedeke (Mannheim) with eleven shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road in Bremerhaven on Friday, 2 December where they will face-off against the Fischtown Pinguins. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 4 December when they will host the EHC Red Bull from Munich. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14.00.
Adler Sign Carlo Colaiacovo
The Adler Mannheim signed Carlo Colaiacovo to a contract that runs until the end of the 2016/17 season. The 33 year old Italian-Canadian weights 92 Kilograms, is 1.85 Meters tall, and shoots left handed.
Colaiacovo was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in 490 games in the NHL scoring 34 goals and 127 assists. He has played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Detroit Red Wings, the St. Louis Blues, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Buffalo Sabres. In the AHL he had 16 goals and 57 assists in 139 games playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Toronto Marlies, and the St. John’s Maple Leafs.
Adler Manager Teal Fowler reported that Carlo is a robust defender that does not shy away from a battle and will bring more stability to our defense. The experience he brings from the NHL will also help and we are happy that he has decided to sign with us in Mannheim.
Colaiacovo should arrive in Mannheim next week and he will wear the number 8.