Grizzlys Wolfsburg vs. Adler Mannheim 0:1 (0:0, 0:1, 0:0)
Endras Earns Shutout in 1:0 Victory Over the Grizzlys
Mannheim defeated the Grizzlys Wolfsburg 1:0 on Friday night, Thanks to an excellent game from Dennis Endras. Endras made multiple great saves to hold the Adler’s one point lead. The lone goal scorer in the game was Mannheim’s Danny Richmond.
The 3,119 fans in Wolfsburg saw a scoreless but hard fought First Period with both teams creating solid chances on goal. Wolfsburg was a little more active and had the better start in the game. Mannheim had a better start in the Second Period but both teams were lacking the last little bit of precision to put the puck in net. Danny Richmond’s goal midway through the period seemed to come out of nowhere but never the less put Mannheim in the lead, 0:1 (31 minute). Wolfsburg angered by the Adler lead threw everything forward in what turned out to be a duel between the Grizzlys and Adler Goalie Dennis Endras. The Grizzlys kept Endras busy as he had to step up to make multiple great saves in the 31, 33, 38, 39, and 40 minute. Endras held Mannheim’s one point lead into the second break.
Despite having two power-plays in the Third and pulling keeper Felix Brueckmann with just over a minute and a half in regulation, the Grizzlys were unable to beat Endras and tie the score. The “Top Performers of the game were Daniel Richmond (Mannheim) with one goal, Ronny Arendt (Mannheim) with one assist and one point, and Tyler Haskins (Wolfsburg) with nine shots on goal.
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 27 November when they will host the Augsburg Panther. The puck is scheduled to drop at 16:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Ice Bear Berlin 3:1 (3:0, 0:0, 0:1)
3:1 Win over Berlin
The 9,227 Fans in the SAP Arena were able to celebrate a 3:1 victory over the Ice Bear from Berlin on Tuesday evening. Thanks to a strong First Period the Adler were able to defeat Berlin. Goal scorers for Mannheim were Daniel Sparre, Danny Richmond, and Chad Kolarik. Darin Olver scored the lone goal for Berlin.
With only a minute played Dominik Bittner opened Mannheim’s strong offensive period when he rang a shot of the goal post. Machacek for the Ice Bear went to the box during the same scene for tripping. Two minutes later after just reaching full strength Berlin was once again on the penalty kill as MacQueen received a two-minute-minor for slashing. The Adler were able to take advantage of the back to back power-plays as Daniel Sparre picked up a rebound and scored, 1:0 (4 minute, man-advantage). Five minutes later Danny Richmond build on the lead when he beat Berlin Goalie Petri Vehanen with a wrist shot, 2:0 (9 minute). Berlin was having a rough time finding their way into the game. It took until the 15 minute before they got a puck in the direction of the Mannheim goal, which Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim stopped easily. Directly following this action Christoph Ullmann passed from the boards to Chad Kolarik who scored easily, 3:0 (15 minute). Mannheim took the three to nothing lead into the first break.
The Adler remained dominate but created little in the way of chances on goal during the scoreless Second Period. Mannheim’s penalty-kill remained strong as they killed two penalties early in the Third but the man-advantage situations gave Berlin more momentum and Darin Olver was able to finally put Berlin on the board a short time later, 3:1 (49 minute). Despite the Ice Bear pulling Vehanen for a sixth attacker with just over two minutes remaining in regulation the score remained 3:1 at the final horn. The “Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim, Daniel Sparre with one goal, Christoph Ullmann with two assists and two points, and Ryan MacMurchy with eight shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road in Wolfsburg on Friday, 25 November when they will face-off against the Grizzlys. They will return home on Sunday, 27 November when they will host the Augsburg Panther. The puck is scheduled to drop at 16:30.
Iserlohn Roosters vs. Adler Mannheim 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:1)
Festerling shoots Adler to Victory in Iserlohn
Garrett Festerling’s first DEL goal was the game winner Sunday night as the Adler defeated the Iserlohn Roosters by a score of 2:1. Luke Adam also had a goal for Mannheim and Jason Jaspers scored Iserlohn’s lone goal.
The 4,135 fans in Iserlohn saw a hard fought game with an unlucky start for Mannheim. Jason Jaspers drew first blood for the Roosters as he scored with just over two minutes played in the First, 1:0 (3 minute). Luke Adam had a quick answer for the Adler just two minutes later. Iserlohn’s Dziurzynski was in the box for hooking when Adam tied the score with a power-play goal, 1:1 (5 minute, man-advantage). Both teams created multiple chances on goal but the score remained tied at one, at the first break.
During the scoreless Second Period the only real highlight was when Boris Blank was awarded a Penalty Shot but his attempt was held by Adler Goalie Dennis Endras. The Adler were the more active team in the Third Period. Luke Adam rang a shot of the crossbar in the 44 minute, while on the other end of the ice the Roosters were having trouble moving the puck forward. Midway through the Period with the Adler once again on the power-play Danny Richmond passed to Garrett Festerling who put the puck in net, 1:2 (51 minute, man-advantage). In the last two minutes of play Iserlohn threw everything they had forward and pulled Goalie Chet Pickard for a sixth attacker but were unable to create any real danger in front of the Adler goal. Mannheim held their 2:1 lead until the final horn. The “Top Performers of the game were Jason Jaspers (Iserlohn) with one goal, Aaron Johnson (Mannheim) with one assist, Luke Adam (Mannheim) with one point, and Ryan MacMurchy (Mannheim) with six shots on goal.
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Tuesday, 22 November when they will host the Ice Bear from Berlin. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.