Adler Mannheim vs. Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers 3:4 O.T. (1:1, 0:1, 2:1, 0:1)
Adler Lose at Home in Overtime to the Ice Tigers
The Adler were only able to capture one point in their game against the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers on Friday night. Daniel Sparre, Brent Raedeke, and Ryan MacMurchy each had a goal apiece for the Adler. Brandon Segal, Philippe Dupuis, Leonhard Pfoederl, and David Steckel all scored for Nürnberg.
The 10,378 fans in the SAP Arena saw a hard fought First Period that had multiple good chances on goal from both teams. Daniel Sparre put Mannheim on the board first, 1:0 (15 minute). The Adler did not have to wait long on the answer from Nürnberg. Two and a half minutes later Brandon Sega tied the score, 1:1 (17 minute). The game remained tied at the first break.
The Adler had a difficult time in the Second and were unable to create many solid chances on goal. Midway through the Period Philippe Dupuis picked up a rebound from Alder Goalie Dennis Endras and scored, 1:2 (30 minute). The Adler continued to have a difficult time and the Ice Tigers took their one point lead into the second break.
The Adler were shorthanded in the Third with David Wolf in the box for slashing as Brent Raedeke scored to retie the game, 2:2 (47 minute, shorthanded). The game became more suspenseful as both teams fought for the win but it was the Ice Tigers’ Leonhard Pfoederl that scored late in the Period to put Nürnberg back in the lead, 2:3 (57 minute). Less than a minute later while on the power-play Ryan MacMurchy retied the score, 3:3 (58 minute, man-advantage). The game remained tied at three apiece at the end of regulation. With just over a minute played in the Overtime Period David Steckel shot the Ice Tigers to victory, 3:4 (62 minute). The “Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim, Daniel Sparre with one goal, Luke Adam with two assists and two points, and Ryan MacMurchy with ten shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road in Iserlohn on Sunday, 20 November, when they will take on the Iserlohn Roosters. 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.
Adler Three Weeks without Jamie Tardif
Adler Forward Jamie Tardif suffered an injury during warm-ups on Friday night in Düsseldorf. According to the results of an MRI on Monday he will be unable to play for approximately the next three weeks.
Adler new comer Luke Adam has won the hearts of the fans in Mannheim and was voted to 'Player of the Month" for October
Luke Adam is Player of the Month for October
Luke Adams was only with the Adler for twelve days after signing his contract in mid October but his strong performance over the five remaining games in October resulted in the Adler fans voting him to Player of the Month for October 2016.
The 26 year old Canadian was familiar with the atmosphere in the SAP Arena from his game here with the Buffalo Sabres in October 2011. He impressed the Mannheim fans during his first game as an Adler with a goal and an assist in the 5:1 home game win against Iserlohn. During his five games in October Adam has scored three goals and one assist.