Adler Mannheim vs. Straubing Tigers 0:2 (0:2, 0:0, 0:0)
Adler Shutout at Home by Straubing
The 12,551 Adler fans in the SAP Arena for Family Day saw their Adler remain scoreless over 60 minutes against the Straubing Tigers. Jeremy Williams and Mike Hedden were the two goal scorers for Straubing. Both scored in the First Period.
Neither teams created much in the way of chances on goal in the first ten minutes of play. Then Jeremy Williams put the Tigers on the board, 0:1 (13 minute). Mannheim then went on the power-play but were unable to take advantage of their man-advantage situation. Straubing had not been at full strength long when Mike Hedden scored to widen their lead, 0:2 (16 minute).
Just over midway through a scoreless Second Period the action got hot on the ice with 16 penalty minutes being handed out between four Mannheim players and three Straubing players. The Adler attempted everything in the Third to turn the game around but even pulling Goalie Dennis Endras for a sixth attacker did not help as the Tiger’s defense remained strong keeping the Adler scoreless at the final horn. The “Top Performers of the game were Mike Hedden (Straubing) with one goal, Michael Connolly (Straubing) with one assist, Jeremy Williams (Straubing) with one point, and Sinan Akdag (Mannheim) with eleven shots on goal.
The Adler will remain at home in the SAP Arena on Friday, 18 November when they will host the fourth ranked and point equal Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Düsseldorf EG vs. Adler Mannheim 1:2 (1:0, 0:1, 0:1)
2:1 Come From Behind Win in Düsseldorf
The Adler returned from their two week break on Friday night and came from behind to beat the Düsseldorf EG (DEG) by a score of 2:1. Christoph Ullmann and Chad Kolarik had a goal apiece for Mannheim and Manuel Strodel scored the DEG’s goal.
The 12,878 fans in Düsseldorf had reason to cheer early in the First when Manuel Strodel was credited for a goal that was deflected off of a Mannheim player and past Adler Goalie Dennis Endras, 1:0 (3 minute). Both teams created good chances on goal during the remainder of the period. The best chance for Mannheim came as Luke Adam rang a shot of the post in the 18 minute.
Christoph Ullmann tied the score with just over a minute played in the Second Period, 1:1 (21:06). Both teams continued to create good chances on goal but Goalies Dennis Endras and Mathias Niederberger held the game at one apiece. Late in the game the DEG’s Collins went to the box on a two minute minor for delay of game giving the Adler a man-advantage. Chad Kolarik scored for the Adler midway through the power-play to give Mannheim their first lead in the game, 1:2 (57 minute, man-advantage). Despite pulling Niederberger for a sixth attacker the DEG was unable to retie the score. The “Top Performers were all from Mannheim, Christoph Ullmann with one goal, Luke Adam with one assist and six shots on goal, and Chad Kolarik with one point.
The Adler will be at home in the SAP Arena on Sunday, 13 November when they will host the Straubing Tigers. The Puck is scheduled to drop at 14:00.
Adler Shutout Wild Wings
Adler Mannheim vs. Schwenningen Wild Wings 3:0 (1:0, 0:0, 2:0)
The Adler had their first Shutout of the season on Tuesday night against their archrivals the Schwenningen Wild Wings. Danny Richmond, Luke Adam, and Ronny Arendt had a goal apiece for Mannheim.
The Adler were dangerous from the drop of the puck but it was late in the First Period when they got their first goal. Danny Richmond gave the Adler a well deserved lead in the game, 1:0 (16 minute). The Adler remained in control during the scoreless Second Period but lacked that last little bit to get the puck over the goal line. The Wild Wings remained dangerous on the counter attack but like the rest of the Adler, Dennis Endras, had a strong night in goal.
The 8,711 fans in the SAP Arena enjoyed an active Third Period as Luke Adam doubled the Adler lead to two, 2:0 (46 minute). Late in the Period Endras had to earn his Shutout as the Wild Wings Giliati stormed down on him with a breakaway in the 57 minute. With just over a minute to play Schwenningen pulled Goalie, Joey MacDonald for a sixth attacker but it was Mannheim’s Ronny Arendt that scored in the recently vacated net, 3:0 (60 minute, empty-net). The “Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim, Ronny Arendt with one goal, Andrew Joudrey with two assists and two points, and Luke Adam with eleven shots on goal.
The Adler will remain home in the SAP Arena on Friday, 28 October when they will host the Krefeld Pinguine. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30. They will then travel to Cologne to play against the Haie on Sunday, 30 October before the DEL season goes on a two week break.