Adler Lose in Berlin
Ice Bear Berlin vs. Adler Mannheim 4:3 (1:1, 2:1, 1:1)
Despite being the better team on Sunday evening, Mannheim was unable to take advantage of their chances and suffered a 4:3 loss to the Ice Bear in Berlin. Jamie Tardif, Chad Kolarik, and Aaron Johnson had a goal apiece for the Adler. Jens Baxmann, Darin Olver, Kyle Wilson, and Bruno Gervais all scored for Berlin.
Things started out looking good for the Adler as Jamie Tardif scored with less than a minute played, 0:1 (1 minute). Midway through the period, Jens Baxmann tied the score on a counter, 1:1 (10 minute). Chad Kolarik put Mannheim back in the lead halfway through the Second, 1:2 (31 minute). Four minutes later Darin Olver tied the score, 2:2 (35 minute) and late in the period Kyle Wilson put Berlin out front, 3:2 (38 minute).
Aaron Johnson tied the score with a power-play goal in the Third, 3:3 (45 minute, man-advantage). Berlin was the more passive team in the Third but were able to take advantage of the chances they had. Bruno Gervais scored what was to be the game winner for the Ice Bear, 4:3 (51 minute). Despite having a man-advantage situation following the Gervais goal and pulling Youri Ziffzer for a sixth attacker late in the period the Adler were unable to retie the score. The “Top Performers of the game were Jamie Tardif (Mannheim) with one goal, Constantin Braun (Berlin) with two assists and two points, and Chad Kolarik (Mannheim) with nine shots on goal.
The Adler will return home to the SAP Arena on Tuesday, 25 October when the will host the Schwenningen Wild Wings. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Dream Start for Luke Adam
Adler Mannheim vs. Iserlohn Roosters 5:1 (1:1, 0:0, 4:0)
Luke Adam had a dream start in his first game for the Adler on Friday night. He scored one goal and had two assists in Mannheim’s 5:1 victory over the Iserlohn Roosters. In addition to Adam, Andrew Joudrey, Marcel Goc (x2), and Mathieu Carle scored for the Adler. The lone goal for Iserlohn was scored by Chad Bassen.
The 9,622 fans in the SAP Arena saw a fast paced and somewhat hectic First Period. Chad Bassen put the Roosters on the board first with a breakaway goal, 0:1 (13 minute). The one to nothing score gave Iserlohn motivation and momentum as they created good chances on goal to extend their lead. Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim prevented any further damage. Late in the period, Andrew Joudrey slid the puck past Rooster Goalie Mathias Lange to tie the score, 1:1 (17 minute).
There were few quality chances on goal during the scoreless Second Period but the Adler shifted gears in the Third scoring four unanswered goals. Marcel Goc scored with less than a minute played in the period to give the Adler their first lead of the game, 2:1 (41 minute). Five minutes later Luke Adam scored his first goal as an Adler, 3:1 (47 minute). Mathieu Carle scored the 4:1 (56 minute) and Marcel Goc scored his second of the night with a power-play goal less than two minutes later to bring the score to its final end stand of 5:1 ( 57 minute, man-advantage). The “Top Performers of the game were all from Mannheim, Marcel Goc with two goals, Mathieu Carle with two assists and three points, and Luke Adam with ten shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road in Berlin on Sunday, 23 October when they will face of f against the Ice Bear. They will return home on Tuesday, 25 October when they will host their rivals the Schwenninger Wild Wings. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Adler Sign Luke Adam
The Adler Mannheim have signed Offensive player Luke Adam until the end of the current season.
Mannheim is the first team that Adam will play for in Europe. He was born in St. John’s Canada and has up to now only played in North America. He is 1.88 meters tall, weighing in at 94 kg. He was drafted in 2008 by Buffalo. Between Buffalo and Columbus he has played 90 NHL games scoring 15 goals and earning 11 assists. He has played 368 AHL games (Portland, Rochester, Springfield, and Hartford) earning 246 points (111 goals and 135 assists). He is able to play as either a Center or as a Forward.
He has been in Mannheim once before, when Buffalo were the guest of the Adler in 2011. He scored the 3:0 for Buffalo and had an assist on the 6:2.
Adam will wear the number 90 and his first game for the Adler will be on Friday night against the Roosters.