Schwenningen Wild Wings vs. Adler Mannheim 5:4 Shootout (3:0, 0:3, 1:1, 0:0, 1:0)
Adler Bring One Point Out of Schwenningen
Despite coming back from three points down the Adler lost to their archrivals on Friday evening in a shootout that resulted in a 5:4 loss. Carter Proft, Chad Kolarik, and Brent Raedeke (x2) all scored for Mannheim. Will Action, Kai Herpich, Andree Hult, and Simon Danner each scored for the Wild Wings during regulation play. Will Action scored the winning penalty shot in the shootout.
The Adler suffered a bad First Period on Friday evening. Will Action put the Wild Wings on the board first, 1:0 (6 minute) and before the fans had a chance to stop cheering for that goal the Wild Wings scored again. It took just 24 seconds before Kai Herpich increased the Wild Wings lead, 2:0 (6 minute). Late in the Period Andree Hult scored a power-play goal further increasing Schwenningen’s lead, 3:0 (19 minute, man-advantage). Schwenningen held the three point lead going into the first break.
The Adler came out of the locker room ready to make amends for the First Period. Less than two minutes into the Second Carter Proft scored Mannheim’s first goal of the night, 3:1 (22 minute). 60 seconds later Chad Kolarik also found the back of the net, 3:2 (23 minute). Mannheim continued to develop chances on goal and midway through the Period, while on the power-play Brent Raedeke tied the score, 3:3 (34 minute, man-advantage).
Early in the Third Simon Danner put Schwenningen back into the lead with a power-play goal of his own, 4:3 (43 minute, man-advantage). Mannheim answered back in the 55 minute when Brent Raedeke tied the score for the second time, 4:4 (55 minute, man-advantage). The score remained tied at the end of regulation play and at the end of the five minute Overtime Period. Will Action scored the lone goal during the resulting shootout, giving the Wild Wings a 5:4 victory. The “Top Performers of the evening were Will Action (Schwenningen) with two goals, Marcel Kurth (Schwenningen) with two assists, and Brent Raedeke with two points and seven shots on goal.
The Adler remain on the road Friday, 7 October when they will be in Straubing to face-off against the Tigers. The Adler will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 9 October when they will host the Red Bull Munich. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:00.
Adler Win Third in a Row
Adler Mannheim vs. Augsburg Panther 5:3 (1:1, 1:1, 3:1)
Despite being down five players (injuries and suspensions) the Adler were able to secure their third win in a row. The team had a rough time during the game but in the end they were able to give the home town fans a win to celebrate. Brent Raedeke (x2), Matthias Plachta, Chad Kolarik, and Danny Richmond all scored for Mannheim. Ben Hanowski (x2) and Arvids Rekis both scored for Augsburg.
Mannheim had a difficult time finding their way into the game on Friday night. Ben Hanowski was able to take advantage of the situation early in the First and draw first blood for the Panther, 0:1 (5 minute).The Adler were able to tie the score late in the Period when Brent Raedeke intercepted a bad pass from Augsburg in front of the Panther goal and scored, 1:1 (16 minute). The score remained tied at one at the first break.
Dennis Endras, in goal for Mannheim, had his hands full in the Second and did everything he could do to keep Mannheim in the game. Midway through the Period with Mannheim on the power-play Augsburg had an odd man rush on the Mannheim net and Arvids Rekis was able to score and put the Panther back in the lead, 1:2 (33 minute, short-handed). Four and a half minutes later, Brent Raedeke answered for Mannheim with his second goal of the night, 2:2 (37 minute).
Danny Richmond had a wrap around goal, while on the power-play early in the Third to give Mannheim their first lead of the night, 3:2 (42 minute, man-advantage). The Adler stood solid on the defense giving Endras around ten minutes of calm. At the other end of the ice it was anything but calm for Panther Goalie Benjamin Meisner. Meisner was able to stop a slap-shot from Sinan Akdag just before it slid across the goal line and into the net. He then blocked a shot from Matthias Plachta but a short time later Plachta shot again and Chad Kolarik deflected it past Meisner, 4:2 (54 minute). Not even two minutes later Ben Hanowski scored his second of the evening to put Augsburg back within one, 4:3 (56 minute). A minute later the puck took a bad bounce off of the boards and landed in front of the Panther goal where Matthias Plachta was able to slide it into the empty net, 5:3 (57 minute). With less than a minute to play Augsburg pulled Meisner for a sixth attacker but the score remained 5:3 for the Adler at the final horn. The “Top Performers of the game were Benjamin Hanowski (Augsburg) with two goals, Aaron Johnson (Mannheim) with two assists, Brent Raedeke (Mannheim) two points, and Aaron Johnson (Mannheim) with seven shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road on Sunday, 2 October in Schwenningen where they will play the Wild Wings. They will remain on the road on Friday, 7 October when the will be in Straubing to face-off against the Tigers. The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 9 October when they host the Red Bull Munich. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:00.
Six Point Weekend
Grizzlys Wolfsburg vs. Adler Mannheim 2:4 (1:2, 1:1, 0:1)
With their 4:2 victory over the Grizzlys Wolfsburg the Adler earned their first six point weekend of the new season. Marcus Kink, Chad Kolarik, Brent Raedeke, and Ronny Arendt had a goal apiece for Mannheim, while Mark Voakes scored both of Wolfsburg’s goals.
Only 34 seconds had ticked off of the clock before Mannheim was able to celebrate their first goal. Adler Captain Marcus Kink scored on an assist from Mirko Hoefflin to give the Adler an early lead, 0:1 (1 minute). In the seventh minute Brent Raedeke was awarded a penalty shot but was unable to get past Grizzlys Goalie Felix Brueckmann. Chad Kolarik deflected a shot from Danny Richmond into the back of the net to increase Mannheim’s lead to two, 0:2 (14 minute). Mark Voakes answered for Wolfsburg two minutes later, 1:2 (16 minute). The Adler carried their one point lead into the first break.
The Second Period was fairly equal with both sides creating good chances on goal. Mark Voakes was once again able to strike for the Grizzlys early in the Period. Both Christoph Ullmann and Niki Goc were in the box for Mannheim, giving Wolfsburg a double-power-play that Voakes was able to take advantage of to tie the score, 2:2 (25 minute, two-man-advantage). Less than four minutes later Brent Raedeke restored Mannheim’s lead, 2:3 (29 minute).
Neither team was able to create much in the way of chances on goal in the Third Period. With less than a minute to play Wolfsburg pulled Brueckmann for a sixth attacker but Ronny Arendt was able to score an empty netter off of a pass from David Wolf and seal the win for Mannheim, 2:4 (60 minute, empty-net). The “Top Performers were Mark Voakes (Wolfsburg) with two goals, David Wolf (Mannheim) with two assists, David Wolf (Mannheim) with two points, and Fabio Pfohl (Wolfsburg) with six shots on goal.
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 30 September when they host the Augsburg Panther. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.