Adler Mannheim Release Preseason Schedule
The first official training of the new season will take place on 1 August. Two weeks later the Adler will travel to Vrchlabi where they will play the HC Dynamo Pardubice in their first preseason game of the year. Three days later they will play their first game in Germany. They will play in the Bietigheimer Ege Trans Arena agaisnt the Bietigheim Steelers. Tickets go on sale on 1 August on www.steelers.de or will be available at the door. Prices will be between 10-15 Euro.
The game in Bietigheim will be the last preseason game before the Adler play their first game of the season in the Champions Hockey League. 18 August the Adler will host the HC Lugano in the SAP Arena, three days later the Adler will host Tappara Tampere.
Before the Adler go on the road for the Champions Hockey League (7 September) in Lugano and (11 September) in Tampere they will play a preseason game in Kassel against the Kassel Huskies. The game will be on 3 September a 19:00. Ticket information is still pending.
1 August: Start of official training in the South Hall of the SAP Arena
11 August: Preseason game in Vrchlabi (17:00) against the HC Dynamo Pardubice
14 August: Preseason game in Bietigheim (16:00) against the Bietigheim Steelers
3 September: Preseason game in Kassel (19.00) against the Kassel Huskies
Cologne Haie vs. Adler Mannheim 4:2 (1:0, 2:1, 1:1)
Adler Fail to Reach Quarter Finals
Following their 4:2 to loss to the Haie on Sunday afternoon, the Adler are out of the DEL playoffs. Jean-Francois Boucher, Patrick Hager, and Andreas Falk (x2) were the goal scorers for Cologne. Marcel Goc and Jon Rheault had a goal apiece for Mannheim.
The Haie were able to score three goals before the Adler were able to answer. Jean-Francois Boucher, 1:0 (18 minute), Patrick Hager, 2:0 (26 minute), and Andreas Falk, 3:0 (37 minute). Marcel Goc put the Adler on the board late in the Second, 3:1 (39 minute).
Andreas Falk scored his Second of the night early in the Third to restore Cologne’s three point lead, 4:1 (54 minute). Jon Rheault scored for the Adler while on the power-play late in the Period, 4:2 (57 minute, man-advantage). Christoph Ullmann went to the box on a two-minute-minor for tripping less than a minute later making Rheault’s goal too little too late for the Adler. The game remained 4:2 for Cologne at the final horn. The Three Stars of the game were all from Cologne. First Star was Andreas Falk, Second Star Gustaf Wesslau, and Third Star Jean-Francois Boucher.
Following their second loss in the best of three series the Adler are now out of the DEL Playoff picture and their season has ended.
Adler Mannheim vs. Cologne Haie 5:2 (0:0, 4:1, 1:1)
Adler Force Game Three
The Adler Mannheim came back in game two of the DEL Wild Card series to beat Cologne by a score of 5:2 and force a game three in the best of three series. Goal Scorers for Mannheim were Jon Rheault, Christoph Ullmann (x2), Matt Lashoff, and Jochen Hecht. Johannes Salmonsson and Dragan Umicevic scored for the Haie.
Following a scoreless First Period Jon Rheault put the Adler on the board during a power-play six minutes into the Second Period, 1:0 (26 minute, man-advantage). Exactly one minute later Christoph Ullmann extended the Adler lead, 2:0 (27 minute). Midway through the Period Matt Lashoff build on the lead, 3:0 (30 minute) as did Jochen Hecht, 4:0 (35 minute). Johannes Salmonsson scored for the Haie in the last minute of the Period while on the power-play, 4:1 (40 minute, man-advantage).
Christoph Ullmann restored Mannheim’s four point lead early in the Third, 5:1 (44 minute), resulting in a goalie change for Cologne, Daniar Dshunussow for Gustaf Wesslau. Halfway through the Period and on the power-play Dragan Umicevic scored for Cologne, 5:2 (50 minute). The Adler held the 5:2 lead until the final horn, forcing a game three in the best of three series. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim. First Star was Matthew Lashoff, Second Star Christoph Ullmann, and Third Star Youri Ziffzer.
The Adler will be in Cologne on Sunday, 13 March for game three of the best of three series. The puck is scheduled to drop a 14.30.