Adler Mannheim vs. EHC Munich 0:1 (0:1, 0:0, 0:0)
With their loss on home ice Tuesday night to Munich the Adler have now lost five straight games. While they currently remain on top of the rankings they have played four games more than the number two ranked Iserlohn Roosters and only have a two point lead.
Jason Jaffray scored late in the First Period to not only bring Munich into the lead but also to give them the win, 0:1 (17 minute). Over the last two periods good chances on goal were seldom for both teams. The Adler created a few chances with pressure in the Red Bulls defensive zone but the Munich defense stood solid in front of Goalie, Danny aus den Birken. The Adler pulled Dennis Endras for a sixth attacker in the last two minutes of play but remained unable to convert, the score remained 0:1 at the final horn. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Munich. First Star was Michael Wolf, Second Star was Jason Jaffray, and Third Star was Dominik Kahun.
The Adler remain at home on Friday, 18 December when they will host the Cologne Haie in the annual game of the flashing hearts. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Adler Losing Streak Climbs to Four in a Row
The Adler Mannheim lost both of their games over this past weekend. On Friday night they lost in Straubing by a score of 4:2 and on Sunday afternoon they lost at home in the SAP Arena to Wolfsburg 4:5 in a shoot-out.
The Adler were in Straubing on Friday night to play against the Straubing Tigers. Mannheim had a disappointing start in the game with Ryan Bayda scoring for Straubing after only 15 seconds of game time, 1:0 (1 minute). Things went from bad to worse as Mirko Hoefflin scored with less than three minutes played to give Straubing a 2:0 lead (3 minute). Brandon Yip put Mannheim on the board with a power-play goal early in the Second Period, 2:1 (26 minute, man-advantage). Austin Madaisky scored a power-play goal for Straubing 10 minutes later to restore the Tigers two point lead, 3:1 (36 minute, man-advantage). Brent Raedeke answered for the Adler less than two minutes later to bring Mannheim back within one, 3:2 (38 minute). Michael Connolly scored for the Tigers in the last four minutes of play to bring the game to a 4:2 end stand. The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Michael Connolly (Straubing), Second Star Sandro Schoenberger (Straubing), and Third Star Brandon Yip (Mannheim).
Despite leading Wolfsburg at home in the SAP Arena 4:1 after two periods of play on Sunday afternoon the Adler were only able to secure one point as they lost the game 4:5 in a shoot-out. Following a scoreless First Period Christoph Ullmann put Mannheim on the board early in the Second, 1:0 (24 minute). Less than two minutes later Tyler Haskins tied the score, 1:1 (26 minute). A couple of minutes later Ullmann scored his second of the night while on the power-play, 2:1 (28 minute, man-advantage). Glen Metropolit built on the lead four minutes later with a power-play goal of his own, 3:1 (33 minute, man-advantage). Steve Wagner brought the score to 4:1 late in the Second (38 minute). Wolfsburg fought back in the Third and Gerrit Fauser was finally able to cut the Adler lead to two, 4:2 (49 minute). The momentum had started to turn and four minutes later Daniel Widing brought Wolfsburg to within one, 4:3 (53 minute). John Rheault went to the box on a two-minute-minor for tripping late in the Third. Widing was able to take advantage of the power-play situation and score the tying goal for Wolfsburg, 4:4 (57 minute, man-advantage). Following a scoreless Overtime Period Tyson Mulock shot the game winner for the Grizzly during the resulting shoot-out. The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Daniel Widing (Wolfsburg), Second Star Christoph Ullmann (Mannheim), and Third Star Glen Metropolit (Mannheim).
The Adler remain home in the SAP Arena on Tuesday, 15 December when they will host the EHC Red Bull Munich. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Zero Point Weekend
The Adler Mannheim suffered a zero point weekend with loses to the Ice Bear Berlin and the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers.
The Adler suffered a bitter 6:2 loss in Berlin on Friday evening. The two goals from Marcus Kink and Martin Buchwieser were not enough to give the Adler the edge they needed. Micki Dupont, Petr Pohl (x2), Sven Ziegler, Spencer Machacek, and Mark Olver were the goal scorers for Berlin. Kink scored first for Mannheim but DuPont tied it up going into the First Break. Pohl scored his first of the night early in the Second but Buchwieser had a quick answer for Mannheim to retie the score. Berlin then scored four unanswered goals in the remainder of the Second and sealed their victory after a scoreless Third Period. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Berlin. First Star was Petr Pohl, Second Star was Petri Vehanen, and Third Star was Michael DuPont.
On Sunday afternoon the Adler hosted the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. The streak of nine straight Home Game wins came to an end as the Adler fell to the Ice Tigers 1:3. David Steckel, Steven Reinprecht, and Marius Moechel had a goal apiece for the Ice Tigers. Brandon Yip scored the lone Adler goal. Despite a 35 to 17 Shots on Goal statistic that favored the Adler they were unable to come up with a win against the Ice Tigers. Following a scoreless First Period Steckel scored early in the Second to give the Ice Tigers the lead. Reinprecht scored late in the Period to increase the Ice Tigers lead. Close to midway through the Third Period, Moechel extended that lead even further. Brandon Yip scored late in the Period to give the Adler their lone goal of the game. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Nürnberg. First Star was Tyler Beskorowany, Second Star was Kyle Klubertanz, and Third Star was Steven Reinprecht.
The Adler will be on the road in Straubing to face the Straubing Tigers on Friday, 11 December. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 13 December when they will host the Grizzlys Wolfsburg. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.