Adler Have Five Point Weekend
The Adler Mannheim won their two games over the weekend. Friday with a 4:2 win at home over the Krefeld Pinguine and Sunday afternoon with a 3:2 win in overtime on the road in Iserlohn.
The 10,718 fans in the SAP Arena saw an exciting game on Friday night that relied heavily on the Special Teams from both teams. Krefeld took the lead with a power-play goal from Martin Schymainski late in the First, 0:1 (19 minute, man-advantage). Early in the Second Mike Collins built on that lead with a power-play goal of his own, 0:2 (26 minute, man-advantage). Mannheim refused to give up as Dominik Bittner scored a shorthander to bring Mannheim within one, 1:2 (29 minute, shorthanded). Early in the Third, while on the power-play, Sinan Akdag tied the score, 2:2 (45 minute, man-advantage). Three minutes before the end of regulation Ryan MacMurchy was awarded a penalty-shot, he scored on his attempt to give Mannheim their first lead in the game, 3:2 (57 minute, penalty). Krefeld pulled their Goalie for a sixth attacker with just under a minute to play, Jon Rheault put the puck in the empty net to seal the victory for Mannheim, 4:2 (60 minute, empty net). The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Youri Ziffzer (Mannheim), Second Star Dominik Bittner (Mannheim), and Third Star Herberts Vasiljevs (Krefeld).
The Adler were on the road in Iserlohn on Sunday to play against the Roosters. The 4,119 fans in the Ice Hall on Seilersee saw an intensive hard fought game from the opening face-off. After a scoreless First Period Andrew Joudrey put the Adler on the board early in the Second, 0:1 (25 minute). Just over the midway point of the Period Brodie Dupont scored a power-play goal to tie the game, 1:1 (33 minute, man-advantage). Mannheim responded quickly with a power-play goal from Kai Hospelt to restore their one point lead, 1:2 (34 minute). Midway through the Third Iserlohn retied the score with a power-play goal from Michel Periard, 2:2 (53 minute, man-advantage). The game remained tied at the end of regulation play and at the end of the Overtime Period. Jamie Tardif scored the game winner for Mannheim during the resulting shoot-out, 2:3 (penalty). The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Dennis Endras (Mannheim), Second Star Mathias Lang (Iserlohn), and Third Star Kai Hospelt (Mannheim).
The Adler will remain on the road Friday, 4 December when they travel to Berlin to play the Eisbären Berlin. They will return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 6 December when the will host the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers from Nürnberg. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. ERC Ingolstadt 5:2 (1:1, 1:0, 3:1)
Adler Win Eight in a Row at Home
Despite 42 penalty minutes, the Adler defeated the ERC Ingolstadt by a score of 5:2 On Sunday afternoon. Sinan Akdag, Brandon Yip, Mathieu Carle, Christoph Ullmann and Danny Richmond had a goal apiece for Mannheim. Brandon Buck and Alexander Barta were the goal scorers for Ingolstadt.
The 11,712 fans in the SAP Arena saw a game where both teams were having difficulty finding their rhythm due to the high number of penalties being given. Sinan Akdag was able to put Mannheim on the board first with a goal in the seventh minute, 1:0 (7 minute). Special teams made up the majority of the play in the second half of the Period, as the majority of the time one or the other of the teams were on the power-play. Brandon Buck tied the score with less than a minute left in the Period, 1:1 (20 minute, man-advantage).
The Second Period was much the same with both teams fighting to find their rhythm but continuing to be disrupted by penalty calls. Brandon Yip took advantage of one of Mannheim’s power plays when he deflected a pass from Ryan MacMurchy past Panther Goalie Timo Pielmeier, 2:1 (32 minute, man-advantage).
The penalty plaque did not go away in the Third and the game never did really find a steady rhythm. Midway through the Period, Mathieu Carle scored a power-play goal from the blue-line to increase Mannheim’s lead, 3:1 (50 minute, man-advantage). Alexander Barta brought the Panthers back within one with a power-play goal of his own, 3:2 (54 minute, man-advantage). Four minute later Christoph Ullmann restored Mannheim’s two point lead, 4:2 (59 minute). Ingolstadt pulled Pielmeier for a sixth attacker with just under two minutes to play. Danny Richmond scored an empty-netter to seal the victory for Mannheim, 5:2 (60 minute, empty-net). The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim. First Star was Dennis Endras, Second Star Mathieu Carle, and Third Star Ryan MacMurchy.
The Adler remain at home on Friday, 27 November when they will host the Krefeld Pinguine. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Hamburg Freezers 3:1 (0:0, 1:0, 2:1)
Adler Defeat Freezers, 3:1
The 11,259 fans in the SAP Arena watched their team defeat the Hamburg Freezers by a score of 3:1 on Friday evening. Goal scorers for the Adler were Ryan MacMurchy (x2) and Martin Buchwieser. The lone goal for the Freezers was scored by Michael Davies.
Neither team was able to find their rhythm in the First Period. The Goalies had little in the way of work to do and the Period remained scoreless at the first break. The Second Period was a little more suspenseful with more chances on goal for both sides but it was close to the end of the Period before the first goal was scored. Ryan MacMurchy scored to give the Adler the lead, 1:0 (37 minute). Mannheim took the one point lead into the break.
The tempo increased in the Third Period with both teams trying to gain the upper hand. Just over the halfway point of the Period Ryan MacMurchy scored his second of the night to increase Mannheim’s lead, 2:0 (51 minute). Just over a minute later Martin Buchwieser built on that lead, 3:0 (52 minute). With just over two minutes left to play Michael Davies scored for Hamburg, 3:1 (58 minute), ending the chance for Dennis Endras to earn his fifth shutout of the year. The Freezers then pulled Goalie Calvin Heeter for a sixth attacker but were unable to score in the last two minutes of play. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim. First Star was Ryan MacMurchy, Second Star Sinan Akdag, and Third Star Daniel Richmond.
The Adler remain at home in the SAP Arena on Sunday, 22 Nov when they will host the ERC Ingolstadt Panthers. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.