The Geretsrieder ice hockey team celebrated a 7-2 victory on Friday evening in the last Bayernliga home game before the four-week Corona break.
However, the home side had a hard time against EHC Königsbrunn for two thirds.
The 7: 2 against Königsbrunn was the second home win for the Geretsrieder River Rats.
Goalkeeper Martin Morczinietz kept his team in play, especially in the second period.
The Czech defender Marek Haloda scored three goals himself and provided the template for two more ESC hits.
- By no means as clear as the result suggests, the Bayernliga match between ESC Geretsried and EHC Königsbrunn on Friday evening: they owed their 7: 2 (0: 0, 1: 1, 6: 1) victory River Rats ended up with a brilliant final third, a strong goalkeeper Martin Morczinietz and an outstanding Marek Haloda, who scored three goals and two assists.
“Marek was the best defender and the best striker today,” joked coach Rudi Sternkopf after the game.
The match was balanced for two thirds of the time before it tipped over in favor of the home side in the final section.
"We then invested more and went where it hurts," said the coach.
In fact, the Geretsrieder had a hard time with the young Königsbrunn troupe, which played along from the start and also had opportunities.
The ESC (without defender Stephan Englbrecht and striker Ondrej Horvath) found no means to crack the guest defense.
It took until the 24th minute before Haloda made it 1-0.
Königsbrunn remained unimpressed and made it 1: 1 (36th) thanks to Tim Bullnheimer's great solo.
The penguins also equalized the 2: 1 by Daniel Merl (42nd).
But then their concentration slowed noticeably - small mistakes crept in, which the River Rats with goals from Florian Strobl (48th), Haloda (51st), again Strobl (54th) and again Haloda outnumbered (56th) punished.
Merl put the final point with the final siren for the 7-2 final score.
EHC trainer Waldemar Dietrich was then visibly upset: "We play good ice hockey for two thirds and then just throw the game away."
ESC Geretsried - EHC Königsbrunn 7: 2 (0: 0, 1: 1, 6: 1)
Goals: 1: 0 (23:58) Haloda (Harrer, Strobl), 1: 1 (35:52) Bullnheimer (Bayer), 2: 1 (41:55) Merl (Bursch, Rizzo), 2: 2 (44 : 44) Zbaranski (Baur), 3: 2 (47:42) Strobl (Haloda), 4: 2 (50:18) Haloda, 5: 2 (53:45) Strobl (Haloda, Berger), 6: 2 ( 55:52) Haloda (Strobl, Berger 4-5), 7: 2 (59:59) Merl (Rizzo).
- Referee: Michael Kees.
- Penalty minutes: ESC 6, EHC 2. - Spectators: 200.
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