The Tölzer Löwen bought the 7-1 home win against the Lausitzer Füchse at a high price: after the Sunday game, some Löwen players tested positive for corona.
- Only three game weekends have been completed in the DEL 2, and the list of corona-related failed and postponed ice hockey games is very long.
22 meetings have already been rescheduled in the schedule;
On Thursday afternoon at least three more were added - the Tölzer Löwen for this Friday and Sunday as well as the catch-up game against Bayreuth scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st.
The games next weekend (December 4th and 6th) are still pending.
How long and for whom the quarantine will be issued will be decided by the Tölzer health department in the coming days.
A question of time, when it would catch the "Buam"
After the Bayreuth Tigers and ESV Kaufbeuren had tested positive in their ranks, it was actually only a matter of time when other DEL 2 teams and thus also the Buam would get caught.
The starting point was of all things the glorious Sunday game against the Lausitzer Füchse.
The 7: 1 turned out to be a Pyrrhic victory in retrospect, because some guest players were tested because of slight symptoms at the beginning of the week - and found positive.
Break the chain of infection
At least the communication between the two clubs worked perfectly.
After the positive PCR tests from Weißwasser became known, Löwen managing director Christian Donbeck was informed and he immediately took action.
“We treated the matter very sensitively and passed the list of everyone involved in the Sunday game to the health department.
After all, it is our top priority to protect the health of our players and their families and of course to break the chain of infection. "
On Tuesday, everyone involved in the Sunday game was ordered individually for the PCR test.
The devastating result that Donbeck received from the Tölz health department on Thursday afternoon: “We have several positive players, too.
Since the health department sends the results to the players personally, there are other positive things to fear. ”The entire lion squad is now in quarantine at home until further notice.
The lions were finally in the rhythm
“It's a sad story,” says coach Kevin Gaudet.
Mainly because after the mixed preparation and the bumpy start to the season, the lions “finally got into a good rhythm”.
Gaudet, whose personal test turned out negative, fears for players, coaches and his own family.
"If you read about the side effects that can occur even if the course is supposed to be mild, you have to get scared," says the coach.
A cautionary example from the recent past is Janik Möser.
The 25-year-old defender of Grizzlys Wolfsburg had tested positive, but remained almost symptom-free and returned to training operations after completing the quarantine.
Heart muscle inflammation was only diagnosed during a further examination.
Two weeks completely without ice would be a disaster. "
Kevin Gaudet, coach of the Tölzer Löwen
Gaudet looks forward to a quarantine with horror.
"Two weeks completely without ice would be a disaster for the team." Meanwhile, Donbeck primarily has the health of all lions in mind: "You have to put the sporting side behind." WOLFGANG STAUNER