In the meantime, EA Schongau took second place in the Bavarian League.
That wasn't that long ago - and yet it has felt like an eternity.
- EA Schongau won five out of the first seven games in the Bayernliga.
This track record at the start lifted the "Mammoths" to second place.
However, things have not been running smoothly since the end of October.
In the following seven games before the game-free weekend only four points were added, which caused the EAS to fall to ninth place.
Ice hockey: Schongau has to accept the loss of many regular staff
There are many reasons for the downward trend.
Coach Rainer Höfler had to cope with a few failures, including top performers like Roman Tomanek.
The resulting changes led to voting problems that were exploited by the opponents, who also increasingly adjusted to the supposed outsider.
"We also make too many mistakes," complained Höfler of many negligence in front of his own goal, which often had unpleasant consequences.
Even the strong goalkeeper Daniel Blankenburg could not iron out all the mistakes of his front men.
Ice hockey: Terrifying values of the Schongauer in the outnumbered game
There are also weaknesses in penalty killing.
Only newly promoted Ulm / Neu-Ulm shows a worse value in the minority game than the EAS.
The resulting 36 goals against in the past seven games, an average of more than five, are difficult to compensate for with a strong offensive.
The EAS attack also suffers from failures.
The effectiveness, which was still very good at the beginning of the season, declined noticeably.
"Let's see if the break was good for us," says Höfler.
Ice hockey: Re-vaccinated players from EA Schongau must continue to pause
He's not sure how his team will fare against the Erding "Gladiators" (8pm) this Friday before their home game. In terms of personnel, it still looks poor, as four unvaccinated players have to pause further. Tobias Findl's thigh pinches, he too has to sit out against the table sixth, who has only one point more than Schongauer on the account. The “Gladiators” are currently being hit by a real wave of failures. In the catch-up game last Wednesday at home against Miesbach, which was lost 3: 6, the Erding team lacked some regular staff due to the corona. That was already the case in the first leg of the "Mammuts", which the EAS surprisingly won 8: 2 at the height. The Erdingern, whose best scorers are Daniel Krzizok and Sebastian Busch (22 points each),Then it went uphill - and a short time later downhill at the Schongauers. "We look from day to day and take it as it comes," Höfler does not want to make any predictions - which is not at all easy in view of the difficult circumstances in the current Corona situation.
Ice hockey: A game may be scheduled for Sunday at short notice
It cannot be ruled out that there will not be another game for the Schongauer who will not play on Sunday.
The EHC Waldkraiburg can currently no longer use its ice rink due to the decision of the Bavarian State Government, as the Mühldorf district has an incidence above 1000, which results in the closure of all sports facilities.
The EHC can play away games, so bringing forward the game originally scheduled for Friday, December 17th in Schongau would be an option.