Bad Nauheim / Bad Tölz - great success for the Tölzer Löwen.
They kidnapped two valuable points from the front runner EC Bad Nauheim in a 2-1 win after extra time.
"The task was difficult, but we found a way," commented Kevin Gaudet on the score.
Because the ancient Colonel Knight Stadium is open and drafty behind one and a half sides of the grandstand, a home game of the Red Devils is an open-air event, permissible for a maximum of 3000 visitors.
If more than 500 spectators pass the turnstiles in Tölz on Sunday because of the 2G plus rule, the first success would already be booked.
Perhaps uniform regulations within DEL 2 would be more trustworthy than looking for the benefits of federal measures.
Jimmy Hertel a reliable support
Both spa town representatives delivered an open match.
Opening hits indicated themselves several times, but did not fall.
But the first section should by no means have remained goalless.
Beppi Eberhardt, for example, drove the outnumbered counterattack on Tölzer's side, but missed the first opportunity to close, then put the puck on his backhand and failed against goalie Philipp Maurer.
He later sent an even better rescue act against Tyler McNeely, while on the other hand Jimmy Hertel was no less reliable support.
He parried strongly several times, including against the former lion Stefan Reiter.
Old hands Dibelka and McNeely with graduation bad luck
Keeping a clear view of the Wetterau was basically not that easy. The ceiling lighting of the diabolical dwelling was too fragile, and it is well known that the compulsory testing of all LED lamps does not apply. Even after the break, the momentum in terms of possible lead changed again and again. In the power play, Lubor Dibelka did not hit the puck in front of Maurer in such a way that he could land in the corner of the goal as planned, and once again McNeely wrote a failed attempt. The final bad luck of the veteran is unjust in view of his self-sacrificing commitment.
Bad Nauheimers also sniffed the 1-0 several times, but Hertel could not be duped.
Accurate up to that point in time when Mick Köhler hit the crossbar from the half-left position and Kevin Schmidt had the nose in front during the dusting.
But that wasn't a thing the guys couldn't find an answer to.
Again Dibelka appeared half left in front of Maurer, whose foot defense pushed the puck into the slot, where Eberhardt was happy - 1: 1.
Bad Sekesi check: Besse with a suspected concussion
Despite leading the table, Nauheim did not turn out to be the dominant opponent, which was sometimes due to the failure of two players from overseas. Tristan Keck had to pass in advance; At the beginning of the final section, Jerry Pollastrone searched his way into the cabin. But the Tölzer failed to take advantage of their excess numbers. No dangerous shot in six minutes of numerical advantage. Same picture ten minutes before the end, when Huba Sekesi, Nauheimer with Tölzer background, Grant Besse checked badly against the head, and evaporated with a match penalty. The Canadian was bleeding and suspected of having a concussion while his front men failed to make it onto the line-up.
The Tölzer team's efficiency in overtime, which lasted just six seconds, was absolutely astonishing.
From the face-off, Philipp Schlager served Cam Spiro - 2: 1.
"It was a pure fighting game from both sides and both goalkeepers were very good," said Gaudet, summing up the tight box.
EC Nauheim - Da. Löwen nV 1: 2 (0: 0, 1: 1, 0: 0/0: 1)
EC Nauheim - Da.
Löwen nV 1: 2 (0: 0, 1: 1, 0: 0/0: 1)
1: 0 (35:21) K. Schmidt (Köhler, T. Schmidt), 1: 1 (38:34) Eberhardt (Dibelka), 1: 2 (60:06) Spiro (Schlager).
Bad Nauheim 6 + 5 + match penalty Sekesi (check against head), Bad Tölz 4. -
Janssen / Neutzer.
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