Puck flies from the spectator stands and hits the referee - Schongau's game in Erding is canceled
Created: 12/28/2022, 4:45 am
By: Roland Halmel
Bad end: After the referee was hit in the head by a puck thrown from the stands, she was treated by paramedics and later taken to the hospital.
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The debut of Markus Ratberger as the new head coach of EA Schongau did not go as expected.
The away game with the Erding Gladiators was stopped after a good 31 minutes at a score of 2:2.
– The reason for the demolition was a puck that was thrown onto the ice from the spectator stands when the game was interrupted.
The disc hit a referee in the head.
Despite wearing a helmet, the referee was injured and taken to hospital.
"We would have liked to have continued playing," Ratberger agreed with fellow coach Felix Schütz at the press conference afterwards.
After consultation with the association, the referees decided to stop the game.
The association must decide whether the game will be counted for Schongau or repeated
"You can't throw a puck at a referee," Schütz regretted the incident.
The whole thing happened after referees had pronounced a game penalty against Erding's Rudi Lorenz after a foul on Florian Höfler.
"You can give that, although you could have given one against Schongau before that," said Schütz, who assessed the referee's performance in a similar way to Ratberger.
"It was okay," said the Erdinger coach.
The Bavarian Ice Sports Association will decide whether the game will be scored in favor of the "Mammuts" or repeated.
Until the demolition, both teams deliver a good-class Bayernliga game
Until the demolition, the spectators got to see a good-class Bayernliga game.
Jonas Lautenbacher (5th) gave EAS the lead in the first third during a manpower game.
Also on the power play, Roni Rukajärvi equalized for the home side (16').
"We were equal, even if Erding was slightly overweight," Ratberger summed up after the first round.
Schongau's newcomer Ryan Murphy has not set any accents yet
The game remained balanced in the middle section.
This time the Gladiators put forward through Sebastian Busch (24th).
A little later, Höfler (27th) scored the 2-2 equaliser, before the match came to an inglorious and premature end a few minutes later.
EAS newcomer Ryan Murphy was able to give his new team little impetus on his first assignment.
"He's only trained with us three times.
It's clear that there's still something missing," Ratberger said of Murphy's debut at his old club of all places.
"Nevertheless, we're very happy to have him," Ratberger is convinced that the 26-year-old American will help the Schongauers in the next few games.