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EHC Klostersee before Oberliga duel in Deggendorf: "That makes the dance even hotter"


In the ice hockey Oberliga Süd, EHC Klostersee travels tonight with new storm harmony to the newly reinforced Deggendorfer SC and welcomes Memmingen in the Wildbräu Arena on Sunday.

In the ice hockey Oberliga Süd, EHC Klostersee travels tonight with new storm harmony to the newly reinforced Deggendorfer SC and welcomes Memmingen in the Wildbräu Arena on Sunday.


- The mood seemed relaxed at EHC Klostersee after the two home wins in a row against the ambitious Starbulls Rosenheim in the derby (1:0) and in the basement duel of the Oberliga Süd against the Landsberg Riverkings (5:3).

"Just like in the best days of the Bayern League," joked a player from Grafingen five days ago at the end of the weekend in the catacombs of the Wildbräu Arena.

In order to continue the small series of successes on their own ice, the red-whites would have to put the Memmingen Indians in their place this Sunday from 5.30 p.m.

"Definitely not an easy task," knows coach Dominik Quinlan, who says: "We mustn't make the mistake of only classifying the opponent according to their current place in the table."

The guest team from the Allgäu has a bomb squad that won the third division runners-up last year and thus only narrowly failed to get promoted to the DEL2.

Although the Indians have since stabilized more and more, the well-known professional squad still lacks consistency.

Which is why the direct playoff qualification has to be trembled.

EHCK starts at 8 p.m. at the third place in the table

Higher goals have probably already been shelved in Memmingen.

This is the only way to explain the recent transfer of the established German-Czech striker Petr Pohl to the DEL2 club Eisbären Regensburg.

The Allgäu Indians, who have no game this Friday, come to Grafing with a 7-0 win from Shrove Tuesday in Landsberg.

The Klosterseer have to play third-placed Deggendorfer SC at 8 p.m. today.

In addition to the already high hurdle, there is also an opponent waiting in the Lower Bavarian town on the Danube, who will probably still have fond memories of the last meeting.

On Epiphany, the EHC triumphed 4:3 after a penalty shoot-out over the big favorite, who licensed the 19-year-old Czech Patrik Kozlik as an “import backup” shortly before the end of the transfer.

Coach of playdown opponent Landsberg gave up

"That makes the dance even hotter for us," suspects Klostersee's head coach Quinlan, who has to do without two suspended offensive players - captain Raphael Kaefer and Matthias Baumhackl - in Deggendorf.

Which again entails at least a minor reorganization of the attack lines.

The three contingent players should continue to storm in a formation on the ice.

"They harmonize better and better and have played really well lately." And successful: The two Canadians Jordy Stallard and Lynnden Pastachak as well as the Finn Vili Vesalainen scored against Landsberg.

The performance in the two difficult games at the weekend and then especially in the playdown series against the Riverkings will depend on their accuracy.

In the knockout round opponents of the EHCler, coach Sven Curmann, who had already criticized his team's attitude last Sunday in Grafing ("The boys don't know where we stand and what the whole club is about"), incidentally after the smooth home bankruptcy against Memmingen thrown down.


Source: merkur

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