- Newcomer Ajoie surprisingly wins in the 8th round of the National League 3: 2 after extra time at Meister Zug.
- The ZSC Lions turn against Lugano in the middle third and win 5: 2.
- The Rapperswil Jona-Lakers make the difference with the Tigers shortly before the end and win 5: 4.
- Lausanne cannot crown a strong performance over 40 minutes and lose 5-2 at home to Davos.
- Freiburg strong a weak Geneva away and wins 3-1.
- Biel turns the game against Bern, wins 4: 3 after extra time and remains undefeated.
Zug – Ajoie 2: 3 nV
The National League cannot offer a bigger surprise at the moment: Ajoie won the championship in Zug. Jonathan Hazen hinted at Ajoie’s potential with the opening goal after a dribble in the 21st minute. He can still score goals – it was his first in the National League. Zug’s reaction followed in the same section: Anton Lander equalized 9 minutes later, having just returned from the penalty box. Niklas Hansson scored another 9 minutes later to make it 2-1.
But that wasn’t it yet. Hazen had tasted blood and in the 59th minute took advantage of the 2-2 draw that Zug was too inefficient and defensively flawed. In the extension there was a back and forth – with the better end for the Jurassians. Ueli Huber steered the cross pass from top scorer Thibaut Frossard with his skate into the goal to a surprise victory.
ZSC Lions – Lugano 5: 2
In a strong second third, the Lions spin the game at home against Lugano. Yannick Weber scored his second goal in the new dress (22nd), Justin Sigrist shot Santeri Alatalo with the backhand (34th) and John Quenneville made it 3-1 (40th) in a curious manner. After a balanced start, Giovanni Morini poked the Ticino out of the crowd into the lead after 8 minutes. Quenneville after a rebound (50th), Lugano’s Julian Walker (56th) and Denis Malgin (60th) were concerned about the remaining goals. After Evan Tschumi struck a stick in the direction of a head, the emotions rose again in the end.
SCL Tigers – Lakers 4: 5
The Lakers pulled the Tigers away just before the end. Nico Dünner, seconds before at 3: 3 by Langnau still in the penalty box, made it 4: 3 in the 56th minute. Two minutes later, Nando Eggenberger withdrew in the majority and saw his shot hit behind Ivars Punnenovs to make it 5-3. That would have been tenable. Langnaus Jesper Olofsson’s 4: 5 was the final result, because Aleksi Saarela could no longer use a good chance. After 11 minutes, the Tigers were still 2-0 up, but ultimately they weren’t rewarded.
Lausanne – Davos 2: 5
The result at Lausanne – Davos DOES not do justice to the course of the game. Overall, the Vaudois were at least equal, but only scored at the beginning of the game. After 40 seconds it was 1-0 (Jiri Sekac scored), after 8 minutes 2: 1 (Yannick Frehner for Davos and Christoph Bertschy). It was also due to a strong Gilles Senn in the HCD goal that Lausanne did not score any more goals. On the other hand, Magnus Nygren equalized (14th) and Matej Stransky deflected a shot from Dominik Egli to 3-2 (22nd). Raphael Prassl in the 49th minute and Axel Simic 2 pointer revolutions later set it to 5: 2.
Geneva-Servette – Freiburg 1: 3
only had a strong phase at the beginning of the 2nd third. Otherwise Freiburg was the better team. Daniel Brodin scored the first Gottéron goal after a face-off (3rd), Mauro Jörg (31st) broke Servette’s strong phase and Dave Sutter (34th) demotivated the home team again. Incidentally, he was the first defender of Freiburg to score a goal this season. The 1: 3 by Geneva top scorer Valtteri Filppula was not followed by a goal in the final third.