© Sports report
Two tough tasks await HC TIWAG Innsbruck-Die Haie this coming weekend. On Friday & the sharks away too Olimpija Ljubljana, on Sunday the master will come to Innsbruck.
Coach Mitch O’Keefe viewed the last two away games of the Tyroleans in Linz and Vienna (2-1 / OT win in Linz, 0-3 defeat in Vienna) with mixed feelings. “Our goal was two sieges, it turned out to be one. We had absences, some guys were barred from playing sick, that wasn’t easy, “said the coach, who, however, looked positively forward:” Now we should be rested and rested. I can feel that the boys are hungry again! ”. It is possible that the last injured Alex Dostie will return to the team at the weekend.
In front of the first opponent on Friday, Olimpija Ljubljana, O’Keefe shows respect: “We know them by now and know that they are able to play 60 minutes with pressure and hard. Then we have to be mentally prepared. ”For the Haie it is already the third duel with the Slovenians this season. In the pre-season there was a clear 4-0 win, in the first round of the ICE Hockey League a narrow 4-3 win for the Tyroleans, both at home. But since then Die Laibacher have been unbeaten, celebrated three wins and are in second place in the table.
You don’t need to say a lot about your opponent on Sunday. The reigning champion comes to Innsbruck with the KAC. Die Kärntner could clearly win the first season duel with the Haien 6-2 at home. The Tyroleans stood up to the KAC for at least two thirds of the time. The last two rounds have proven that the KAC is not unbeatable. The Klagenfurters are defeated 0: 6 in Znojmo and 1: 2 / SO in Dornbirn.
HK SZ Olimpija Ljubljana – HC TIWAG Innsbruck-Die Haie
Friday, October 1, 2021, 7.45 p.m. – Hala Tivoli
HC TIWAG Innsbruck-Die Haie – EC-KAC
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, 5.30 p.m. – TIWAG Arena
Medienino HC Innsbruck