Two home games, two wins – that is the record of the Hanover Indians in the ice hockey league. However: There was a lap of honor only after the 3-2 win at the season opener against the Crocodiles Hamburg. And how it is at the beginning with a team with many new players: This look at the tried and tested regulars and let us show you which ritual is desired before the fan curve – with the Indians. Nick Bovenschen was one of the players on whom the eyes were focused – and it was not only in this scene that he set the pace and the way.
It is a good tradition at the European Championships that Bovenschen makes a kind of travel guide during the training weeks before the start of the season. “Those are really nice tours, I’ll show the new players Hanover,” reports the always cheerful defender, who is very important for the dressing room.
And anyone who thinks it is a foray through the Hanoverian pubs is wrong. Südstadt, Maschsee, City, Herrenhausen Gardens or other beautiful corners – Bovenschen, an Indian for six seasons, knows Hanover very well and knows many different walks. “These are beautiful tours that can last six hours,” says the 36-year-old and reports on an app that counts. “Some days we took 26,000 steps.”
There are groups of ten to twelve players each. “I also notice how happy the boys are. We have a great team this season. Last year there was not so much interest in such common things, ”says Bovenschen. His trainer knows about the action. “I like that very much. That creates team spirit ”, says Lenny Soccio.
At the start of the season he could tick off his list with confidence. Every player had participated in a tour at least once. Hanover and the individual districts now know the new players very well. Now the path should be mapped out for the next lap of honor – and that without Bovenschen’s tour guide. Maybe there will be another opportunity on Friday. At 8 p.m. the Indians, who play in Essen on Sunday (7.30 p.m.), have the Hammer Eisbären at the horse tower as guests.
The Hannover Scorpions play their home game on Sunday (7 p.m.) against the Saale Bulls Halle. There will be a reunion with the previous players Patrick Schmid, Roman Pfennings and Pascal Grosse. Before that, the game at the Crocodiles Hamburg is on Friday (8 p.m.).