The term work victory was invented for this game: The Hanover Indians defeated the Hammer Eisbären 6: 5 (2: 2, 2: 2, 2: 1) in the ice hockey league in front of 2127 spectators at the horse tower.
In the initial phase, the Indians overran their opponents. Parker Bowles (4th) and Joe Kiss (5th) made it 2-0, the hosts could have to lead higher in the middle of the third. But somehow the polar bears came into play, the 2: 1 by Igor Furda (11th) field out of nowhere – from then on it was a balanced and sometimes wild game. Thomas Lichnovsky (17th) scored to make it 2-2.
Even in the middle section, the EM could not break away – on the contrary. After the 3: 2 by Niko Esposito-Selivanov (27th) Kevin Trapp equalized just 90 seconds later, Michel Maassen (32nd) even put Hamm in the front for the first time. Bowles (39th) equalized to 4: 4.
And in the final third the back and forth continued: 5: 4 by Kyle Gibbons (41st), 5: 5 by Christopher Schutz (50th). Kiss scored the winning goal in the 54th minute. Good news from the Indian point of view: The last weak power play ensures the last two goals.
Scorpions set off fireworks
The Hannover Scorpions won 5: 3 (1: 1, 4: 2, 0: 0) at the Crocodiles Hamburg. As in the 11: 4 against Rostock, Scorpions burned off a fireworks display within a few minutes and scored goals like on the assembly line.
In the second third, Mario Trabucco, Tylon Gron and Christoph Kabitzky (2) turned a 1: 1 into a 1: 5 within 378 seconds. Maximilian Schaludek (5th) scored in the first section, Kabitzky (13th) equalized. Thomas Zuravlev (32nd) and Adam Domogalla (39th) scored more Crocodiles goals