The eighth round of the bet-at-home ICE Hockey League has a new leader ready! Olimpija Ljubljana beats EC Red Bull Salzburg 1: 0 (0: 0, 0: 0, 1: 0) in the top game of the match day and thus exploits Fehervar’s home defeat against Dornbirn (match report >>>).
Both teams get started briskly, after just two minutes of play, Ljubljana goalkeeper Us has to intervene decisively against Nissner (2nd). Brennan (12th) is also desperate because of the brilliant Slovenian. Shortly before the end of the third, a promising conclusion from Leclerc from the slot (19th) is just blocked.
In the middle section it continues in this key, but Ljubljana becomes stronger. Nevertheless, Kanzig (25th) takes the lead, but fails in the breakaway to Us. The hosts then put Salzburg under pressure, Pance (32nd) missed a sharp cross pass at the far corner by a hair’s breadth. A few moments later, RBS goalkeeper Tolvanen (33.) is at the post with the pads.
The “Green Dragons” are picking up speed, Nissner (44th) interrupts the strong phase with an on-timer from the slot. After that Sodja (46th) still stuck to Tolvanen in one-on-one, Koblar (50./PP) took the lead by deflection.
Seconds later, Music (51st) forgave a direct acceptance and shortly before the final siren, Us (60th) captured the victory in a fabulous slapshot hammer from Lo Verde with his catch hand.
Olimpija Ljubljana celebrates its sixth win of the season and takes over the top of the table with 19 points. Red Bull Salzburg (14 points) has lost one place and is now fourth.
KAC victory in Bruneck
After a 4-1 away win (1-0, 1: 1, 2: 0) at HC Pustertal, KAC is now tied with EC Red Bull Salzburg.
The “red jackets” get off to a better start and find their first top chances through Postma (5th) and Ganahl (8th). Then the Bruneckers also come to the first deals, but KAC goalkeeper Dahm is the end of the line. In the first power play of the game, the KAC finally takes the lead after a quick combination through Fraser (16./PP).
Shortly before the end of the third, Ticar awarded a breakaway against Pustertal goalkeeper Sholl (20th). In the second section, the reigning champions run out of breath, so Pustertal deserves to equalize after several great opportunities. Stukel (28th) is there for a rebound on the long corner.
After Dahm only prevented the deficit against Mantinger (30th), then Ikonen (32nd) set a rebound over the half-empty goal, Bischofberger (39th) lifted the disc into the net at the left corner after a strong puck claim by Witting.
In the 42nd minute, Bischofberger acts as an assistant for one hundred pounds, who has too much space in the slot, puts the disc on his backhand and defeats Sholl. The KAC then has everything under control, Bischofberger (51./SH) even outnumbered them with a precise Wristshot into the left corner of the cross, making it 4: 1.
With the win, the KAC made up a position, tied on points with Red Bull Salzburg and the Dornbirn Bulldogs (all 14 points) in fifth place. HC Pustertal (nine points) slipped one position down and is tenth.
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