The HC Val Pusteria is preparing for the next double trip, this tour in the Austrian capital and in Upper Austria. With 9 points, the Wolves are in 10th place in the ICE Hockey League standings and obviously have welded the magical barrier line for access to the play-offs in their sights. The two host teams of Vienna and Linz have not been kept up to expectations and would therefore like to gain ground in the standings at the expense of the newcomers from Val Pusteria. Captain Hofer and his team leave today for Vienna, on Friday morning the usual “Pregame-Warmup” at the “Erste Bank Arena”.
The Giallonero coach must continue to cope with the problems with the squad: Caruso and Morrison are still out due to injury while Dante Hannoun is expected to return but will only be confirmed on the day of the match.
Access to 1862 spectators is confirmed for home games at the Intercable Arena, bringing the percentage from a paltry 35% to 60%. In addition, the Premium sector will also be accessible in the matches. The next home match will be the Tyrolean derby against the Sharks of Innsbruck (Friday, 22.10., 7.45 pm).
Friday, 15.10., 7.15 pm
spusu Vienna Capitals – HC Val Pusteria Lupi
Patza’s advice: Vienna has a long hockey tradition. The Vienna Capitals have existed in the Austrian capital since the first, for 71 years, the Wiener EV ruled. The latter, since the nineties have repeatedly changed their name and management, and then disappeared into thin air. The “Caps” were EBEL champions in 2005 and 2017 and play in the “Erste Bank Arena” (formerly Albert-Schultz-Halle). This was built for the 1996 World Cup and today, after numerous expansion works, it has a capacity of over 7000 spectators.
The last time that a team from Brunico fought against one from Vienna was in the autumn of 1998 where the then SG Brunico was defeated by 0:12 and 2: 5.