The duel lived up to the promise of being exciting again. As in the first duel in Klagenfurt (3:2 after extra time), the “Bulls” had the upper hand. In Salzburg, the Carinthian had left the ice as the winner 3-2 after penalties. Salzburg got ahead in the first third and took the lead despite a highly explosive final phase.
Peter Schneider with his third brace of the season (21st, 35th), Jan-Mikael Järvinen (20th/PP), Benjamin Nissner (25th) and Thomas Raffl (39th) make the decision. For the home side, goals from Thomas Hundertpfund (25th), Daniel Obersteiner (30th), Thomas Vallant (40th) and Manuel Geier (54th / PP) were not enough to take anything countable with them. This was also because Salzburg’s goalie JP Lamoureux showed a strong save in the finish. The “Bulls” scored in the twelfth game in a row. The KAC lost again after the 1:4 against the Graz99ers.
Vienna Capitals also loses narrowly
Like the Klagenfurt team, the Vienna Capitals also suffered a 2:3 defeat at Hydro Fehervar with only a goal difference and were overtaken by the Hungarians. The “Caps” fell 0:2 behind in Szekesfehervar in the second period. Goals from Patrick Antal (43rd) and Nicolai Meyer (52nd/PP) then equalized, but Andrew Sarauer (58th) threw a spanner in the works for the guests.
HC Innsbruck lost surprisingly clearly at home to the penultimate Dornbirn Bulldogs with 1:5. Davis Vandane gave Vorarlberg the lead after just 14 seconds. The Tyroleans were able to quickly equalize through top scorer Tim McGauley (5th) and had more of the game in the first third, but suffered another setback after the restart. This time Sam Antonitsch (22′) and Philipp Pöschmann (23′) scored a double before Colton Beck (35′) went on. Simeon Schwinger (54th) was responsible for the final point.
Signs of life from the Black Wings
Bottom side Black Wings Linz gave a sign of life with a 4:3 victory at Villacher VSV. The Upper Austrians prevented the eighth defeat in a row and thus the setting up of an inglorious negative record in the club’s history. Julina Pusnik became the match winner with the game-winning goal in the 50th minute. In the third South Tyrol derby of the season, the first in the Bozen ice wave, host HC Bozen South Tyrol lost 2:3 to the Pustertal Wolves after a 2:0 lead.
Bet-at-home ICE Hockey League Round 30
KAC – Salzburg 4: 5
(0:1 3:4 1:0)
Goals: Hundred pounds (25′), Obersteiner (30′), Vallant (40′), Geier (54’/PP) and Järvinen (20’/PP), Schneider (21′, 35′), Nissner (25′) ), Raffl (38.)
Penalty minutes: 6 or 10
VSV – Linz 3: 4
(1:2 2:1 0:1)
Goals: Fraser (17th), Richter (28th / PP), Krastenbergs (38th) and Smith (12th), Romig (18th), Lebler (34th), Pusnik (50th)
Penalty minutes: 4 or 8
Fehervar – Vienna Capitals 3:2
(0:0 2:0 1:2)
Goals: Hari (26′), Jacobs (34′), Saraer (58′) and Antal (43′), Meyer (52’/PP)
Penalty minutes: 12 or 6
Innsbruck – Dornbirn 1:5
(1:1 0:3 0:1)
Goals: McGauley (5th) and Vandane (1st), Antonitsch (22nd), Pöschmann (23rd), Beck (35th), Schwinger (54th)
Penalty minutes: 2 or 10
Bolzano – Val Pusteria 2:3
(0:0 2:0 0:3)
Goals: Halmo (29′, 32’/PP) or Hofer (42′), Hanna (53’/PP), Gerlach (55’/PP)
Penalty minutes: 10 or 8