He is the goal captain Anton Bernard, two seconds from the end of the overtime, to give theHCB South Tyrol Alperia the victory for 2 to 1 in the home of spusu Capitals of Vienna. Two important points, which allow the Foxes to return to second place in the standings.
Trainer Greg Ireland renounce the lucky ones Pitschiler and Frigo, with Findlay to be added to the list for a last-minute physical problem.
The Foxes interpret the first minutes well, immediately exploiting a powerplay: at 02:50 Trivellato fires a shot from distance, deflected in front of the goal by the cue of Marco Insam for 1 to 0 red and white. Guests who are coming to play the game, making themselves dangerous with a bottle from Lowe’s blue.
Then the Capitals have the opportunity to raise the center of gravity with two consecutive powerplay and 30 seconds of 5 against 3: the penalty of Bolzano and an excellent Boyle however the result remained unchanged. Bolzano is struggling to find the rhythm and Vienna tries to make the game, but without being able to affect the parts of the red and white goalie.
The central period, with a good Bolzano in the first few minutes, remains however the many penalties whistled to the guests. Three further powerplay available to the Capitals, which however crash into a granite PK and a still attentive Boyle.
At 32:29, however, Vienna manages to settle the score: on Kromp’s shot the puck ends up on the balustrade, is recovered by Moncada who from behind the goal uses Boyle’s skate to bag the tie. The Bolzano tries to react, with two good actions on the sticks of Miceli and Maione, but the result does not change until the second siren.
Third fraction very balanced, few clear opportunities both on one side and on the other, until the last minutes, when the Foxes can join hands for two consecutive times in power play, without being able to engrave.
We then go to overtime, with Bernard who ends up in the penalty box two minutes and 15 seconds from the siren. The Bolzano resists tooth and nail e Bernard, just back on the ice, 2 seconds from the siren he starts a surprising shot Starkbaum and it’s worth the win.
The red and white will be back on the ice Sunday 16 January, at 5.30 pm, in the house of Fehervar AV19 (live on VB33).
spusu Vienna Capitals – HCB South Tyrol Alperia 1 – 2 [0-1; 1-0; 0-0; 0-1]
Networks: 02:50 Marco Insam PP1 (0-1); 32:29 Luca Moncada (1-1); 64:58 Anton Bernard (1-2)
Referees: Rencz, Smetana / Kis-Kiraly, Riecken