ERC Ingolstadt lost the first game after the team quarantine against leaders Berlin 3: 4.
the ERC Ingolstadt had to accept the fourth defeat in a row on Wednesday evening. In the end, the Panthers narrowly lost 4-3 to leaders Eisbären Berlin after being 4-1 down.
After a five-day break in training due to corona cases in the squad and the ordered team quarantine, the Panthers only started training again on Tuesday. With Kevin Reich, Simon Gnyp, Colton Jobke, Louis Brune, Samuel Dubé, Daniel Pietta, Enrico Henriquez-Morales and Justin Feser, the ERC had to do without eight players, which is why only three complete offensive lines could be formed. Just like the ERC, the Berliner – von corona and discoveries – recently lost three games in a row. But the league leaders were in the rhythm of the game and took the lead directly through Yannick Veilleux (3rd).
ERC Ingolstadt: Jerome Flaake shortened
After Wayne Simpson missed the equalizer – Tobias Ancicka caught his hand (5th) – the Eisbären strengthened it with a curious goal to 0:2 (8th). Manuel Wiederer shot from a tight angle, Mat Bodie deflected and the puck flew over Danny Taylor into the net. The connection hit was possible because the ERC was allowed to appear in a double majority for almost a minute and a half. If no goal was scored during this time, Jerome Flaake reduced it to 1:2 a little later (13th). But Marcel Noebels restored the old lead in Berlin – 1:3 (15th). The ERC often shot on goal in the first half, but the polar bears were the more effective team.
ERC Ingolstadt is approaching
The leader of the table continued to act confidently in the middle section, Leo Pföderl increased to 1:4 (31st). Davis Koch’s goal to make it 2-4 kept the Panthers’ chance of a point intact (35′). Chris Bourque (38′) and Mirko Höfflin, who lobbed the disc against the post (40′), could have brought the Panther even closer before the second break. In the final section, the Ingolstadt team didn’t manage to build up pressure for a long time. The polar bears were more dangerous without creating clear opportunities for themselves. But things can happen quickly in hockey. Ingolstadt countered, Louis-Marc Aubry served Simpson, who made it 3:4 (51st). The tension was back, the equalizer possible. Four minutes before the end, Berlin conceded a bank straight because there were too many players on the ice, the ERC played outnumbered. Subsequently, the Panthers pulled the goalkeeper. But Berlin defended strongly and brought the narrow lead over time.
The Panthers continue on Friday (7.30 p.m.) with the away game at the Krefeld Pinguinen.
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ERC Ingolstadt Taylor—Marshall, Wagner; Huttl, Bodie; Warsofsky, Quaas – Simpson, Aubry, Bourque; Sturm, Hofflin, DeFazio; Stachowiak, Soramies, Flaake; Cook – Crack 0: 1 Veilleux (2nd), 0: 2 Wiederer (8th), 1: 2 Flaake (13th), 1: 3 Noebels (15th / PP), 1: 4 Pföderl (31st), 2: 4 Cook (35′), 3-4 Simpson (51′).