The defending champions RB Salzburg also won their fourth game of the season in the ICE Hockey League and thus took the lead in the standings. The champions didn’t show any weaknesses at home against Graz with a 3-0 win on Sunday. Especially in the first two thirds you clearly set the tone. Record champion KAC then managed the second win with a 4:2 in Ljubljana.
Chay Genoway (8th/PP), Peter Schneider (13th) and Paul Stapelfeldt (32nd) scored for Salzburg in front of almost 2,000 fans. Goalie David Kickert managed a shut-out on his debut of the season. With the success, the Bulls overtook HC Innsbruck, who had no game, and the 99ers conceded their third defeat.
The KAC is getting better after the two defeats at the start. The 4-0 win in Vienna was followed by a hard-fought 4-2 victory in Ljubljana. Match winner was Nick Petersen with two goals. First, the Canadian will take the lead of the Slovenians at the end of the first third. In the middle section, goals from Paul Postma (21st) and captain Thomas Koch outnumbered (26th) ensured that the Klagenfurt team was 3-1 in the meantime. Ljubljana came close to a goal again. Petersen finally fixed the away win in the 53rd minute coming directly in front of the penalty box.