Red Bull Munich badly surprised
What is going on with the Berlin polar bears?
09/30/2022, 10:58 p.m
The champion stumbles violently into the new season: The Eisbären Berlin are still waiting in the DEL for their first win in the regular season. In the classic against the Adler Mannheim, however, there is another defeat. The Frankfurt Lions, on the other hand, are celebrating a coup.
The surprise team Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven lost for the first time on the sixth day of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL). The North Germans lost 2:3 (0:1, 1:2, 1:0) to the Schwenninger Wild Wings in their own hall and had to give up the lead in the table to ERC Ingolstadt, who lost the derby against the Straubing Tigers 5:2 (2nd minute). : 2, 2:0, 1:0) won. The new leader (2.5 points per game) has managed to score in every game of the season so far. Against Straubing there was the third in a row despite an initially playful 2-0 lead.
Champion Eisbären Berlin meanwhile lost the classic against Adler Mannheim 2:4 (0:1, 1:1, 1:2) and is one of only two teams in the league still waiting for their first win after regular time. Mannheim’s Borna Rendulic (7th/52nd) scored twice in the repeat of last year’s play-off semifinals. After all, the morale of the capital city is right. In the 59th minute, Zach Boychuk reduced the deficit to 2:3 with a majority (the goalie was no longer on the ice). But the courage was not rewarded. A minute later, Nico Krämmer scored into the empty goal, the final decision.
The Eagles had to cope with a severe personnel shock before the game. The Mannheimers have to do without their newcomer Tyler Gaudet (29) for up to four months. The Canadian striker is out due to a leg injury sustained in Sunday’s home game against the Bietigheim Steelers (4-2). The club did not provide any further information about the injury. “It’s no secret that Tyler’s failure hits us hard. He’s one of the best centers in the league. Above all, I’m very sorry for him,” said sports manager Jan-Axel Alavaara.
Meanwhile, the Löwen Frankfurt managed a surprise: The newly promoted defeated runner-up Red Bull Munich after two deficits with 4: 3 (0: 1, 3: 1, 0: 1, 0: 0, 1: 0) after penalties. The Kölner Haie meanwhile clinched their first away win in a 2-0 (0-0, 2-0, 0-0) win against bottom team Bietigheim Steelers. The Steelers still only have one point on their account.