7-3 win in group Torriani – Ambri also beats Helsinki and celebrates group victory – Sport

7: 3 victory in Torriani group – Ambri also beats Helsinki and celebrates group victory – Sport – SRF

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  • Ambri-Piotta also wins his 2nd game at the Spengler Cup: The Leventine team wins 7:3 against IFK Helsinki.
  • With this, Ambri-Piotta also qualified directly for the semi-finals in his second participation by winning the group.
  • On Wednesday evening, the Cattini group also concludes the preliminary round with the duel between Davos and Sparta Prague (from 8:15 p.m. live on SRF Zwei).

Ambri-Piotta is also convincing in his second participation in the Spengler Cup: After the 5:2 start win over Örebro, the Leventine team also defeated the Finnish representative IFK Helsinki in the second game. In the 7:3 win, Ambri was particularly convincing offensively, but was not discouraged by a few defensive uncertainties. Thanks to the perfect group stage, Ambri wins the Torriani group and is in the semifinals.

At the latest after André Heim’s 6:3 for Ambri in the 54th minute, the fair was read in the Davos ice stadium. In the power play, the Ticino celebrated their enthusiasm, combined and scored. The Finns, on the other hand, seemed to have resigned themselves to defeat. The motto seemed to be to save energy for the “pre-semi-final” the next day. The last Ambri hit by Johnny Kneubuehler (57th) fell without much resistance.

Balanced middle third

Ambri was the better team throughout the season. In the first third, Inti Pestoni (6th) after a blunder by the Finns and Brandon McMillan with a deflector ensured a comfortable 2-0 lead. The Finns couldn’t keep up the pace.

Only in the second third was Helsinki able to keep up and balance the score. After Filip Chlapik’s 3-0 lead (23rd), momentum briefly shifted to Helsinki’s side. Johan Motin only 43 seconds after the goal and Otso Rantakari (30th) brought the traditional club back to 2:3. But Ambri had an answer for that too: Kneubuehler converted from a tight angle and restored the 2-goal lead.

Of course, the Ambri fans made the ice rink in Davos their temporary home again after this victory and celebrated loudly – including “La Montanara”.

Here’s how to proceed

As group winners, Ambri-Piotta will be given a day’s rest before starting on Friday at 8:15 p.m. for their semifinals. Helsinki will continue on Thursday from 8:15 p.m. against second-placed Cattini (either Davos or Sparta Prague).

SRF two, sportlive, December 28, 2022, 3:00 p.m.;

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