This is certainly not how EHC Kloten imagined the start of the season. The airport townspeople lose the first game of the Swiss League season 2: 6 in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Kloten is the croesus, actually a number too big for the league, is hunted by Visp and Olten. And yet the aviators are already tackling their fourth season in a row in the lower house.
Last year everything seemed to be on track for the Zürcher Unterländer. Because there was no relegation in the National League due to Corona, the championship title would have been enough to return to the NL. But then Ajoie got in the way of the Klotenern in the playoff final.
And now it is at the start of the season of HC La Chaux-de-Fonds, which is tripping up the Klotenern.
Six different shooters meet for the home team. Eric Faille scored both goals at Kloten to make it 1: 3 and 2: 3. But then the hosts turn it up again and send the plane home with a pack. (wst)