Ice Hockey League – Sharks fought for another important point

Innsbruck’s cracks fought a hot western derby with the Pioneers in Feldkirch on Friday. The Haie had to admit defeat 4:5 after extra time and were behind 0:2, 1:3 and 2:4. The fight for direct playoff entry continues on Sunday (5:30 p.m.) against Fehervar.

The large number of Haie fans who came along contributed a lot to the great atmosphere in the Vorarlberghalle in Feldkirch and wanted to whip their team to an important victory in the battle for the top six. The Pioneers made it clear from the start that they wanted their first success against Innsbruck in the eighth duel since joining the league. Pioneers take the leadICE top scorer Owre opened the thrilling West derby with a huge chance in the fourth minute, goalie Evan Buitenhuis made a brilliant save . For the Tyroleans, who missed two power play opportunities in the first third, star Kevin Roy had the lead (11th) on the stick. Vorarlberg made it 1-0 (20th), Oden scored a rebound.Crazy second thirdThe Haie came out of the locker room strong and pushed for the equalizer. Roy failed again (21st). The Pioneers were more cold-blooded and made it 2-0 after a bad build-up pass from Nate Halbert. Spannring served the young Erne wonderfully. Then events took over and three hits were scored in 57 seconds. The Tyroleans shortened the gap somewhat fortunately and the goal was awarded to Dario Winkler. While the Haie fans were still chanting “Here we go,” it hit the other side. The answer from Innsbruck came immediately. Finally, goal scorer Roy was able to sink the puck into the net. 3:2. That was crazy. Equalization when outnumberedThe exchange of blows continued in the final section. Both teams were successful on the power play. Van Nes scored for Vorarlberg to make it 4-2, and Roy scored for the Haie for the second time. When the Canadian received a two-minute penalty towards the end, the defeat seemed sealed in regular time. Nick Albano managed to equalize the score at 4:4 with a shorthander. In overtime, Van Nes secured the victory for the Pioneers. But it was an important point for the Haie after catching up. ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE: Vorarlberg – Innsbruck 5:4 n. V. (1:0, 2:2, 1:2, 1:0). Goals: Oden (20th), Erne (30th), Maier (34th), Van Nes (49th/PP, 63rd); Winkler (33rd), Roy (34th, 50th/PP), Albano (60th/SH.).
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