Mike Halmo and Marco Insam overcame the KAC defense in this arena. © Kuz
For the first time this season, HCB Sadirol Alperia did not score a single point in a battle with Klagenfurt AC. After the defeat in the top game, the Foxes should share the lead in the standings with the Red Jackets.
February 21, 2021
KAC won the 4: 2 summit and conceded their first defeat to HC Bose in the second round. At Klagenfurt City Hall, the foxes were unable to play their usual strong game and showed nerves again and again during several hot moments.
After a push, Stefan Gear was knocked to the ground by a cross check and Dutch Catenachi won a match penalty, an example of Boson’s indiscriminate use. It was doubly annoying because the South Tyroleans had already been devastated by the defeats of Euds, Stolri, and Bardaro, who made it 1: 2 just minutes before Catenachi’s fall. Otherwise even the most powerful Mike Halmo would have led to a reaction misunderstanding in the final minute and won a 2 + 2 minute penalty.
In addition, the Foxes had 33 penalty minutes in Notepad, while Klagenfurtrews had only eight. As a result, the Austrian record champions not only had a better shot ratio of 31:22, but more play. However, the guests acted very harmlessly over long distances.
Daniel Obersteiner and KAC lost consistency against Bose. © Kuz
Boson’s extraordinary North American talent managed to score a point just before the end. After Clemens Underwagger received a concealed shot, Lucas Haddam overcame them 2-0 with a one-on-one, and Holmo reduced it to 1: 2. The Canadian faked it several times before finally pushing the disc exactly into the crucifix. Anton Bernard skillfully took the perspective of KAC goalie Sebastian Dam in this scene.
Finlay gives another short strain
After Steven Strong re-established Carinthian’s two-goal lead, it was Brett Finley who created the tension again in the final. He was there after a commotion in the slot, scoring 2: 3. In the final minutes of the match, HCB coach Greg Ice off Iceland goalkeeper Leland Irving to become Ireland’s sixth field field player. But the decision was made instead of a draw: Rock Ticker won 4: 2 through an empty net hit.
With the win in the top game, KC is tied with HC Bose in the table. However, in Tuesday’s home game against Fehrer, the Bolzano team has a chance to take the single command again.
Klagenferter AC – HCB Sadrol Alperia 4: 2
Escape: Dam (Madeleine); Strong-Schumnig, Underweiger-Grigork, Staffler-Valent, Kerberger-Sijan; Fraser-Coach-Haddam, Gonal-Ticker-Peterson, Biscoffberger-HunterPfund-Witting, Stefan Gear-Manual Gear-Obersteiner
HCB: Irving (Fasio); Pietroniro-Plastino, Robertson-de Perna, Farnier-Tauferrer; Frank-Finley-Gasley, Halmo-Catenachi-Insum, Frigo-Bernard-Delucca, Giliatti-Alberga-Michelle, Pittshieler
Tor: 1: 0 Clemens Underweger (3.58), 2: 0 Lucas Haddum (25.25), 2: 1 Mike Halmo (29.27), 3: 1 Steven Strong (37.06), 3: 2 Brett Finley (51.31), 4: 2 Rock Ticker (58.30).
Other results from Sunday:
Salzburg – Fehver 4: 1
Tor: 1: 0 Ortega (0.57), 2: 0 Raffle (23.42), 3: 0 Espland (37.49), 3: 1 Mihali (48.45), 4: 1 Raffle (51.52)
Innsbrook – Villach 1: 3
Tor: 0: 1 Collins (33.26), 1: 1 Gerlack (46.05), 1: 2 Collins (54.27), 1: 3 Polastron (58.34)
Grass – Doorburne 2: 1
Tor: 1: 0 Menshikov (11.18), 2: 0 Menshikov (41.31), 2: 1 Jevplovs (49.42)
Lins – Bratislava 4: 0
Tor: 1: 0 Hayton (17.44), 2: 0 Yan (27.52), 3: 0 Lebler (46.20), 4: 0 Lebler (55.42)