Strangely, the Vienna Capitals came 3: 4. NV in the top game against HCB Südtirol to a point win. The South Tyrolean Mike Halmo did not score 1:46 minutes before the end to make it 4: 2 in the already empty Vienna goal, in return Vienna’s Ty Loney equalized to 3: 3. Capitals goalie Bernhard Starkbaum had already gone off the ice for another outfield player.
In extra time, the Italians scored 4: 3 (64th) through Robertson.
The South Tyroleans made an extremely strong impression over a long period of the game. Big, strong and with a direct pull to the goal, she put the Viennese under pressure. The injured Campbell, Flemming and Großlercher and Rotter, who was spared, were missing from Dave Cameron’s team.
Nevertheless, the Capitals skillfully managed to keep the game open and playfully defy the guests. Bauer even took the lead (6th). Archibald equalized two seconds before the first break to make it 2-2 (20th). The game got tougher and tougher, Bardaro checked Vienna’s talent Antal against the head without penalty and Halmo scored 3-2 after a solo (53rd).
After that he was a bit of the role …
KAC loses at Fehervar
The Capitals will be a guest at Fehervar on Friday. The Hungarians won against the KAC 5: 3.
The KAC, who had traveled to Hungary without first goalkeeper Sebastian Dahm (private reasons), suffered the second defeat in the placement round. The Klagenfurters made up for a two-goal deficit in the final third through Matt Fraser (43rd) and Samuel Witting (50th) and then had a chance of scoring the winning goal. A penalty brought the Hungarians a power play, which Csanad Erdely used to decide (59th).
New legionaries instead of Austrians
Red Bull Salzburg were free of play on Tuesday, but made a name for themselves with personnel decisions. The club with one of the best youth academies in Europe announced the national team players Viveiros and Jakubitzka as well as striker Lutz on the last day of the transfer and signed more legionnaires with Espeland and Urbom.