The EHC Munich has missed the historic jump on Europe's basketball throne. The series champion from Bavaria had to bury his hopes on the first German Triumph in the Champions League in the final against the Frölunda Indians from Gothenburg pain. The team of coach Don Jackson was punished by the Swedish favorites in the freezing cold and was subject to the duration of a guest of the king class final on Tuesday evening with 1:3 (0:1, 0:2, 1:0).
Samuel Fagemo (11. Minute), Ryan Lasch (25.) and Ponthus Westerholm (35.) finished the historic trip to Europe, the Munich-based, and secured in the 12-044 spectators sold-out Scandinavium is the third Time that the trophy. Yasin Ehliz (52.) in an intense battle with numerous time penalties to late the hope of the EHC on the turn.
Around 500 Munich Fans had made their way to the cold and wet West-coast of Sweden - the new national coach Toni Söderholm sent his popularity in Social media. "Power in the German ice hockey pride," wrote the successor of Marco Sturm, the team gave in Memmingen with an Olympic Perspective his debut.
In the imposing Oval Munich had to do from the beginning, the expected hard work. The Team from Frölunda district of Gothenburg, was driven from his home crowd atmosphere and offered a volleyball with force and pace.
The Munich-based from had and a little nervous
The Swedes took advantage of their first Power Play, after striker Mark Voakes had to go to the penalty bench: Fagemo had to make time and space to the Puck and overcame national Keeper Danny from the birch with a shot over the left catching hand. To had right at the beginning and then again at the end of the first third of the Bavaria, your chances, the shots, precision and printer were missing.
"Now, the German ice hockey can create, again, Historic. For this we will throw everything into it“, had the attacker Frank wall reminiscent of the final say and the sensational silver at the Olympic Games in 2018. And Yannic Seidenberg (22.) shortly before the expiration of the second time-penalty for Frölunda, immediately, a bullet had a chance at the Start of the second section.
demonstrates How to a Power Play, but consistently demonstrated the technically strong house of lords is impressive. Captain Joel Lundqvist, and Simon Hjalmarsson played straightforward to Lax, the top scorer, found himself clear in front of goal and tunnelte From the birch to the 2:0.
The Munich captain Michael Wolf, at the end of this season, his career as a DEL-record-goal-scorer, seemed a little nervous, at least not so act quickly as Frölunda. Jackson's Team didn't give up, had a latte shot by Pathrik Westerholm (32.) but considerable luck.
His twin brother Ponthus made in Excess of better - ahead of a time penalty was gone again, this time against Seidenberg. The people of Munich, for its part, couldn't even with in the meantime, two man more on the ice against being ripped off defending the end of Sweden a goal.More about
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Derek Joslin (42.) met for the Munich the crossbar, before Ehliz gave the Germans the final newcomer to the Power Play with his goal, again, some hope for a comeback at the end but too late. (dpa)