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Eisbaren Berlin : a Lot of staff, but also a lot of pressure

Only the seven main round games of the Eisbären Berlin, in order to give a so far disappointing season in the German hockey League (DEL). However, after nine defeats in ten Games, the countries came break from the game for the tenth time. Hope on a late restart, prepares the return of some key players. James Sheppard and Louis-Marc Aubry, two of the best centre-forward in the squad have recovered from their injuries in the game. Also, defenseman Florian Kettemer will be after a few weeks of break on Friday evening (19.30) in the away game at League-final light-Schwenninger Wild Wings.

"We had to fight as a team hard because we had so many failures. Now we have more players and additional forces, which makes it easier for everyone,“ said returnees Sheppard. Coach Stéphane Richer, who had used the League break, as a condition to exercise, and to discuss the game system, already noticed a positive effect: "It is good to see that the competition is now in Training there," he said.

Too many negligences

That the Canadians did on Friday, even the luxury problem to have a supernumerary professional on the tribune to send is also the fact that the Berlin final sprint before the season, a new arrival brought: forward Austin Ortega came in last week from the Swedish master Växjö Lakers and will give against Schwenningen his debut. "I think I can help in the Offensive and creativity to contribute – and hopefully a few goals to shoot for," said the 24-year-old American. The nimble, only 1.73 metres tall winger is expecting no major settling-in problems: In North America, he had already played a similar System, as it is prefer the polar bears. In addition, the harmony voice, with its new range of colleagues Aubry and Brendan Ranford: "We have played together in Training already. Hopefully we will see them in the game even more.“

coach Richer but warned of the pending tasks given the unusual personal wealth to under-estimate – had at last, however, not only the violation of weak conditional, but also avoidable oversights again and again to defeats. "Now, our Playoffs start," he said. "We are completely, but this does not mean that it will be easier. We still need to work a bit more.“ After all, it is for the Berlin-based Yes continue to defend the tenth place so at least your season will not be in seven matches terminated prematurely.

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