SPORT NEWS | 25. Feb 2020
With two victories, the Riverkings have already made participation in the play-offs to the ice hockey Oberliga almost a foregone conclusion one matchday before the end of the interlocking round. The somewhat surprising 4-2 win in Passau was followed two days later by a landslide victory over Klostersee.
With 10:2 they shot the guests from Grafing, who were completely indisposed that evening, out of the hall. With better exploitation of oppoertunities, the result could have been even higher.
Klostersee had even taken the lead through Wren after just under nine minutes. But then the Riverkings really got going, with the scorers initially coming in a brace: Reuter and the all-conquering Dennis Sturm turned the 0-1 into a 6-1 until halfway through the game, after which the other attackers were allowed to cheer as well, with Gäbelein reserving the right to make a double-digit final score five minutes before the end of the game.
As expected, things had been tighter in Passau. Mitchell and Charvat had given the Riverkings a 2-0 lead over the favourites, but the hosts could not be shaken off and in the final phase came close to 3-2. Krammer with his Empty-Net-Goal in the final minute secured the points for the HCL.
With this, the Landsbergers have regained sixth place, which is enough for direct play-off qualification. The possibility that they will be intercepted by Waldkraiburg on the final matchday is only a theoretical danger with a lead of three points and 23 goals. The quarter-finals will then be played in best-of-five mode, with the first play-off match taking place on 13 March.
Goals for Landsberg in Passau: Mitchell, Charvat, Kerber, Krammer
Goals for Landsberg against Klostersee: Sturm (4), Reuter (2), Reichenender, Machacek, Kerber, Gäbelein.
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