The intense period of the ice hockey league continues unabated. After the first round of the new year, with the successes of Bolzano but the defeats of Asiago and Val Pusteria, we are back on track again. In Odegar there will be the great Italian classics between Asiago and Bolzano while Val Pusteria will miss the lower side of the Pioneers.

A great match is expected in Asiago in the great Italian classics

After Asiago had at least one point in the previous four matches, the newly promoted team at the start of 2023 was defeated, at home, on Sunday 4:5 by Ljubljana (a competitor in the previous playoffs). The star-studded twice gave up a two-goal lead. Bolzano showed a confident performance in the home win against the Pioneers: it was their fourth success in a row (and seventh in their last eight matches). Now the final “Grand Classic” of the regular season awaits both teams at Odegar Stadium. In the previous three encounters the home team always won. Two of these matches were almost unprecedented in terms of emotion: in Asiago’s victory, Anthony Salinitri scored with 17 seconds left to decide the honest confrontation between two pieces of Italian hockey history. But in the last match, HCB turned the match in their favor after trailing 0-3 and beating the Giallorossi in extra time.

Val Pusteria wants a complete victory over the Pioneers in the fight for the Pre-Playoffs

Pioneers of BEMER Vorarlberg suffered a 2:4 defeat in Bolzano on Sunday. For the last team in the standings, this was the fourth consecutive defeat, which began with a score of 0: 9 in Brunico on December 26. Since then, Val Pusteria itself managed only three points from three matches. On New Year’s Eve, Wolves had to lose to Klagenfurt. Currently, South Tyrol – thanks to a better goal difference compared to Asiago – holds a place in the preliminary rounds with 10th place. Val Pusteria has the most points in the previous three encounters with the Pioneers and two two-pointers.

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Tue, 01.03.2023, 19:30: Pioneers Vorarlberg – HC Pustertal
Referees: HOLZER, K. NIKOLIC, Martin, Sparer | >>PPV-Live Broadcasting<

Tue, 01.03.2023, 19:45: Migross Supermercati Asiago Hockey – HCB S├╝dtirol Alperia
Referees: BAJT, ZRNIC, Rigoni, Zgonc | >>PPV-Live Broadcasting<

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01/02/2023