It takes place on Thursday on the penultimate day of the first phase of IHL, and is a very important round because the arrangement has not yet been fully written. Aside from Appiano who will definitely close in 10th place, every position can still be shifted given the six points that can be taken, so obviously 60 minutes is a big deal for all the formations on the track.
The challenge to the top between Cavaliers and Valdivimi
The big match, undoubtedly, is the one that combines Interland and Vimi, second and first in the standings. One point of distance brings the Cavaliers back into the race fully, even if the Egna-based lineup recently had a choppy performance: after two defeats, it reached an 8-5 win over Appiano, a result that highlighted something to note. in defense. So Fiemme will try to capitalize on him, who has always looked so strong lately, after Bergen faltered, and with his 60-minute success could keep the Cavs out of the battle for first place.
Spin the Lucci-Pirates Derby
Caldaro, the other leader, will participate in the derby match with Appiano. Unbalanced expectation in favor of bayonets, once again a very effective machine as shown in the victory at Bressanone. Excellent front-line performances with De Donà, Virtala and Michael Felderer could make all the difference in the world for Caldaro, who will still have an ear for what will happen between Unterland and Fiemme. As mentioned earlier, Appiano cannot improve his position, but he will return to a new coach in light of the second stage: Johan Ackermann leaves Italy to go to Iserlohn in Del while Nico Martella replaces him. The 50-year-old Finn will lead the Young Buccaneers in the second leg of the season.
The Alleghe awaits Hockey Pergine Sapiens
Alleghe-Pergine is a very interesting game, in which the fourth place is abandoned. Sevit, after the unplayed match with Como, will arrive at the appointment energized from a material point of view and decide to take advantage of the always important path factor when playing at Aleg. As for Bergen, on the other hand, we need to lift our heads after the defeat to Dobbiaco, in a match that was decided by a terrible five minutes in the first half, which led to Bustieresi’s three crucial goals. However, the trentino lynx has every chance to immediately rise, aiming for a high-level attack.
A Bressanone in a crisis of results hosts Dobbiaco always dangerous
Bressanone hosts Dobbiaco to try to close a long negative streak and get back to scoring. A complicated situation like the Falcons in recent weeks, with a game that has become ineffective in attack and often choppy: shock is needed to try to bring their direct rivals closer together, who will instead present themselves in perfect shape. Thanks to baits during the current season, Pusteria residents have changed gears and after passing Varese they will be looking for points of interest to bring Como closer together.
Lombard derby expected between Varese and Como (in Milan)
There will also be a Lombard derby between Varese and Como. Mastini who will want to cancel the disappointment of Cavalese’s recent defeat, which came after a match to the end, and will start over without using coach Tom Barrasso. The American coach left the team earlier this week to go to Asiago, so Malvatti will lead the Gialonieri. Como, after the good things on offer so far, has not been able to get on the right track at Alleghe due to some positive cases on Boxing Day.
Italian Hockey League – Regular Season – December 30, 2021 – Round 17
|HC Varese 1977
|HC Falcons Brixen Bressanone
|AHC Toblach Dobbiaco Icebears
|Hockey Bergen Sabines
|Hockey Interland Cavaliers
|SV Kaltern Caldaro rothoblaas
|HC Iban Appiano
Italian Hockey League standings – regular season
1 SV Caltern Caldaro Rothoplast 34 points
2 Valdivemi HC 34 points
3 Hockey League Interland Cavaliers 33 games
4 Hockey Bergen Sabines 29 points
5 Allegiant Hockey 25 points*
6 Hockey Cuomo 23 points*
7 AHC Toblach Dobbiaco Icebears 21 points
8 HC Varese 1977 19 points
9 Hawks HC Brixen Bressanone 13 points
10 points HC Eppan Appiano
* Less race
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