A week after her original pose, she goes on stage Varese-Eban/Appiano, recap of the first day of the IHL qualifying round. Thus, the two teams begin their journey in the round of those looking for the qualifiers, even if the circumstances of the moment only affect the progress of the race. Gialloblu will not be in his best formation and therefore will have to cut out some players by bringing in several youngsters from the under-19s.
Varese tries to jump into the race to the playoffs
Varese will try to capitalize on this as well, as the team has come back from a good moment but without matches in recent weeks. Thanks to the two postponements with Como (first stage) and Appiano, as well as the remaining session on Saturday, Mastini has played only two matches since last December 26. The latter can be considered a measure because it was the first under the technical direction of Matteo Malvati, who became coach after Barrasso’s resignation. The 2-1 away cut at Dobbiaco showed a very strong formation on both sides of the track, with Muraro constantly growing among the exhibitors but above all a lot of solidity and continuity in the game. After a difficult start to the season, Varese thus tries to start the qualifying round in the best possible way, with the clear intent of qualifying.
Appiano, new coach Nico Martella, is trying to find the victory that has been missing for so long
The road so far is completely different in style, but also in ambitions. The only first stage victory in October against Pergine is far in time, but it must be emphasized how much the South Tyrolean team decided to focus on a roster so small to grow over time. This was seen in part because in the second half of the tournament the Buccaneers also managed to touch several bangs, often falling at the latter in a very difficult tournament. The two points in the ranking alone don’t give Appiano much room for error. For new Finnish coach Nico Martella, after his first two games early in the new year, he had the chance to see his boys in action again. Meanwhile, former yellow-and-blue Swedish coach Johan Ackermann, who led the yellow-and-blue team for the first four months, became Islerlohn Roosters’ deputy coach at Del.
Italian Hockey League – Qualifying Phase – Recovery Day 1 – January 13, 2022
Please note that the match will take place at the Agora in Milan
Classifica Qualifier Round
1 AHC Toblach Dobbiaco Icebears 11 points (1 part)
2 hockey komo 8 points (0 games)
3 HC Varese 7 points (0 matches)
3 HC Falcons Brixen Bressanone 4 points (1 game)
5 points HC Eppan / Appiano 2 points (0 match)