After three consecutive home victories that ended with a delightful victory in the derby, the HCB Alto Adige Alperia bus is once again moving towards Austria. On Friday December 23rd, at 19:15, the Foxes will be busy in Feldkirch, home of bottom-up pioneers Vorarlberg. Enough time to eat a piece of panettone, and on Monday, December 26, at 18:00, the great hockey will return to the Sparkasse Arena for the match against EC KAC.
The desire to take revenge on the pioneers
The Austrians from Vorarlberg and South Tyrol have already crossed signals twice this season: On February 16, in their season debut, the Foxes triumphed inside home walls by 3 to 0, but then slipped on October 2 in Feldkirch, where the first KO of the season was with Vorarlberg. who won 4 to 3.
So far, the situation in the standings between the two teams is completely different. Bolzano is chasing first place, with Innsbruck holding a three-point lead, but also playing another game; On the other hand, the Pioneers are in last place in the standings with 19 points to their credit. But be careful, because this season the Austrian team has already managed to make some “brilliant” victims: in addition to Bolzano, in fact, Salzburg and KAC have also fallen.
The match will be broadcast live on pay-per-view https://live.ice.hockey.
Third direct engagement with KAC
On Boxing Day at 18:00, the Foxes will return to the Sparkasse Arena to face EC KAC for the third time this season. Frank and his teammates have triumphed in both previous occasions, winning on October 23rd in front of their home crowd by a margin of 4 to 3, and on November 25th they also conquered Heidi Horton Stadium by a margin of 1 to 0. Top Six and have been traveling with the wind in their sails in the last period, thanks to the four victories they have Scored in the last five matches.
Tickets for the match are on sale online, while the ticket offices will open as usual two hours before the match.
In all likelihood, coach Glenn Hanlon will be able to count on the same squad that was seen against Val Pusteria, thus letting go of the injured Di Perna and Glock.
On January 6th, the draw for the Christmas T-shirts
The 23rd birthday shirts worn by HCB in the derby against Val Pusteria are now on sale. The extraction of the “special shirts”, which was created in cooperation with FORST and whose proceeds will be entirely donated to Südtirol Hilft, will take place on January 6, 2023, after the home match against Innsbruck, in the VIP room in the presence of the team. For those who cannot attend, the receipt number and relative shirt drawn will be posted on the website and the shirts can then be collected at a later time in the office.
Friday December 23rd at 7.15pm – Vorarlbergal, Feldkirch – Live https://live.ice.hockey
Pioneers Vorarlberg vs HCB South Tyrol Alperia
|Team||GP extension||PTS extension|
|1.||HC TIWAG Innsbruck||28||59|
|2.||HCB South Tyrol Alberia||27||56|
|3.||EC iDM Wärmepumpen VSV||28||50|
|4.||Steinbach Black Wings Lanz||27||49|
|5.||EC Red Bull Salzburg||25||48|
|7.||Hydro Fehervar AV19||28||43|
|8.||seposo vienna capitals||26||40|
|9.||Moser Medical Graz99ers||28||33|
|10.||HK SZ Olimpija||26||29|
|12.||Migros Asiago Supermarket||26||27|
|13.||Bimmer pioneers Vorarlberg||26||19|