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Val Pusteria Already in the quarter-finals, Bolzano forced into pre-qualifiers – OA Sport

Val Pusteria Already in the quarter-finals, Bolzano forced into pre-qualifiers – OA Sport

The 2022 ICE Hockey League kicks off, with the preliminary qualifiers set to kick off on the evening of Wednesday, March 2nd. After the regular season ends, in fact, teams that finished 7th to 10th in the overall standings will unlock the series’ post-season in the top 3 games.

Between these four teams we will see on the ice The HCB Südtirol Alperia Which, after the big problems related to Covid-19, has significantly deteriorated its ranking. On the other hand, he has already reached the quarter-finals comfortably Val Pisteria. Indeed, the yellow-black team, thanks to the end of the season that saw significant growth, managed to catch up with direct qualification and is now waiting for the play-offs to start.

For now, all the attention will be on these preliminary matches in which all participants will be at a high level. The team that finished the regular season in seventh place, HC Tesla Orli Znojmo, Choose a challenge Moser Medical Graz99ers (10) While the second coupling will be even 2021 Final Reissue, the match between EC-KAC (8) and HCB Südtirol Alperia (9). Whoever wins these two challenges will reach the top six in the regular season to start the quarter-finals.

In the season the balance between Klagenfurt and Bolzano He talks about two victories on each side, while recent seasons have seen Bolzano win 4-2 in 2018, then 4-1 for EC KAC in 2019, while in 2021 the title final went again to the Austrians. 4-1. Bolzano is looking to reach the quarter-finals for the ninth year in a row.

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Wednesday 2 March

7.15 pm EC-KAC-HCB Südtirol Alperia

Friday 4 March

7.45 pm HCB Südtirol Alperia-EC-KAC

Sunday, March 6 (if necessary)

5:30 PM EC-KAC-HCB Südtirol Alperia

Credit: Fana Antonello