It’s bittersweet on Sunday 12th December for the Italian Ice Hockey Teams participating in the 2021-2022 Ice League. Val Pusteria and Bolzano actually combined two opposing results: victory and defeat, but let’s see in detail how it went.
After establishing themselves 0-4 in the Dornbirn Bulldogs, Val Pusteria asserts itself 1-3 in the EC-KAC den in Klagenfurt, achieving a significant new success. Despite Koch’s initial defect, the hosts arrived at the opening of the second half after closing the first third of the match with a 0-0 score, The Italian team reacted first with a draw with Deluca and then stripping the opponents thanks to Ikonen 1-2 and Hannah arrived 1-3 in the final seconds of the race in an “empty net” condition.
A rather ugly and unexpected stop for Bolzano. Indeed, in Balonda, South Tyrol lost 1-3 to Red Bull Salzburg, who passes on the ice of Bolzano thanks to the goals of Huber (0-1), Leonhart (0-2) and Ravel (1-3), making the 1-2 moment of Ciampini useless.
In the next round: Val Pusteria, on Friday 17/12, will receive Hydro Fehervar AV 19 at home, while Bolzano will – on the same day – visit Linz.
Photo: Carola Cimino