Can the habfurt hawks (1./36) this weekend the hawks will make a perfect entry into the promotion round? "The mogility is rough", emphasizes martin reichert, sporting director of the ESC. "But the two opponents have it in itself", the 55-year-old refers to two "difficult away games".
But both on friday evening at EV pegnitz (5./20) as well as on sunday at EV dingolfing (3./24) the motto for the top team in the ice hockey regional league is: take home as many points as possible.
EV pegnitz – ESC habfurt (friday, 19.30 a.M.) even the competitors were not allowed to make too many mistakes. Especially the ice dogs, who have already lost five of their twelve completed games. The minimum goal set after relegation from the bavarian league "promotion round is currently at least in danger.
Coach josef hefner’s team is only three points behind the fourth-placed team and still has enough time to secure a top-four finish at the end of the preliminary round.
But also the surprise team of VER selb 1b can still have hopes and hopes for further defeats of the upper franconians. "We have seen in the first leg, which quality the EV pegnitz has in his rows", habfurt coach volker hartmann expects a "very tight box" for the hawks’ first mandatory game in several years at the open pegnitz ice stadium. About the same as in the first leg. Then the spectators could look forward to a lot of goals. With 11:8 the hawks kept the upper hand over the ice dogs at the end of october.
"I hope we don’t concede so many goals again. But what’s more important to me is that after 60 minutes, we’ve scored at least one more goal than our opponents," the 55-year-old says, hartmann looks ahead to the clash of the two "goal factories the league (72 and 113 hits) "quite optimistic" towards. EV dingolfing – ESC habfurt (sunday, 6 p.M.) hartmann is in equally good spirits for the second away trip to the isar rats of the EV dingolfing, who would like to maintain their third place in the table.
Coach billy trew’s team is in front of its own fans in the "marco-sturm-ice rink" almost as strong as habfurt. The only defeat was against ERSC amberg, second in the league (4:8). In the remaining five home games, the lower bavarians kept the points with them. And it is understandable that a "three-way tie" also exists against the front-runner is planned – alone already from revenge rounds for the 5:9 with the first meeting in the stadium at the coarse anger.
"I’m aware that we have to put in a top performance again in order to win in dingolfing", drive hartmann optimistic, but at the same time "with rough respect" to the car city on the isar. "I expect a lot of work for us on the ice", he adds, referring to the last five parties with the isar rats. Although the habfurt team won narrowly last year (7:6) and in the 2017/2018 season (3:2), the home side won 8:5 two years ago. Real packs conceded the kreisstadter, on the other hand, in the 2014/2015 season (3:13) and a year earlier (1:6).
ESC habfurt: jung, hildenbrand – hora, masel, stahl, marx, kohl, breyer – hornak, trubenekr, stach, lang, babkovic, franek, dietrich, zurcher, kratschmer.