EHC Red Bull Munich prevailed 6: 4 in the only DEL game on Saturday at Schwenninger Wild Wings. After the first part of the game, the mass seemed to be over, but Don Jackson’s team came back impressively thanks to Trevor Parkes.
Three hits weren’t enough for him: Munich’s Trevor Parkes.
14 points from seven previous games, the third most goals and the fewest goals against. We are not talking about one of the DEL Primi, but about Schwenningen. Nobody would have expected such a start to the season – the Wild Wings are undoubtedly the surprise team of the southern group and were on Saturday evening against EHC Red Bull Munich about to land the next coup.
At the end of the first part of the game there was a 4: 1 lead for the Black Forests on the video cube of the Helios Arena. Alexander Weiss had put the hosts in the front (5th), Travis Turnbull (12th), Troy Bourke (13th) and Andreas Thuresson (19th) responded to the interim equalizer from Trevor Parkes (9th), who was later still in The spotlight should be on.
The former Augsburg started the Munich race to catch up just 32 seconds after the middle third had broken. But it took a while before Kalle Kossila (35th) made the equalizer tangible with his goal to make it 3: 4. The Upper Bavarians pressed, but the time flew by and then the final phase of the game was running – the three-time German champions were still missing a goal.
First equalizer, then winning goal: Parkes show starts late
Don Jackson took full risk, got Kevin Reich (13 of 17 shots saved) for an additional striker – with success. Of course, it was Parkes who took advantage of the outnumbered situation and made a tie with his third goal of the evening (58th). The native Canadian didn’t seem to be in the mood for overtime, poured Schwenningen again 43 seconds before the end and pushed himself to the top of the DEL scorers list with his fourth goal of the game (a total of nine goals).
The Wild Wings had to react to the sudden U-turn, so they took goalie Joacim Eriksson, who had to defuse 46 shots in the course of the top game, down in favor of another outfield player. However, it only took Frank Mauer four seconds to sink the puck into the empty case and make it 6: 4 (60th).
Due to the furious race to catch up, EHC Red Bull Munich overtook Schwenninger Wild Wings in second place in the table of the south group and is now lurking behind the tied leader Mannheim, who, however, can increase the gap on Sunday.