The sixth game in eleven days is on the agenda. On Tuesday evening (19:00), our Saale Bulls welcome the latest Krefelder EV team, which means that we will meet the last team we haven’t had the pleasure of welcoming at Sparkassen-Eisdom this season.
Our opponent won 7:4 at home against Herner EV on Sunday evening and worked his way up to his third win of the season. “Krefelds showed up strongly in the last few games. We were warned,” says our head coach Marius Riedel. “Obviously we want to confirm the good performance from past games,” continued Riedel. Our Saale Bulls started another series last week. The runner from Halle scored three points three times in a row.
For example, Hammer Eisbären gave us a hand for the 2nd Advent. Hamm won against the Hanover Indians 3:1, which is why we were able to work our way up to fourth place in the table. Only three points separate us from the Dutch top team Tilburg Trappers. This needs to be attacked. “We need the three points,” the coach knows. Our Saale Bulls won six out of seven games in the arena against Krefeld.
Our team is missing the following four pros on the ice: Finn Walkowiak, Tatu Vihavainen, Erik Hoffmann and Roman Pfennings. The use of Patrick Schmidt is questionable. But our head coach Marius Riedel can count on top scorer Matias Varttinen. The Finn scored three goals on Sunday evening. He scored 36 points in 19 games.