In the 5th game of the intermediate round of the EBEL championship, Medveščak lost 4:3 (0:2, 0:0, 4:1) tonight in Klagenfurt from the home team KAC, after they allowed two goals in the last minute of the game, with two players less on ice.
Medveščak in Klagenfurt first come to 0:2 advantage, with goals by Jozef Balej (1:59) and Sondre Olden (15:51), and kept the lead until the end of the second period. In the first minute of the final period Manuel Ganhal reduced to 1:2, but three minutes later Balej scored and again increased the difference to two goals (1:3). Andrew Kozek reduced to 2:3 in the 56th minute in the game. In the last moments of the final period, KAC had 3-to-5 powerplay, because of penalties to Aviani and Koskiranta, and they turned the score, first to 3:3 with a goal by Martin Schuming (59:41) and then to 4:3 again by Ganahl (59:54).
The Bears are 6th at the moment in the »upper house« of the league, with 3 points. Vienna Capitals are in the lead with 19 points.
Medveščak play their next game on Friday, February 23rd, 7:15 pm, in the Ice Hall of Dom sportova in Zagreb, again with Klagenfurt.
EC-KAC - KHL Medvescak Zagreb 4:3 (0:2,0:0,4:1)
Referees: ROHATSCH M., TRILAR V.; NAGY A., SOOS D.
0:1 MZA Balej J. (01:59 / Aviani M., Boivin M. / EQ)
0:2 MZA Olden S. (15:51 / Boivin M., Netik T. / EQ)
1:2 KAC Ganahl M. (41:40 / Rheault J. / EQ)
1:3 MZA Balej J. (44:34 / Aviani M., Koskiranta T. / PP)
2:3 KAC Kozek A. (55:07 / unassisted / EQ)
3:3 KAC Schumnig M. (59:41 / St Pierre N. / 5:3 PP)
4:3 KAC Ganahl M. (59:54 / unassisted / 5:3 PP)
Shots on goal: 36 - 35
Penalties: 51 - 24
KAC: Duba T. / St Pierre N., Fischer D., Strong S., Hundertpfund T., Schumnig M., Kapstad K., Duller C., Schnetzer R. / Neal M., Harand P., Ganahl M.,Koch T., Geier S., Geier M., Rheault J., Bischofberger J., Kozek A., Lundmark J., Richter M., Brucker M.
MDV: Rosandic V. / Deutsch A., Puzic I., Jarcov L., Cepon M., Boivin M., Jankovic I., Noonan G., Kudelka T. / Brine D., Lehtonen M., Zanoski T., Simsic N.,Olden S., Puskarich M., Balej J., Koskiranta T., Ranov A., Netik T., Morley T., Aviani M.
Source: EBEL; HRT
Photo: (C) 2018 EC-KAC Betriebs GmbH