Star defenseman Mike Trimboli of Las Vegas and the EHC Neuweid Bears in Germany finished the season in 2nd place with a 16-6 record in the 12 team Regionallia West. The top 6 teams advance to the first round of the playoffs. On Friday night the first game will be against the Neuss hockey club. This round consists of 10 games against the other top 5 teams in the league. Mike finished the regular season with 2 goals 13 assists and 15 points in his first pro season.