The Innsbruck sharks are in the playoffs of the Erste Bank ice hockey league after a 4-1 home win against the KAC.
“We have to bring it to an end.” The project of the Innsbruck sharks at Kärntner Heimdoppel was omnipresent in the shark tank. In the process, head coach Rob Pallin brushed aside the parallels in Dornbirn. Finally, the task against the record champion was heavy enough.
The full hall was soon able to get an idea of this fact, because the guests had the game in their hands in the opening minutes. Rene Swette rescued Thomas Koch early (4th). It took a few minutes for the sharks to fight in the game, the Carinthians initially remained visually superior. With the first possibility by Andrew Clark but then the Tyrolean should increase the stroke rate. And after a great counterattack it was Hunter Bishop who cheered and turned the Innsbruck 1-0 lead. Now the Tyroleans kept pushing but just in this first good phase Kozek also scored from a quick counterattack the 1-1. Now the game had pepper and the sharks responded a few moments later with the renewed leadership. After a similar action, Andrew Yogan was successful (20. ). Pause – take a deep breath.
In the second section, a similar picture developed, although the hosts did their homework defensively. From a secured defense, the Tyrol tried to continue countering, but major opportunities remained in short supply. But the other side Rene Swette rarely had to intervene properly, Ganahl and Richter failed with the best options. For the sharks in return, John Lammers, Hunter Bishop and Andrew Clark have good chances. So it remained even after 40 minutes in tight 2: 1 for the Innsbruck.
21 seconds after the restart, the shark tank finally stood on end, Hunter Bishop laced “backhand” the double to 3: 1. The Innsbruck came biting out of the cabin and pressed on the pace. Benedikt Schennach left the next “Seater” just a minute later. Klagenfurt tried to turn the game in the episode, but the home side played it dry dust for a long time and barely allowed opportunities. When Andrew Clark finally put the lid on this game with his goal in the empty net, the cheering in the sold-out hall knew no bounds. For after Graz in Dornbirn could not celebrate a victory after 60 minutes, it was finally fixed shortly after 21:30 – the HC TWK Innsbruck celebrated its second in-game playoff collection.
HC TWK Innsbruck – KAC 4: 1 (2: 1, 0: 0, 2: 0)
Goals: Bishop (15th, 41st), Yogan (20th), Clark (60th) and Kozek (19th) .).