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ERC Ingolstadt Blank Eisbaeren In Berlin


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A third period goal from Canadian legionnaire KRIS SPARRE and thirty-three saves from aging countryman IAN GORDON allowed visiting ERC INGOLSTADT to clip inconsistent defending champion EISBAEREN BERLIN 1-0 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

A long slapshot from well outside the blue line by Canadian legionnaire MICHEL PERIARD, the 33-year-old defenseman who was drafted by the Ottawa Senators but never played in the NHL, was not properly controlled by Eisbaeren Berlin netminder ROB ZEPP. The Germany national team goaltender did halt the initial rebound effort of American import JARED ROSS, the former University of Alabama-Huntsville center who skated 13 NHL games (0 go, 0 pts) for the Philadelphia Flyers. But a third try from Canadian legionnaire KRIS SPARRE, the 26-year-old left wing who has been skating in the D.E.L. since departing the East Coast Hockey League’s Idaho Steelheads in the summer of 2009, beat Zepp to the short side for his fifth strike of the season and provided ERC Ingolstadt with the only goal it would reguire at the O2 World Arena Berlin.

Eisbaeren Berlin’s versatile Canadian legionnaire JULIAN TALBOT, the forward-turned-defenseman who has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, had a glorious opportunity to even the match with American trainer DON JACKSON having removed Zepp for an extra attacker late but ERC Ingolstadt’s veteran shot-stopper would not be beaten even at close range.

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Eisbaeren Berlin’s new Canadian legionnaire RYAN CALDWELL (10), the veteran defenseman just added from Finnish elite league side Lukko Rauma, tangles with ERC Ingolstadt’s Canadian legionnaire SEAN O’CONNOR (73), the former third round draft choice (2000, # 82 overall) of the Florida Panthers who spent most of his eight seasons as a professional in North America skating in the East Coast Hockey League, in front of the net during the low-scoring Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest at the sold-out O2 World Arena Berlin.
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The result spoiled the Eisbaeren Berlin debut of Canadian legionnaire RYAN CALDWELL, the 31-year-old journeyman who won won the NCAA title at the University of Denver in 2004 and later skated two games (0 go, 0 pts) for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League; Caldwell, who put in two years on the EG Duesseldorf blue line before signing with Finnish outfit Assat Pori in the summer of 2010, had joined the German champions earlier in the week after leaving SM-liiga club Lukko Rauma (37 ga, 1 go, 13 pts) but did not make the trip to Baden-Wuerttemberg for the match with Adler Mannheim.

ERC Ingolstadt, it will be noted, were without injured star left wing THOMAS GREILINGER, the 31-year-old who has represented Germany at five major international tournaments (27 ga, 4 go, 5 pts) in his career and is tied for fourth place on the D.E.L. scoring chart with 16 goals and 44 points in 38 D.E.L. contests this term — the exact same totals as those of Eisbaeren Berlin captain ANDRE RANKEL.

All was not lost in the setback to ERC Ingolstadt, though. Despite being shutout for the first time all season in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the defending champion still retained its hold on third place in the German top flight standings. Eisbaeren Berlin are level with Krefeld Pinguine on 70 points but lead by virtue of a better goal-differential. The German capital city club have also skated one fewer contest than their North Rhine-Westphalian counterparts during this 2012/13 campaign as the D.E.L. pauses for the XXII Winter Olympic Games qualification tournament in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

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Canadian legionnaire IAN GORDON (34), the 37-year-old veteran who has appeared in more than six hundred D.E.L. contests in his career, watches as ERC Ingolstadt defenseman DEREK DINGER (47) neutralizes Eisbaeren Berlin’s Canadian legionnaire COREY LOCKE (23), the former American Hockey League Most Valuable Player who is still looking to score his first goal in the German top flight, during the Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest watched by the sell-out crowd of 14,200 spectators at the O2 World Arena Berlin.

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“Red Block Day” – Eisbaeren Berlin Rally Over ERC Ingolstadt To Win Fourth In A Row


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ERC Ingolstadt’s Canadian legionnaire DEREK HAHN (43), the 35-year-old veteran who is skating his sixth season in the German top flight after departing Danish club IK Rodovre, is pursued by Eisbaeren Berlin center T.J. MULOCK (15), the 2010 Germany Olympic veteran who leads the capital city club in scoring this season with 45 points from 39 games in all competitions, during the Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest on “Red Block Day” at the O2 World Arena Berlin near the Ostbahnhof.
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Three unanswered goals inside the final sixteen minutes of a critical contest between two sides who entered the match separated by only one point in the standings allowed two-time defending champion EISBAEREN BERLIN to defeat visiting ERC INGOLSTADT 3-1 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

The victory was a fourth consecutive win at home for understrength Eisbaeren Berlin, who have not lost since dropping the quarterfinal of the the Red Bull Salute – European Trophy Finals tournament to host UPC Vienna Capitals in Austria a couple of weeks ago.

On what was declared “RED BLOCK DAY”, the home side wore its red sweaters for only the second time this season in Deutsche Eishockey Liga compeition. Eisbaeren were, of course, skating at the O2 World Arena Berlin for the last time in the calendar year of 2012. In conjunction with the event, the corporate sponsor Ramada passed out 4,000 red T-shirts which stated “HAUPTSTADT CLUB” – a reference to the fact that Eisbaeren Berlin, indeed, represent the capital city of Germany.

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ERC Ingolstadt’s veteran Canadian legionnaire DEREK HAHN (43), who played his NCAA Division III college hockey the Rochester Institute of Technology before spending the majority of his first four seasons as a professional with the Amarillo Gordillas in the lowly Central Hockey League, receives congratulations after opening the scoring against Eisbaeren at the O2 World Arena Berlin.
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ERC Ingolstadt, quite naturally, sought to spoil the Berlin party and very nearly succeeded in doing so, as well. Despite being outshot 31-21 over the first forty minutes of play, it was the visitors who took the lead late in the penalty-filled second period when veteran Canadian legionnaire DEREK HAHN, the second leading scorer in the D.E.L. this season for the club from Bavaria, received a pass right in front of the net. Using both great patience and the backhand, Hahn slipped the puck past Eisbaeren Berlin netminder ROB ZEPP to tally his 11th goal in the German top flight this term.

The reigning two-time champions thought they had finally solved ERC Ingolstadt’s veteran Canadian legionnaire IAN GORDON, the 37-year-old who is now guarding the goal in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for a 13th season, three minutes into the third period. However, as the video replay would confirm, the puck that had struck the iron and bounced down rolled right along the goal line — but never crossed it. No luck, then, for either Eisbaeren or MADS CHRISTENSEN, the Denmark international center who just had a four-game goal-scoring streak for Berlin snapped in the last D.E.L. contest opposite Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams.

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Eisbaeren Berlin left wing FLORIAN BUSCH (26), the former national team player who has totaled 18 points (six goals) after 29 appearances for the German capital city club in all competitions this season, is stopped by ERC Ingolstadt’s veteran Canadian legionnaire IAN GORDON (34), the Saskatchewan native who originally signed with German club Schwenninger Wild Wings after leaving the Utah Grizzlies of the old International Hockey League in the summer of 2000, during the final Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest at the O2 World Arena Berlin for the calendar year of 2012.
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Almost immediately after the misadventure with the post, though, Eisbaeren Berlin managed to pull level when captain ANDRE RANKEL took charge of the puck behind the ERC Ingolstadt net. An accurate centering pass allowed Eisbaeren’s exiled NHL-Star DANNY BRIERE to finally get on the home side on the scoreboard at the 4:21 mark of the third period despite the shove in the back from the visiting goal-scorer Hahn, himself. A 10th goal in the D.E.L. this term for Briere, the Philadelphia Flyers right wing who just signed a contract extension with Eisbaeren Berlin that will keep the 35-year-old in the German capital city for the duration of this 2012/13 campaign (provided that the NHL Lock-Out situation is not settled, of course).

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Eisbaeren Berlin’s star Canadian legionnaire DANNY BRIERE (84), whose 34 points in the D.E.L. since first arriving in early October sees the NHL Lock-Out refugee tied with the captain Andre Rankel for the scoring leadership on the German capital city club this season, sustained a slash on the hand not so long after scoring against ERC Ingolstadt and could be forced to miss some games as a result …
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Eisbaeren Berlin, who would go on to outshoot visiting ERC Ingolstadt 15-7 over the final twenty minutes, continued to pour forward in search of its first lead on “Red Block Day”.

And all the pressure finally paid off in the end, as well. Eisbaeren Berlin’s imported American defenseman JIMMY SHARROW had his point shot blocked in front by ERC Ingolstadt’s imported American defenseman TIM CONBOY, the former St. Cloud State University rearguard with 59 NHL games (0 go, 6 pts) for the Carolina Hurricanes under his belt. But Canadian legionnaire DARIN OLVER, the former Northern Michigan University center and New York Rangers 2nd round NHL draft pick who led Eisbaeren Berlin with both 30 goals and 67 points in all competitions last season, was on hand to send the home side in front with the loose puck. A fifth goal of this D.E.L. campaign for Olver, who has only skated in 13 D.E.L. contests this season after recovering from a crippling hip injury, gave the home side its very first lead of the match with only just under five minutes remaining in the contest.

An empty net goal from Rankel, his 12th strike in the D.E.L. this season, sealed the “Red Block Day” deal for Eisbaeren Berlin.

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ERC Ingolstadt’s defenseman ALEXANDER SULZER (52), the NHL Lock-Out refugee still under contract to the Buffalo Sabres who has represented Germany at five major international tournaments (27 ga, 0 go, 3 pts) in his career including the both the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, ties up his man in front as Eisbaeren Berlin center T.J. MULOCK (15) shoots wide of the target during the Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest witnessed by the sell-out crowd of 14,200 spectators at the O2 World Arena Berlin near the Ostbahnhof.

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Third-Period ERC Ingolstadt Rally Extinquishes Eisbaeren Berlin


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ERC Ingolstadt’s Canadian legionnaire DEREK HAHN (43), the 34-year-old center who finished second with 63 points (24 goals) from 60 games in both the regular season and playoffs for the Bavarian club last term, and Eisbaeren Berlin’s imported American BARRY TALLACKSON (22), the former University of Minnesota forward who finished second with 29 goals from 73 games in all competitions for the Deutsche Eishockey Liga titlist last season but has slumped to just five goals after 31 games in all matches for the capital city club this season, prepare for the drop of the puck during the D.E.L. contest at the Saturn Arena in the southern German state of Bavaria.
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A hat trick of power play goals, all in the third period, rallied the home side to victory as plucky ERC INGOLSTADT upended visiting defending champion EISBAEREN BERLIN 4-2 to start a new weekend of play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

The first half of the contest featured a genuine goaltender’s duel between Eisbaeren Berlin’s in-form shot-stopper ROB ZEPP, the Germany national team veteran who had turned aside 155 of 162 shots faced (95.68%) on his last four starts in the D.E.L. and ERC Ingolstadt’s very well-seasoned Canadian legionnaire IAN GORDON, the 37-year-old who has been standing between the pipes in Deutschland since signing for then-top flight club Schwenninger Wild Wings in the summer of 2000.

But then ERC Ingolstadt’s imported American TIM HAMBLY, the former University of Minnesota-Duluth defenseman who has been with the Bavarian club since departing the Rockford Ice Hogs of the American Hockey League in the summer of 2010, was handed a boarding minor and so the visitors were on the scoreboard a little more than 20 seconds later. Eisbaeren Berlin captain ANDRE RANKEL won an offensive zone draw back to Canadian legionnaire MATT FOY and a point shot from the rejuvenated, one-time National Hockey League forward was successfully re-directed past Gordon by Germany’s 2010 Olympian T.J. MULOCK. A tenth goal of this 2012/13 D.E.L. term for the capital city club’s leading scorer (27 points) this season, then.

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ERC Ingolstadt’s experienced left wing BJORN BARTA (33), the older brother of long-time Germany national team regular Alexander Barta of Swedish Elitserien club BK Rogle Angelholm, celebrates his equalizing first period goal against visiting two-time defending champion Eisbaeren Berlin with Canadian legionnaire CRAIG WELLER (27), the former University of Minnesota-Duluth forward who once skated 95 NHL games (4 go, 14 pts) for the Minnesota Wild and Phoenix Coyotes before being signed by the Bavarians from Austrian club SV Villach this past summer, during the D.E.L. contest at the Saturn Arena.
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The hosts would require less than four minutes to haul themselves level, however. This because ERC Ingolstadt’s 32-year-old veteran BJORN BARTA received a drop pass in the left faceoff circle from 21-year-old right wing ALEXANDER OBLINGER and drilled a shot past the handcuffed Zepp. The American import Hambly, who was never drafted by a National Hockey League club but did appear in 265 games (12 go, 94 pts) at the American Hockey League level in four years before heading across the Atlantic Ocean, atoned for his earlier misgiving by earning an assist on the play.

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Eisbaeren Berlin’s Canadian legionnaire MATT FOY (83), the summer signing from the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League who currently stands third on American trainer Don Jackson’s club having scored nine goals in the German top flight this term, has struck 13 times for his new employers in all competitions including this season’s European Trophy tournament.
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The visitors did reclaim the lead with a little less than two and a half minutes to play until the second intermission. Youthful right wing LAURIN BRAUN and seasoned Canadian legionnaire TYSON MULOCK, the older brother of the leading scorer this season for the capital city club, worked the puck in front to Eisbaeren Berlin’s in-form Canadian legionnaire Foy. The summer signing from the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League used the backhand to beat the experienced Gordon and score his ninth goal of this D.E.L. season.

But, the Eisbaeren Berlin parade to the penalty box would get underway in earnest almost just as soon as the third period started … all told, the visitors would take a self-destructive six minor penalties in the final frame.

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A pair of would-be ERC Ingolstadt attackers in CHRISTOPH GAWLIK (11), the 25-year-old left wing who scored three goals in five games for Germany at the 2006 IIHF World Championships Division 1 tournament (former B Pool) but has not appeared for Deutschland at a major international event ever since, and American import JOE MOTZKO (19), the former St. Cloud State University right wing who skated 25 NHL games (4 go, 6 pts) spread over six seasons for several teams in North America before signing with the Bavarian club in the summer of 2009, battle for the puck in front of the Eisbaeren Berlin net during the Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest at the modest Saturn Arena, which has a capacity for a total of 4,681 spectators but only 1,816 fixed seats.
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Appropriately enough, it was the the Eisbaeren captain Rankel, himself, who initiated the bad-boy proceedings and would be escorted to the penalty box on a holding rap just 17 seconds into the third period. After having a couple of whacks at the puck in front, ERC Ingolstadt’s seasoned Canadian legionnaire SEAN O’CONNOR, who served as the captain of intra-state rival Augsburg Panthers last season, was finally able to find the back of the net and bring the Bavarians to level terms with just 1:29 having elapsed. A fifth goal of this D.E.L. season, then, for O’Connor, the third round pick (# 82 overall) at the 2000 National Hockey League Draft of the Florida Panthers who never reached the NHL and spent almost all of his eight professional seasons in North America at the East Coast Hockey Level.

American import BARRY TALLACKSON, the former University of Minnesota right wing who was the second-leading goal-scorer in all competitions for the D.E.L. champions last season, was the next visiting player to pick up a pivotal penalty for Eisbaeren Berlin. And ERC Ingolstadt’s veteran Canadian legionnaire defenseman MICHEL PERIARD would make the capital city club pay dearly by blasting home a shot from the point a the 8:25 mark of the final period. The persistent Bavarian outfit trained by Auslaender RICH CHERNOMAZ, the former NHL player who headed the Canadian national team behind the bench at the recently-completed 2012 Deutschland Cup at the Olimpia-Eisstadion in Munich, finally had its first lead of the D.E.L. contest on the strength of Periard’s third strike of this season.

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ERC Ingolstadt’s seasoned Canadian legionnaire MICHEL PERIARD (6), the former seventh round (# 188 overall) selection at the 1998 National Hockey League Draft by the Ottawa Senators who has been skating in the D.E.L. since leaving the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League in the summer of 2005, finishes his check against an ineffective Eisbaeren Berlin player during the Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest at the Saturn Arena in Bavaria.
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The hosts were able to add the all-important insurance goal roughly a minute and a half later, this time with the benefit of a two-man advantage situation. The younger winger Braun and the experienced Germany national team defenseman FRANK HOERDLER had both taken slashing minors within half a minute of each other for Eisbaeren Berlin and the Bavarians would not look the gift horse in the mouth. ERC Ingolstadt’s veteran Canadian legionnaire DEREK HAHN rather easily wristed a puck from the left side of the net past Zepp after a fine passing play involving American imports JOHN LALIBERTE, the former Boston University right wing and one-time fourth round NHL draft choice (# 114 overall, 2002) of the Vancouver Canucks who signed for the Bavarians this just this summer form D.E.L. outfit Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams, and JARED ROSS, the former University of Alabama-Huntsville center who later skated 13 NHL games (0 go, 0 pts) for the Philadelphia Flyers.

There would be no way back for the defending titlist Eisbaeren Berlin, who lost to formidable ERC Ingolstadt for the second time in as many visits to the Saturn Arena in Bavaria this term.

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ERC Ingolstadt’s Canadian legionnaire DEREK HAHN (43), the former Division III college hockey player at Rochester Instititute of Technology in upstate New York who has been skating in the D.E.L. since signing for Frankfurt Lions from IK Rodovre of Denmark in the summer of 2007, is stopped here by Eisbaeren Berlin’s Germany national team goaltender ROB ZEPP (72) during the Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest witnessed by 3,612 spectators at the modest Saturn Arena in Bavaria.

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ERC Ingolstadt Hold Off Eisbaeren Berlin


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Eisbaeren Berlin goaltender ROB ZEPP (72) looks back at the puck that ERC Ingolstadt left wing JOHN LALIBERTE (15), the Maine native who played three years of professional hockey in North America before signing on with IK Odense in Denmark to start the 2008/09 season, has just deposited into the corner of the net during the second period of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest at the Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt, Germany.
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Last season’s beaten playoff semi-finalist found themselves ahead by three goals halfway through the contest but needed to hold off a furious third period comeback from the two-time reigning champion as host ERC INGOLSTADT edged visiting EISBAEREN BERLIN 5-4 in exciting Deutsche Eishockey Liga action from the southern German state of Bavaria.

ERC Ingolstadt stung the capital city club towards the end of the first period with two quick goals a minute apart by Canadian legionnaire JEAN-FRANCOIS BOUCHER, the former Yale University winger who spent his first year out of college with the Bavarians but the past three playing in the Ligue Nord Americaine de Hockey before returning to Germany this summer, and diminutive American import JARED ROSS, the undrafted free agent out of the University of Alabama-Huntsville who appeared in 13 National Hockey League games (0 go, 0 pts) over the course of two and a half years in the Philadelphia Flyers organization; a first tally of the season, then, for Boucher, who skated in all eight of ERC Ingolstadt’s European Trophy tournament contests this summer as well as the first D.E.L. regular season matches heading into the tie with the defending champions.

Left wing THOMAS GREILINGER, the 31-year-old sharpshooter who netted two goals for Germany at both the 2011 and 2012 IIHF World Championships, increased ERC Ingolstadt’s lead to 3-0 five minutes into the second period on the breakaway. Eisbaeren Berlin finally got on the scoreboard a litte past the game’s halfway point when Canadian legionnaire JAMIE ARNIEL, the ex-Boston Bruins farmhand who already potted his first goal for American trainer DON JACKSON in the European Trophy contest with Austrian outfit EHC Red Bull Salzburg, lit the lamp for the very first time in D.E.L. competition. Just half a minute later, though, Ross combined skillfully with American hired hand JOHN LALIBERTE, the fourth round selection (# 114 overall) from Boston University by the Vancouver Canucks at the 2002 NHL Draft who was transferred to the Bavarian club from Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg this summer, to strike for a second time in the match and restore the home side’s three-goal margin.

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ERC Ingolstadt’s imported American center JARED ROSS (42), the former Philadelphia Flyers prospect who originally signed with the Bavarian club in the summer of 2011 after a season with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, led the Bavarian outift with 23 goals in the D.E.L. regular season last term and also topped the German elite league club with 11 points (3 goals) in eight European Trophy contests this summer.
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Germany national team defenseman FRANK HOERDLER, who leveled in the third period of the 100th Anniversary Celebration (Jubilaeums-Laenderspiel) international match with Austria, pulled a goal back for visiting Eisbaeren with a powerful slapshot but Laliberte again replied quickly for ERC Ingolstadt less than a minute later and left the champions from Berlin with a mountain to climb heading into the final frame.

In part due to the suspension of American import JIMMY SHARROW, the depleted six-man defensive corps of Eisbaeren Berlin featured two youngsters in 21-year-old DOMINIK BIELKE and 19-year-old HENRY HAASE, who, collectively, did not play enough games (29) last term to constitute even sixty percent of an entire D.E.L. regular season schedule (50 games), as well as the 20-year-old THOMAS SUPIS, who totaled exactly three assists in his 39 appearances last year. Add in Canadian legionnaire MARK KATIC, who ist just 23 and only beginning his first term in Europe, and an “inexperienced” tag seems rather appropriate, then. The capital city club, of course, lost former NHL rearguard RICHIE REGEHR to Swedish side Mo Do Ornskoldsvik and elected not to re-sign the well-traveled veteran defenseman NICK ANGELL, a 32-year-old former University of Minnesota rearguard who had spent the 2010/11 campaign in the Kontinental Hockey League with Russian clubs Metallurg Novokuznetsk and Avangard Omsk, this off-season summer.

It will be noted here that Bielke, whose father Rene was a goaltender for the national team of the old Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic), did register an assist in the contest with ERC Ingolstadt; the seventh round pick (# 107 overall) of the San Jose Sharks at the 2009 NHL Draft was largely sidelined due to injury last season but did appear in 28 D.E.L. contests (1 go, 3 pts) for Eisbaeren Berlin two years ago.

RENE BIELKE tended the nets for SC Dynamo Berlin — the forerunner of the present-day Eisbaeren Berlin team — and represented East Germany at both the “A Pool” of the 1983 and 1985 IIHF World Championships as well as the “B Pool” tournaments of the annual global competition from 1982 thru 1990; Bielke is considered to be the very best shot-stopper ever in the history of D.D.R.-Eishockey and also was a goaltender on the unified Germany squad at the 1992 IIHF World Championships hosted by Prague in what was then still Czechoslovakia.

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Germany national team winger THOMAS GREILINGER (39) finished second on ERC Ingolstadt having scored 22 goals during the Deutsche Eishockey Liga regular season last term but led the Bavarian outfit with 10 goals in nine D.E.L. playoff contests this past spring.
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Another University of Minnesota Golden Gopher, the American import BARRY TALLACKSON, attempted to rally the visitors by scoring his second D.E.L. goal of this new season five and a half minutes inot the third period. Now fully on the offensive, Eisbaeren Berlin pulled to within one when Canadian legionnaire JULIAN TALBOT notched his first goal of the domestic campaign with eight and a half minutes to play. The defending champions continued to press and would ultimately outshoot their hosts 17-8 in the final frame but ERC Ingolstadt’s veteran Canadian legionnaire netminder IAN GORDON, the 37-year-old native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, who started his professional career with the old Saint John Flames in the American Hockey League but has been playing in the German elite league since the 2000/01 season, refused to concede a late equalizer.

For Eisbaeren Berlin, the five goals permitted against ERC Ingolstadt and the six allowed earlier on the road at Adler Mannheim confirm that the backline of the defending champions is, at this point in time, suspect in the face of the elite teams of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. It does not help that the hip of last season’s leading scorer is not expected to heal anytime soon, either, and so Jackson’s troops must solder on. Whether or not new players can be expected to arrive remains to be seen.

Eisbaeren Berlin general manager PETER JOHN LEE, the former Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick and Pittsburgh Penguins forward, has confirmed that he has already been besieged by agents representing National Hockey League players who are looking for somewhere to skate because of the Lockout situation currently prevailing in North America …

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ERC Ingolstadt left wing THOMAS GREILINGER (39), who appeared in all four of Germany’s matches at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games hosted by the city of Vancouver in Canada, skates in all alone to challenge Eisbaeren Berlin goaltender and national team constituent ROB ZEPP (72), the native Canadian who started two contests for Deutschland at the 2010 IIHF World Championship held in Germany, and score the third goal of the see-saw D.E.L. contest at the Saturn Arena in Bavaria.
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A backchecking LAURIN BRAUN (12) cannot prevent one-time Philadelphia Flyers forward JARED ROSS (42) of ERC Ingolstadt from scoring his second goal of the game against two-time defending champion Eisbaeren Berlin during the second period of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga match at the Saturn Arena in the southern German state of Bavaria.
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Immediately following the emotional triumph over the defending Deutsche Eishockey Liga champions of Eisbaeren Berlin, the entire playing staff of ERC INGOLSTADT takes a knee to salute the club’s supporters on hand for the early season D.E.L. contest witnessed by 3,246 visitors to the Saturn Arena.

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