Wahnsinn! – Eisbaeren Win Wild Affair With Ice Tigers


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Germany U-20 international winger LEO PFOEDERL (93) of Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers and visiting Eisbaeren Berlin’s imported American defenseman JIMMY SHARROW (3), the Framingham, Massachusetts native who still leads the capital city club with six goals in all competitions this season, race for the loose puck during the back-and-forth Deutsche Eishockey Liga affair at the Arena Nuernberg Versicherung in Bavaria.
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A hustling play along the boards behind the net by team captain ANDRE RANKEL enabled Denmark international MADS CHRISTENSEN to score his second goal of the game with just thirty-six seconds left to lift visiting EISBAEREN BERLIN to a dramatic 6-5 triumph over THOMAS SABO ICE TIGERS of NUREMBERG in a see-saw Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest.

After an exceptionally rocky start to the season for the two-time defending German champions, three wins in the last four games have righted the ship somewhat for American trainer DON JACKSON’s charges after Eisbaeren Berlin lost three of its first four matches to begin this 2012/13 campaign.

Jackson, the former National Hockey League rearguard who won two Stanley Cups with the powerhouse Edmonton Oilers in the mid-1980s, has led the capital city club to four D.E.L. titles in the past four years, just to review.

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Czech Republic native DUSAN FROSCH, the 31-year-old right wing who totaled just four goals in 45 D.E.L. games for Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of Nuremberg last season, nabbed his second goal of this early 2012/13 season just 1:57 into the Friday night contest with visiting Eisbaeren Berlin with a precise shot just inside the far post.
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Eisbaeren Berlin was able to respond on the power play when Canadian legionnaire MATT FOY (83), a summer signing who once skated 56 NHL games (6 go, 13 pts) for the Minnesota Wild, forced the puck home at close range to score his first-ever goal in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga with roughly five and half minutes to play in the opening period.
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Eisbaeren Berlin’s new Canadian legionnaire MATT FOY (83), the oft-injured 29-year-old who spent all of last season skating in the East Coast Hockey League for the Stockton Thunder (67 ga, 16 go, 52 pts), had scored four goals in six European Trophy games this summer but needed eight D.E.L. outings to register his first in the German top flight.
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Canadian legionnaire RYAN BARDA (11), the former University of North Dakota left wing who skated 179 NHL games (16 go, 40 pts) over parts of five seasons for the Carolina Hurricanes before crossing the Atlantic Ocean in the summer of 2010, sent Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of Nuremberg back out in front a little less than three minutes into the second period.
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The referee signals emphatically as Canadian legionnaire TYSON MULOCK celebrates his second goal of the domestic season (third th in all compeitions this term) for Eisbaeren Berlin from the seat of his pants after knotting the D.E.L. contest with Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of Nuremberg at 2-2 with a little more than five minutes played in the second period.
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Newly-arrived EVAN KAUFMANN (9), the American-born, former University of Minnesota forward who skated in seven games for Germany at the 2012 IIHF World Championships in Scandinavia last spring, finishes a sharp passing play and scores his third goal of this new campaign; the 27-year-old native of Tonka Bay, Minnesota, transferred just this summer after spending his first four professional seasons with EG Duesseldorf.
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Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers’ imported American defenseman CASEY BOYER (55), the Minneapolis native as well as former St. Cloud State product who later appeared in 16 NHL games (0 go, 2 pts) for the Carolina Hurricanes and transferred to the Nuremberg club this summer after skating last season with HC Pardubice in the Czech Republic, squeezed the puck past Eisbaeren Berlin goaltender ROB ZEPP (72) a little past the halfway point of the D.E.L. contest.
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Germany Olympic center T.J. MULOCK (15) totaled four points (three assists) for Eisbaeren Berlin in the high-scoring Deutsche Eishockey Liga match with Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of Nuremberg at the Arena in Bavaria; the younger of the two Mulock brothers continues to lead the capital city club with 22 points (four goals) in all compeitions this term.
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Christensen, the diminutive Dane who is starting his third season with Eisbaeren Berlin after transferring from Iserlohn Roosters, initiated the comeback by scoring his first goal of this D.E.L. season with a little less than a minute and a half to play in the second period. Germany national team blueliner FRANK HOERDLER then tied the contest at 4-4 with a booming slapshot less than a minute to play before the final intermission. A third goal in the last five D.E.L. games, then, for the in-form 27-year-old defenseman, who had five goals in 66 matches in all competitions for Eisbaeren Berlin last term.

Including European Trophy contests this summer, Hoerdler already has netted five goals in a baker’s dozen matches for the capital city club this season.

Eisbaeren Berlin’s leading scorer T.J. MULOCK broke away to score a huge shorthanded goal for the visitors with a little less than ten minutes to play. But newly-arrived STEVEN REINPRECHT, the accomplished veteran of 663 NHL games (140 go, 382 pts) and Stanley Cup champion (Colorado Avalanche, 2001) who spent most of last season with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League, equalized for Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers with just 1:41 left in regulation. The highly-experienced 36-year-old, who also won an NCAA championship with the University of Wisconsin in 1998 and a gold medal with Canada at the 2003 IIHF World Championships in Finland, was appearing in just his second D.E.L. contest for the Bavarian side and has also scored on his debut, as well.

And so it was left for Christensen to cover himself in glory for Eisbaeren Berlin after receiving a fantastic centering pass from the hard-working Rankel, who ended up with three assists in the riveting contest from Nuremberg.

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Germany Olympic winger ANDRE RANKEL (24) and imported American defenseman JIMMY SHARROW congratulate ROB ZEPP (72), the Germany national team goaltender who was born in Canada and drafted by two different National Hockey League teams, following Eisbaeren Berlin’s wild 6-5 victory over host Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of Nuremberg in the exciting Deutsche Eishockey Liga contest witnessed by 4,724 spectators at the Arena Nuernberg Versicherung in Bavaria.

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