Playoff-Fight of the Olympic heroes LIVE
Start of the DEL-Playoffs 2018: In the quarter-finals the Nuremberg Ice Tigers and the Cologne sharks will have a great time. SPORT1 shows the opening game LIVE on TV.
Starting Wednesday, the “Liga der Olympia-Helden” will be starting with the “Liga der Olympia-Helden” and SPORT1 will be exclusively on free TV.
Nuremberg and Cologne face each other for the first time in twelve years in the DEL playoffs (the schedule of the DEL playoffs)
While the Nürnberger had to give up second place to the Eisbären Berlin in the main lap final spurt, the Cologne sharks qualified for the quarter-finals as the sixth place in the standings.
In the “Best of Seven”series, the two heavyweights will now face an early duel. The favourites are clearly distributed: The Franconians have the best defensive of the league and are the best team of the DEL at home – but the sharks should never be written off.
Three of the Olympic heroes of Pyeongchang are represented in each team. For Nuremberg, the silver medal trio Yasin Ehliz, Patrick Reimer and Leo Pföderl will run for Nuremberg, while Cologne has not only the German flag bearer Christian Ehrhoff but also Moritz Müller and Felix Schütz in its ranks.
The clashes between the two teams before the start of the play-offs are likely to cause additional controversy. The reason for this is the controversy surrounding the home game. While the sharks wanted to play their first match on Monday or Tuesday, the Nuremberg team insisted on the date of 14. March.
Much to the annoyance of the people of Cologne, since the second game in Cologne is already scheduled for Thursday and they have to travel twice in a very short time – in contrast to the people of Nuremberg. For the sharks, this means a loss of home advantage.
The Ice Tigers reject any guilt, because the sharks are not able to take the scheduled date on Friday. On this day a show of dog trainer Martin Rütter takes place in the Lanxess-Arena.
SPORT1 will broadcast the start of series production in Nuremberg on Wednesday at 7.25 p. m. LIVE on TV. The microphone features the well-known on-air trio with presenter Sascha Bandermann, commentator Basti Schwele and expert Rick Goldmann.
All games can also be watched LIVE in our DEL-Playoffs-Liveticker.
The quarter-finals in the overview:
Wednesday, 14. March LIVE on SPORT1:19.30 hrs: Nuremberg Ice Tigers (3) – Kölner Haie (6) LIVE on TV at SPORT119.30 hrs: EHC Red Bull Munich (1) – Bremerhaven (8)19.30 hrs: Eisbären Berlin (2) – Wolfsburg (7)Thursday, 15. March: Friday, 16. March: 19.30 hrs: Adler Mannheim – ERC Ingolstadt LIVE on TV at SPORT119.30 hrs: Grizzlys Wolfsburg – Eisbären BerlinSunday, 18. March: 14 hrs: Red Bull Munich – Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven15 hrs: Eisbären Berlin – Grizzlys Wolfsburg 16.30 hrs: Nuremberg Ice Tigers – Cologne Sharks 18.30 hrs: ERC Ingolstadt – Adler Mannheim Tuesday, 20. March: 19.30 hrs: Adler Mannheim – ERC IngolstadtWednesday, 21. March: 19.30 hrs: Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven – Red Bull Munich 19.30 hrs: Grizzlys Wolfsburg – Eisbären Berlin If necessary: 5. Matchday, Friday, 23. March 6. Matchday, Sunday, 25. March HALFINAL (Best of Seven): 1. Matchday, Thursday, 29. March 2. Matchday, Saturday, 31. March3. Matchday, Monday, 2. April4. Matchday, Wednesday, 4. Other dates in April (if necessary): 5. Matchday, Friday, 6. April6. Matchday, Sunday, 8. April7. Matchday, Tuesday, 10. April/Wednesday, 11. April FINAL (Best of Seven): 1. Matchday, Friday, 13. April2. Matchday, Sunday, 15. April3. Matchday, Tuesday, 17. April/Wednesday, 18. April4. Matchday, Friday, 20. Other dates in April (if necessary): 5. Matchday, Sunday, 22. April6. Matchday, Tuesday, 24. April7. Matchday, Thursday, 26. April