Hot fight for playoff tickets – Wild Wings against Grizzly’s LIVE
In the pre-playoffs, four DEL teams compete for the quarter-final ticket. SPORT1 shows the game of the Schwenninger Wild Wings against Grizzly’s Wolfsburg LIVE.
In the league of German ice hockey heroes, the second games of the pre-playoffs are coming up.
After Wolfsburg won the first duel against the Wild Wings with 4:3, the Grizzlys would have won the quarter-finals with a victory in Schwenningen on Friday evening (from 19.25 hours LIVE on SPORT1) and would already win the ticket for the quarter-finals.
This is because the series are played out in best-of-three mode. In the second game, Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven and Iserlohn Roosters (playing 2 in LIVETICKER – stand: 1:0) will face each other.
Wild Wings against grizzlies LIVE
For the first time in 20 years, Schwenningen are back in the playoffs and the euphoria is great: With ex-Federal coach Pat Cortina on the gang and numerous German players on the ice, the traditional club has finally finished its long dry spell.
The father of success is Cortina. The Italo-Canadian, who was in charge of the German national team from 2012 to 2015, led the Wild Wings out of the table cellar into the pre-playoffs in his second season as head coach. To where they were last in 1998 when they narrowly missed the quarter-finals.
No Schwenninger is currently a member of the national coach Marco Sturm’s team. But that could soon change. Goalkeeper Dustin Strahlmeier (25), born in Gelsenkirchen (Germany) and matured to number one after years of training in the upper league and second division at the Wings Wings, had already been expecting many in the Olympic squad after a strong DEL season (overview of the playoffs).
“He will get his chance,”believes former international Andreas Renz. Ex-Mannheimer Mirko Höfflin (25) and long injured offensive defender Mirko Sacher (26) have also recommended themselves with good performances for the national team. until 20. May) if Sturm wants to rejuvenate his team after the sensational Olympic silver medal.
The traditional club from Schwenningen, which was founded in 1904 and produced the silver heroes Marcel Goc and Yannic Seidenberg, has had few successes in the playoffs so far.
The Wild Wings want to change this against the runner-up from Wolfsburg. But in the second duel, however, it is imperative to win in order to secure a third game for the quarter-finals.
SPORT1 transmits the exciting duel on Friday from 19.25 h LIVE to SPORT1.