Before the home game-intensive December, the EC Bregenzerwald is a guest at the Rittner Buam. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on Valcome.tv.
After the forests had not been spoiled by success in the past few weeks, Markus Juurikkala wants to see the second half of the basic round take off: “It’s been tough for us lately, but that’s how it goes in the long season and we want to raise our level. We’re still short of a few players, but that always opens up a spot or bigger role for someone else. We have to be disciplined, smart and well prepared for Saturday.”
The first leg against the Rittner Buam in the exhibition stadium was already a tight affair. The South Tyroleans were able to take the lead through Kostner, before Julian Zwerger equalized for the home side and finally added to the 2:1. After another goal by Rittner, the decision finally fell in penalty shootout in favor of the forests. Too bad that Roberts Lipsbergs, who was responsible for the extra point at the time, is missing this time. His ban does not expire until after tomorrow’s game and there is also a question mark over double goal scorer Julian Zwerger.