- Biel turns a backlog against Ambri and gets some air.
- Lugano fulfills the duty against the Lakers and climbs across the board.
- After 2 victories in a row, the SCL Tigers in Zug go away empty-handed.
Biel – Ambri 3: 1
In the fourth attempt, Biel’s first win of the season against Ambri finally worked. The Zealanders did not get off to a good start. In the 5th minute Christian Pinana brought the Leventines in front. The reaction of the Bielers followed promptly. Just 3 minutes later, Damien Brunner made it 1-1.
The hosts created the difference in the middle third. Luca Cunti awarded a penalty in the 22nd minute. 16 seconds later Biel went ahead with a full shot from Peter Schneider but still in the lead. Gilian Kohler was responsible for the final point. The 3-1 was the goal premiere this season for the only 19-year-old wing. Thanks to the win, Biel’s padding in 9th place is now 6 points.
Lugano – Lakers 2-1
The Lugano fans had to wait 39 minutes and 27 seconds in the local resega before Alessio Bertaggia saved the home team with the 1-1. The Ticinese took the momentum straight into the third section, in which Reto Suri hit the game winning goal after a mistake by the otherwise strong Melvin Nyffeler (41.).
In the end, Lugano trembled again, but Sandro Zurkirchen could not be conquered a second time. The Lakers’ sole scorer was Roman Cervenka, with the bottom scorer benefiting from an unfortunate distractor from a Ticino. Thanks to the 3 points, Lugano temporarily jumped from 9th to 6th place, but played at least one game more than the competition in the playoff fight.
Train – SCL Tigers 2: 1
5 strong minutes were enough for the Zugers to succeed against Langnau. Between the 25th and the 30th minute, it was Yannick-Lennard Albrecht and Lino Martschini who turned a 0: 1 into a 2: 1. Top scorer Harri Pesonen had given Emmental the lead in the starting third after a curious goal and with the kind help of Zug’s Dario Simion.
In the final third, the Tigers took the wind out of their sails with unnecessary punishments. After the last 2 wins in a row, Langnau has to accept a setback in the fight for a playoff rank.
Broadcast reference: SRF 1, current sports, January 18, 2020, 10:20 pm