North: Bonn before the North Championship / Berlin wants to turn things around
Five teams are still fighting for the two remaining playoff places in the 1st Bundesliga North. Four of them will be in action this weekend. The top game for the Hamburg Stealers is against the Untouchables Paderborn. The Hanseatic League received the second on Sunday (from 1 p.m.) as third. Already on Saturday (from 1 p.m.) the sixth Berlin Flamingos meets the seventh Dortmund Wanderers. At the same time, the Rheinderby between the fourth Cologne Cardinals and the front-runner Bonn Capitals is increasing.
Hamburg with last home appearance
Only four games are left for the Hamburg Stealers. The home games against the Untouchables Paderborn are the last of the regular season. After that, the master of 2000 travels to Cologne. In third place, coach David Wohlgemuth’s team has its fate in its own hands. It has to be at least three successes – not including Schützenhilfe – if the Stealers want to go into the postseason third. For Paderborn, the focus is already on the knockout round. Second place is certain, the chances of the northern championship are only theoretical.
Berlin wants to turn things around
After their promising start to the season, the Berlin Flamingos are in danger of running out of air in the final sprint. The encounters with Dortmund Wanderers are probably the last opportunity to turn things around again. Finally, Bonn comes to the capital. With a record of 7:13 victories, the Flamingos already have three more defeats than fourth-placed Cologne. Wanderers also have outsider chances, but with 14 bankruptcies they also have the most of all northern division teams.
Bonn before the North Championship in the Rheinderby
The Cologne Cardinals have only played 16 games so far. So there is still a lot of baseball ahead of the Rhinelanders. With 6:10 defeats, the Cards have suffered the fewest of the five teams that still have hopes for the postseason. In the Rheinderby against the Bonn Capitals, however, the hurdle is initially a big one. In the first leg, the Cologne team lost 1:5 and 4:14. The leader, however, is about to start the new Northern Championship. Coach Max Schmitz’s team is still missing a win.