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Innsbruck vs. Philipp Lindner: This is like the seventh game in the qualifying series!  – EC iDM VSV heat pumps

Innsbruck vs. Philipp Lindner: This is like the seventh game in the qualifying series! – EC iDM VSV heat pumps

Adler's final home game of the win2day ICE Hockey League regular season promises pure excitement. It's all about everything: a win over Innsbruck tomorrow, Wednesday (Villach City Hall, start: 7:15 p.m., live on Live.ice.hockey and on ORF Kärnten radio with live broadcast), and at the same time Pustertal or defeat in extra time – If South Tyrol loses, they will already be in the top six. But the Whites have major concerns at personnel level: Marco Richter, Maximilian Rebernig, Paulo Velchnyg and Arturs Kolda are missing due to injury, King John's points. Hughes, Benjamin Lanzinger and Johannes Chornig (ill) are also in doubt).

EC iDM Heat Pumps VSV coach Marcel Rudmann: “We played very well at home against Posen recently. I was really happy with the performance. We have to give at least a performance like this again against Innsbruck, both offensively and defensively. But you have to be careful against the team.” Tyrolean, they are strong offensively and have a lot of talent on their team. This means that we have to stay tight defensively, control the neutral zone and play forward quickly, constantly putting them under pressure at high speed. Special teams will also be important – and that means: no penalties It is unnecessary and be efficient when finishing the match.”

The Eagles' final home game promises to be an absolute showdown. It's almost everything for both teams: both the 'Adlers' and the Innsbruck team must definitely win in order to maintain their chance of reaching the top six and thus qualifying directly to the playoffs. The starting position is clear: Adlers currently occupies sixth place with 74 points, followed by Innsbruck with the same number of points. With a VSV win over the Tyroleans in regular time and a simultaneous defeat of Pustertal (72 points) or an extra time defeat of South Tyroleans, Philipp Lindner and Co. will already be in the top six before the final regular season match away from home against VSV. Capitals of Vienna.

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But in all mathematical examples or possible scenarios, a basic condition naturally applies: the “Eagles” must win against the “Sharks” in Innsbruck. Ideally, twice – on Wednesday against Innsbruck and on Friday away in Vienna against the Capitals. Lindner: Tomorrow's match against Innsbruck is like the seventh match in the qualifying series. The team with the greatest determination will win the match. Will, fighting spirit and passion will be decisive. “We are fully prepared, but we have to be solid defensively against Innsbruck, deny them chances and at the same time maintain our high tempo throughout the 60 minutes.”

The Innsbruck club has scored points in all of its last three matches, the most recent of which was a 5-4 win over Fehervar at home in extra time. In direct confrontations, the Innsbruck team had the upper hand twice in the two matches at home (3:2 and 4:3 wins after extra time), and in Villach “Adler” won with a score of 5:2 goals.

Heat pumps EC iDM VSV – HC TIWAG Innsbruck
Villach Town Hall, Wednesday 21 February 2023, start: 7:15 p.m

Tickets are available in the fan shop, at the box office and online www.ecvsv.at available!