Graz 99 had to yield to Ljubljana at home with a score of 2:3 after extra time. On the other hand, the Pioneers Vorarlberg team defeated the Blackwings Lanes 4-1, with the hosts scoring three goals in the last ten minutes.
Robert Sabolek played a key role in VSV’s subsequent success with two early goals. In Salzburg’s victory in Hungary, one of the players also scored two goals, as Peter Schneider scored two goals in the final third.
KAC got the better end of the exchange with HCB Südtirol. The decision was made with two goals scored by Clemens Unterweger (50th) and Manuel Ganal (56th) after their draw. In Bolzano, there was a temporary coaching duo behind the team, but they were unable to prevent the next bankruptcy. The previous season’s finalists had parted ways with coach Niklas Sonblad, who was only appointed in the summer, before the match due to a miserable start to the season. His successor is expected to be presented within the next few days.