Winner Tuesday on the ice of Ajoie at the opening of the championship, HC Bienne signed a second success in a row in the National League. The Zealanders dominated Lausanne 3-2.
The match started with a domination of Biel. Antti Törmänen’s players managed to take a two-goal lead thanks to a missile from Rajala (11th) and a clever backhand from Brunner (18th). But the Vaudois raised their heads during a much better controlled middle third.
The Lions first took advantage of a special situation to reduce the score by the Slovakian Martin Gernat (22nd), then the Czech Jiri Sekac (33rd) nicely deflected a nice pass from Emmerton following a beautiful John Fust’s men’s zone entrance. But a fine action from Finland’s Jere Sallinen in the third period tipped the scales in the Zealand side.
Lugano surprised in Emmental
Winner of Rapperswil (2-0) Wednesday for the first of Chris McSorley on the Ticino bench in the league, Lugano did not experience the same success in front of Langnau. On their ice, the Bianconeri were surprised by opportunists Emmentalois who won 4-1 in Ticino.
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