The swinging start relegates the Squirrels to anonymity, but there is a desire for redemption Vallazza: “In Merano we gave a good signal, now we have to confirm it”
Taking revenge in the Venetian derby, but above all putting important points in the farmhouse for Alps and the Italian championship. This evening is more than just a match for Cortina. At 20.30 the Ampezzani descend on the Asiago ice for a competition with a great specific weight.
BACK ON THE ICE
The Hafro, after just over a week without matches, is back on the ice. Behind the squirrels leave a start to the season with mixed results that led the team of coach Machacka to collect 12 points in 8 disputed challenges. «We started off well with three wins, two of which away from home. Surely this gave us a lot of energy », analyzes the white and blue defender René Vallazza,« the next 4 games, all lost in front of our audience, instead put us in difficulty. Fortunately, before the short break we managed to get three points in an important match in Merano. Now what we have to do is continue with this positive trend in away matches, but return as in previous years to be one of the best teams of the tournament at home too, we owe it above all to the public who comes to support us ».
Today the squirrel’s opponent is very insidious; is at the top of the standings together with Jesenice, with 27 points in 12 games. The Vicentini lost only with Bregenzerwald, Lustenau and precisely with Jesenice. At the Olimpico, two weeks ago, the Giallorossi team won 4-1. But Cortina wants to try to trip the Italian champions, not only to climb up positions in the Alps but also to get important points in the fight to qualify for the final four of the Italian championship. «In these days without official matches we trained well», explains Vallazza, «focusing first on endurance with work in the gym and on the ice. In the last few days, however, we have centered the focus on finishing in view of the next engagements. In Asiago we expect to play a good match “, concludes the defender from Ampezzo,” to bring home a good victory. It won’t be easy, we know, but we have always played well against the Vicenza team ».
Hafro, after Asiago’s away match, will be on the ice again on Monday to host Vienna.
PROGRAM. Renon – Vienna Capitals, Klagenfurt – Merano, Salzburg – Fassa, Kitzbuhel – Linz, Bregenzerwald – Zell am See, Asiago – Cortina Hafro.
RANKING. Jesenice and Asiago 27; Renon 22; Lustenau 20; Zell am See 17; Kitzbuhel 16; Vipithene 15; Salzburg 14; Klagenfurt 13; Bregenzerwald, Cortina Hafro and Merano 12; Linz 11; Gherdein 6; Feldkirch 4; Fassa and Vienna Capitals 3. —
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