Bulldogs sans points in Bolzano
September, 25th 2015 | A Story by cdmediateam
In the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga the Dornbirner Eishockey Club was not able to keep their clean record on the road. On Friday the Bulldogs got defeated by the HC Bozen Südtirol 1:4.
The team from South Tyrol started off the game full of vim and vigor. Nathan DiCasmirro (7.) and Jerry Pollastrone (9./pp) made for a quick 2:0-lead. DiCasmirro reacted lightning-fast when a shot from the blue line just bounced off of Florian Hardy. Shortly after Pollastrone (9./pp) was on the spot and deflected a shot by Sean McMonagle. Eventually, still before the first intermission, Chris D`Alvise (18./sh) got one back. While Dornbirn was one man down, he nicked the puck from McMonagle. Hübl in the South Tyroleans’ goal had no chance controlling thd Bulldog’s backhand-shot. Returning from the first break both teams were trying to get sole control of the game. But only the home team turned the defensively oriented play into account. Matthew Pope (31.) maneuvered the puck under the crossbar, assisted perfectly by Taylor Vause. The HC was leading 3:1.
“It was a very winnable game. Today we made two mistakes and were just a little late. Bolzano gave us another wake up call.”
DEC Head Coach Dave MacQueen
In the last period the Bulldogs put on a huge effort to turn around the match, but that went unrewarded. Au contraire: The home team managed to add another one in the final seconds of the game. With an empty net goal McMonagle (60.) secured the 4:1-win for Bozen, the Italians’ second victory this year. Dornbirn however — after two successes on the road — came away empty-handed.
Bulldogs will be visiting Innsbruck on Sunday
On Sunday the Dornbirn Bulldogs will be visiting the HC TWK Innsbruck, and adding points is the name of the game. The encounter will be the live game of the next round, and is going to be broadcasted by ServusTV at 5:40 p.m.