“Let’s make the Black Wings great again.” This banner in the Linz-AG-Eisarena gives hope for better times for the bottom team of the ICE Hockey League, who lost to Znojmo 0:3 (0:0, 0:1, 0:2). . Sedlak scored 19.8 seconds before the end of the second period to make it 1-0, Luciani 32 seconds into the third period to make it 2-0. With that, the resistance was broken. The Wings meet Villach on Sunday (5.30 p.m.).
After missing the play-offs, the eyes are already on the 2022/23 season, in which a new squad regulation in the sense of promoting local players will come into force. Twelve cracks eligible to play for the national team must be listed on the game report for each team – two of them under 24 years old. “This is a clear sign in the right direction,” said Roger Bader, sports director of the association. “A national team in the A group is only possible with a certain range of well-trained players who are regularly deployed by their clubs,” said ÖEHV President Klaus Hartmann.
According to calculations, at least 96 Austrians will play in each round, which is 24 more than is currently mandatory.
The Steel Wings, who received Gherdeina in the qualifying round of the Alps Hockey League after the 5:4 win in Meran today (1:45 p.m.), see themselves as a training club. There is a family offer: Two adults and their children pay for just one ticket.