Louis-Marc Aubry has played many exciting games for the Polar Bears. But all of them were at least a year ago. Because now Canadian ice hockey professionals make their money at Ingolstadt and they played a big role in the arena at the Ostbanehoff for Bayern on Monday – huge for the Polar Bears, who played the first game in the “Best of Three” semi-final series Finally lost 3: 4 (1: 2, 1: 1, 1: 1) to the German Ice Hockey Championship against Upper Bavaria.
The loss had three goals from Aubry, who also scored another goal.
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The polar bear released the most exciting news of the day, 50 minutes before the game began. And then they weren’t even the first to announce that Leo Pfodirl was back in his line-up. In the official line-up officially announced by the German Ice Hockey League, the Berlin goalkeeper’s name appeared in the number one attack line in Berlin – as was common until his knee injury, along with Marcel Noebels and Lucas Witchell. In fact, Tolz’s boy, whom his club had read weeks before at the personal end of the season, could play. In the end, the injury was not so bad, the club said in a statement.
Perhaps Pföderl also had a quick therapy? Or maybe the polar bears had known about it for a long time and saved this trump card for Ingolstadt. Those who are well versed in the game will probably wager on version two: in 34 games out of 38 in the main round, the national player scored 20 goals for the Berlin team.
Pföderl was on ice with the polar bear in the first shift for about 50 seconds. But of course he did not appear to be in full vigor – this was different with Mark Allover, who met early to lead the Polar Bears. However, it was not an effective hit, especially when Zach Boychuk then moved the puck freely in front of Bayern’s goal. But then the guests were really leaving, and above all the player who had been with the Polar Bear for four years. For those who thought it was a mistake to move Louis-Marc Aubry to Ingolstadt after last season, it was a very good evening: the Canadian scored a goal to equalize his team after the mistake of his former colleague Jonas Müller. Did and led 2. -1 in the first third.
The Polar Bears worked hard – Pföderl also scored
Polar bears themselves were not to be blamed for this. The opponent was very strong, after all, the Upper Bavarian defeated RB Munich in their quarter-final series in two matches and was on a break from Thursday, while the Berliners clashed with Iserlohn on Saturday in their series.
But the Polar Bears were always better in the game in the second period, with good preparation by Simon Despres after a strong Matt White equalizer game was earned by Berlin. It was a bit unfortunate that his goalkeeper Matthias Niederberger was not able to fully bury the puck under his glove a short time in front of Aubry and Morgan Ellis dusted off 3–2 for Ingolstadt and gave Aubree his third scoreless point Already got the game.
The Canadians picked up a fourth point in the game at the start of the previous third when they caught again in the power play Berlin goal. Leo Pfodirl then made his appearance when Pfodirl made it 3: 4 when he was possibly shot by Ryan McKiran. Since then, the polar bear pushed for balance, but it did not help. Her coach Serge Aubin finally said in disappointment: “It was clearly not the result we wanted. But it was just a game and we are still in it. “
The play-off semi-final series continues on Wednesday – with the second game at Ingolstadt. And the Berliners have to win it, otherwise the season will be over for them. But they already had pressure against Iserlohan in the quarter-finals. But because of Louis-Marc Aubry – Ingolstadt is a strong opponent.