Lugano-Malmö IK Pantern 5-4 (0-1, 4-3, 1-0)
Lugano: Manzato; Furrer, Sanguinetti; Ronchetti, Wellinger; Riva, Chiesa; Kparghai; Bertaggia, Lapierre, Fazzini; Hofmann, Lajunen, Bürgler; Walker, Sannitz, Brunner; Morini, Romanenghi, Reuille
Assenti: Vauclair (ammalato), Merzlikins, Ulmer, Cunti (a riposo), Klasen (infortunato)
Reti HCL: 21.10 Walker (Brunner, Furrer), 25.52 Morini, 32.18 Lapierre (Fazzini, Furrer), 35.00 Bertaggia (Lapierre, Fazzini), 59.36 Hofmann (Fazzini, a 5 c. 4) 5-4
Penalità: 4 x 2’ + 10’ (Lapierre) contro il Lugano, 6 x 2’ contro il Malmö
In his first match at the Coup des Bains, in Yvedron, Lugano defeated Malmö IK Pantern, theam of the Swedish second league. After a first period without scoring and with a shorthanded goal against, Lugano found the back of the net multiple times, although having too many goals against looking at the rival's shots.
The game winning goal was scored by Hofmann, assisted by Fazzini after a great play, in powerplay at 59.36. Friday night Chiesa and teammates will play against Fribourg, before facing AIK Stockholm on Saturday.