With another six points weekend, the fourth this season, Lugano arrives at the National break at the second place in the standings with the impressive result of 41 points in 19 games. Only Bern is ahead of us with 46 points in 19 games and only two defeats, against Chiesa and teammates.
Ireland and Silander's team showed that they found the right way to win games even when not all the things go right. With a comeback, as it happened against Davos and Lausanne. By managing the score like during the derby or in Langnau.
Despite Merzlikins' absence, well replaced by an attentive and focused Manzato, the defense played really well, with all the five players on the ice determined to protect the slot and to sacrifice in the defensive zone. On the offensive side, Fazzini is in great shape, coming along with Lajunen's work in every phase of the game and with Klasen becoming a real leader on the ice.
The other offensive lines grant solidity and creativity, particularly with a well-oiled Cunti who unterstood his role. Romanenghi's first point (Photo Ti-Press, P. Gianinazzi) made us very proud (assist on Reuille's Game winning goal against Ambrì), showing how precious is the work of the fourth line.
Break it is, with four days off for the ones that will have to play with the National Teams. If Fazzini had to call off for a back injury, Furrer Cunti and Hofmann will wear the Swiss jersey at the Karjala Cup, just like Lajunen and Sanguinetti, respectively with Finland and United States. With the U20 selection will play Riva and Matewa.