Tre games away, three wins. Five goals against, thirteen scored.
Merzlikins' amazing performance at the Valascia, Manzato's first seasonal shutout at the Vernets.
After three consecutive losses against Fribourg, Bienne and zug, Ireland's men found the right way, with defensive organisation, determination in the slot and in the duels, sacrifice spirit and creativity.
Last night's win in Geneva (4-0) is significant. Without six players (Sanguinetti, Furrer, Ulmer, Wellinger, Cunti, Brunner), Chiesa and Teammates gave proof of solidity, cohesion and substance. Morini scored twice, rewarding the great work of the line completed by Reuille and Bertaggia. The best stats is the number of players (twelve) on the ice against Geneva that played in the HCL's Youth Sector.
The list starts with Vauclair and continues with Chiesa, Sartori, Riva, Matewa, Ronchetti, Fazzini, Sannitz, Bertaggia, Morini, Romanenghi, Zorin. And Merzlikins was on the bench...