The düsseldorf EC has won in the duration of the rain open-air spectacle of the German ice hockey League with the Cologne sharks. John Henrion chose the 222. rheinische Derby in front of approximately 47,000 spectators in the Cologne football stadium at the 3:2 (1:0, 1:0, 0:2) in the extension.

In the regular season, Philip Gogulla had a double pack for superior düsseldorf (1. Minute/34.) in the case of his Ex-club. Colby Genoway (45.) and Felix Schütz (59.) saved the sharks in the extension of the fourth DEL winter game and secured at least a point.

The 100. DEG-victory of many years of Cologne’s Gogulla with the fastest düsseldorf Derby gate, paved but not at all against Cologne. After 46 seconds Gogulla, who had played up to this season for 14 years for the sharks. Four years ago at the second DEL winter game Gogulla had taken the 2:3 of the Cologne twice, then for the sharks.

Lukas Podolski (l.)

The hosts celebrated the Event under the Latin Motto “gloria victori sit” (“glory to the winner”) with plenty of Roman Folklore, to commemorate the city’s past. Among other things, the players were disguised as gladiators and Legionnaires on the ice. Cologne’s football darling and hockey Fan Lukas Podolski led the Opening face-off.

The third Düsseldorf collected by the success in tracker Köln important points in the battle for the best starting position for the Playoffs. The DEG is now two Games in, five points ahead of arch-rivals. Table leader continue to be the Adler Mannheim.


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