The Rotjacken, on the other hand, celebrated their second win in a row, after starting the second round with two defeats. In the table, the Klagenfurters were able to draw level with the “foxes”, but have already played one more game. With this success, the KAC was able to underpin its home strength – they won eight out of ten home games in 2021.
For Bolzano, however, things have not been going according to plan in the last few weeks. The y have suffered their fifth away defeat in their last eight games. Clemens Unterweger brought his team into the lead early on Sunday. Lukas Haudum was able to double the lead in the second section before Mike Halmo could write for the Foxes for the first time that evening.
The KAC finally prevailed 4-2 and made an important step towards home rights in the quarterfinals. In the table, the red jackets are now level with the leader from South Tyrol.
ICE Hockey League – Pick Round
EC KAC: HCB Südtirol Alperia – 4: 2 (1: 0 | 2: 1 | 1: 1)
1:0 Unterweger (4.)
2: 0 Haudum (26./PP)
2: 1 Halmo (30./PP)
3:1 Strong (38.)
3:2 Findlay (52./PP)
4: 2 Trade (59./EN)