The national team break is over, and the absolutely hot phase of the Win2Day ICE Hockey League begins: the blue-whites have only five matches left in the regular season. The “Eagles”, currently in 6th place, will want to win in Asiago tomorrow, Tuesday (Paula Hodgaard, kick-off: 7:45 pm, live on live.ice.hockey and live on Radio Kärnten Eishockeymagazin) as the next step to stay firmly in the top 6, live Must qualify for playoffs. New signing Maxime Collot debuts in VSV jersey!
In the previous season, there was a new addition to the Asiago League – the record of the blue-whites against the Italians was completely positive: the “Eagles” won six of the previous seven meetings. Strike: They're all high-scoring games, but often very close results. “Eagles” last won in early November in Asiago with 3:4 goals after extra time. Dylan MacPherson wins the game.
The Blue-Whites have used the breaks over the past few days primarily to work on flow and tactics, but also intensively on the system. EC iDM Heat Pumps VSV head coach Marcel Rodman: “Now the most important time of the year has come, the play-off time starts at the latest for us. The players recently had three days off to rebuild and clear their heads for a while from ice hockey. Then we train very hard and intensively. We prepared ourselves well for the task ahead. Asiago is a strong team, but we have to win – no ifs or buts. We know what we can do and we want to get the three points tomorrow with a compact and aggressive game!
One member of VSV head coach Rodman's team is looking forward to tomorrow's match – new signing Maxime Collot, who will form an attacking line-up alongside Andrew Desjardins and Maxi Repernik, is looking forward to his debut: “I am looking forward to my first match against VSV. The team and the whole organization have welcomed me well and I have I also know that a lot is expected. I will give my all. I have heard Asiago are a dangerous team and all the matches so far have been very close and competitive. We have to be fully focused from the first minute – play fast, hard, physical, effective and then get the three points. Of course it would be nice if I scored in the first match, but the most important thing is that we win.
EC iDM Heat Pumps VSV head coach Marcel Rodman will be able to call up the full squad tomorrow in Asiago on Tuesday, with only Felix Maxa a doubt due to a lower body injury.
Migross Supermercati Asiago – EC iDM heat pipes VSV
Tuesday, 13 February 2024, Paula Hodggard, Start: 7:45pm
Live broadcast on live.ice.hockey and live broadcast on Radio Kärnten