Serie A2 2012/13
HC Neumarkt Egna Riwega squeaks by EV Bozen 84 Groupon, 3-2
The game between the HC Neumarkt Egna Riwega Wild Goose and EV Bozen 84 Groupon was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end HC Neumarkt Egna Riwega emerged with a 3-2 win.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Davide Stricker's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
Stricker had a great game for the Wild Goose, netting two goals.
HC Neumarkt Egna Riwega excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances.
Flavio Faggioni also scored for HC Neumarkt Egna Riwega. In addition, HC Neumarkt Egna Riwega received assists from Rudi Locatin, who had two and Manuel Bertignoll, Matteo Peiti, and Patrick Zambaldi, who contributed one a piece.
EV Bozen 84 Groupon was led by Franz Josef Plankl, who grabbed two goals. Plankl scored the first of his two goals at 1:27 into the first period to make the score 1-0 EV Bozen 84 Groupon. Roland Battisti assisted on the tally. Plankl's next tally made the score 2-1 EV Bozen 84 Groupon with 15:14 left in the second period. Stanislav Jasecko picked up the assist.
Martin Rizzi rejected 18 shots on goal for the Wild Goose. HC Neumarkt Egna Riwega incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. EV Bozen 84 Groupon's Federico Tesini stopped 32 shots out of the 35 that he faced. EV Bozen 84 Groupon incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.