The Bus took the happy Munich ice-hockey-heroes of the night after their historic Final-catchment in Salzburg on the way back home. The series champion EHC Red Bull München was the first German Team to make the leap into the final of the Champions League. “I’m really proud of the guys,” said coach Don Jackson after a thrilling 60 minutes on Wednesday evening in the city of Mozart.
In a high class semi-final second leg of the European “king’s class”, the Munich-based beat group rivals Red Bull Salzburg 3:1 (2:1, 0:0, 1:0) and crown now even. “It is a final, because anything can happen. We will prepare super, we’re hot,“ said defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser. In the final on 5. February to compete in Munich the two-time title winners Frölunda Indians from Gothenburg.
After the 0:0 in the semi-final first leg, Bayern were focused from the start. Nevertheless, the Salzburg, which are also funded by drinks giant Red Bull went, through Alexander forest (14 to smoke.) in the intense exchange of blows in the lead. With 3400 spectators at the sold-out hall, the Munich-based beat by Maximilian Kastner (17.), Yannic Seidenberg (20.) and Patrick Hager (50.) but. All three EHC-gates were initiated by face-Offs from behind the goal line of the opponent.