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Kassel Huskis visits Krefeld Penguinen in the DEL2 derby

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to: Pascal Spindler

A scene from November: Husky Jake Weidner (left) vs. Tom-Eric Bappert from Krefeld. © Andreas Fischer

When the Kassel Huskies and Krefeld Pinguine met in November, the meeting ended with the Huskies winning 7: 3. Today both teams are playing against each other again, but their format is different.

Kassel – The marathon game continues at DEL 2 – and for the Kassel Huskies, there’s a real best game on the program. After winning 4:2 on Monday in Dresdner Eiselwein, ice hockey professionals visit North Hesse Krefeld today, where they will meet the fourth-placed Penguins from 7.30pm as table leaders. A club that experienced a lot of turmoil in its first months in the Second Division.

Krefeld was relegated from the DEL last season, and he immediately wanted to return. The only problem: many of the shows that have come out so far haven’t lived up to the high expectations. In October, the club parted ways with coach Leif Stromberg, who only joined the Penguins before the start of the season. He was then coached by Peter Draistel, followed by Boris Blanc shortly before Christmas. In the meantime, the decision-maker Sergey Savaljeev left the club, with Peter Schubbe there as the new major shareholder. In Krefeld, the main thing was chaos, there was little consistency – and this had an impact on the performance on the ice.

The Penguins have already suffered nine defeats and have lost four times in just their last six games. The Huskies, who continue their run across the league as an impressive performance leader, are very different, recently celebrating a six-game winning streak.

Krefeld and Kassel have met twice this season, and the Huskies have won twice. North Hesse’s 7:3 win in November was a sight to behold. After just 136 seconds, the Huskies were leading 3-0. “We just have to play our game,” striker Tim McGolley said before the next meeting with Krefeld. “We are playing this season very focused, especially against teams that are placed at the top of the table. Now we want to do it again.”

Preferably with a view from McGolley. The Canadian scored in both matches against Krefeld and is now in good form: he has scored three goals in the last two matches and now has nine goals this season. “At the moment it’s going well. Now we have to keep playing aggressively,” McGolley says. Then a third victory in the first match over chaotic Krefeld is possible. (Written by Pascal Spindler)