SCL Tigers vs EHC Biel-Bienne 3-2 (SO) – Game summary, statistics and video highlights!




Langnau earned a 3-2 shootout home win against Bienne and therefore won two consecutive games for the second time this season.

The game played at the Ilfishalle was intense… yet, it wasn’t certainly a contender for “game of the year”. Overall, Langnau were more dangerous in the offensive zone… currently though, Ehlers’ guys currently lack of self-confidence, probably because of the negative results, and so they darn struggle to put the puck in the net. The Seeländers for their part had, at least partially, one of their “bad nights”… and only at times were able to exploit their potential.

We mean, finally, the final score was the right one in our opinion.

During the first period, that was quite balanced, Langnau took the lead with Pascal Berger after 12 minutes and 34 seconds. But shortly before the first break, Marc-Antoine Pouliot scored the tying goal for Bienne… and the goal was a confidence booster for Törmänen’s troops, who came back after the break with a very offensive minded attitude. It must be said, however, that it was only a flash in the pan. Because, as the game went on, the Tigers became the better side.

The score didn’t chance until the 45th minute of play anyway, that is until when the hosts were rewarded for their efforts with Chris Di Domenico’s goal that restored their lead.

It could have been a blow for the visitors, who instead didn’t give up. Actually, the goal conceded was some sort of wake-up call… to the point that in the 53rd minute of play Anssi Salmela’s hammer during a power-play opportunity tied things up!

The Finn’s goal set the tone for an exciting last part of the game. Both teams had their chances to win… but finally, the game went to shootout, when Langnau proved merciless and deservedly earned the extra point!


Pascal Berger

There is no denying that Langnau are (were?) going through a rough patch in terms of results. In such cases, the captain must be an example to follow in terms of determination… and well, Pascal Berger did his job perfectly!



INTERVIEW – Mathieu Tschantré, Cadonau