It’s Monday, and just like every Monday it’s time to talk about the Ticino Rockets!
Unfortunately the Ticino Rockets lost both games last week. Let’s see the results.
LAST WEEK’S GAMES
HC Ajoie vs HC Biasca Ticino Rockets 4-2
It’s a pity for the Rockets who stood up to Ajoie, team that was coming off the brillant Swiss Cup semifinal won against Bienne. The Rockets scored the first goal of the night with Max Gerlach during the first period of play. But then, the hosts scored three goals during the first 10 minutes of the central period – with Nicolas Thibodeau (2) and Matthias Joggi – and so turned the score around. During the third period the new arrival Greg Squires made it a brand new game for the Rockets but finally, during the early stages, Michael-Philipp Devos’ empty-netter set the 4-2 final score.
GCK Lions vs HC Biasca Ticino Rockets 2-1
This was a painful defeat. The game between the GCK Lions and the Ticino Rockets was a hard-fought one. Max Gerlach gave the lead to the Ticinesi 4 minutes and 25 seconds into the second period but already before the second break Nelson Chiquet scored the tying goal for the hosts during a power-play opportunity. At 14 seconds to the end then, the Lions scored the game winning goal with Patrick Sidler.
OUR THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
Merry Christma, dear Rockets!
We take this occasion to with Merry Christmas to the Ticino Rockets!
It’s a pleasure for us to follow this very important team for the Canton of Ticino. A team that would deserve more coverage. A team that is better to support now because, in case one day it won’t exist anymore, we will realize too late how important it is.
The Ticino Rockets are the ones who give the chance to young players to improve and prepare themselves for the National League. And in this regard, as we said many times, the job done is excellent. The last two examples are Neuenschwander and Östlund. The latter two guys were called by Ambrì-Piotta for the game in Bern and did great.
The Ticino Rockets are the one who give everybody a chance. Also players of smaller clubs like GDT Bellinzona and Chiasso in fact, one day can be called to represent the Rockets and therefore be noticed.
The Ticino Rockets are the one who represents all the Ticinesi other than Davos and Lausanne. The ones that despite all the difficulties they put their heart and soul into each game and this is the most important thing.
To all of you of the Ticino Rockets, Merry Christmas!
Our “present” will come soon. We’ll talk later about it.
No breaks for the Swiss League. The Ticino Rockets will play tonight and also on Friday. Let’s see…
Monday 23.12.2019 – HC Sierre vs HC Biasca Ticino Rockets
It’s a very important game between Sierre and Ticino Rockets. The Rockets visit the Sédunois who won only 1 of their last 6 games. It’s gonna be the third head to head of the season and so far Sierre always won.
In fact, tonight, Sierre and Ticino Rockets face each other for the third time in history. The Rockets are looking for their first ever win against the Sédunois.
Friday 27.12.2019 – HC Biasca Ticino Rockets vs EHC Kloten
Kloten are coming off 6 consecutive wins and overall won 8 of their last 10 games. The Airmen, moreover, are the best team of the league on the road and won 8 of their last 10 away games. Needless to say that it will be a great test for the Rockets.
The Rockets face Kloten for the 7th time in history and are still looking for the first win against this opponent. They went close back on October 1st, when in Kloten they suffered a shootout defeat.
Have a great week, Rockets, keep it up and… GOROCKETSGO!