The starting position
The Red Bulls have made a good start to the new championship season with three wins from their first three games, keeping them in second place in the table behind VSV, who are on top with nine points, and they want to continue the streak tomorrow at home against the Pioneers. In yesterday's 4:1 away win against strong Hungarians, the Salzburgers found exactly the right ingredients to score away from home with a very good defense and efficient finishing.
They want or rather have to show these virtues on the ice against the Pioneers as well, because the team from Vorarlberg has also shown strength so far with a mostly newly formed team and new head coach. The initial away defeat against Pustertal, third in the table, was followed by two home victories against Asiago and only yesterday clearly with 4:1 against Linz. Thus the Feldkircher hold at the moment on the fifth table place.
The BEMER Pioneers Vorarlberg were newly founded only last year in Feldkirch and at their Bundesliga premiere initially still occupied the last place after the basic round. In the summer, a new head coach was installed in the form of 39-year-old Canadian Dylan Stanley, who himself still played in the AHL in Feldkirch until 2021 and already coached the team as an assistant coach last season. In addition, about half the team was replaced. Forward Oskar Maier switched from the Red Bull Ice Hockey Academy to Feldkirch in the summer and has already scored twice in the first two games for his new club.
Head2Head Season 2022/23 | 3:1
18.11.22 | EC Red Bull Salzburg - BEMER Pioneers Vorarlberg 6:1 (2:1, 3:0, 1:0)
29.11.22 | BEMER Pioneers Vorarlberg - EC Red Bull Salzburg 2:1 (1:1, 0:0, 0:0) SO
28.12.22 | BEMER Pioneers Vorarlberg - EC Red Bull Salzburg 0:2 (0:1, 0:0, 0:1)
27.01.23 | EC Red Bull Salzburg - BEMER Pioneers Vorarlberg 5:1 (2:1, 1:0, 2:0)
Injured/ sick players
Paul Stapelfeldt is ready for a comeback after missing three ICE games.
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EC Red Bull Salzburg - BEMER Pioneers Vorarlberg
Sun, 24.09.2023; Eisarena Salzburg, 17:30