Ambri Piotta have beaten Zug to keep their place at the top of the national league ice hockey rankings.
The Ticino team opened up a three point lead by beating their opponents 4-2 away on Friday night. Ambri now top rankings with 12 points.
Zug - on nine points - are equal runners-up with Berne and Zürich Lions.
Berne had an easy game against lowly La Chaux-de-Fonds, crushing them 5-0.
Zürich Lions - who last year took home the championship title - also had no difficulty in finishing off their opponents; they beat Chur 4-1 at home.
The Graubünden team have been struggling since the beginning of the season, and with a mere three points are bottom of the league.
Meanwhile, last year's finalists, Lugano, put in a good performance in their away match against higher-ranked Davos. The Ticinesi won 3-1, but remain ranked a lowly 10th, while their opponents are 6th on eight points.
Only one of Friday evening's matches resulted in a draw: Fribourg-Gottéron versus Rapperswil-Jona ended with a score of 2-2, despite going to overtime.
Both teams have seven points, and are ranked just above Lugano.
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