Davos remain top of the league

Davos' Mark Haeberlein (middle) pushes his opponent Christophe Brown (right) out of the way Keystone

Table-topping ice hockey team Davos managed to hold on to their position, even though the team lost 4-3 against Zug.

This content was published on January 5, 2002 - 23:07

Zug was clearly the stronger team in Saturday's match but the defeat did not change Davos' top position. The team is still in the lead with 48 points.

Zug and Lugano now share the second place with 42 points each and both teams have the chance to move to the top on Sunday, when the second and third position teams will face each other in Lugano.

Even though Lugano was Bern's guest, the team defeated their hosts 3-2 after a very closely fought match. Bern led 2-1 after the first two thirds but Lugano got their act together and scored twice in the last third.

Big leap

The Zurich Lions managed to leap from eighth position to fifth in the table after beating Kloten 5-3.

Climbing team Lausanne once again surprised spectators by beating Ambri 5-4 in a tough match. This victory moved the team from 11th position to 9th and made them the only team below the line to score points.

With a 6-4 score line Fribourg clearly beat Langnau at home, which means the Tigers will remain below the line and have now dropped down to 11th position in the table.

Chur was in urgent need of more points but their opponents Rapperswil-Jona fought hard and won 2-1.

On Sunday, Rapperswil will meet Lausanne and Langnau will face Chur.

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