Davos still top ice hockey table

Lausanne's Bashkirov (left) clashes with Davos's Winkler on the ice Keystone

Davos are still top of the ice hockey table, after a resounding 6-2 win against Lausanne on Saturday.

This content was published on November 24, 2001 - 23:33

The Graubünden "dream team" cruised to an easy victory against ninth placed Lausanne scoring in all three periods. The match started with an almost immediate goal from Davos's Gianola in the 3rd minute.

The second period proved to be electric. In the 28th minute Davos's Marha neatly tucked one into the back of the net, only to be followed 2 minutes later by team-mate Fischer bringing the score to 3-0 in Davos's favour.

But Lausanne, fed up of being the underdog, fought back with a well placed goal from Kamber in the 31st minute. But the French speaking team's joy was soon over with Davos's von Arx making the score 4-1 in the 34th minute.

To add insult to injury team-mate Bohonos followed hot on von Arx's heels by pummelling the Lausanne defence and scoring in the 35th minute.

The final period saw another goal from Bohonos in the 45th minute and a last ditch comeback attempt from Lausanne when Orlandi scored nine minutes later.

Fribourg vs Zug

Elsewhere sixth placed Fribourg gave a convincing performance to beat fourth placed Zug 3-1.

All of the action took place in the first period with Fribourg scoring all of their three goals within the first 17 minutes of the game. It wasn't until the 60th minute that Zug managed to get themselves together and score with a goal from Oppliger.

Bern vs Chur

Fifth placed Bern went head to head with bottom of the league Chur with the boys from the capital drawing with the Graubünden side 4-4.

Both teams scored steadily across all three periods 2-2, 1-0, 1-2, with a deciding fourth period ending 0-0. Chur, who have only won four of their 25 matches this season put up a good fight to pull off a draw with middle of the table Bern.

Kloten vs Langnau

Kloten thrashed the Langnau Tigers 5-1 with all the goal-scoring action confined to the second two periods. Kloten were first off the mark with a goal from Nilsson in the 22nd minute closely followed by another from fellow player Lindemann 11 minutes later.

Langnau scored their only goal of the match in the 33rd minute when Gauthier slipped one past the Kloten keeper.

But the Tigers were left with little to roar about when Kloten clinched victory with another two goals in the third period from Rufener and Nilsson.

Thanks to their win, Kloten rose up to eighth place in the overall standings with Langnau left standing second from bottom in 11th position.

Rapperswil-Jona vs Zurich Lions

Finally Rapperswil-Jona beat the Zurich Lions, in what was the surprising result of the evening, with a storming 8-2 victory at home in Lido.

The 4,000 strong crowd was left breathless as the tenth placed side slammed one goal after another deep into the Lion's den.

Rapperwil's Heim scored a hat trick with two electrifying goals within less than sixty seconds in the 54th minute. Team mates Martikainen, Mctavish, Giger, Moggi and Lüber also scored for the jubilant St Gallen team.

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