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Davos turn back the clock

Davos center Sandro Rizzi (left) battles with Zug's Joel Savage Keystone

Davos ice hockey club have gone top of the Swiss ice hockey league for the first time since November 1997, after celebrating their eighth home win in a row on Saturday.

This content was published on October 21, 2001 - 00:34

The canton Graubünden side's latest victory came with a 2-1 win over Zug, who were forced to accept their second defeat of the weekend. The central Swiss team did manage to take the lead after just 31 seconds through Frédéric Rothen, but Davos fought back with strikes from Björn Christen and Larry Bohonos.

The win was enough to take Davos one point clear of former leaders Ambri-Piotta, who fell into second place after being held to a 1-1 draw in Rapperswil. To make matters worse for Ambri, their opponents came into Saturday's match off the back of a seven-game losing streak.

In Saturday's other matches, Lausanne beat bottom side Chur 4-1 to move into seventh place at the expense of struggling champions the Zurich Lions. Langnau's problems also continued - the team from canton Bern were beaten 4-1 at home to Fribourg to continue a run of six games without victory.

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