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Davos still top of league despite table shake-up

Davos team-mates Reto von Arx (left) and Michel Riesen celebrate their victory against Ambri Keystone Archive

Davos are still top of the Swiss national ice hockey league despite a number of moves within the table after Sunday's matches.

Davos retained their number one position after beating third placed Ambri 2-1.

In front of a 5,310-strong crowd the Graubünden “dream team” were the first to score with a goal from Riesen in the 16th minute.

The lion’s share of goal scoring, however, took place in the final period with Ambri’s Lachmatow equalising in the 45th minute. However, Ambri’s joy was short-lived with a goal from Davos’s Sutter six minutes later clinching victory for the Graubünden boys.

Kloten vs Zug

Zug stormed to a high scoring victory against Kloten in Herti with a massive 6-0 win.

The first period saw four goals for the triumphant side with successful strikes from Di Pietro, Tancil, Fischer and Savage.

Kloten were left standing as the unstoppable Zug players continued to score in the second and third periods with goals from Voegele and Savage.

Zug’s impressive performance pushed them up the league table to second place with Kloten left licking their wounds in ninth position.

Langnau vs Rapperswil-Jona

Langnau beat Rapperswil-Jona 2-0 with goals from Holzer in the first period and Schneider in the third.

Despite the result, both team’s league positions remain unchanged. They are both languishing in the relegation play-out zone with Rapperswil-Jona in 10th place and Langnau in 11th.

Lausanne vs Bern

Lausanne beat Bern 5-3 in what was an exciting and high-scoring match.

Bern were first off the mark with a goal from Rüthemann shortly after the starting whistle. Lausanne equalised 10 minutes later with a goal from Zenhäusern, followed by another from team-mate Schamolin in the 16th minute.

In the second period Bern were first to score again when Weber slipped one past the Lausanne keeper. But the French-speaking side were quick to comeback from the 2-2 score and quickly made it 2-5 with goals from Kamber, Orlandi and Zenhäusern.

Bern, determined to put up a good fight, scored the final goal of the match in the third period when Steffen shot one across the ice and into the back of the Lausanne goal.

Sunday’s showdown enabled Lausanne to jump up two places in the table to seventh position with the boys from the capital unmoved in fifth place.

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