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Lausanne cling onto slim hopes

Lausanne's Dmitri Shamolin (left) at loggerheads with Chur's Joel Froelicher Keystone

Lausanne have managaed to keep alive their slim hopes of qualifying for the ice hockey play-offs, after beating Chur 5-4 on Saturday.

Lausanne, just two league points behind Bern, will be under pressure to defeat Kloten in Sunday’s decisive games, which will determine the eighth and final team to qualify for the play-offs. Lausanne’s qualification is also dependent on Bern losing to Fribourg.

Bern, for their part, suffered their third consecutive defeat after losing 2-3 to Kloten. Fribourg drew 3-3 against Ambri.

Meanwhile, Zurich Lions snapped up two league points after their 3-1 win over Zug, with two winning goals by Wichser.

Davos maintained their strong track record, defeating Langnau 5-4 to place them seven points ahead of second-ranked Lugano.

The Ticino team beat Rapperswil-Jona 3-1 in Saturday’s league games.


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