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Rapperswil restores pride

Rapperswil's Thomas Berger defends his goal posts Keystone

Rapperswil-Jona managed to restore their dented pride with a 5-3 victory over Fribourg in Sunday evening's ice hockey action.

This content was published on December 23, 2001 - 19:34

Rapperswil staged a comeback in St Léonard, overturning Saturday's 5-2 crushing defeat.

Fribourg opened the evening's scoring, and took a two-point lead in the first period. Two goals in the second saw Rapperswil level the playing field.

Two goals in the third period by Alain Reist and Mike Richard proved decisive for Rapperswil, sealing their victory.

The win saw Rapperswil move up two spots to ninth position in the overall league table, while the French-speaking side dropped a place to seventh.

Ambri vs Kloten

Ambri also went some way to restoring their pride after they drew 3-3 with Kloten on Sunday.

It initially looked as if the team from Zurich were set for another easy win when André Bielmann and Martin Plüss scored the only goals in the first period.

However, Ambri levelled with Kloten in the second period. At one-all in the third, both teams fought to get ahead. Ambri held on to ensure that they were not humiliated twice in one weekend.

Ambri lie fifth overall while Kloten are just one ahead in fourth place.

Bern vs Langnau

League stragglers Langnau failed to capitalise on Saturday's dramatic win over Bern, losing Sunday's match 3-2.

Bern played consistently well, scoring a goal in each period. The boys from Emmen tried to stop Bern's march to victory and scored their only two goals of the match in the second period.

Langnau dropped a notch to eleventh place in the overall league table while Sunday's win elevated Bern to sixth position.

On Saturday, Langnau upset their rivals with a 4-1 surprise win.

Zug vs Chur

Zug comfortably defeated Chur, who are languishing at the bottom of the premier league table, 3-1.

After their brave fight on Saturday night, Chur struggled to topple Zug who now lie second behind Davos in the overall standings.

After Sunday's matches were played, Lugano dropped a place to third in the league table.

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