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Weekend ice hockey action leaves Davos on top

Rapperswil's Daniel Giger (left) battles for control with Chur's Oliver Roth Keystone

Swiss ice hockey league leaders, Davos, finished the weekend where they began it: at the top of the table.

This content was published on December 16, 2001 - 19:15

Davos ended the weekend nine points clear of their nearest rivals, Ambri, after notching up a 5-2 Saturday night victory over Fribourg.

Second-placed Ambri failed to seize the opportunity on Sunday to make any inroad on Davos' lead, when the team only managed to secure a 2-2 draw at home to seventh-placed Lugano.

Rapperswil-Jona completed a busy weekend of ice hockey action. After Saturday's 2-2 draw away to Bern, the team had less than 24 hours to recharge their batteries before facing Chur at home.

A convincing 6-2 win pushed Rapperswil up to 10th position, but the team still remain on course to take part in this season's relegation play-outs.

Sunday also saw Bern jump two places up the table and thus take a decisive step away from the relegation zone. A 1-3 away win over fourth-placed Zug saw the team move up to fifth place.

In Sunday's other league tie, a crowd of just under 6,000 saw Fribourg draw 3-3 at home to the Zurich Lions.

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