Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Zurich Lions are hockey champions for first time since 1961

Zurich Lions are this year's ice hockey champions, an honour not bestowed on the side since 1961.

Zurich Lions are this year's ice hockey champions, an honour not bestowed on the side since 1961.
A last-minute goal from Plavsic put the Lions in the top spot, after a tense stand-off against reigning champions Lugano.
Zurich's Martikainen opened the scoring in the first period, with a twelfth minute goal. Lugano's Keller responded minutes later, making it 1-1 at the close of the first.
The picture was the same in the second period, with the Lions' Ivankovic scoring in the twenty-seventh, and the hero of Lugano's stand last Thursday, Bozon, replying ten minutes later.
A likewise tit-for-tat scoring pattern in the third period saw Zurich take it to 3-2, thanks to Weber, then Lugano catch up with a goal from Fedulov.
Plavsic's golden goal in the sixtieth minute, a mere ten seconds beofre the close of play saw Zurich's Hallenstadion erupt, as the tension was over for the Lions'long-ravenous fans.

by Jonathan Fowler

×