Zurich Lions are this year's ice hockey champions, an honour not bestowed on the side since 1961.This content was published on April 2, 2000 - 22:58
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
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