Dave McLlwain scored a powerplay goal and an assist as the Kölner Haie registered their third win of the season series against expansion team ERC Ingolstadt Thursday night, winning 3-2 (1-0, 0-1, 2-1) on the road. Ingolstadt started out strong, but it was the Haie that got on the scoreboard first when Dave McLlwain scored on the man advantage midway through the first. Cologne dominated the game from thereon, but failed to extend the lead. Late in the second, Neville Rautert came up with the surprise equalizer, deflecting a blast by defenseman Erich Goldmann past Haie netminder Chris Rogles. An individual mistake by Goldmann, who mishandled the puck at his own blueline, helped Cologne’s Alex Hicks reclaim the lead. Ingolstadt tied the score at two apiece on a lucky goal from Ex-Haie forward Jason Young who stunned Rogles with a slapper from beyond the blueline. With just over seven minutes to go, Robert Hock tallied the game-winner, fooling ERC goalie Ilpo Kauhanen on a wrap-around. Ingolstadt tried to rally, but failed to come up with the equalizer. Boasting one of the best powerplay units in the league, they could not score despite playing the final four minutes of the game on the man-advantage, including 100 seconds of 5-on-3.Hamburg’s hottest goal-scorer strikes twice
In Hamburg, former St. John’s Maple Leaf Bobby House notched a pair of goals as the Freezers dominated the Augsburg Panthers 4-1 (1-1, 1-0, 2-0). 48 hours after their home game against Kassel had to be forfeited after 20 minutes because of a failure to the ice surface’s cooling system, the Hamburg Freezers got to play three full periods at Color Line Arena again. With the game tied 1-1 at the first intermission after strikes from House and Ausgburg’s Christopher Oravec, the Freezers took control in the middle frame. They only managed to put one goal by Bob Lachance on the board, though, and it took them until late in the third to finally wrap it up: Mike Stevens and House (on the powerplay) scored within two minutes to cap the scoring at 4-1.