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Tough losses for Cologne, Ingolstadt
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November 28, 2004; 14:34
Tough losses for Cologne, Ingolstadt
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Frank Johne

Rick Girard of the Augsburg Panthers
Rick Girard recorded two points in Augsburg's shutout win over Cologne

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Munich, Germany - The Kölner Haie and ERC Ingolstadt suffered stunning losses Friday night in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). While the Haie were upset at home by Augsburg, Ingolstadt got routed by defending champ Frankfurt, recording the highest loss in franchise history.

Frankfurt Lions defender Peter Ratchuk
Pete Ratchuk recorded four assists as the Lions exploded for nine goals against Ingolstadt
Leading DEL Scorers
(as of Feb 19, 2005)

Frankfurt just one goal shy of double-digits

Defenseman Peter Ratchuk had four assists and Jason Young recorded a pair of goals and a helper as the Frankfurt Lions steamrolled over ERC Ingolstadt, 9-1 (3-1, 1-0, 5-0). Michael Hackert opened the scoring at the 4:19-mark on a nice solo effort. Defender Stephane Robidas ripped a slightly deflected point shot past ERC goalie Steffen Karg to double Frankfurt's lead to 2-0 on the man advantage at 6:49, the first of four Lions power-play tallies in the game. It took Ingolstadt only 8 seconds to respond. Marco Sturm scored on the breakaway to cut the lead to 2-1. Sturm's tally could not change the momentum of the game. The Lions regained a two-goal lead when Jason Young cut in on the net from the right wing and went top-shelf on Karg, 3-1, midway through the opening frame.

Ingolstadt came out pressing in the second period, but failed to score. 3:00 before the second intermission, Joe Murphy extended the Lions' lead to 4-1 on the man advantage, re-directing a shot from Marc Beaucage past Karg The floodgates opened after DEL top scorer Pat Lebeau made it 5-1 on a breakaway goal just 46 seconds into the final stanza. Young (PP), Chad Bassen, Francois Bouchard (PP) and Markus Jocher added four more third-period goals to complete the 9-1 rout.

Elsewhere in the DEL on Friday

Jean-Francois Labbé made 31 saves for his second shutout as the Augsburger Panther stunned the Kölner Haie 3-0 (2-0, 1-0, 0-0) at KölnArena. Rick Girard had two points on the night. Rob Busch made it 1-0 at 16:10 of the first. A shot from Girard slipped through Chris Rogles' five-hole to double the Panthers' lead to 2-0 with 24 ticks left in the period. With under four minutes left in the middle frame, an outlet pass from Girard found defender John Miner, who had just stepped out of the penalty box, and Miner scored on the breakaway to put the game out of reach at 3-0.

Sven Felski scored a pair of breakaway goals, including the eventual game-winner at 9:15 of the third, to lift the Berlin Eisbären over the Hamburg Freezers, 3-2 (0-0, 1-1, 2-1) at home.

Team-leading scorer Pascal Trepanier scored on the power-play at 5:40 of the final period as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers edged the Iserlohn Roosters on the road, 2-1 (1-0, 0-1, 1-0).

Jason Podollan recorded two goals on the night as the Mannheim Adler jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on for a 4-2 (2-0, 1-0, 1-2) home win over the Hannover Scorpions.

Ladislav Karabin also led the way with two goals as Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg handed the DEG Metro Stars their third straight loss, winning 5-3 (1-1, 1-0, 3-2) on the road.

The Kassel Huskies lost the second game under interim head coach Milan Mokros, extending their losing streak to five straight games. Daniel Corso's game-tying power-play goal with 1:46 remaining at least salvaged a point as the Huskies lost to the Krefeld Pinguine after penalty shootout, 3-2 (0-1, 2-0, 0-1, 1-0). Chris Herperger scored both goals for the Penguins in regulation. Alexander Selivanov converted the game-winning penalty shot.
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