With 4,237 in attendance at Munich’s Olympia-Eisstadion, veteran Derek King got the Barons on the scoreboard after just 63 seconds. Defender Shane Peacock dumped the puck at the Husky net and King knocked it in for the 1-0 lead. After a nice set-up from center Derek Plante, King struck again eleven minutes later. His shot from the right slot put Munich ahead 2-0.
But Kassel bounced back. With just over four minutes left in the first, Jeff MacLeod cut the lead in half, 1-2. Sven Valenti tied it at two apiece midway through the second.Kofler debuts
Youngster Manuel Kofler, who was brought in from Iserlohn two weeks ago, made his debut on the fourth line. He was rotated in and out and played alongside three other German forwards, Jörg Handrick, Thomas Dolak and Andrej Strakhov. Sven Valenti scored the game-winner in the penalty shootout.
“I was content with the ice-time I got after not practicing much recently,” Kofler remarked after the game. The 21-year-old is still being hampered by an ankle injury.Munich Barons - Kassel Huskies 2-3 (2-1, 0-1, 0-0, 0-1) n.P.
Scoring: 1-0 (1:03) Derek King (Shane Peacock, Derek Plante), 2-0 (12:16) Derek King (Derek Plante, Mike Smazal), 1-2 (16:37) Jeff Macleod (Klaus Kathan, Stéphane Robitaille), 2-2 (29:17) Pat Mikesch (Sven Valenti). – Winning Penalty Shot: 2-3 Sven Valenti.
Penalties: Munich 6, Kassel 4.
Attendance: 4,237 (Olympia-Eisstadion, Munich).