The team of former national coach uwe krupp won 3:1 at the iserlohn roosters and with 11 points ousted the previous leader adler mannheim (9) from the top spot in the table. Last year, the team from koln had only finished ninth after the preliminary round.
The eagles suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of the augsburg panthers (9 points), who are also still undefeated. Still without their two NHL stars marcel goc and dennis seidenberg, the mannheimers lost in front of 4833 spectators in a sold-out hall through a penalty scored by mario valery-trabucco in the 44th minute. Penalty converted in the second minute with 3:4. Earlier, a man from mannheim had blocked the puck from reaching the goal with his hand. In the jersey of the eagles, national goalkeeper dennis endras met his former club for the first time and was forced to make four saves.
The hamburg freezers are still on the rise, having picked up six points over the weekend and are now one of the closest rivals to kolner, level on points with mannheim and augsburg. Against the EHC munchen the hamburger muffled themselves in front of 8336 spectators on sunday after goal of mathieu roy (32.) to 1:0 work victory.
The champions eisbaren berlin, however, handicapped by many injuries, are slowly slipping into a crisis. At ERC ingolstadt, the capital city team suffered its third defeat in the fourth game of the season with a score of 4:5. As a result, the capital is now in a depressing eleventh place. Although national player andre rankel could be used again for the first time after his ten-game suspension, the guests, handicapped by injuries and suspensions, lost tyson mulock as early as the fourth minute due to a game time penalty for excessive harshness.
USA returnee christian ehrhoff also lost his second match in his comeback to the DEL on sunday. After the 1:3 defeat against hamburg, his krefeld penguins lost 2:3 at the straubing tigers on sunday. NHL pro ehrhoff plays for his hometown club again during the lockout in the north american professional league.