Wolfsburg / Munich (dpa) – With the nice begin of the preparatory event, hopes for a begin to the season are rising within the German Ice Hockey League (DEL).
There are rising indicators that the lengthy wait may finish within the second half of December and that golf equipment will resume play after a nine-month hiatus. “I’ve a sense that possibly we will begin at full velocity,” stated Wolfsburg sporting director Karl-Heinz Fliegauf of the German information company. “It might after all be excellent for ice hockey and for our league.”
A brand new begin will probably be determined at a common assembly on Thursday. Fliegauf brushes apart criticism of the late resolution after two postponements to the beginning of the season: “I believe we’ve executed a variety of good up to now and that we nonetheless have the reins of the motion in our arms. I believe it was truthful to attend. “If it was clear what number of golf equipment can be within the sport, one may ‘firmly assume that we’ve got issues within the drawer that we then take out’.
The pre-tournament doesn’t reply the query of whether or not a season could possibly be performed with all or lower than the standard 14 groups. Six groups determined to not take part within the take a look at as a consequence of monetary difficulties. However now it’s changing into evident in increasingly more locations that they will nonetheless handle economically to offer a group, even when they’re planning with out an viewers as a consequence of coronavirus restrictions.
Even for a high membership like Adler Mannheim, it’s a “nice financial threat,” stated associate Daniel Hopp. Specifically, the Kölner Haie with the best common attendance within the league suffers from the truth that he presently has to play with out an viewers.
In latest days, the Nürnberg Ice Tigers and ERC Ingolstadt have formally introduced that they’ve made positive. Like Cologne, not one of the contributors seem within the take a look at event, which is predicated on the initiative of the Telekom switch portal MagentaSport. There’s additionally a bent for LED involvement in sharks.
The take a look at video games have been occurring since Wednesday with typically unusual outcomes, however they don’t seem to be within the foreground. Eisbären Berlin misplaced 1: 5 to Schwenninger Wild Wings on Friday, and on Saturday Grizzlys Wolfsburg received 7: 0 in opposition to weakened Düsseldorf, EG.
It’s extra vital to correctly implement a “pioneering position” and to set a “good instance” with the hygiene ideas which were developed, “for the beginning, which I hope will come”, has stated Fliegauf: “The processes labored effectively.