Recently we saw the Deutschland Adler take part in the latest instalment of the Mayor’s Cup held at Jižní Město. The Adler looking to improve on their 2nd place finish from last year put together a solid team made up of both German and International players. After a tough tournament the Adler ended up in 5th place, but got the crown of the best team in Germany and best international team at the tournament. You can view the weekend recap below:
The Adler began the tournament with a convincing 7-1 win over the first time entrant from Sweden, Helan Går. The Adler’s next opponent was tournament one of the tournament favourites Jižní Město. The game was back and forth until Martin Panzner tied it up with a minute left. Thanks to an unfortunate referee error Jižní Město was able to score the winning goal with 1 second left to win the game.
Day 2 of the tournament saw the Adler lose another tough game 4-3 against eventual 3rd place winner LC Pardubice. The team was able to bounce back with a good effort against the LCC Wolves to set up a big game against Old Dogs Plzen for placement in the knockout round. The team came out very flat at the start of the game and simply couldn’t recover. The end result was a 7-2 loss and as a result a matchup against perennial favourite LCC Radotin at 8:35am.
Day 3 and the final day of the tournament saw the Adler finish on a winning note. The opening game saw the Adler drop a tough game 7:2 against the eventual champion Radotin. The next matchup featured the biggest game of the tournament against Bundeswehr Lacrosse. This game was not only for higher placement in the standings but also for pride and bragging rights. Bundeswehr jumped out to a quick 2:0 lead but the Adler managed to bounce back thanks to goals from Roope Jokela and Brian Tyacke. Despite 4 penalties the game was still close heading into the final minutes. David Blasczyk put the Bundeswehr in front with his breakaway tally with only 2 minutes left in the game. With the goalie pulled Artjom Merjasch managed to beat the keeper to tie the game up and send it to overtime. All in took in overtime was 1 possession for the game to be finished. Thanks to a big faceoff win from Ingmar Kleinbannink the Adler had first possession in the extra frame. With time winding down Lukas Baildon unleashed a shot from the outside that managed to find its way into the next for the game winner. It was a big character win for the team who came back from 2:0 down to beat the rivals Bundeswehr Lacrosse.
After the win there was another rematch with Old Dogs Plzen for 5th place. Unlike the previous meeting the day before The Adler managed to come out strong and finished the tournament with a strong 3:2 victory. The 5th place finish was good but not indicitave of the teams overall skill. Tough 1 goal losses to the 3rd and 4th place teams showed where the Adler could have finished in the standings.
As always the Adler management want to thank everyone who played with the team during the Tournament. Special thanks goes to the players who made the trip from abroad to join the Adler again. Up next the Ales Hrebesky Memorial, look forward to seeing everyone there.
The final standings of the 2016 Mayor’s Cup:
1) LC Custodes Radotín
2) TJ Malešice
3) LC Pardubice
4) SK Lacrosse Jižní Město
5) Deutschland Adler
6) LC Old Dogs Plzeň
7) Bundeswehr Lacrosse
8) Bats Bratislava
9) Polish Eagles
10) LCC Wolves
11) Helan Går
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