Haie secure home advantage for play-off quarter-finals with win over Hannover – First play-off home game on 18th March – Tickets available everywhere from Monday!
Sunday, 24. February 2008
This means that the schedule for the Haie’s first two home games in the 2008 play-offs has been confirmed: the KEC will be at home on March 18 and 22. The opponents have yet to be confirmed. A best-of-seven system will apply (four victories are required to progress). Here is the Kölner
Haie’s entire quarter-final play-off schedule:
03/18/08 Tuesday Game 1, at home!
03/20/08 Thursday Game 2
03/22/08 Easter Saturday Game 3, at home!
03/24/08 Easter Monday Game 4
03/26/08 Wednesday Game 5, at home!*
03/28/08 Friday Game 6*
03/30/08 Sunday Game 7, at home!*
Play-off tickets for the Kölner Haie’s games at the Kölnarena will be available from Monday!
The Haie fans had to wait a while before celebrating at Sunday’s game. After a good tactical but scoreless opening period, defenseman Slaney corralled the puck in the 27th minute and set off from his own goal line. The Canadian was allowed to skate through almost unopposed and hammered the puck past Hannover netminder Jung from the blue line, sending the Haie fans amongst the 11,095 spectators in attendance into ecstasy: 1:0 to Cologne.
The Haie face Hamburg on the road Friday. On Sunday, the KEC play their final regular season home game against Mannheim at the Kölnarena.