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There's a new sheriff in town. Rjaward is the first six-game winner in the BHL and has taken over first place in the standings by a single point over Bjaward, Rjaward, and Bevinlunz. Tarlunz and Holtzlund are not far behind.
4 Wrischer v. Holtzlund 5: Holtzlund goaltender Schmidt Max suffered a lower-body injury in this game at the start of the second period, which necessitated backup Bram Phauxhall to finish the game out against the potent Wrischer offense. Phauxhall gave up two quick goals to hand Wrischer a 4-2 lead, but the Axe Men roared back, scoring three unanswered goals to shock Wrischer on their own ice. The game-winner came from Holtzlund’s Dujtrick de Jong.
1 Matexipar v. Bevinlunz 1: The netminder duel between Jaan “The Brick” Brichterglad of Matexipar and Heiko Moordfors of Bevinlunz was all as advertised, as Moordfors turned back 33 shots from his former team and Brichterglad stopped 30. Afterwards a sweat-soaked Moordfors declined to address the work of his opposite, saying instead, “We are glad to come out of this game with a point.” Brichterglad, who is younger, vowed that the rematch in Bevinlunz would have a better outcome for Matexipar. “A couple of breaks go our way and we win this game. I think we showed them we are to be reckoned with. They are not going to run away with the championship.”
1 Tarlunz v. Lojren 0: A second straight shutout for Tarlunz! This one was presided over by August Hoock, who said no on 22 shots. Tarlunz’s Gerd Luppink scored the lone marker at 4:15 left in the second, and the final margin was probably kind to Lojren, as the Steelmen put 42 shots on goal overall. "Keep ponding," said Hoock after the game, making the "splash" hand signal that is become in vogue among Tarlunz fans now.
4 Rjaward v. Te Staff 3: Rjaward got back to its winning ways—by continuing its high scoring ways—and defending well enough to keep Te Staff playing catch-up throughout the game. Wob Ramsback, backup goaltender for Te Staff, played this game, spelling Loflin first-teamer Korka, and the result was unfavorable. Winger Koort Strijker had two goals in this one for first-star honors. Te Staff matched its worst start in the first eight games in 9 years.
2 Meenesanne v. Atterische 2: Atterische came away disappointed from this game, not able to take full advantage of Meenesanne’s early-season distractions. Instead, Erick Ritsche stood tall in goal, stopping 37 of 39 shots. Atterische only allowed 16 shots on goal, blocking 17, but a short-handed goal by Norbert Vlissengen tied the score in the second period and the teams could not find the net in the third.
2 Meechen v. Dohmatische 1: The puck bounced fortuitously for the Lions this evening as a 1-1 draw eluded Dohmatische in the last seconds. A scrum in front of the net on a penalty kill ended with the puck bouncing off of defensebear Valiant Black’s skate, underneath goaltender Rokus Krenkl’s right pad and into the net.
5 Bjaward v. Onatten 1: Bjaward took care of business at home with a trinity of goals scored by Tor Glenk and a single tally added by defenseman Joris Sudmaas, who also added two assists to take over the team lead. Veteran Jens te Fvrujs added the other for Bjaward.
4 Sajbell v. Sichebach 2: A game between two teams thirsty for any kind of good news ended with Sajbell pleasing their fans and Sichebach continuing on without a win on the season. The game was a 3-2 affair with Bram te Hammer’s goal early in the third breaking a tie that had held through two periods, but when Sichebach pulled goaltenders Nils Toornegeeg with 1:42 left, Sajbell quickly cashed in for the final margin.