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A hard-fought final series has come to an end. Thanks to tonight's 2-0 road victory in the all-decisive Game 7 at the Resega in Lugano, the ZSC Lions have claimed their ninth Swiss Championship title in club history.

Photo: Remo Max Schindler / remografie.ch

It was ZSC's captain Patrick Geering who gave the Lions an early lead in the 7th minute of play. Just seven minutes later, Miranda netted in for the alleged 2-0. His goal, however, was disallowed after video review due to a previous slashing against HCL's netminder Merzlikins. After, the game remained scoreless up to the 60th minute, when Kenins sealed the Championship for his team with an empty-netter.

On their way to the title, the ZSC Lions, who finished this year's regular season in 7th place, eliminated EV Zug in the quarters (4-1), defeated 2017 Swiss Champ SC Bern in the semis (4-2), and decided the finals against HC Lugano in an all-decisive Game 7 at the Resega in their favor, after being up 3-1 in the series.

It is ZSC's ninth Championship title in club history after 1936, 1949, 1961, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2012, and 2014. Along with the glorious season end, a glorious career comes to a close, too. Mathias Seger, who has been part of the Lions since 1999, has officially retired. The 40-year-old defender and the team's captain from 2005-2017 suited up in almost 1170 National League games in his career, recording 475 points (121 goals, 354 assists).

Last Update: 27 April 2018, 10:37 PM | rlu*

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