The ZSC Lions are close to adding the third consecutive championship title to their record. The Lions won their first two games against HC Lugano with 4-2 and 4-3 (in overtime). Reinach has secured the bronze medal.

Photo: Mauricette Schnider

The playoff final between the Lions and Lugano could not be more gripping – despite the two wins of the Lions: with a short burst of speed in the second period, the Lions laid the foundation for their win at home on Saturday. Isabel Waidacher, Dominique Rüegg, and Alina Müller, who already tied the game in the first period, led the team to victory. Evelina Raselli managed to add another goal to Lugano’s total in the third period, but that was all that resulted from Lugano’s effort.

An early 2-0 lead (two goals by Angela Taylor) was not enough for the Lions to win Game 2. Thanks to goals by Laura Desboeufs and Romy Eggimann Lugano tied the game. They also managed to tie the game once more after Alina Müller had scored a shorthanded goal. But all was for nought, as the Lions secured the victory through a power-play goal by Nina Waidacher in the 74th minute of play. The Lions will now have the first opportunity to close the series and win the title. Game 3 of the series can be watched live on MySports at 2 pm next Saturday.

Reinach wins the bronze medal – SC Weinfeldwn remains in the SWHL A

With a 2-1 win over EV BOMO Thun, SC Reinach secured the bronze medal. They thus not only met their goal to clinch a playoff spot but also managed to beat the favorited Thun. The team of Mel Häfliger is on the right track to finding their way back to the top of the league.

With two wins against Brandis, SC Weinfelden secured their spot in the SWHL A. For the 6th consecutive season, the SWHL A will thus consist of the same six teams.

SWHL A, Playoff Final: ZSC LionsHC Lugano 4-2 (1-1, 3-0, 0-1). HC LuganoZSC Lions 3-4 OT (0-2, 2-1, 1-0, 0-1). – The ZSC Lions lead the series with 2 to 0.

Bronze-medal game: EV Bomo Thun – SC Reinach 1-2 (0-0, 0-1, 1-1). – Reinach wins the bronze medal.

League Qualification A/B: Brandis Ladies – SC Weinfelden 1-6 (0-2, 1-2, 0-2). SC Weinfelden – Brandis Ladies 6-0 (3-0, 2-0, 1-0). – Weinfelden remains in the SWHL A.

Last Update: 19 March 2018, 06:56 PM | dmo/mso*