For the promoted Löwen Frankfurt, the comeback in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) has started successfully thanks to a strong race to catch up.
At the Grizzlys Wolfsburg, the Hessians got a 5: 2 (1: 2, 1: 0, 3: 0) win on Friday evening after being 0: 2 behind, the match winner was Nathan Burns with a three-pack (19./38./ 51.).
Title candidate Adler Mannheim, on the other hand, started the new season with a narrow defeat. The ex-champion lost 1:2 (0:1, 0:1, 1:0) against the Schwenninger Wild Wings. The Straubing Tigers managed a 5:2 (1:0, 1:0, 3:2) against the Nürnberg Ice Tigers at the start.
The Düsseldorfer EG got a 4:3 (0:0, 3:0, 0:3, 1:0) home win against ERC Ingolstadt after extra time. The Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven started with a 3:1 (0:0, 2:1, 1:0) against the Bietigheim Steelers, the Iserlohn Roosters defeated the Augsburg Panthers 2:1 (0:0:, 0:0, 2nd :1).
The Kölner Haie had opened the season the night before with a 6:3 (1:1, 2:0, 3:2) coup against runner-up Red Bull Munich. Defending champions Eisbären Berlin start the new season on Sunday in Nuremberg.