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It’s showtime for Aalborg

Aalborg dukker ishockeymestre og nærmer sig slutspil

Aalborg Pirates got in shape at the right time and are now number eight in the Metal League.

Coach Jens Nielsen had a difficult first half, but maybe the Danish ice hockey legend is getting the northern Jutland team on the right track at the right moment.

On Tuesday night, Aalborg secured its fourth victory in five games by winning in Vojens on the SE Arena. Sønderjyske were beaten 2-1.

The victory places Aalborg in the eighth place in the Metal League, ahead of Gentofte, and this gives them access to the quarterfinals.

The League’s top scorer, Nicolai Meyer, scored Aalborg’s second goal, 2-0 in the fourth minute of the third period.

Sønderjyske’s coach, Dan Policeman, replaced goalkeeper Joni Myllykoski with an extra outfielder in the last half minute ahead of the end of the game, but there was nothing to be done.

Sønderjyske is in second place, however, still only three points behind leaders Frederikshavn with a clear defeat in Rødovre.

Frederikshavn scored 2-0 in the second period, but goalscorer Jannik Karvinens reduction just eight seconds later gave Rødovre a boost.

Suburban Copenhagen lead the rest of the match, which they won 5-2. Matthias Asperup excelled with two goals and two assists.

Other results in the Tuesday’s games. Herning won 9-4 over Odense, while Rungsted surprised with a 5-2 win over Esbjerg.

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