VSV season over! "Hurts like a death in the family"

VSV’s next good season ends again with broken hearts in Villach. This time in the hardest way that a Carinthian ice hockey fan could accept: with a playoff defeat against their archrival. On your own ice. The 3:2 after overtime in game five of the win2day ICE Hockey League quarter-finals flushed KAC into the semi-finals (match report>>>). The “eagles” have to wait for their first championship title since 2006. Tight decisions over the course of the five games could have ended things differently, but VSV lacked that little bit of efficiency. “We had chances and didn’t use them, that’s the story of the whole series,” Rob Daum was worn down on “Puls24” after the decision. The VSV coach made a drastic comparison in terms of his emotional state: “Whenever the season ends like this, it’s like a death in the family and entails a grieving process. But that was the best series I’ve ever been in, the only went over five games – it was always closer than the later outcome.” Rauchenwald: “I hope that everyone will take a nap” The final statement will have positive aspects, but it will take a few more days. “We had a good regular season with more points than last season (which ended in second place, NB), we played exciting hockey and we were competitive. The biggest difference was our opponent in the first round of the playoffs,” the Canadian paid tribute to KAC indirect respect. Assistant Captain Alexander Rauchenwald saw KAC as “more callous”. “We didn’t have the bit of luck that we deserved during the season. It’s a shame, but the majority of the team will still be at VSV next year. I hope we’ll all pick each other up. We know , what we have at the club, how much quality there is here and everyone works hard over the summer.” Even in the shadow of the defeat, Rauchenwald saw an unforgettable experience as an ice hockey player in the quarter-final series: “I’ve never played in such an atmosphere. Hats off to the VSV and KAC fans. We really had ice hockey fever in Carinthia , was unbelievable. And both teams gave it their all and fought for every inch. In the end, it could have gone either way.” Now only one side of Lake Wörthersee has hockey fever. But we can count on the VSV again next year when it comes to the top positions. Maybe the missing centimeters will come back longer than fans and players in blue would have liked this time.

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Tarun Kumar

Tarun Kumar has worked in the News sector for 05 years and is currently the Owner and Editor of Then24. He reside in Delhi, India with his Family.

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