Davos make spectacular comeback

The Zurich Lions (in white) became overconfident after taking a 3-0 lead against Davos Keystone

Davos gave themselves a fright, after being taken aback by the Zurich Lions in Sunday's ice-hockey action.

This content was published on January 20, 2002 - 21:45

The Graubunden team, who have maintained number one position in the rankings since last Wednesday, had a difficult time in their away match against Zurich.

Davos, who were led 3-0 after 20 minutes of play, managed to bring the score back to 3-2 in the second period, thanks to two goals from Björn Christen and Kevin Miller in just over 20 seconds.

But with more than 11,000 spectators cheering, Zurich found the needed energy to tie again at the 55th minute, thanks to a goal from Gian-Marco Crameri. This was all in vain though, as Miller scored again to give Davos its 5-4 win.

Victories for Lugano and Kloten

Lugano, who like Davos are qualified for the playoffs, were unable to impose their game during the first period against Langnau. This changed after 34 minutes of play though, with a goal from Bob Lachance, who scored again once more later on.

Christian Dubé and Mike Maneluk followed Lachance's example, scoring each one goal, to give Lugano their 4-0 victory.

Kloten had a successful away match against opponents Rapperswil, with a 2-1 victory. Thomas Widmer and teammate Adrian Wichser scored two consecutive goals for Kloten.

Despite a later goal from Rapperswil's Patrizio Morger, the St Gallen team were unable to take the match into overtime.

Relegated Chur wins

Although Chur is the only side definitely headed for the relegation playouts, the team has been doing surprisingly well.

After defeating Lugano last week, Chur sent favorites Ambri back home with a 3-2 loss.

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