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Davos skate ahead

Lugano players Andre Roetheli (left) and Flavien Conne (right) in Tuesday's match against Davos Keystone

Switzerland's ice hockey league leaders Davos are now nine points clear of their closest rivals, Zug, after beating sixth-placed Lugano.

This content was published on December 11, 2001 - 22:30

Davos capped off Tuesday evening's action with their 14th win of the season.

The home crowd had to wait almost half an hour though before Sandro Rizzi scored the first goal of the match for Davos. Lugano's Sandy Jeannin kept up the tension when he levelled the score at 1-1 just three minutes later.

Davos dominated the third period, where Patrick Fischer and American Kevin Miller scored two goals to ensure yet another home win.

With 44 points, Davos are comfortably leading the pack while Lugano remain in sixth place with 32 points.

Lausanne down Bern

In the evening's other matches, Lausanne beat Bern 4-2. Despite their win, Lausanne stay in ninth place with 30 points overall, but Tuesday's action did improve their chances of making the playoffs.

A disappointing evening for Bern meant that they stayed in seventh spot with 32 points.

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