Pioneers Vorarlberg can look back on a successful CIEHL opening weekend. But along with the sense of accomplishment, there is also bad news.
No question: the victory over the KAC was not a brilliant performance in terms of gameplay, but it was very combative. And that’s exactly what the Pioneers need right now to find a position in the league.
The first victory was earlier than most thought and the greatest pressure was off – it goes without saying that in Vorarlberg on Sunday evening there was reason to celebrate for the first time.
But the mood was a bit cloudy, as Clayton Kirichenko was probably injured. The 26-year-old Canadian was shot in the knee and has a suspected cruciate ligament tear. With that, the Canadian would be out for a long time…