Mathieu WARNIER, published on Sunday January 26, 2020 at 10:42 p.m.
In the race for the play-offs, Gap made a good move by winning in Grenoble while Anglet, winner on penalties against Chamonix, sees the gap widening a little more.
While there are still six days to go, the race for the Magnus League play-offs is gaining in temperature. And, in this fight for the first eight places in the ranking, Gap achieved a great blow during the 38th day. The Raptors have, in fact, taken the best on the leader of the classification, Grenoble. If the Wolf Burners opened the scoring by Yann Sauve in the first period, Romain Gutierrez tied in numerical superiority in the second. The Gapençais made the difference at the very end of the match because, while Antonin Manavian answered the double from Romain Gutierrez at the very start of the third period, Bostjan Golicic gave the victory to the Raptors at just over a minute from the end of the match (2-3). Anglet, ninth in the standings, saw Gap widen the gap a little more. The Hormadi has, in fact, imposed on penalties against Chamonix (5-4) and sees the Gapençais now have four points ahead.
Amiens gets closer to Angers
If Angers was exempted on this 38th day, Amiens returned to three lengths in favor of his victory on the Bordeaux ice. After having made the break by Philippe Halley in the first period then Evan Richardson at the start of the second, the Gothics saw the Boxers equalize by Felix Antoine Poulin then Olivier Labelle. In numerical superiority, Evan Richardson offered the victory to the Amiens three minutes from the end of the match (2-3). Rouen, for its part, signed a third consecutive success. Thanks to Nicolas Ritz, Joël Caron and Joris Bedin, the Dragons took the best on the Scorpions (3-1), who opened the scoring by Julien Munoz. Last and already guaranteed to participate in the maintenance pool, Briançon fell on the Nice ice (6-4) in the duel between the last two in the Magnus League standings.
ICE HOCKEY – MAGNUS LEAGUE / 38TH DAY
Sunday January 26, 2020
Grenoble – Gap : 2-3
Rouen – Mulhouse: 3-1
Bordeaux – Amiens : 2-3
Nice – Briançon: 6-4
Anglet – Chamonix: 5-4 (tab)