GÖTEBORG. Hemmapremiären i CHL slutade med succé.
Frölunda punkterade returmatchen mot Pardubice redan i första perioden.
Hemmalaget drog ifrån till en 3-0-ledning som tjeckerna aldrig kunde ta igen.
– Det betyder alltid mycket att vinna för Frölunda, vare sig det är SHL eller CHL. Det var en viktig match för oss att vinna, säger tränare Roger Rönnberg efter matchen.
Rögle BK slog schweiziska liga B-laget La Chaux-de-Fonds efter en ryckig match.
Träningsmatchen präglades av utvisningar.
– Vi blev lite konfunderade och tagna på sängen, säger Mikael Gath, assisterande tränare i Rögle BK.
GÖTEBORG. Frölunda nådde sitt första mål: CHL-slutspel.
Artturi Lehkonen gjorde kanske sitt sista mål i Frölunda.
Snart drar han till Montreal.
Det här kan ha varit hans adjö.
Känn ingen sorg för honom, Göteborg. Gläds med en framtida NHL-spelare.
GÖTEBORG. Nyförvärven fortsatte glänsa i Frölunda. Tre av fem mål kom från nya spelare.
Tack vare en islossning i den första perioden – 3-0 – kunde hemmalaget ta revansch på tjeckerna.
Frölunda är nu vidare i CHL efter 5-2 hemma mot Pardubice.
– Det betyder alltid mycket att vinna för Frölunda, vare sig det är SHL eller CHL. Det var en viktig match att vinna för oss, säger tränare Roger Rönnberg.
ALVEY vs CASEYMiddleweight prospect Sam Alvey left the Octagon smiling for the second time in 2016 on Saturday, as he knocked out fellow Ultimate Fighter alum Kevin Casey in the second round of their Fight Night Vancouver bout at Rogers Arena.Casey had a solid first round, with the measured pace to his advantage as he fought well at range and also worked effectively against the fence. With seconds to go in the round, though, Alvey got loose with some hard shots that appeared to rattle Casey.Alvey followed up his late first-round success with a strong surge two minutes into the second as he roc … Read the Full Article Here
VANCOUVERDemian Maia wants his first shot at the welterweight title and Carlos Condit wants another one.The No. 3 and 4-ranked fighters in the world at 170 pounds battle tonight in the main event of Fight Night Vancouver for the eventual right to fight for the title that both men have relentlessly pursued for the past year.Maia thought he locked up a title fight with a dominant win over Matt Brown in May. Condit almost beat Robbie Lawler in a Fight of the Year contender in January, but was edged out on the final judges’ scorecards. UFC President Dana White said recentl … Read the Full Article Here
Paige VanZant made plenty of new fans after her appearance on Dancing with the Stars. In her return to her day job inside the Octagon, plenty of those new celebrity fans weighed in after her victory over Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night Maia vs Condit in Vancouver.UFC Vancouver Read the Full Article Here
PETTIS vs OLIVEIRAFormer UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis got the fight of his life in his featherweight debut against No. 6-ranked Charles Oliveira on Saturday, but “Showtime” delivered the goods at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, submitting the Brazilian in the third round, snapping a three-fight losing streak in the process.Oliveira immediately rushed Pettis into the fence, but Pettis’ takedown defense was strong. Yet as soon as the two broke, Oliveira wasn’t going to give him space to breathe, and he got the takedown the second time around. “Do Bronx” … Read the Full Article Here
Think you know how the next fight card will play out? Play UFC Pick ‘EmDemian Maia has been making a hard charge towards a shot at the UFC welterweight title, and it’s going to be awfully hard to deny him after an incredibly impressive submission win over former interim champion Carlos Condit on Saturday night.Maia had won five straight bouts coming into the fight, but he picked up his most important victory with a dominant performance in the main event from Vancouver.Maia wasted no time getting Condit to the ground early and quickly wrapped up a rear naked choke as he got the tap less than tw … Read the Full Article Here
Demian Maia’s first fight in Vancouver was a disaster, as he lost to Mark Munoz in 2011. Five years later, the second one ended in a much more favorable fashion for the No. 3-ranked welterweight contender, as he submitted former interim UFC champion Carlos Condit in the first round of their main event bout at Rogers Arena on Saturday.“I knew it would be a hard fight,” Maia said. “I’m just so happy. I think I earned a title shot, and now, finally, I will get the chance to fight for the title.”New welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is expected to make the fir … Read the Full Article Here