National League

HC Lugano has played the end of a turbulent Ticino derby with a total of 4 disallowed goals yesterday under protest. This morning the club has confirmed the protest and will appeal last night's result.

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In HC Lugano's 1-0 derby loss against HC Ambrì-Piotta last night, the officials disallowed 4 goals (2 for HCAP and 2 for HCL) before Richard Park finally scored the 1-0 that remained on the scoreboard.

The fourth scene involving video consultation came 35 seconds before the end of the second period when Dominik Schlumpf seemed to have scored the go-ahead goal for the Bianconeri. But the referees annulled the goal, stating that Micflikier had been standing in the goal crease and obstructed the goaltender.

HC Lugano reacted to this last scene by filing a protest on the ice. As HC Lugano’s Roland Habisreutinger said after the game, “There was no foul committed by my player. To be honest, I do not understand the reason for this decision”.

As "TicinoOnline" reports, HC Lugano has officially confirmed their protest today and it is now in the hands of the league to decide whether or not an error was committed by the officials.