The Sharks won what became the last game of the season. The three game series started with a Gothenburg Shark win on Saturday 11 to 16 and put themselves in the front seat to stay in the series without any further qualification games. The second game was interrupted in the 10th due to darkness with 6-6 on the board. That game was continued today before the scheduled last game of the series. Unfortunately the Sharks could not capitalize on the opportunity and Alby won the second game in the 12:th. The Sharks managed to keep calm and stay focused for the decisive third game. The Sharks once again stepped up and put themselves in the lead to secure their spot in the 2014 version of the Elitseries. The Sharks had a 11-3 lead in the beginning of the eighth and took another leap once there to 18-5 which also became the final score.
This ends a really tough season for the Sharks. A long way from the silver medal in 2011.
Alby gets a second chance to stay in the Elitseries playing a direct qualifying three game series versus the winner of the regional series play off. We wish them the best of luck there.
In the other end of the series, the play off for the title 2013, will Stockholm face Karlskoga Bats in a best of five game series for the title. Stockholm won three straight games versus Sundbyberg, even though the last game went into extra innings. Karlskoga did the same thing versus Leksand. That game series was on a bumpy ride. Leksand actually won game two, but the Bats claimed that the Lumberjacks used a non qualified player in that game and the appeal stood and Bats were given the win 9-0. The Bats won the final game of that series and won their spot in the final with three straight wins as well.
We wish both Stockholm and Karlskoga to play on the very top of their potential to make the series for the title a fair and exciting event.