Heads turned to the snow, and the expressions of the German ice hockey players revealed deep disappointment. The German team’s strong World Cup ended in a bankruptcy – the coronation did not take place. In the match for third place, national coach Tony Soderhome’s team defeated the United States 1: 6 (0: 1; 0: 4; 1: 1) in Latvian Riga. The DEB team has lost its first bronze medal since 1934. After a 2-0 draw against the United States in the opening round, the game was played again, much to the disappointment of the players. Disappointing in that Defeat against Finland in the semifinals Even the previous day had left their identity.
“It hurts terribly now. Words are hard to find,” Corbinian Holzer said and blew out first: “We were so close to the final, it wasn’t enough today,” the defender said: “It will take until we realize what we have achieved. Only small details.” Not at the top of the world. It’s a huge move. “
The tenth game in two weeks of this World Cup was the defeat of the German team against the team from the United States. In the first third, the DEB team was able to continue, but the American player Christian Volan (6th) froze and he converted the first American shot straight.
German team without energy
Since then, strength and morale have dropped significantly, as if someone had dragged German soldiers away. A blackout that snatched away any opportunity for precious metal from the Söderholm team. In the second third the American team was able to do what they wanted. The United States took advantage of this surprising German reluctance. Conor Garland (27th), Jack Drew (29th), Jason Robertson (32nd) and Trevor Moore (33rd) were unable to bring their team to the front. The German team could not score a 5: 3 majority even for five minutes.
In the third quarter, the German team at least remembered the fighting strength they showed in the entire World Cup. Dominic Bitner scored at least a small make-up in his second World Cup match with a 1: 5 (50th) end. But 25 seconds later the United States regained 6-1 (50th) through Ryan Donato.
Canada won the World Cup
In stark contrast to the German team that started the tournament with three wins, the World Cup went to a new World Champion: after a historically weak start to the World Cup, Canada secured the title. In the thrilling final, the Canadians won the World Cup for the 27th time after extra time against defending champions Finland 3: 2 (0: 1, 1: 0, 1: 1, 1: 0). With this, the Canadians captured the record champion Russia.
Two NHL strikers Maxime Comtois (25th) and Adam Henrique (53rd) equalized twice from the Anaheim ducks. In extra time, Nick Paul of the Ottawa Senators took the Canadians to the gold medal and prevented the Finns from winning their fourth world title. For Finland, who beat Germany, goals from Michael Ruhoma (9th) and Better Lindbom (46th) are too low to defend the 2019 title.
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