Ice hockey world cup
World Cup started to measure: DEB team also demolishes Norway
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After the sovereign victory against Italy, Germany also clearly defeated Norway. The start of the Ice Hockey World Championship was a success.
High goals, strong start: The German national ice hockey team followed sharp words with solid actions at the start of the World Cup. 20 hours after the 9: 4 goal celebration against outsiders Italy, national coach Tony Soderholm’s team beat Norway 5: 1 (1: 0, 3: 1, 1: 0) and recorded the maximum yield from the first two days. Of. Tournament with six points Riga.
Mannheim’s Matthias Plakta (20th), AHL pros Leon Gavanke (24th) and Lean Bergman (45th) as well as Berlin’s Leo Föderl (27th) and Lucas Reichel (31st) scored for the German selection Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) Done. The last time they lost to Norway three times in a row at the World Championships. Emil Lilleberg (37.) scored 1: 4 for the Scandinavians, who played their first tournament game, meanwhile.
Canada awaits DEB team on Monday
After a day’s break, Canada will be the next opponent on Monday (7.15 pm / Sport 1). The youth team of the ice hockey homeland, which has to do without its big NHL stars, surprisingly lost 2–0 to hosts Latvia at the start of the World Cup.
The German player, who spoke quite openly about medals and even titles, found his game despite only a little recovery after the mixed first third. He then reassured them with offensive strength and consistent defensive work.
In comparison to the opening win, Söderholm had only replaced the goalkeeper. For Felix Bruckmann of Mannheim, Mathias Niederberger, the master goalkeeper of Berlin, stood between the posts. The storm and defense structures remained unchanged.
Germany plays well at times
Niederberger got the job done quickly as the Norwegians, who played their first tournament game, started very aggressively. The DEB selection initially had a problem getting out of its field in a systematic way. The first outnumber game also did not go smoothly.
It took up to 16 seconds for the first third break to be scored before the opening goal was scored: Plakta hit a flick into the goal from captain Moritz Muller. Manheimer had already provided a highlight with a small goal twice on Friday.
The power play also served in the second third: Gavanke, who made his World Cup debut, scored his first international goal with a slap in the corner, which was cleared by his defensive colleague Marcel Brandt. Indeed, a few seconds later there should have been another number for the German team, but after an investigation against the head of Marcus Eisenschmied, the referee did not issue a penalty.
Nevertheless, the DEB team improved to 3–0. After some great preparatory work by his Berlin club colleagues Marcel Noebels and Reichel, Fodder completed a successful combination. Sometimes Söderholm’s team played themselves in a frenzy. Reichel delivered a solo performance with a flick in the corner.
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