The Ice Hockey World Championship is taking place in the Latvian capital Riga from 21 May and until the last day on 6 June.
Originally, the tournament was also scheduled to take place in Belarus, but due to the tense political situation in the country, all games will now take place in Latvia.
The big event in Group A began with the opening game between Russia and the Czech Republic, which Sabornja happily won 4:3.
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The German team started the first day of the World Cup with a shooting festival, winning 9:4 against outsiders Italy. Exactly a day later, national coach Tony Soderholm’s team registered a 5–1 win against Norway.
Canada was the next opponent on Monday after a day off. And the Soderholm Rift broke the alleged top favorite with a 3:1 finish.
However, the DEB selection got its first blow on Wednesday. Germany lost 2:3 to the surprise team of Kazakhstan.
It was not enough for the German team against Finland either. It was a 2-3 loss.
Germany suffered a third consecutive defeat against the US and was drawn 2–0.
In the last group game against hosts Latvia (World Cup 2021 in Riga, Group B: Germany – Latvia, Tue, LIVE from 3.15 pm game1 on free TV and live streams) There is a showdown in the fight for the quarterfinals.
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Mode of Ice Hockey World Championship:
A total of 16 teams compete in two groups of eight. Group distribution followed by placement in the world rankings. It is determined by the results of the last Olympic Winter Games and the last four World Championships. The results of the last World Cup are rated higher than before.
The best four teams in each group, from which direct comparison matters in the event of a tie, advance to the quarter-finals. From there it continues in knockout mode. (See Ice Hockey World Championship tables here)
Since there is no tournament tree, the best team in the group stage meets the fourth-placed team in the semi-finals – as well as the second-best team against the third-best. The following criteria are used:
1. Group placement
2. group stage points
3. Goal difference in group stage
4. goals scored in the group stage
5. Placement in the world rankings before the tournament.
There will be a total of 64 matches.
German World Cup Team:
National ice hockey coach Tony Soderholm has to do without most NHL stars at the World Cup. Superstar Leon Dresitl is with the Edmonton Oilers in the playoffs for the Stanley Cup and is just as unavailable as his Nico Sturm (Minnesota Wilds). Dreysatel’s teammate, unlike Olympic silver medalist Dominic Kahun, traveled to the World Cup after the Oilers’ opening play-off and will be available during the tournament after a six-day quarantine.
Top rookie Tim Stutzl is also not there, as he has to treat a hand injury. Tobias Reeder, most recently with the Buffalo Sabers, is the only NHL professional after Kahun in the German World Cup squad. However, there are three other AHL players on the team, along with Leon Gawanke (Manitoba Moose), Lynne Bergman (San Jose Barracuda) and Tom Kuhnhackle (Bridgeport Sound Tigers).
Adler Mannheim make up the biggest block. There are five Eagles in the team, with Felix Bruckmann, Marcus Eisenschmidt, Mathias Plakta, Stefan Loibel and Nico Kramer. Also, Corbinian Holzer is another new addition to Adler.
Roster at a glance:
Tor: Felix Bruckmann (Adler Mannheim), Mathias Niederberger (Eisberen Berlin), Niklas Truttle (Nuremberg Ice Tigers)
Defence: Dominic Bittner (Grizzlies Wolfsburg), Marcel Brandt (Straubing Tigers), Leon Gawanke (Manitoba Moose), Korbinian Holzer (automobilist Yekaterinburg), Jonas Müller (Eisbrain Berlin), Moritz Müller (Kölner Hai), Marco Novak (Düsseldorfer EG), Cedar (Rogel BK), Fabio Wagner (ERC Ingolstadt)
Sturm: Lynn Bergman (San Jose Sharks), Andreas Eder (Straubing Tigers), Marcus Eisenschmidt (Adler Mannheim), Daniel Fischbuch (Düsseldorfer EG), Maximilian Kustner (EHC Red Bull Munich), Nicholas Kramer (Adler Mannheim), Tom Kuhnhackel (Bridgeport Sound) ) ) Tigers / AHL), Stefan Loibel (Adler Mannheim), Marcel Knoebbels (Eisbrain Berlin), John Pieterka (EHC Red Bull München), Leonhard Pföderl (Eisberen Berlin), Mathias Plakta (Adler Mannheim), Lukas Reichl (Eisbrain Berlin) , Tobias Ryder (Buffalo Sabers), Frederick Tiffels (Cologne Sharks), Dominic Kahun (Edmonton Oilers)
DEB Team Prospect:
In the last World Cup in 2019, the quarter-final against the Czech Republic ended for the German national team. Soderholm is optimistic about the upcoming tournament. “It will be a different World Cup than before, which could really be an opportunity for us,” he added.
Group Stage Schedule (May 21 – June 1, 2021):
You can view the full group stage schedule here
Ice Hockey World Championship LIVE on SPORT1:
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Among other things, all World Cup games with German participation will be shown live on free TV.