As expected, German ice hockey failed in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Calgary to record women’s world champion Canada. Against the hosts, the pick lost to captain Julia Zorn 0:7 (0:3, 0:2, 0:2) and missed the second semi-final after 2017, when it was finally fourth.
Already on Sunday (9:00 a.m. CEST) the German team will play against Russia’s pick from five to eighth place.
National coach Thomas Shadler said, “We knew it would be a very difficult game against the Canadians. I had to take my hat off for my team’s performance.”
Zorn explained: “Despite the obvious result, we have nothing to reproach ourselves with. Of course, we have to draw the right conclusions for the future from this. We want to be in the top group and we still have the opportunity to do so.” With the placement game against Russia. We definitely want to win this game to retain our fifth-place chance.”
The Germans got off to a great start to the tournament with victories against Hungary (3:0) and Denmark (3:1). After defeats against group winners Czech Republic (0:2) and Japan (1:2), the quarter-finals were handed the toughest task against Canada, with the top five nations undefeated winners of Group A, all of whom placed Went as quarter finals.
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