The same happens in ice hockey. The United States raced through the preliminary round and play-offs at the World Cup in Denmark, even defeating defending champions Canada 5:2 on the way to the final and then won the final – Canada. . The team defeated the Americans in the finals of Herning 2:1 (0:0, 2:1, 0:0) and perfected the successful title defense. Canada had already won the final against the USA in Calgary in 2021, as well as at the Olympic Games in Beijing in February.
Brian Jenner scored twice for Canada within a minute of the second period, deciding the game. AB Roque scored in the second period to link United. The Americans tried everything in the final third, but could not equalize.
[Mehr guten Sport aus lokaler Sicht finden Sie – wie auch Politik und Kultur – in unseren Newslettern aus den zwölf Berliner Bezirken. Hier kostenlos zu bestellen:leute.tagesspiegel.de]
“I think as a team we found a different way to win the game this time,” said Canada captain Marie-Philippe Polin. “We knew we wouldn’t score as often as in the Olympics, but today we blocked shots and played in huge numbers. We had to find other ways.” Also, goalkeeper Ann-Renée Desbiennes made an excellent save.
Amazingly, the Czech Republic took third place and medal for the first time with a 4:2 victory over the Swiss. In the placement games, Japan won a respectable victory against Finland in the match for fifth place (1–0 after a penalty shoot-out). The German team came only in ninth place, but managed to finish at least above. (tsp)
Web guru. Amateur thinker. Unapologetic problem solver. Zombie expert. Hipster-friendly travel geek. Social mediaholic.