German national ice hockey coach Tony Söderholm said with a big grin that he expected cake when he returned to the hotel. Not long ago, his team had barely placed Canada, the top nation in the tournament, beating Latvia. It is not known if this cake actually ever existed, but a second cake would actually be the latest one since late Sunday evening (06/06/2021).
Canadians actually gilded the German gift. In the first extra time in the final against Finland, Nick Paul scored and scored the deciding goal. Canada can call itself the Ice Hockey World Champion for the 27th time and is now sharing the record with Russia.
defeat against germany
German aid to Canada actually started a long time ago. The ice hockey homeland met Germany on the third match day. After already two defeats in the first two matches, the “Maple Leaves” were under pressure, but he first appearance in publicThe team wrestled with Canada. North Americans were with a wm So far always walked off the ice as the winner in the second game, now having three losses at the start.
The historically poor start was accepted at home with nostalgia and understanding. Anyway, the ice hockey world championship in Canada is in a difficult position, especially when the big stars are missing and they are NHL-playoff run in parallel. As a national player you don’t like to open your local newspaper if it has embarrassing defeats on it.
turning point requisition
But 1:3 against Germany apparently had the necessary hello-wake effect. any specific Andrew Mangiapane of Calgary Flames joined the team and then suffered three victories against Norway, Italy and Kazakhstan, as well as a narrow defeat in a penalty shootout against Finland.
“We have a very young team” Explained to Canada coach Gerard Gallant: “I think we’re the youngest team in the tournament, but it’s a big opportunity for the boys.” And Team Canada took the opportunity the German team had given them.
revenge against America and Finland
With Andrew Mangiapen, who was later voted Most Valuable Player of the tournament, the troupe was a breath of fresh air. Close games were suddenly won and Canada’s talents also showed what they could do in knockout games. Victory against Russia and a successful revenge against them America in the semi-finals. Suddenly Canada was in the final against Finland – just like in wm 2019
No beat fest could be expected against the humorless defense artists of Finland. Canada behind twice, showed two return, but also that Team Meanwhile the character was completely up to date. With a perfect counterattack, Best did it scorer wm Conor Brown and nick paul Canada to the happy world champion.
Stand: 07.06.2021, 11:00