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DEB President Franz Rindle: “Women’s ice hockey at the highest level deserved a quick decision, and now it has been found. I am very happy that World Cup host Canada was able to offer this option. This means that the Women’s Bundesliga can also start playing in September and we want all the important Olympic qualifications to be held in November.
Christian Kunast, DEB’s Director of Sports: “The IIHF has now worked very quickly and has also found a good agreement for all the associations, especially for teams that qualify for the Olympic Games like ours in November. This is the best possible solution for sportsmen, a World Cup for women. The exact location is still to be determined, but the date has now been determined and is very gratifying. “
U18 national team is under Finland
The German U18 national team suffered a loss in the final group game at the IIHF U18 World Cup in the United States. The team of U18 national coach Stefan Ziesche lost to the Finland team by 0:10 (0: 5, 0: 3, 0: 2) and thus missed a respectable success at the end. Five Finnish goals were scored when the Germans were knocked out. In the goal of the German Ice Hockey Federation’s selection, Luca Gange (Jungdler Mannheim) scored 33 of 43 shots on his goal, Thomas Hagel (Red Bull Hockey Academy) being voted the most exclusive DEB player. Captain Bennett Romy (Logitzer Futches), goalkeeper Nikita Kaup (Krefeld Pingine) and Nicholas Hagel (Red Bull Hockey Academy) were honored as the tournament’s three best DEB players.
U18 national coach Stefan Ziesche: “We were not at the same level as Finn, it was not the sport we imagined at the end of the tournament. We have to learn from this, we have to analyze the tournament as to why we have good games and games to find solutions for the future and also to prepare for the next World Cup next year. The situation is difficult due to the epidemic that our league has not been able to play since November, but we cannot play like today. Players have to learn to fight every day, work hard as a team every day. This is the biggest lesson. Our last official game before the tournament was in July 2020, a long time, we have not taken a course together since then. Hopefully we have some modality and children can take up sports and training and we can develop players again. He is the most important to us. “
Michael Gottwald: “We didn’t do the simple things right, the Finns were just fast in terms of running. On a world-class level, the challenge is immense and personally I still have a long way to go.”
Pascal Steak: “It was a big event, everything was very well organized by IIHF. The pace was very fast on the ice, many of us barely played the entire season. The tournament was a great experience. “