What a start for Nina Kristof, who scored two goals in her first competitive game for the women’s national team in a 3–0 win over Hungary. And that in a world championship. And that too soon after his 18th birthday. The German team was to win the second game in Calgary, Canada, beating Denmark 3–1.
But the initial enthusiasm waned when they lost to Czech Republic (0:2) and then Japan (1:2) in the group stage. In the game against the Asians, Nina Kristoff suffered a minor injury, which resulted in a ban from the game as a precaution. Therefore Hamelberger was neither in the quarterfinals against Canada (0:7) nor in the placement game against Russia (2:3) on ice.
While the German national team finishes eighth in the World Cup on Tuesday, Nina Christophe flies to her adopted American home in Rochester, New York State, where school and club training begin. Combined with the expectation of an invitation to the Olympic qualification tournament in Füssen in November, where the German selections will play against Denmark and Austria.
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