With a trip to the tournament team
Tournament course would be good First appearance-Tams Can’t Write: After the initial defeat against Finland there is a strong performance against world champion Sweden – but it ends with a very narrow defeat: Germany lose 0: 1 and are about to end the tournament. Without a win in the preliminary round, a top nation would be waiting on the way to the quarter-finals.
But the German ice hockey drama performs five other extremely exciting tasks. In the final group game against Norway, coach Sturm’s team secured a long qualification spot against Switzerland in the penalty shootout – and two days later in the quarter-finals in overtime.
A success story hardly considered possible, more than a win in the quarter-finals. Because the world champion is waiting here again: Sweden. But the fight that the DBB team gave to Swords is also a world champion. It is 3: 3 after the regular time. Not for the faint of heart, it goes into overtime again. Released by Patrick Reimer, after another minute and a half: Germany are in the semi-finals of the Olympic Games!
DEB’s team makes you laugh
It is the stories of the athletes that make this success even more special. Christian Ehrhoff, who goes home to his fourth Olympic Games as a flag bearer with silver around his neck. Or Danny from Birken, who made this fairy tale possible as the tournament’s best goalkeeper. Or Marcel’s GOCWho, after the semi-finals, wishes for a birthday “Jonas, all the best! My son said to me: Dad, if you bring a medal with you, it’s fine if you’re not there for my birthday. We did it! Jonas, we’ll bring a medal home.”
On February 25, 2018 it is clear: This medal will be silver. The German team went into an overtime last time. Against Russia, the last goal lands in its own goal after ten minutes. From Olympic gold dreams. What was the biggest success in German ice hockey history and the semi-finals was the moment of many Olympic Games.
Stand: 02.04.2020, 19:52