With a strong start to the tournament team
Tournament course would be good Public debutant-Tams Can’t Write: After the initial defeat against Finland, the world champion has a strong performance against Sweden – but it ends with a very narrow defeat: Germany loses 0: 1 and is 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 any victory in the quarter-finals. Because the world champion is waiting here again: Sweden. But the fight that the DEB team has given 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. After another minute and a half, redemption by Patrick Reimer: Germany is 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. A Christian Ehrhoff, who goes home to his fourth Olympic Games as a flag bearer with silver around his neck. Or Danny from Birken, who, as the tournament’s best goalkeeper, made this fairy tale possible in the first place. Or Marcel’s GOCJoe, after the semi-finals, wishes for a weeping birthday: “Jonas, all the best! My son said to me: Dad, if you bring a medal with you, it’s okay, if you’re not there for my birthday. We did it! Jonas, we’ll bring home a medal.”
On February 25, 2018 it is clear: this medal will be silver. The German team goes into extra time one last time. Against Russia, the last shot hit the ground in his own goal within just ten minutes. From the dream of Olympic gold. 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