Jessica Campbell is responsible for the development of singles and gamers in Germany. Photo: imago-images.de
Canada’s Jessica Campbell is currently making history at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Finland. The 29-year-old is the first woman to stand on the board at the Men’s World Cup. The DEB team expects a breath of fresh air and a fresh perspective from their assistant coach.
05/19/2022, 14:4905/19/2022, 16:01
Rarely has a figure in the World Cup team’s coaching staff grabbed so many headlines this year: Jessica Campbell belongs to the Germany For the first time, a woman in the coaching staff of the men’s team. The 29-year-old Canadian is the DEB assistant coach for head coach Tony Soderholm. With the German Ice Hockey Federation receiving a lot of media inquiries, a press conference was arranged for Campbell alone on Wednesday.
Jessica Campbell had no problem gaining respect on the DEB team.Photo: cornerstone
In a training suit, the former Canadian international and 2015 World Cup silver medalist answered questions after she had previously given NHL star defender Moritz Ceder some advice on snowboarding. “The interest in me is great,” she explained to the audience of journalists. Her goal has always been to work as a coach at the highest level – whether it’s men’s sports or women’s sports is not so important. “I want to use my abilities and focus on training. When I pave the way for others, it’s great.”
Campbell, otherwise in NHL As a running coach and independent technician, he was already the last DEL season as Tom Roe’s assistant for the Nuremberg Ice Tigers and he’s clearly convinced. Soderholm asked your boss there as assistant coach for the World Cup and he recommended Campbell right away. After six conversations with Söderholm, it was clear that the Canadian was allowed to go to Finland.
“For me, Jessica is an assistant coach – it doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman. I hope we don’t have to continue that discussion anymore,” said Soderholm Campbell’s appointment. In the DEB team, the former striker is responsible for the game manpower and individual development of the players. “She has a different view on how to design some of the game scenes. She looks for solutions and has a very good eye for technical details,” said the DEB coach. She also communicates well with the players. If you say two or three sentences, you might say one sentence.”
Until 2020, Campbell was still playing for the Malmo Redhawks in the Swedish top league.Photo: imago-images.de
The chemistry with the team was right from the start. Captain Moritz Muller explained: “When you come to the dressing room as a coach, you have to convince efficiently,” adding: “And I was immediately convinced. She does a great job and the boys respect her. She has had experience and therefore respect for the troops from day one.” Added Alexander Ill, who participated in the first Once at the World Cup: “Everyone is so happy to have a Superwoman like Jessica, we can learn a lot from her.”
In the Swiss Group 1, Campbell and her sons are currently going their way thanks to two wins and one loss against Canada. The stated goal is the quarter-finals: in order to get to this safely, you need at least two more wins in the next three matches. Then you can in the final against the group Switzerland You might even allow defeat.
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