They just don’t go!
Although the 2018 Pyeongchang Silver Champions showed their best performance in the Olympic ice hockey tournament, they lost to the Americans who competed with college players 2-3 (1-1, 0-1, 1-1). Second bankruptcy after the 1:5 disaster against Canada and almost also the embarrassment against host China (3:2).
We wanted to take more with us after the hike. “But the little things decide, we have to learn our lessons from that,” said defender Corbinian Holzer. Striker Patrick Hager agrees: “We don’t need to hide when it comes to talent.”
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It is a good thing that no team is eliminated in the preliminary round. In qualifying for the quarter-finals, Germany now has to face Slovakia.
Germany were very awake and made it 1-0 after just two minutes when Patrick Hager saved a slap that was bested by Matthias Blacha. But there was no security.
The Americans came three minutes later, and one man went up, too, to a similar goal. However, the puck entered right after Stephen Kampfer had driven away from the blue line.
Goalkeeper Danny from Birken, who came in to replace Mathias Niederberger, was not looking very good. By the way, Niederberger had to go directly to the stands, where David Wolf and Daniel Pietta also sat. The coach of the national team, Toni Soderholm, 43, rotated slightly.
But then a shocking moment for Nicola Kramer! Mannheimer was examined hard and then grabbed his bleeding mouth. Age may be affected. However, the striker was able to continue playing, like Marcel Brandt, who got the disc in his sack and lay there for a few minutes.
Photo: Peter Kneville / D
There were a few fun highlights. Matt Kneiss scored from the crowd to make it 2-1 for the College Boys (25th place). The fact that aus den Birken lost his racket before hitting fits the picture of DEB’s selection at the Olympics. Unconditional persistence is still missing.
As a result, 1:3 fell to Jonas Muller after a bad pass from Plachta, who could not accept the puck. The American Boys rushed in and hit Nathan Smith with a backhand.
Photo: Peter Kneville / D
It only got exciting again when Tom Kunkel scored to make it 2:3 in the 58th minute. Then the birch exited the penalty area, putting Germany on the power play. But it is no longer sufficient.
In this format it will be difficult to reach the quarter-finals. The silver lining of 2018, German ice hockey’s cracks are still a long way from that. Players continue to view the surface of the small ice as a problem. Hajar: “It’s a process of getting used to it.”
But he knows: “If we want to progress, we have to do something better. I expect their best S from all the teams on Tuesday and Wednesday.
We know we have potential, but the championship is also top notch.
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