These polar bears are the monsters of the party. After winning the final in Munich on Wednesday, the ninth title of the championship was celebrated in a hotel in the Bavarian capital until the early hours of the morning.
By Jörg Lubrich
Coach Serge Auben (47) enjoyed this victory more calmly. Canadian is the main manufacturer. The former NHL professional has been swinging the wand behind the ice ring since 2019. Since taking over, things have gone uphill for the polar bears. 2019/2020 fourth in the main round, champion Germany 2021 and 2022.
Obin: “The 2022 title is a very special success. Against all odds, we fought our way through. I am very proud of my team. It is an indescribable feeling.”
The team is proud of their coach. Strength: Speaks the language of players and stays mostly calm. His bounty: He does not line up according to nationality, but rather according to performance.
The result: more and more top German players want to come to Berlin again. National team defender Marco Nowak (30) from Dusseldorf and Jan Nijenhuis (20) from Wolfsburg.
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Polar bears champion Germany again
Who is going? Goalkeeper Matthias Niederberger (29) signed in Munich.
W: There’s a big question mark behind lead designer Aubin (the contract with polar bears until 2024). He is said to have already signed with the L.A. Kings, Ontario Reign Farm.
“The assistant coach from Ontario has already taken over. So you have a coach,” Esperin coach Stefan Richter said on tournament night. But according to reports only until the end of the playoffs.
So it is likely that the United States will continue to tempt. And when the NHL connects, there’s no stopping…
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