A weak start, a strong answer — and in the end a deserved victory: The last casting for Olympia has convinced the German ice hockey national team with an impressive comeback. 85 days before the winter games in Beijing, the team of national coach Toni Söderholm defeated the prelude of Germany Cups Russia despite 0: 2 residue with 4: 3 (2: 2, 1: 0, 1: 1).
The Mannheim Lean Bergmann (10th), the Munich Basin Ellis (13th), the Berlin Leo Fader (28th) and the Sweden legionnaire Tobias Raider (42nd) scored the gates for the selection of German in 1560 viewers in Krefeld Hockey federal (DEB), in which several regular players are missing.
The other opponents at the home tournament are on Saturday Switzerland and Sunday the Slovakia (both 14.30 clock). The lots for Söderholm are the latest opportunity to test candidates for the winter games in Beijing (4 to 20 February 2022) at an international level.
We had a bit of starting difficulties, that surprised me a little, said Söderholm at MagentaSport : We were reappointed. In the offensive we were very strong.
The largest star of the Russian selection, with an age-cut of 22 years the youngest of the tournament, stood at the gang: Ice Hockey Legend Igor Latino Coach The Sonata. She caught the Deb selection on the wrong foot and went early through a double strike of Maxim Grouches (8.) and Maxim Zyuganov (9th) within 40 seconds with 2: 0 in the lead — through two ice-cold counterparts.
Deb team is developing the lead
North America returnee Bergmann shortened almost in return. Suddenly the German team was in the game: only three minutes later, Schlitz after a wise passport of his Munich club colleagues Patrick Eager with a Schooner in the angle. We are not well started and any slice behind, gave Bergmann to: Then we got a piece better into play.
In the second section, the DEB selection was developed highly concentrated the lead: Pavel stood the puck over the line. The Iserlohner goalkeeper Andreas Venice kept the lead, Raider built him in excess. Maxim Working shortened (54.).
The majority of the Olympic team around the NHL Stars Leon Driest, Philipp Grubber and Moritz Safer is already. But a few places are still open, so Söderholm looks exactly in Krefeld. You have certain puzzle pieces, they all have to fit somewhere, said the Finn before the tournament the SID. Above all, the national coach is looking for role players who help the team. Several family forces that were stormed in the semifinals at the World Cup in the spring in Latvia, he tensed a break.
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Nominated for Beijing are so far only Driest, Grubber and Silver. Overall, the DEB has reported 53 players. We have to do one of two teams, said Söderholm, who has the agony of choice: We have a greater selection of players who can make a difference on an international level.