The protégés of Toni Söderholm wanted to rehabilitate for the 1: 5 at the start at Olympics 2022 against Canada, but the defending champion was ultimately too strong in the 3: 5, 1: 3, 2: 0). The world champion took the command right from the start and then used the first mistake of the German team. Cole Sillinger came to the shot and hit the right angle after nine minutes. Pierre-Luc Dubois was successful after 18 minutes with a hidden shot in the left top of the Toreck. The maple leaves went into the third break with a deserved 2-0.
- greatly improved in the middle third – but three goals conceded
- twice double overnight and new hope
- Söderholm’s measure no longer applies
- Germany – Canada 3: 5 (0: 2, 1: 3, 2: 0)
greatly improved in the middle third – but three goals conceded
The DEB selection was greatly improved in the first ten minutes in the middle section, initially had 8-0 shots and came to 1-2. Seider quickly drove into the attack zone, Marc Michaelis from the Toronto Marlies from the second -class Ahl concluded the advance. The first penalty period in the game continued to fall behind the DEB selection and also out of step. Dubois steered the puck into the goal from a short distance (32nd). The next penalty for Germany followed and the next goal. Kent Johnson put the puck over the handle of Philipp Grubauer (34th). A great combination then completed Noah Gregor with the 5: 1.
twice double overnight and new hope
The preliminary decision? In the final third, the Söderholm team defended itself with great commitment and came back into the game again. In double outnumber. First, the Mannheimer Matthias Plachta shot a supporting play through the legs of a Canadian into the goal (42nd). Then the Nuremberg Daniel Schmölz missed the 3: 5 when he did not accommodate a slightly deflected Plachta pass in the empty goal. The 3: 5 then won NHL defender Moritz Seider from the Detroit Red Wings (53.) – again in double outnumbered. Set in the scene by Tim Stützle from the Ottawa Senators, initially waited, then pulled off and hit the right corner.
Söderholm’s measure no longer applies
Coach Toni Söderholm kept taking Grubauer off the ice in the last few minutes, the DEB team pushed out in excess, but it was not enough against overall stronger Canadians.
Söderholm found “a lot okay, unfortunately it was no longer enough” at the Sport1 microph1. The victory of the maple leaves was in his eyes “so okay, they punished us for some mistakes.”
Already this Saturday (7.20 p.m.) the second game in Helsinki is against the Olympic third Slovakia. At the start, the Slovaks secured a 4-2 duty victory against outsiders France, which is the third German World Cup opponent on Monday.
Germany – Canada 3: 5 (0: 2, 1: 3, 2: 0)
Germany: Grubauer (Seattle Kraken/21 international matches) – Seider (Detroit Red Wings/18), Moritz Müller (Cologne Haie/174); Holzer (Adler Mannheim/86), Jonas Müller (Eisbären Berlin/63); Wissmann (Eisbären Berlin/11), Wagner (ERC Ingolstadt/47); Bittner (Grizzlys Wolfsburg/19) – Stützle (Ottawa Senator/2), Plachta (Adler Mannheim/109), Ehliz (Red Bull Munich/87); Michaelis (Toronto Marlies/33), Pföderl (Eisbären Berlin/59); Noebels (Eisbären Berlin/102); Loibl (Skelleftea AIK/48); Schmölz (Nuremberg Ice Tigers/15), Fischbuch (Düsseldorfer eG/18); Kastner (Red Bull Munich/21); Soramies (ERC Ingolstadt/12); EHL (Düsseldorfer eG/12). – Trainer: Söderholm
Canada: Thompson – Whitecloud, Chabot; Sanheim, Severson; Holden, Mayo; Graves – Roy, Cozens, Dubois; Lowry, Sillinger, Anderson; Mercer, Batherson, Johnson; Geekie, Comtois, Gregor. – Trainer: Julien
Goals: 0: 1 Sillinger (08:06), 0: 2 Dubois (17:22), 1: 2 Michaelis (27:24), 1: 3 Dubois (31:37), 1: 4 Johnson (33:39), 1: 5 Gregor (37:35), 2: 5 Plachta (41:13), 3: 5 Seider (52:35)
Referee: Ansons (Latvia), Sir (Czech Republic)
Criminal minutes: Germany 6 – Canada 8