Ice Hockey World Cup in Finland: The DEB team storms towards the quarterfinals

Status: 20/05/2022 19:49

With a peat festival, Germany won the fourth match at the Ice Hockey World Cup against Italy and is about to advance to the quarterfinals.

At the World Cup in Finland, the German national ice hockey team was in a great mood to score and play, and with their fourth victory in a row, they were almost certain to qualify for the quarterfinals. National coach Toni Söderholm’s team defeated Italy 9: 4 (4: 0, 2: 1, 3: 3) in Helsinki and is in third place with twelve points. Should France lose to Slovakia on Saturday (11.20am), Germany would have qualified early for the quarter-finals.

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“Of course it was our goal to get to the final,” captain Moritz Müller said after the match to the sports show: “But we still have two matches in the preliminary round, which of course we would like to win to enable us to place ourselves. ourselves in the best possible way. “

Alexander Karachun (6th minute, 43rd) with the first two World Cup goals of his career, Kai Wissmann (7th), Yasin Ehliz (14th, 42nd), Daniel Fischbuch (18th, 35th) with his two goals and three, follows Lukas Reichel (26th) in power play and Samuel Soramies (58th) was successful in front of 3,311 spectators for the selection of the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB). Tommaso Traversa (26 ‘), Luca Frigo (48’), Daniel Mantenuto (50 ‘) and Alex Petan (60’) scored for Italy, who are in acute danger of relegation as the penultimate with a sparse point from five games.

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The DEB team, which continues against Kazakhstan on Sunday (15.20), had previously won 1-0 against Denmark, 3-2 against France and 2-1 against Slovakia, which participated in the Olympics, and 5-3 against the defending champions and record world champion Canada lost.

The two AHL pros Reichel and Leon Gawanke, who traveled Thursday, were in the squad for the first time. Striker Reichel conspicuously fit into the second row along with Fischbuch from Düsseldorf and Marcel Noebel from Berlin. DEB top scorer Leo Pföderl gave Söderholm a respite. Also fixed goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer, who sat in the stands.

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As against France, Berlin’s champion goalkeeper Mathias Niederberger stood between the posts. Gawanke replaced former disappointing Mannheim veteran Korbinian Holzer in the second line of defense.

The German team came out of the dressing room excellently: Karachun overcame the Italian goalkeeper Davide Fadani with a nice shot from the turn. And Germany immediately followed suit, giving the Italians almost no time to breathe. Berlin defender Wissmann rewarded himself with a beautifully executed individual action with a backhand shot for his consistently strong performances in the Finnish capital.

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Italy change goalkeeper early

After Ehliz deflected a shot from Dominik Bittner into goal, Fadani’s working day ended early. He was replaced by Justin Fazio, who Fischbuch looked for on the stick hand before the break. Gawanke, who repeatedly refreshed the German game with precise built-up passes, also hit the post before the break siren.

In the game’s first powerplay, Reichel was spot on in slot and net. “I think we got out of it really well and played with energy,” said 20-year-old Reichel. “It was important to score the first goal so we could get on well.”

Italy’s Traversa scored the goal, but it did not detract from the German match. Fischbuch confirmed his strong form, which he had already shown in the DEL playoffs, and scored his second goal. Then it went merrily.

Source: sportschau.de

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