Despite leading twice, the DEB team didn't manage a surprise against record world champions Canada in the final. Nevertheless, the ice hockey team rewarded itself with the first World Cup medal in 70 years.
In the end, the German ice hockey team wasn't quite enough for the World Cup title against Canada
After six wins in a row, the German ice hockey heroes have the Missed World Cup sensation and travel home with silver. In the final in Tampere, Finland, the team of national coach Harold Kreis held up well against record world champions Canada for a long time, but ultimately had to admit defeat 2:5 (1:1, 1:1, 0:3) after losing the last third.< /p>
The Canadians celebrated the 28th World Cup title in their association's history, Germany was able to celebrate its first World Cup medal in 70 years despite the defeat. Alongside the silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, it is the greatest success in German ice hockey.
Two lead is not enough
Initially, Germany was even the better team. Striker John-Jason Peterka, who plays for the Buffalo Sabers in the North American National Hockey League (NHL) (8th minute) and Düsseldorf's Daniel Fischbuch (34th) put the Germans ahead twice in front of 10,470 spectators in the Nokia Arena.
But Canada always responded promptly and scored five goals in total. Samuel Blais (11th, 45th), Lawson Crouse (38th), Tyler Toffoli (52nd) and Scott Laughton (59th) crowned Canada world champions. You are now the sole record holder ahead of Russia.
asz/fw (SID, dpa)