Germany celebrates reaching the World Cup final
Photo: JUSSI NUKARI / AFP
The German national ice hockey players sensationally reached the final at the World Championships in Finland and Latvia and won their first World Championship medal in 70 years. The team of national coach Harold Kreis prevailed in the semi-finals against the USA with 4:3 (2:2, 0:1, 1:0, 1:0) after extra time and thus has at least silver secured. In the final on Sunday (19:20 CEST/Sport1 and MagentaSport), record world champions Canada will be the opponents.
Munich's Frederik Tiffels (13th) and Maksymilian Szuber (17th) as well as Berlin's Marcel Noebels (59th) and again Tiffels in overtime (68th) scored the goals for the selection of the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB), who had last won a World Championship medal in 1953 when they finished second.
For the Americans, who had defeated the district team 3-2 in the preliminary round, Alex Tuch (2nd), Rocco Grimaldi (4th) and Michael Eyssimont (29th) scored. For them, it's all about bronze in the small final against Latvia on Sunday (14:20 CEST/Sport1 and MagentaSport).