Germany’s ice hockey national team has the chance of the best preliminary round in the history of the association after the fifth victory in series at the World Cup in Finland. On Sunday, the replacement weakened selection of national coach Toni Söderholm against the preliminary round Kazakhstan weighed 5: 4 (3: 2, 1: 1, 1: 1). On Tuesday in the final group game against arch -rival Switzerland (11.20 a.m./Sport1 and Magenta Sport), Germany can even win the group victory and thus the best starting point for the quarter -finals on Thursday.
Jonas Müller (5th minute) with his first World Cup goal, Leo Pföderl (17th), Daniel Fischbuch (19th), Lukas Reichel (26th) and Yasin Ehliz (48th) scored the goals for the selection in Helsinki of the German Ice Hockey Association (DEB). With now 15 points, the DEB team hired the most successful World Cup preliminary round round off 2019 after six games. Roman Starschenko (3rd), Jegor Petuchow (16.), Pawel Akolzin (40th) and Nikita Mikhailis (41st) met for the fighting outsider, which the descent from the A group threatens.
Since the quarter-finals had already been arrested, Söderholm spared some top performers. In the goal, Dustin Strahlmeier from the Grizzlys Wolfsburg came to his World Cup debut, NHL goalie Philipp Grubauer was not in the squad. Even the slightly battered Korbinian Holzer and Matthias Plachta did not play. “They are both capable of playing, nothing bad,” said Söderholm to the duo from Mannheim.
call from Ottawa
The national coach also had a similar opinion about NHL striker Tim Stützle. But after his slight knee injury from the game against France last Monday (3-2), the 20-year-old exceptional striker will no longer play at the World Cup – apparently at the behest of his NHL team Ottawa Senator. “The decision is not in my hands,” said Söderholm.
Kazakhstan – Germany 4: 5 (2: 3.1: 1.1: 1)
Defense: Orechow, Blacker, Metalnikow, Dietz, Schalapow, Beketajew, Sam. Danijar
attack: Startschenko, Sagadejew, Akolsin, Sawitskij, Walk, Mikhailis, Schewtschenko, Schestakow, Panjukow, Rachmanow, Asetow, Gurkow, Petuchow
Tor: Strahlmeier (Grizzlys Wolfsburg)
Defense: Mo. Müller (Cologne Haie), Seider (Detroit Red Wings), J. Müller (Eisbären Berlin), Gawanke (Manitoba Moose), Wissmann (Eisbären Berlin), F. Wagner (ERC Ingolstadt), Bittner (Grizzlys Wolfsburg) Attack: EHLIZ (EHC Red Bull Munich), Michaelis (Toronto Marlies), Fischbuch (Düsseldorfer eG), Noebels (Eisbären Berlin), Reichel (Eisbären Berlin), Pföderl (Eisbären Berlin), Schmölz ( Nuremberg Ice Tigers), Loibl (Skellefteå aik), Karachun (Schwenninger Wild Wings), Soramies (ERC Ingolstadt), Kastner (EHC Red Bull Munich), EHL (Düsseldorfer eG)
Referee: Roy Stian Hansen (Norway)/Linus Öhlund (Sweden)
Tore: 1: 0 Startschenko (2:57), 1: 1 J. Müller (4:38), 2: 1 Petuchow (15:46), 2: 2 Pföderl (16:10), 2: 3 Fischbuch (18:33), 2: 4 Reichel (25:52), 3: 4 Akolsin (39:29), 4: 4 Mikhailis (40:38), 4: 5 Ehliz (47:08)
Criminal minutes: 6/4