Third victory for Germany at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Helsinki.
The DEB team beat Denmark 1-0. With that, coach Toni Söderholm’s team has pushed the door wide open to the quarter-finals. The top four teams in each group qualify. Our team will continue against Italy on Friday (3.20 p.m., Sport1, Magentasport).
The game could only start 100 minutes late. A wire fire in one of the cabins set off a fire alarm. The 3,000 fans who were already in the Helsingin Jäähalli Arena and the teams had to leave the hall or their changing rooms.
The fire was extinguished, but some smell of smoke initially lingered in the hall. Then finally at 5 p.m. the start of the game.
As announced by BILD, the DEB team without the injured Tim Stützle (Ottawa, Knie). He’s obviously going to be spared. Not yet on the ice: Lukas Reichel (Rockford), who reached Helsinki yesterday and was registered later.
Leon Gawanke (Manitoba) is already in Helsinki and will play for Germany in the next few games.
An even game in the first third. The best scene: a bang on the crossbar by NHL star Moritz Seider (18th, Detroit). In the German goal, Philipp Grubauer (Seattle Kraken) was again the usual safe support.
Straight into the second third. Then it rang in the box of Danish goalkeeper Sebastian Dahm, who already played in the DEL for Iserlohn and the Berlin polar bears. In the power play, Marc Michaelis (Toronto Marlies) sank the disc in the net after submission by Marcel Noebels (Berlin) – 1:0 (33rd). By the way, the DEB team is also very good in the game with fewer players.