Final at the Ice Hockey World Championships – Germany has to bow to cold-blooded Canadians – sport

Final at the Ice Hockey World Championships – Germany has to bow to cold-blooded Canadians – Sport – SRF

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  • Canada wins the final of the Ice Hockey World Championships in Tampere (FIN) against Germany 5:2.
  • The North Americans are twice behind, but turn the game around in the last third.
  • For the “maple leaves” it is the 28th world title – a record!
  • Latvia wins the third-place match against the USA 4-3 after extra time and takes home a World Cup medal for the first time.

Once again, the German national ice hockey team made life difficult for an opponent at this World Cup. In the final in Tampere, Finland, it was Canada that was demanded for a long time. The North Americans had to come from behind twice and wait until the final period before they could steer the game in the desired direction.

Germany tickles the favorites

NHL striker John-Jason Peterka provided the perfect start from a German perspective with the 1-0 in the 8th minute. But the outsider’s joy didn’t last long. 3 minutes later it was Samuel Blais who equalized after a nice pass from Peyton Krebs.

The events repeated themselves in the second round: Germany was able to defend the 2:1 lead (Daniel Fischbuch scored in the 34th minute) for just 4 minutes before Lawson Crouse scored on the power play to make it 2:2. The lead of the Germans in a shaky 2nd third fell out of nowhere, but the anger among the Europeans at the 2nd break was great. Before the 2:2, the referees overlooked a foul on defender Kai Wissmann.

Strong final third of the Canadians

In the 3rd third, the “Ahornblatt” were able to decide the game completely in their favor:

The Germans, who didn’t seem to be upset at this World Cup before, couldn’t keep up the level in the final third and had to bow to the Canadian class at the end. Even if coach Harold Kreis’s team missed out on their first World Cup title, the Germans can still be happy about their first World Cup medal in 70 years. For Canada it is meanwhile the 28th world title. The North Americans are now the sole record world champions ahead of the currently excluded Russians.

SRF two, sportlive, 7:00 p.m., May 28, 2023;

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