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Looking back to silver at the Olympic games : ice hockey-success for eternity

It was a hit of impudent ease. A Statement. Look, we can conjure up ice hockey! Frank Mauer scored this goal after a quick attack, the Munich had pushed the racket between the legs back and the Puck is unsustainable into the goal shoehorned. For the canadian goalie Kevin Poulin, it was a nightmare. Ship sunk, Canada sunk. Mauers goal for 3:0 in the Olympic semi-final was an effective hit, the Germans came to the 4:3 success over to the final and playing for Gold. A Sensation for the Germans, a shame for the greatest hockey nation of Canada.

the usual interpretation is up to today, the success of the German team is filed as a miracle about ten months after the Games in Pyeongchang, with a small blemish: In the final against the Russians, the Germans had the Gold almost to the neck, before it is playful 55 seconds before the end of the 60 game minutes in Excess of The Russians won 4:3 after extra time. It was as if someone celebrates the Party of his life, until the police suspended then to 23: 59 the music system. But, but, but – it remained silver. And this success outshone the German Olympic Team from South Korea all.

It had started the winter games from the German perspective, as usual. With Successes in the Nordic combined, the Biathlon and the bobsleigh track. Hockey played no role, for the first Time, the Team on the ice ran out, shortly after Aljona Savchenko had brought with Partner Bruno Massot straight Gold in figure skating. Who are interested in hockey, but the team learned from the unfortunate defeats against Finland and Sweden in the preliminary round. Self-confidence and game culture grew with the strength of the opponent. Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Canada – they all lost against the research of Germans who had finally, in the final, the Russians are on the verge of defeat. The games from Pyeongchang were from the point of view of the German Sports, the ice hockey games from Pyeongchang. And the German team deserved it with the greatest success, the outshone the happy winning the bronze medal in Innsbruck in 1976. The ZDF came up with the final Transfer at five in the morning German time on enormous values: 51,9 share of the market, the parallel transfer channel to Eurosport there were still times of 6.9 percent. It was never at a hockey game in Germany.

No grandstand frustration

Marco Sturm had something set in motion. And that was not just his coaching team to the tactic experts, Matt Mcilvaine, but, above all, of storm's aura on the opponent and own player. The Berlin-based Jonas Müller told, the Federal coach has let his players off the ice "a lot" and a lot of value to the fact that the players are well understood and so clear came, if you don't have time. Because what a of the internal competition if player number 23 frustrated in the stands sits.

The former world-class player storm whispered to the players that they could stand against any opponent. "We have internalized," says the Cologne Moritz Müller. "Before every game, it was: We have to win today." Earlier, as in the German ice hockey squire were defeats against Canada cheered – now that was different. Wherein the change of mentality in the German national team earlier, was set in motion, and only by unfortunate national coach-Intermezzi (Jakob Kölliker, Pat Cortina) was interrupted. The former national coach Uwe Krupp had said prior to the 2010 world Cup in their own country that its team will be world champion – and was ridiculed for it in public. But Krupp was not deterred: "As an athlete you have to have the highest goal, otherwise you won't get far." Krupp came up with the Team in 2010, up to the world Cup semi-finals, also a great success, with the players such as Christian Ehrhoff and Marcel Goc.

Ehrhoff was then had at the Olympic Games as a matured world class defenders with his experience as something of a lighthouse for the other players, which also believed to the Large and in the run-up to naughty WhatsApp group "Mission of Gold" was founded. 25. February 2018, was it silver with a gold rim. The biggest day of the German ice-hockey the day of failure at the highest level was at the same time. Perhaps the silver in a few years, will remain as miracles left for the German ice hockey national team. Because the Team from Pyeongchang. Ehrhoff and others have finished the career, Marco Sturm is busy in a couple of weeks in the National Hockey League.

Not a word about Mauers Tor

And if this dream hockey days of South Korea should be as a miracle, because the Germans did not have so quickly, then they remain a wound in the case of the losers of the tournament of Pyeongchang. In Canada, the lost semi-final against Germany is today a comparable wound, like the 1:7 of the Brazilian footballer for the 2014 world Cup. In Canada, the goal of Frank wall, the following applies: Only not to mention.

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