The Olympia-Second Jonas Müller is convinced that the new ice hockey national coach Toni Söderholm may result as the successor of Marco Sturm, the upward trend continues. "It has been a good choice. I believe that we can be with him successfully," said the Berlin defenders after the first two countries to play under Söderholm with the Olympic development team and added: "what he says has Hand and foot."
the Mannheim-based striker Markus iron Schmid praised the 40-year-old Finns, which was just before Christmas has been surprisingly appointed as the national coach: "The impression is really very good. He is a super quiet guy who stays on the Bank and the order retains when the game is a bit rougher," said the 24-Year-old. "He does a good Job, he is a great guy."
Toni Söderholm: "It is a unique opportunity"
Müller, and iron Schmid are already established in the national team, but also to the Olympic development team, Söderholm his first two countries completed games. On the 4:2 of the U25 selection on Tuesday night in Memmingen against Switzerland 2:5 followed on Wednesday in Bietigheim against the same opponent.
"outstanding", described Söderholm games, the feeling of his first countries. "It is a unique opportunity," said the 40-Year-old, trained before the third division club SC Riessersee.
In March, Söderholm travels for talks with the German NHL professionals as well as the national team candidates of the under-class AHL North America. At the beginning of April the preparation for the world championship in may in Slovakia starts. The first Test games for the tournament are on 11. and 13. April in Kaufbeuren, Germany and Garmisch-Partenkirchen against the world Cup hosts.More about
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missed it is Clear now that the former NHL Topverteidiger Christian Ehrhoff is not initially involved in the new start of the German ice hockey. "He has not indicated that it is now the right time," said the sports Director of the German ice hockey Association (DEB), Stefan Schaidnagel, the German press Agency. "You still in contact. What comes in the future, you will discuss together." (dpa)