Riga (AFP) – Germany’s ice hockey team is threatening to miss out on its best performance, Marcel Noebbels, in the World Cup quarter-final against Switzerland.
German champion striker Isberin Berlin was injured in a 2-1 win over Latvia in Riga and was unable to continue playing. “I’m somewhat pessimistic,” national team coach Toni Soderholm said afterwards, without speaking to doctors.
With the fourth win in the seventh preliminary round match and the decisive one at the end of the group stage, the German squad secured progress. He also met Noebbels in the process. However, the Olympic silver medalist from Pyeongchang had to leave the ice prematurely in the second third after his unfortunate collision.