2013 WJC Review: Mission accomplished as Germany avoids relegation
Coming into the 2013 World Junior Championship, Team Germany’s head coach Ernst Hofner went about his preparatory business knowing right from the beginning that his country was fighting to avoid relegation, that an appearance in the relegation round was just short of pre-programmed, and that Germany would be using the preliminary round to prepare for what would likely come down to a game between Germany and – should there be no surprises – Latvia. This may have been the forecast made by most beforehand, and it was exactly how things ended up.
To begin the tournament, Germany managed to surprisingly generate three goals against Team Canada in what ended up being a 9-3 Canadian victory.… read more
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