NHL News : Team Germany players are praised for playing through adversity at the World Juniors!

Team Germany players are praised for playing through adversity at the World Juniors!

Wow! Be proud, boys!

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Team Russia managed to survive Germany and moved on to the semifinals of the world junior hockey championship on Saturday. However, their victory isn’t getting the same praise as the losing team is receiving. And that’s because what Team Germany managed to do in this tournament is impressive. 

Germany had an incredible showing at the World Juniors, reaching the quarter-finals for the first time since the format was adopted in 1996.
While they weren’t able to defeat Russia, one of the tournament’s favourites, they offered quite the competition, more than fans expected, with a 2-1 final score.

The usual powerhouses, teams like Canada, Russia, Finland and the United States, have been dominating once again the tournament, but it was so exiting to see the growth of emerging programs such as Germany.

Fans have been more than impressed with Ottawa Senators first rounder, the third overall pick in the latest NHL Draft, Tim Stützle, as well with Buffalo Sabres second rounder JJ Peterka. Both players finished with 10 points each in five tournament games. Germany looks good moving forward. 

That’s what prompted SO MANY fans out there to praise the team and give them a shoutout for their impressive run at the WJC. 

And you have to remember : Team Germany didn’t have nine players available for its first two games at the world junior hockey championship because of COVID-19 protocols. The players were placed in quarantine when Germany played Finland last Friday and Canada last Saturday at Rogers Place.

Props, Germans! 

Saturday’s other semifinals saw host Canada face the Czech Republic, Sweden take on Finland and the United States meet Slovakia.

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