At the World Cup, which started on May 13th, it also applies to national coach Toni Söderholm, for whom it is a tournament in his home country.
“I think we have a lot to prove to the Toni after a really failed Olympic participation, from which we all hoped for more,” said the 21-year-old from the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday: “Now it’s time to do a little Tight to pay tribute and to be able to show the Toni a bit in his home country and to impress people that German ice hockey can be very attractive. “
During the winter games in Beijing, the North American professional league had not allowed the NHL professionals to participate, and Seider had therefore also lacked the German national team. The selection was launched with gold ambitions, but then missed the qualification for the quarter -finals. At the past World Cup in Riga 2021, Germany was surprisingly in the semi -finals.
In Schwenningen, the national team is currently preparing for the World Cup in Helsinki and Tampere. On Sunday the selection will contest the final test game against Austria (5 p.m./Sport1).