The national ice hockey team also won the second game at the Germany Cup in Krefeld and is about to defend its title. The selection of national coach Toni Söderholm won 3-0 (2-0, 1-0, 0-0) against Austria.

On Sunday (2:30 p.m./MagentaSport), the German Ice Hockey Federation team will only need a draw against Slovakia, who took part in the Olympics, after normal time to win the four-nation tournament for the ninth time.

In front of 3,310 spectators, the brothers Andreas Eder (6th minute) from Red Bull Munich and Tobias Eder (18th) from Düsseldorfer EG and Danjo Leonhardt (29th) from the Nürnberg Ice Tigers scored the goals. Söderholm is doing without almost all regular staff this year in order to test younger players in particular for their World Cup suitability for the coming year.