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120. World Cup mission: Switzerland celebrates twice

On Saturday at the ice hockey World Cup, in which the German selection is already in the quarter-finals, the team of the Confederates, which is strongly occupied this year, also won their fifth group game against Canadians 6: 3, 1: 0 in a high-class game., 2: 0).

It was the first defeat for Canada in the fifth game. Both teams are already qualified for the quarter -finals.

In the final games, all three nations still have the opportunity to win the group and thus secure the best starting situation for the K.-O. round.

Ambühl is the new record player

The Swiss was not only the success of the Canadians. There was also something else to celebrate: Andres Ambühl replaced the German record national player Udo Kießling. Ambühl already played his 120th World Cup game on Saturday. For the 38-year-old, it is the 17th World Cup participation in the 85th title fights in Helsinki and Tampere. He also stood on the ice five times at the Winter Olympics for the Confederates.

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German record national player: Udo Kießling (right, here with Marco Sturm). Imago Images/Dahmen

Kießling, Olympic bronze medalist from 1976, had played 119 games at a total of 13 world championships and put together ice skates for Germany in 320 games. Kießling, who turned 68 on Saturday, had ended his career in 1996 after over 1000 league porties and six German championships with the Cologne EC. Kießling, who was the first German player in the NHL in the 1981/1982 season, contested his last World Cup game in 1991 in Finland.

Sweden missed, Finland celebrates

Meanwhile, Sweden missed the early move into the quarter -finals in Finland. The eleven -time world champion lost to the USA in Group B in Tampere 2: 3 (1: 1, 0: 1, 1: 0, 0: 1) after extra time. After the first defeat in the fifth game, the Tre Kronor is in front of the World Cup with twelve points (10 points).

Olympic champion Finland, who was the first team to solve the ticket for the quarter -finals on Friday through a 6: 0 against relegation candidate Great Britain, also celebrated 3-0 (1: 0, 1: 0) against the relegated Austrian The fifth victory.