The German national team may have to pay dearly for the dramatic 3-2 victory against hosts hosted by Slovakia (The Ice Hockey World Cup LIVE on TV at SPORT1 and in the YouTube stream).
DEB- Youngster Moritz Seider was checked hard in the closing stages of the match by Ladislav Nagy and slammed his head against the plexiglass. The 18-year-old initially remained on the ice for several minutes and was then led by supervisors and teammate Matthias Plachta into the cabin.
Like the DEB am announced late evening, Seider was dazed after the check. A closer investigation is still pending. "He is doing better now than on the ice," said national coach Toni Söderholm after the match at SPORT1. [LIVETICKER to read]
Söderholm criticizes referee sharply
Given the comparatively mild 2 + 10-minute penalty for evildoer Nagy, Söderholm attacked the referees and the World Federation (IIHF): "It's time for the IIHF to wake up is not OK in the last few games on the ice. "
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The 41-year-old had already scolded the gang immediately after the action and demanded a gaming term penalty. Late Hit, check against the gang, check from the back – you can choose what you want, but only two minutes penalty, if one is unconscious on the ice – I do not understand, "said Söderholm in Rage.
But Seider's health is now in the foreground. Whether the defender will be available in the next match against Canada on Saturday (16:15 LIVE on TV on SPORT1 ) is still open. "We'll see how he's doing in the next two days," said Söderholm.
Seider had been a big hit at the World Cup so far. The defender of German champion Adler Mannheim has already scored two goals in this tournament.