The 8th and final team to reach the WFC 2018 quarterfinals is Germany, who defeated Canada 7-2.
The Canadians got a perfect start to the game when their Finnish-based star Valtteri Viitakoski cut through the German defense and found the net already after 39 seconds.
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However, 6 minutes later Germany was back on even ground as Max Blanke scored their 1st goal of the game. They then went on to completely take over the game with another 4 goals to put themselves up in a comfortable 5-1 lead before Brandon Barber in powerplay found Canada’s 2nd goal.
Germany are now through to the quarterfinals where they’ll face no one else than reigning champions Finland. They’ll play the game on Friday at 18:00 CET.
|0 – 1||00.39||91. Valtteri Viitakoski||87. Jonathan Kuysten||CAN|
|1 – 1||07.01||24. Max Blanke||20. Svenson Hoppe||GER|
|2 – 1||16.41||97. Erik Schuschwary||10. Janos Broker||GER|
|3 – 1||29.52||65. Philipp Weigelt||97. Erik Schuschwary||GER|
|4 – 1||30.45||24. Max Blanke||77. Julian Ruger||GER|
|5 – 1||36.47||32. Tino von Pritzbuer||71. Julian Nihlen||GER|
|5 – 2 pp.||37.40||88. Brandon Barber||91. Valtteri Viitakoski||CAN|
|6 – 2||48.15||32. Tino von Pritzbuer||44. Matthias Siede||GER|
|7 – 2 pp.||58.56||44. Matthias Siede||97. Erik Schuschwary||GER|