Danes kaput

German OT win sends Denmark to Division I

Imatra Arena Imatra  Finland

Germany avoided relegation by defeating Denmark two games in a row. Photo: Jana Chytilova / HHOF-IIHF Images

IMATRA – Germany came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Denmark in overtime in the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship relegation round. The Danes will be relegated to Division I after losing the series two games to none.

It was a tough loss to take for Denmark, which played arguably its best game of the tournament, going up by two goals in the first period. Markus and Kristian Jensen set up Christian Mieritz at 4:41, and eight minutes later Jeppen Korsgaard scored on the power play.

But the Danish attack sputtered and German goaltender Florian Proske only had to face five shots on net in the next two periods. At the other end of the ice Lillie Thomas was able to keep Germany off the scoreboard until midway through the third period. The Germans roared back into the game thanks to goals from captain Andreas Eder and Lukas Koziol, who tied the game with just under five minutes to go in the game.

Then in the extra period it was forward Jakob Mayenschein who sent Denmark to the 2015 Division I Worlds, scoring just under four minutes in keeping the Germans in the top division for next year.


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