The ice hockey world championship in the live stream: As soon as one game is over, the next one starts! The day after the game against Denmark, Italy is waiting for the German hockey team. Here’s how you can watch the game live stream.

The German national ice hockey team can make the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Finland almost perfect on Friday. Fifth preliminary round opponent of the selection of national coach Toni Söderholm in Helsinki is then outsider Italy. Should the fourth win in a row succeed, the 2021 World Cup semi-finalist and the 2022 Olympic tenth would only theoretically be able to make it into the knockout round.

This year’s Ice Hockey World Championships in Finland will only be broadcast on free TV on Sport1. In addition, Magenta Sport or Joyn customers can watch the game in the live stream.

Germany – Italy

05/20/2022 | 3:20 p.m

With or without NHL striker Tim Stützle, with or without the two newcomers Leon Gawanke and Lukas Reichel – anything but a success for the German national ice hockey team against Italy would be a surprise. If the mandatory win on Friday (3:20 p.m./Sport1 and MagentaSport) succeeds, the German national team will almost certainly be in the quarter-finals of the world championship.

Striker Reichel and defender Gawanke are expected to make their first appearances in the tournament a day after arriving in Finland on Thursday. “I do think that things are looking pretty good for both of them,” said national coach Toni Söderholm on Thursday evening when the 1-0 win over Denmark was the third preliminary round win and the excitement was over.

With the fire breaking out in the hall during the warm-up and the start of the game being postponed by a good hour and a half, the fourth of seven preliminary round games had been given an additional challenge. The German team solved the problem thanks to a goal from AHL striker Marc Michaelis (33rd minute). “We just have to play smarter. We have to recognize the situations in the games, to play more boringly,” demanded Söderholm after the unspectacular but extremely important three points won.

Like Michaelis, Reichel and Gawanke, whose season ended with their teams on Sunday, also play in the second-class North American professional league AHL. Unlike the duo, Ottawa striker Stützle seems unlikely to play on Friday after his injury from the game against France (3-2) on Monday evening. “We’ll have to wait and see how he’s doing in the morning and then we’ll talk to the doctors. But we will not endanger the player’s health,” said Söderholm. Stützle’s NHL team Ottawa Senators is also involved in the decision.

The 2021 World Cup fourth and Olympic tenth has now won three in a row and only lost the opening game against record world champions and defending champions Canada. The Italians, on the other hand, are without a win after four games and are worried about remaining in the world group.

A year ago at the World Cup in Riga, a 9: 4 goal festival against Italians, who were plagued by corona at the time, initiated a successful World Cup in which a medal was only just missed. This time, with a success against the world number 16. the place in the knockout stages is all but secured. In the two final preliminary round games against Kazakhstan on Sunday and against Switzerland on Tuesday, without the great pressure of having to qualify for the quarter-finals, it would then be all about the starting position.