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Linked: Germany Does It! Delarbre’s Late Goal Defeats Russia, 2-1

t’s official. Germany is the Cinderella team of the 2017 Women’s World Championships. It has defeated Russia, 2-1, and qualifies for Thursday’s semi-finals.

The hero of the moment is Marie Delarbre who scored midway through the third period ro break a 1-1 deadlock.

Rebecca Graeve got the puck at the point and made a sensational slap-pass to Delarbre by the side of the goal. She redirected the puck to perfection, beating Nadezhda Alexandrova who was expecting a shot from the point. The goal came at 9:12 and proved to be the winner.

“I was standing back door and Rebecca made a great play getting the puck to me,” Delarbre said. “I didn’t think; I just got my stick on the puck. It was fantastic.”

Click here to read the rest of this story from the IIHF

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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