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.”