The 65-year-old American Rowe, who has enormous experience – among other things as a former NHL coach and general manager – is strengthened in front of the international matches on Thursday (19.30 clock) and Saturday (15.00 clock) in Rosenheim against Switzerland the staff of national coach Toni Söderholm.
In addition, the defenders Mario Zimmermann (Straubing) and Marcus Weber (Nuremberg) and the striker Tobias Eder, Alexander Ehl (both Dusseldorf) and Stefan Loibl (Skelleftea / Sweden) in the squad.
Focus on tempo and game without puck
“We now have a few new and more players here. This gives us the chance to rotate something more,” Södertholm said, “The focus in our work will continue on the game without a slice. It’s about the right decisions to meet at a high speed. That fits well along with our opponent in the two games. “
With other candidates for the World Cup in Finland (13 to 29 May), the national coach is in contact. Some receive a break after their departure from the play-offs, others cure even injuries. Also, the German NHL Stars Philipp Grubauer, Moritz Seider and Tim Stützle, who will miss the play-offs with their teams, explained their willingness to attend the World Cup.
The squad at a glance:
Tor: Andreas Jenike (Iserlohn), Nikita Quapp (Krefeld), Niklas Tostle (Nuremberg).
Defense: Tim Bender, Marcus Weber (both Nuremberg), Tobias Fohrler (Ambri-Piotta / Sui), Leon Hüttl, Fabio Wagner (both Ingolstadt), Johannes Husband (Schwenningen), Luca Münzenberger (University of Vermont / NCAA ), John Rogl (Augsburg), Mario Zimmermann (Straubing).
Storm: Alexander Blank, Laurin Brown (Both Krefeld), Tobias Eder, Alexander Ehl (Both Dusseldorf), Tim Fleischer, Daniel Schmölz (both Nuremberg), Mirko Höfflin, Daniel Pietta, Samuel Soramies (all Ingolstadt), Taro Jentzsch (Iserlohn), Dominik Kahun (Bern / sui), Alexander Karachun (Schwenningen), Danjo Leonhardt (Salzburg / Aut), Stefan Loibl (Skelleftea / SWE).