With nothing more than bragging rights on the line for Sunday’s game between Canada and Germany, the hometown fans still came to support their team as Germany grabbed the 2014 Deutschland Cup title despite a 4-2 loss.

Germany came into the game with an undefeated record, having won its games against Switzerland and Slovakia. Canada, on the other hand, had lost their two prior games, including a last minute defeat at the hands of Switzerland on Saturday, so only pride was on the line.

Heading into the final ten minutes of the game, Germany and Canada were tied at two apiece. That would change with seven minutes to go, when longtime NHL journeyman Steven Reinprecht potted the go ahead goal on the power-play. Germany attempted to finish the perfect record by pulling their goalie in the final minute, but Brandon Buck’s empty netter sealed the deal.

The second place game between Slovakia and Switzerland had much more on the line. Adam Lapsansky gave the Slovaks the 1-0 lead near the end of the second period, forcing the Swiss to score in the third in order to take the silver. Unfortunately for the Slovaks that’s exactly what happened as goals from Lino Martschini and Samuel Walser less than a minute apart in the third sealed the deal for the men in red and white.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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