Derek Roy

Germany gets a chance at hockey gold, but already feels like winners with upset of Canada

Germany gets a chance at hockey gold, but already feels like winners with upset of Canada

The result was so unfathomable, so absurd, forward Marcel Goc was sure he was dreaming when the final buzzer sounded on Germany’s 4-3 upset of defending champion Canada in their Olympic hockey semifinal Friday night. Many of his teammates cried. Others hugged. Goc struggled to grasp what had just happened.

“I don’t know how to describe it. It’s unreal,” said Goc, who played for five NHL teams over 12 seasons. “I’m still waiting to get poked and somebody wakes me up and tells me, ‘Hey, you’re late for the bus to the game.’”

It was no dream. “It’s the greatest day in German hockey. For the next 50 years they’re going to talk about us,” defenseman Christian Ehrhoff said after...

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