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Hockey Men Lose To Germany

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It’s back down to earth for the members of the National Hockey Team competing at the Fifth FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup over in Berlin, Germany.

After the high of their first victory at the World Cup in four attempts, when they turned back Kazakhstan in yesterday's second game 6-4, the T&T men were up against it when they tackled defending champs Germany on Friday, and promptly fell behind 2-0 on a brace from Marco Miltkau in the 2nd and 8th minutes.

Although Akim Toussaint pulled one back to make it 2-1 in the 11th, it was total dominance from the Germans. They would rattle off another six goals to set themselves up for another victory and led 8-1 in the 31st.

Mickell Pierre was T&T's other scorer in the 35th, before the Germans added two more to complete a 10-2 final score.

Christopher Ruhr led the way for the Germans with a beaver trick, while Miltkau and Fabien Pehlke had two apiece in support.

T&T will now face Russia from 6 o'clock on Saturday morning for ninth and tenth place in the tournament.

By winning one game so far, T&T bettered their 2007 outing at the World Cup when they failed to win a single game.

But just getting to their second World Championship was an accomplishment all on its own, considering that there was only one spot available to the Pan American region.

Kent Fuentes caught up with Hockey Board President Douglas Camacho as he shares his thoughts on the team's performance in the first of this two-part interview.

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