Ice hockey – Ice hockey: Söderholm leaves the national team open

Ice hockey - Ice hockey: Söderholm leaves the national team open

Cologne (SID) – Tony Soderholm (43) has yet to make a decision about his future as coach of the national ice hockey team beyond the Olympic season. “I feel incredibly happy that I have been allowed to be the national coach. But everything is still open,” he said of a possible contract extension on the MagentaSport podcast “The Ice Hockey Show”: “We coordinate Will do and have an overview of the purchases in the coming months.” Söderholm’s current contract expires in mid-2022.

At the same time, Soderholm, who had interned at the NHL club Florida Panthers until early October, spoke about his dream of working as a coach in the world’s best ice hockey league. “I’m interested in becoming a coach in the NHL at some point,” said the Finn: “It’s an interesting world. The best players in the world just play there.” Such a move is “incredibly difficult”, especially from Europe.

For DEB selection and Söderholm, preparations for the Olympic Games in Beijing (February 4 to February 20, 2022), in which the coach will also focus on the German NHL – the Legionnaires may return around superstar Leon Driesettel. At the World Cup in Riga, Latvia in May, Söderholm led the German team to fourth place without Driestal.

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