Team Canada needed some help from Team USA and for a second consecutive day, Canada got some help from its North American neighbour.
After a 4-1 victory over the host team from Germany on Sunday afternoon, the Canadian team stayed at the rink to see if USA could knock off Slovakia and give Team Canada it's first Deutschland Cup since 2002. The USA also helped Canada samedi with a victory over the Swiss to hold Switzerland to 7 points in the tournament. And Team USA came through again, holding on for a 3-2 win over Slovakia, giving Canada the 2005 Deutschland Cup. Team Canada ended the tournament with 8 points and a 3-1 record.
Team Canada needed a victory on Sunday to have any chance of bringing home the Deutschland Cup and the team comprised of mainly Canadians playing professionally in Germany turned in what was arguably its best effort of the tournament. Chris Herperger scored a power play goal to open the scoring and scored his second into an empty net to lead Canada to a 4-1 victory. Jeff Maund played in his 4th consecutive game and was again very solid in the Canadian net. Maund allowed only one goal in each of Canada’s three victories. Micki Dupont was a force on Canada's back end, scoring a goal and playing a huge role in killing off numerous German power plays. Dupont was named Canada's player of the game.