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Flyers Draft Pick Scores Key Goal For Germany To Help Defeat Team USA



Cutter Gauthier defends Germany's Wojciech Stachowiak.
Cutter Gauthier defends Germany's Wojciech Stachowiak.

Team USA shockingly lost in the World Championship semifinals, 4-3, to Germany on Saturday at Tampere, Finland.

Shockingly because the Germans tied the score with 1:23 to play — on a goal from a Flyers’ draft pick. Then, Germany struck again in overtime. Team USA took a 2–0 first-period lead but it wasn’t enough.

Germany’s Frederik Tiffels beat American goalie Casey DeSmith at 7:32 of the three-on-three overtime session. It was the Germans’ first lead in the game. The victory put Germany into the gold-medal game for the first time.

Tiffels was a Penguins’ sixth-round draft pick in 2015. He played collegiately at Western Michigan.

Flyers’ 2011 fourth-round draft pick Marcel Noebels scored the tying goal off a rebound. Noebels never played with the Flyers but played two seasons with the Adirondack Phantoms in 2012-13. He also played 31 games with the ECHL Trenton Titans in 2012-13.

Flyers prospect Cutter Gauthier was held off the scoreboard. In overtime, Gauthier had a handful of shots. Gauthier has seven goals and two assists in the tournament.

Team USA defeated Germany, 3-2, in the preliminary round.

Germany will play Canada, 4-2 winners over Latvia in the other semifinal Saturday. Flyers forward Scott Laughton had a goal and an assist in the Canadians’ victory.

The gold-medal game will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. (Philadelphia time). The bronze-medal game between Latvia and Team USA will be played Sunday at 8 a.m. (Philadelphia time). Both games will be on NHL Network.

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