German hockey suffered a bit of humiliation at last year’s Under-20 World Junior Championship as that program found itself relegated to a lower bracket for the 2012 WJC. The obvious goal for Germany at this year’s WJC was to regain their lost standing by winning the Division 1, Group A WJC that was held in Germany in December.
One player on the German roster who definitely did his part to help Germany achieve their goal was forward Tobias Rieder. Rieder, a prospect of the Edmonton Oilers, was Germany’s leading scorer at the 2012 World Junior Championship, where he scored five goals and added eight assists for 13 points in five games.
Rieder spoke with Hockey’s Future at the 2012 WJC, an interview that is included in this video.