I feel a bit sorry for Germany Mens at the WHL, getting to the semi-finals playing well (IMO) and then haveing the rug pulled out from under them with illness hitting the team hard. If I am remembering the numbers right it was 13 men for the semi and a bare 11 for the 3rd place game, both of which included their 2nd GK Mark Appel playing as a forward, and bagging what I assume is a history making goal. But a huge amount of respect is due to them as in both games they were able to compete against full strength sides, I don't want to play the what if game I just wanted to say huge respect to them for their attitude going into the 2 games. If I am remembering right (again) this mystery illness has hit a few other teams earlier in the tournament, does anyone know who was effected when? I know the England team had a few missing early in the tournament, but I have largely seen the BT sports highlights (1h game in 45 mins) so all the build up was cut where this stuff was probably discussed.