The Czech ice hockey team lost to arch-rivals Russia on Sunday night by a
score of 3-2 in sudden death, missing out on a bronze in the IIHF World
Championship in Bratislava.
Both the third period of regulation play and overtime period were scoreless. In the sudden death shootout, no Czech managed to score.
The Czechs scored two goals in the first period – Michal Řepík at 13:41 and Dominik Kubalík at 18:34. The Russians scored one goal in each of the first regulation periods – Mikhail Grigorenko at 13:00 and Artem Anisimov just 00:39 into the second period.
Canada and Finland are competing for the gold in a match later on Sunday night.
The Czech Republic won gold medals at the IIHF hockey Worlds in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2010. When part of Czechoslovakia, the team won another six gold medals.
The Czech ice hockey team lost on Saturday night to Canada by a score of
5-1 in the IIHF World Championship semi-finals in Bratislava.
The Czechs outshot Canada 12-11 in each of the first two periods, and 41-30 in the game. Tomáš Zohorna scored the lone Czech goal, with 6:01 left to play in the third period.
Saturday marked the Czechs’ first time in the world championship semifinal since a 2-0 loss to Canada on home soil in Prague in 2015.
The Czechs next face Russia, which suffered a surprise loss to Finland, to compete for a bronze medal. That match begins on Sunday at 3:45 pm local time. The Canada-Finland match starts at 8:15 pm. The Czechs lost 3-0 in their group match against the Russians on 13 May.
Previously, the Czech Republic won gold medals at the IIHF hockey Worlds in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2010. When part of Czechoslovakia, the team won another six gold medals.
The Czech Republic have beaten Switzerland 5:4 in their final group game at
the World Ice Hockey Championships in Slovakia. The Swiss opened the
scoring but the Czechs pulled ahead. However, Switzerland then evened the
scoring at 4:4 before a goal by Jan Rutta gave the Czechs victory.
The Czech Republic now go forward to the knock-out phase of the competition. Tuesday’s result means that they have a chance of remaining in Bratislava for the quarter-finals instead of having to travel to the second city hosting the competition, Košice.
The Czech Republic beat Austria 8:0 in the Ice Hockey World Championship in Bratislava on Sunday. In a dominant Czech performance Dominik Kubalík, Jan Kolář and Radek Fakse scored one goal each and added two assists. Michal Řepík led the scoring with two goals. Goaltender Pavel Francouz made sixteen saves as he secured a shutout.
The Czech national hockey team rallied against Latvia on Thursday night.
Down by two goals in the first period, they scored four times in a row in
the second one, and put the Group B game away. The final score was 6-3.
Although in third place in Group B with nine goals in total, the Czechs still have a good shot at making the quarterfinals. On Friday they next face Italy, the weakest team in the world championship.
The Czech Republic’s good start at the World Ice Hockey Championships in
Slovakia continued on Saturday night with a 7:2 victory over Norway.
Defenseman Filip Hronek and forward Michael Frolík both scored two goals,
as well as notching up one assist each.
The Czechs overcame defending champions Sweden 5:2 in Bratislava on Friday’s opening day of the tournament. Their next opponents are Russia on Monday evening.
The Czech Republic won their opening game against Sweden at World Ice Hockey Championships in Bratislava on Friday evening. Coach Miloš Říha’s team opened the scoring but then fell 2:1 behind. However, they managed to turn the game around with three goals in the final period for an impressive victory over the Swedes, who lifted the title at the last two World Ice Hockey Championships. The Czechs’ next game is against Norway on Saturday night.