Czechs beaten 3:2 by Swiss at ice hockey championship


The Czech Republic were beaten 3:2 by Switzerland at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany on Saturday evening. The Czechs gave themselves a hill to climb in their first qualification round game in Mannheim, after conceding two goals in a poor first period. Saturday’s result leaves them in fourth place in group F with three points. If they fail to win their next game against Latvia on Monday night, they could be without a chance of progressing to the next stage when they take on Canada less than 24 hours later.