Czechs face Sweden in ice hockey world championship quarterfinals

07-05-2009

In ice hockey, the Czechs face a crunch world championship quarterfinal match against Sweden on Thursday night. The match has been billed as the most important the Czechs have played so far this year. Czech optimism has been riding high that star player Jaromír Jagr can lead them to victory. The team has a point to prove after being bundled out of the world championships without a medal by the Swedes last year.