Hockey: Czech U20 national team loses 3:8 to Russia at world championships

01-01-2011

The Czech national hockey team lost 3:8 to Russia at the World U20 Championships held in Buffalo, N.Y., in the United States on Friday. Once again, the Czechs took an early lead when forward Jakub Orsava hit the net in the second minute. But the Russians equalized just one minute later and won the first period 1:4. The Czechs than added just two more goals, while their opponents scored four times in the rest of the game, setting the final score at 3:8. The Czechs, who needed a straight win to advance to the tournament’s play-off round, will now play to secure a spot in the elite division.