Pardubice takes lead in ice hockey finals


Pardubice took a lead in the first match of the Czech Extraliga ice hockey final on Saturday night. The east Bohemian team beat Vítkovice 5:1 in front of a home crowd. Pardubice were ahead 2:1 at the end of the first period. Vítkovice had chances to level at the start of the second period but eventually conceded three more goals without reply in the final two periods. Forward Petr Sýkora scored two goals and made one assist for Pardubice. The second match will be played on Sunday evening.