Vítkovice have completed the line-up for the semi-final playoffs in Czech ice hockey’s Extraliga. The north Moravian club overcame Sparta Prague 3:1 at home on Monday evening to win the best-of-seven tie 4:3 on games. That result sets up something of a grudge match against Slavia Prague in the semis, with Vítkovice’s coach Alois Hadamczik not on good terms with his opposite number at Slavia, Vladimir Ruzicka. The other Extraliga semi-final features Pardubice and Liberec.
Meanwhile, Marian Jelínek is to stay on as manager of Plzeň next season. The club came first in the Extraliga in the regular season, but were knocked out in the playoff quarter-finals.
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