The Czech ice hockey team defeated Russia 3:2 Sunday evening, their fifth straight win in this year’s World Championships in Slovakia. The victory solidifies the reigning champions’ first place position in the qualification round and they are the only team to have not yet lost a point. The 15th to 17th minutes saw two goals for the Czechs by Jakub Voráček and Jaromír Jágr. Much of the second period was dominated by fierce attacks by Evgeny Artyukhin that left star forward Milan Michálek and Karel Rachůnek injured. The Czechs will now face Germany on Monday in the final match of the second round.
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The reigning world champions Czech Republic beat Finland 2-1 in their final preliminary match in Group D on Wednesday evening, at the world championships in ice hockey in Slovakia. Milan Michalek and Jaromír Jágr both scored for the Czechs, who had to fight off a number of power plays by the Finnish squad. Goalie Ondřej Pavalec almost earned his second consecutive shutout. He allowed a goal only in the final minute, after the Finns had pulled their goalie to allow an extra man on the ice. The Czech team finished top in Group D with full points and will play Slovakia on Friday.
The reigning ice hockey world champions the Czech Republic beat Finland 2-1 in their final preliminary match on Wednesday evening in Slovakia. Milan Michálek and Jaromír Jágr scored for the Czechs, while goalie Ondřej Pavelec only allowed a goal in the dying seconds. The team has shown its strength, finished first in Group D without losing any points and needs only one more win to guarantee a spot in the first sudden death round, the quarterfinals.
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The reigning world champions, the Czech ice hockey team, on Saturday beat Latvia 4-2 in their opening Group D match at the world championships currently underway in the Slovak city of Kosice. Striker Patrik Eliáš, of the New Jersey Devils, and Martin Havlat, of the Minnesota Wild, both collected a goal and an assist, while goalie Ondřej Pavelec made 22 saves. Czech defenseman Radek Martínek had to be carried off on a stretcher and taken to a Bratislava hospital for treatment. The Czechs will meet their next opponents, Denmark, on Monday.
The Czech Republic’s starting goalie at the Ice Hockey World
Championships, Ondřej Pavelec, has been told by officials to change part
of his equipment ahead of his first game. He will have to shorten his leg
pads which were reportedly a centimetre too long. The goalie expressed
surprise over the decision, saying the equipment was exactly the same as he
used in the championship last year in Germany and the same that he uses
regularly in the NHL.
The team’s coach Alois Hadamczik, meanwhile, has completed 18 names on the team roster with six spots left to fill. The team should now get added strength from overseas, including help from forward Tomáš Plekanec who arrives in Slovakia on Saturday. The team he plays for, the Montreal Canadiens, was eliminated in the NHL playoffs earlier this week.
With just a few days before the start of the hockey world championships in Slovakia, the Czech national team has shown good form. The Czechs beat Finland and Russia at the Czech Hockey Games held in Brno over the weekend, and although they lost their last game to Sweden, the team’s promising performance raises hopes the team will be able to defend last year’s world title.
The Czech Republic’s national hockey team lost to Sweden 4:2 in Brno on Sunday, in the final game of the Czech Hockey Games. The Czechs had a better start but the Swedes won the second period 2:0 and their great defence did not allow any further goals. Jaromír Jágr scored his second goal for the national team this season, after marking four points in the match against Russia. Regardless of the loss, the Czech won the tournament after beating Finland and Russia. In their final preparatory game ahead of the world championships in Slovakia, the Czechs are facing Canada on Wednesday.
The Czech Republic’s national hockey team is facing Sweden in on Sunday, as part of the Czech Hockey Games, a preparatory tournament for the upcoming world championships in Slovakia. Regardless of the game’s result, the Czech won the tournament after beating Finland 2:1 on Friday and Russia 6:3 on Saturday. Czech coach Alois Hadamczik said the team’s first line with Jaromír Jágr, Roman Červenka and Petr Průcha played well together; another star, Patrik Eliáš, has already joined the team but will probably leave out Sunday’s match against Sweden.
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