The Czech Republic beat Belarus 3:0 at the Ice Hockey World Championships
in Denmark on Friday evening. It was the Czechs’ fourth victory in the
tournament but the first in which they took maximum points. All three
goals, from Libor Šulák, Roman Horák and Michal Řepík, came in the
first period. Goaltender Pavel Francouz achieved his fifth shutout for the
That result leaves coach Josef Jandač’s team third in Group A at the worlds. Their next game is against France on Sunday.
The Czech Republic beat Switzerland in their third game at the Ice Hockey
World Championships in Denmark on Tuesday evening. A dramatic match was
tied at 4:4 at the end of the third period but the Czechs managed to win
5:4 after penalties with the decisive goal coming from Michal Řepík.
The result leaves the Czech Republic fourth in Group A at the worlds with four points. They had previously beaten Slovakia in overtime and lost to Sweden.
Ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr looks set to remain with his hometown club
Kladno next season. The 46-year-old’s name is among the 16 players listed
as being on Kladno’s roster for the 2018–2019 season, which has been
published on the club’s website.
Jágr, the second most productive player in the history of the NHL, joined Kladno from Calgary at the end of January. He subsequently played only four full games before being largely sidelined by the return of a knee injury.
In ice hockey, the Czech Republic lost 2: 5 against Finland in the latest
game of the Euro Hockey Tour being played in Sweden.
The loss leaves the Czechs without any points so far in the final competition ahead of the World Championships taking place in Denmark. The Czech team take on Russia on Sunday in a bid to secure third place.
The Finns took a two goal lead in the first quarter. Adam Musil narrowed the lead with his first goal for his country but the Finns followed up in the last period with three more goals to put the game beyond the Czechs.