The Czech ice hockey team lost to arch-rivals Russia on Sunday night by a
score of 3-2 in sudden death, missing out on a bronze in the IIHF World
Championship in Bratislava.
Both the third period of regulation play and overtime period were scoreless. In the sudden death shootout, no Czech managed to score.
The Czechs scored two goals in the first period – Michal Řepík at 13:41 and Dominik Kubalík at 18:34. The Russians scored one goal in each of the first regulation periods – Mikhail Grigorenko at 13:00 and Artem Anisimov just 00:39 into the second period.
Canada and Finland are competing for the gold in a match later on Sunday night.
The Czech Republic won gold medals at the IIHF hockey Worlds in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2010. When part of Czechoslovakia, the team won another six gold medals.
The Czech ice hockey team lost on Saturday night to Canada by a score of
5-1 in the IIHF World Championship semi-finals in Bratislava.
The Czechs outshot Canada 12-11 in each of the first two periods, and 41-30 in the game. Tomáš Zohorna scored the lone Czech goal, with 6:01 left to play in the third period.
Saturday marked the Czechs’ first time in the world championship semifinal since a 2-0 loss to Canada on home soil in Prague in 2015.
The Czechs next face Russia, which suffered a surprise loss to Finland, to compete for a bronze medal. That match begins on Sunday at 3:45 pm local time. The Canada-Finland match starts at 8:15 pm. The Czechs lost 3-0 in their group match against the Russians on 13 May.
Previously, the Czech Republic won gold medals at the IIHF hockey Worlds in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2010. When part of Czechoslovakia, the team won another six gold medals.
The Czech ice hockey team beat Germany 5:1 in the quarterfinal of the Ice
Hockey World Championships in Bratislava on Thursday evening. Despite the
final score, the game was close until the third period when a goal from
attacker Jakub Voráček broke the deadlock.
The Czech team is now set to face Canada in the semi-finals on Saturday. The winner will play against either Russia or Finland who are the other semi-finalists.
The Czech Republic have beaten Switzerland 5:4 in their final group game at
the World Ice Hockey Championships in Slovakia. The Swiss opened the
scoring but the Czechs pulled ahead. However, Switzerland then evened the
scoring at 4:4 before a goal by Jan Rutta gave the Czechs victory.
The Czech Republic now go forward to the knock-out phase of the competition. Tuesday’s result means that they have a chance of remaining in Bratislava for the quarter-finals instead of having to travel to the second city hosting the competition, Košice.
The website of public broadcaster Czech Television was the victim of a
cyber attack on Tuesday. Spokesperson Karolína Blinková said the
attackers had targetted the online broadcasting of an ice hockey match
between the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Ms. Blinková said the attacks had come from both within the Czech Republic and abroad. Czech Television’s website was accessible once again from around 1:30 pm but some users were unable to log onto the CT 24 news site.
Slavia Prague are crowned champions for 19th time with one round to go – coach Trpišovský says he’s relieved to have got over line; Plzeň boss Vrba says charges had successful season despite coming second; Czechs power on with fifth win in six games at hockey worlds; and Plíšková climbs to second in world with Rome triumph.
The Czech Republic beat Austria 8:0 in the Ice Hockey World Championship in Bratislava on Sunday. In a dominant Czech performance Dominik Kubalík, Jan Kolář and Radek Fakse scored one goal each and added two assists. Michal Řepík led the scoring with two goals. Goaltender Pavel Francouz made sixteen saves as he secured a shutout.
The Czech national hockey team rallied against Latvia on Thursday night.
Down by two goals in the first period, they scored four times in a row in
the second one, and put the Group B game away. The final score was 6-3.
Although in third place in Group B with nine goals in total, the Czechs still have a good shot at making the quarterfinals. On Friday they next face Italy, the weakest team in the world championship.
Slavia Prague took a major step toward winning the Czech football league by
beating their nearest rivals Viktoria Plzeň on Sunday evening. The Prague
side’s 3:1 victory leaves them five points ahead of Plzeň. All the
game’s goals came after the 80-minute mark.
The match was part of a new “superstructure” in which the top, middle and bottom groups of clubs at the end of the regular season face one another in a round robin system. Sunday’s game was regarded as the toughest test for Slavia, who finished first after 30 rounds.