Hockey: Czechs beat Russia 6:3, Jágr scores goal and three assists


The Czech Republic’s national hockey team beat Russia 6:3 in Brno on Saturday, in a preparatory game ahead of the world championships. The 39-year-old Czech star forward Jaromír Jagr scored one goal and three assists in the game, to the delight of the cheering crowds in Brno’s sold-out Rondo arena. The Czechs showed one of the season’s performances, with a great showing by goalie Ondřej Pavelec. The Czech Republic will play Sweden on Sunday before heading to the world championships in Slovakia that kick off on Friday.