today 17:37 | The Czech hockey players won on Saturday in their first B-group match of the World Cup in Tampere, Finland, over Great Britain 5: 1. Finnish coach Kari Jalonen’s charges have been running for a long time, but since the middle of the second period they have had the meeting clearly in their hands and confirmed their role as big favorites. The second duel will take place on Sunday at 7.20 pm against the Swedes, the British will have a meeting with the Norwegians at 11:20 am. Group B (Tampere): Czech Republic – Great Britain 5: 1 (0: 0, 2: 0, 3: 1) Goals: 28. Blümel (Krejčí, Červenka), 33. Flek (Ščotka, Jordán), 42. Jiříček (Červenka, Smejkal), 47. Černoch (Smejkal, Blümel), 49. Blümel (Červenka, Krejčí) – 51. Lake (Conway) Referees: Štolc (Švaj.), Vikman (FIN) – Constantineau (Fr.), Merten (DEU), suspension: 4: 4 for 2 min, power-ups: 1: 0, weakening: 0: 0, 6086 spectators Lineups: Czech Republic: Dostál – Hronek, Šimek, Kundrátek, Ščotka, Jiříček, Sklenička, Jordán – Blümel , Tailor, Robin – Smejkal, Hertl, Crow – Stransky, Starling, Simon – Black, Zohorna, Flek Great Britain: Bowns – Tetlow, Richardson, O’Connor, Phillips, Clements, Ehrhardt, Batch – Lake, Conway, Mosey – Perlini , Neilson, Dowd – Phillips, Davies, Waller – Myers, Duggan, Hook – Lachowicz The British had their first big chance in the 2nd minute. Waller first blocked Jiříček’s shot and then rushed alone at Dostál, who shot his shot to the left post with concrete. In the 5th minute, the Czech goalkeeper performed again as he rolled from the goal between the rings and thus stopped Phillips’s nascent raid. The Czechs were worried about the attack from the beginning and had the first greater chance in the 10th minute, but Hertl only hit Bowns’ concrete. The British goalkeeper also dealt with the opportunities of Červenka and Blümel. Read also VIDEO: World Hockey Championship 2022: The Swiss started the championship by winning over Italy After the break, the favorites started and expressed their dominance in terms of goals. The first power play of the match did not work for them, but in the 28th minute they overcame Bowns. The tailor found Blümel in front of the goal with a firecracker and he rippled the net. In the 33rd minute, Červenka could have added a second goal, but after his penalty shot, the puck bounced from one pole to another and from Bowns towards the net, but did not cross the goal line. However, only nine seconds passed and the Czechs led by two goals, when Ščotka’s throw bounced into Flek’s goal. Read also the Program of the matches of Slovakia at the World Hockey Championship 2022 In the 42nd minute it was already 3: 0, Jiříček used the power play after 14 seconds and the fourth piece Černoch added another five minutes. The Czechs also dominated in the next minutes and in the 49th minute Blümel increased to 5: 0. The British also prevailed, after the mistake Červenka got into the Lake raid and recorded an honorable success of his country. Voices after the match (IIHF): Kari Jalonen, coach of the Czech Republic: “I liked how we played in the second and third period. That’s how I want to play. Goalkeeper Dostál performed well, gave us a chance to win. And the young guys Blümel and Jiříček scored their first goals. They’ll remember this day for the rest of their lives. “Ben Lake, UK striker:” We didn’t succeed today, but we can be proud of our performance. After the first period, we were quite confident, but we were quite under pressure during the whole match. They have a good team. ”Slovakia’s second opponent: Germany
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