Slovenia punishes Czech Republic on the World Cup ice.
Even the Czech Republic, who were declared champions of the World Hockey Championship, have made a slow start to the Games. Thursday’s match against Slovenia shows no respite as the small underdogs lead the Czech Republic 2-0 after the opening set.
Miha Vrelik scored the opening goal for Slovenia and Jan Arbas doubled the lead with a fine finish.
Slovenia has started the tournament with three losses, so it’s going to be a big bang.
The Czech Republic are coached by Finnish pilot Kari Jalonen. Jalonen’s Czech Republic had suffered a 3–4 overtime loss to Latvia in the previous game.
In the Tampere group, Sweden leads Hungary 3–1 after the first round.
The article will be updated as the matches progress.