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Czech Republic beats Norway at Czech Sledge Open

Czech Sledge Hockey open 2015, Tournament of IPC Sledge Hockey World Series. Czech Sledge Hockey open 2015, Tournament of IPC Sledge Hockey World Series. Image credit: Czech Sledge

This morning at the Dresden, Germany hosted Czech Sledge Open, the Czech Republic men’s team defeated Norway 3 – 0. Zdeněk Hábl scored the Czech Republic’s first goal off an assistance from Zdeněk Krupička. Michal Geier then scored his team’s second goal off an assist from defenseman Pavel Kubeš. Jiří Berger scored his team’s final goal unassisted. The Czech Republic is currently undefeated in this competition, with one game remaining on Sunday against Sweden. Other games still left to be played include Russia plays Sweden later today, and and Norway taking on Russia on Sunday.

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The Czech team has a lot of experience at the highest level. Pribram native Kubeš has played for the national team since 2009 after taking up the sport in 2004, and was with them during their 2014 Winter Paralympics campaign. He is the team’s best defenseman. Going into the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons, he consistently worked at improving his passing, shooting, speed and acceleration. He lost his left leg in a motor cycle accident, and when not on the ice works as a carpenter. Michal Geier is another member of the Czech Republic’s Paralympic team. He is a 27-year-old from Chomutov. Krupička is a 34-year-old from Kolin who was also in Sochi. Hábl is a 32-year old from Zlin who was a member of the 2014 team. Berger  is one of the oldest players on the team at 39 years of age.  Part of the team from Sochi, he is from Karlovy Vary.

 

The competition is part of the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Series.  The Czech Republic currently leads the event.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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