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Czech Republic wins at sledge hockey against Slovakia

Czech Republic v Slovakia, 6 : 2. Kopřivnice Czech Republic v Slovakia, 6 : 2. Image credit: Czech Sledge.
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Children at the Czech sledge hockey visit. Image credit: Czech Sledge

This past Sunday in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic at Studenka Zimní Stadión, the Czech Republic national sledge hockey beat the Slovak men’s national side.  In Sunday match, the Czech’s won 6 – 2.  The Sunday match was well attended by local supporters. A game was originally scheduled for Saturday, but neither Czech Sledge nor Slovak Sledge Hockey have reported on the result or if the game even took place.



Friday, before the game, Czech players Milady Horákove and Emila Zátopka visited an elementary school in the city to give local children and introduction to the sport.


The Slovak side is scheduled to be in training camp tomorrow in Dolný Kubín and stay until Sunday.  This will be their last scheduled training camp ahead of the Sledge Hockey B World Championships scheduled to get underway from March 15 to 21 in Ostersund, Sweden.  They are scheduled to play Sweden, South Korea, Great Britain, and Poland as they have been slotted in Group B. The current announced Slovak roster for the competition includes Miroslav Pastucha, Marián Hutka, Peter Štít, Marián Ligda, Martin Joppa, Erik Fojtík, Miroslav Stašák, Aleš Rauš, Miroslav Kardoš, Jakub Trška, Stanislav Biath, Marek Zanovit, Miroslav Dráb, and Radoslav Bielečka.

Laura Hale
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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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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