What is this commotion? It’s spring hockey – Brno Daily
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Brno, May 21 (BD) – Now that Brno is opening to the point that people can actually gather in the outdoor areas of bars and restaurants to drink beer, this afternoon will surely have a festive atmosphere for a party. normal of Czech spring life: ice hockey.
The Czech Republic – which, of course, is known for both beer and hockey – will open the World Hockey Championships at 3:15 p.m. today with a big game against Russia, the country’s historic and symbolic rival. The game is in Latvia but it will be shown on Czech television.
Many bars and restaurants will offer outdoor viewing to meet coronavirus restrictions against being indoors. Expect people to leave work early for a prime seat on the benches.
The Czech hockey team will play in Group A, which includes Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Denmark, Belarus and Great Britain. Group B includes the best perennial teams like Canada and the United States.
All Czech matches will be broadcast on Czech television.
The Czechs face Switzerland on Saturday at 7.15pm, which is sure to draw crowds again to drink beer together and watch hockey. Belarus is open Monday at 7.15 p.m.
The World Championships continue with the title match on June 6. (Then, after a short break, the Czech Republic will start playing in another international sporting tournament, the EUFA Euro Cup, which was postponed last year by the coronavirus. The Czech Republic faces Scotland. On June 14, the Croatia on June 18 and England on June 22.)
The days of world superstar hockey players like Jaromir Jagr are over and contemporary stars like Jakub Voracek, David Krejci or David Pastrnak are involved in the NHL and will not play for their country. In fact, the average age of the national team is 26.36 years old. Thirteen of the 28 players have never played in a world championship and only two have played more than two. Even the head coach, Filip Pesan, is only 43 years old.
It will be fun to see which young players take the lead roles and establish themselves as the next stars.
This first game against Russia will bring additional meaning. Not so long ago, Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Warsaw Pact, and Soviet political influence was a powerful factor in local politics for decades. Each meeting between countries arouses local passion.
Given Czech hockey’s long history, it is likely that the country will reach the quarter-finals in order to continue their streak of never finishing worse than seventh.
For updated information and the tournament schedule, visit the dedicated website at https://www.iihf.com/en/home.
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