Czechs win thriller over host nation Russia in Sochi

The Czechs took the Russians to a penalty shootout and Canada remained undefeated at the ice sledge hockey Test Event. 30 Aug 2013
Czech Republic ice sledge hockey team

The Czech Republic finished in fourth place at the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool, which was good enough to qualify them for the Sochi 2014 Paralympics.


All games are being streamed live at

The Czech Republic recorded a thrilling 2-1 victory over Russia in a penalty shootout on Wednesday (28 August) at the International Ice Sledge Hockey “4 Nations” Tournament in Sochi Russia, while current world champions Canada defeated Norway, 5-1.

Jiri Berger scored first for the Czechs in the opening period, and then Nikolay Terentyev countered that with a Russian goal in the second period to even the score. The game remained tied after regulation and overtime, and then Berger was the only one to find the net during the penalty shootout, leaving Russia winless at the event thus far.

Canada remained undefeated at the tournament, as Dominic Larocque scored two goals for them against Norway, while Billy Bridges, Marc Dorion and Derek Whitson also found the net. Audun Bakke scored the lone goal for Norway.

Corbin Watson recorded four saves for Canada, and Kristian Buen stopped 23 shots for Norway.

Complete statistics from the games can be found here.

The tournament is serving as the ice sledge hockey Test Event for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. It continues on Thursday (29 August), as the Czech Republic plays Norway and Canada faces Russia. All games are being streamed live at