Photo: Jan Beneš, Czech hockey
The Czech ice hockey players arrived in Tampere in the morning and trained in the Nokia Arena there in the early evening on Wednesday. This time Radan Lenc and Filip Chlapík were in the red jerseys that are usually worn by substitutes.
Coach Kari Jalonen indicated after the last match in the basic group that he will no longer reach into the first three formations. The line around captain Roman Červenka has been running throughout the tournament, Černoch’s top five played in good form, and the newly formed third formation led by Radim Zohorna also proved its worth against Canada.
“Now we just have to think a little bit about the fourth line,” announced Jalonen after the loss to Canada.
And indeed, there will probably be one change in her: she will apparently drop out of the twelve attackers
” href=”https://www.hokej.cz/hrac/radan-lenc/12586″>Radan Lenc. On the contrary, he will probably return to the starting lineup
” href=”https://www.hokej.cz/hrac/david-tomasek/39821″>David Tomášek, who watched the duel with Canada only from the stands.
On Wednesday, the national team continued to hone power plays, although they had an excellent 33.33% success rate. The first power formation consisted of defender Kempný with forwards Červenka, Sobotka, Smejkal and Kubalík. The second is Košťálek, Tomášek, Špaček, Černoch and Zohorna.
A match USA – Czech Republic starts on Thursday at 15:20.
Expected line-up of the Czech Republic for the quarter-finals
Vejmelka – Kundrátek, Kempný, Košťálek, Dvořák, Jordán, Zboril, Němeček – Kubalík, Sobotka, Červenka – Beránek, Černoch, Flek – Kaut, Zohorna, Smejkal – Tomášek, Špaček, Voženielek.
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