Prague' Sporting Hall was the venue for a return, friendly, icehockey match between Czechoslovakia and Sweden on Sunday (18 November).
Prague' Sporting Hall was the venue for a return, friendly, icehockey match between Czechoslovakia and Sweden on Sunday (18 November). The first match, on Saturday, ended in a defeat for the Swedish team.
The Swedes looked good in the first period, and the play was both fast and exciting. But in the second period, the game got tougher and the Czechoslovakian players started to pull ahead, and by the end of the period, led 4-1.
The final period saw the Swedish team trying to make a come-back, but was marred by some rough play. At one time the Swedes had narrowed the Czechoslovakian lead to 4-2, but at the final hooter, it was a home team victory for the second time, 5-2.
SYNOPSIS: For Sweden, in the light kit, an opportunity to redress the balance for a defeat the night before.
First period play was exciting, with Sweden looking for, and looking like getting, a victory.
But the Czech team managed to hold its lead, and by the end of the second period, they were ahead, by four goals to one. The third period was marred by come rough play as the Swedish team tried to improve their flagging scare.
But at the final hooter, it was a victory for Czechoslovakia. The home team taking their second victory in two days, beating Sweden, five goals to two.