Slovakia vs Czch Reublic
Shootout Slovakia vs Czech Republic 2 – 4
For the first time ever in ballhockey history, a shootout had to decide which team would move up to the final. This had become necessary as Slovakia and Czech Republic were all tied up after the round robin.
The Czech Republic won the coin toss and let Slovakia shoot first.
Matus Palocko the first shooter for Slovakia did not score. Jan Bilý then brought the Czech Republic ahead. Slovakia's second shooter Martin Obuch wasn't able to put the ball into the Czech net. Ondřej Palička did it better 2 to 0 for the Czech Republic. The pressure was big for Adrian Palak, but he handled it well, and brought his colors back. Third Shooter for the Czech Republic was Jaroslav Liška as his two teammates he put the ball into the net, 3 to 1 for the Czech Republic. Michal Sismic had to score to keep Slovakia in the game, and he did it. Michal Průcha had the first "match ball" for the Czech Republic and shot his colors into tomorrows' final.
10 am Austria vs Germany
12 pm Sloakia vs USA
2 pm Canada vs Czech Republic
My wish for our sport in 2014 is that it continues on a path of growth, excellence and strategic values that the leaders of our sport have worked on and agreed are key to our future these past two years and will continue to work on this unified path so that it will benefit all the players and nations the ISBHF today and in the years ahead.
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