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World juniors: Czech Republic holds off late surge to upset Russia

Filip Zadina and Filip Chytil scored second-period targets for the Czech Republic in a shocking Five-Four victory over Russia within the opening sport of the arena junior hockey championships on Tuesday.

Russia has medaled on the previous seven global juniors whilst the Czech Republic has now not reached the medal spherical since 2005. This was once the Czech Republic’s moment victory prior to now 12 conferences with Russia.

After Filip Kral scored to make it Five-2, Russia scored two late targets, however the Czech Republic held on to win Five-Four on the IIHF World Junior Championship opener in Buffalo 1:05

Martin Necas, Filip Kral and Ostap Safin additionally scored for the Czech Republic and Martin Kaut had 3 assists. Josef Korenar made 34 saves.

Zadina and Chytil scored to give the Czech Republic a Four-2 lead late in the second one era. Filip Kraul scored the Czech Republic’s 5th objective 6:16 into the 3rd era.

Artur Kayumov and Vladislav Syomin scored late within the 3rd era for Russia. Marsel Sholokhov and Alexei Polodyan scored within the first era.

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