Gold medal to the Czech Republic

Reckord covered the World Championships in High Definition with a set up of nine cameras

Czech Ball Hockey team became for the third time in the history the World Champions. During the Sunday final game they beated Canadian team and received for the 8- th time a precious metal (3 – 4 – 1). Czechs defended the title from Pilsen in 2009. Canadians who are with five titles the most successful nation in the history of ball hockey finished on the 2-nd place and received the Silver medal.

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Jan Prihoda opened the scoring at 5:00 of the first period with a blast from the slot after a brilliant feed from behind the Canadian net. Minutes later Canada hit the goal post of an open net. Other than that the first period was fairly even in played, and similar in style to the 2:2 draw during the round robin. The Czechs began to exert more dominance in the second period opening quickly with another rocket from the slot off a faceoff, as Jan Pospisil made it 2:0. Frank Giustini got one back for Canada within two minutes and the Canadians' tempo picked up, producing a few more opportunities before a scramble in front of Canada's net resulted in Martin Krucek slipping one under the arm of goalie David Di Gironimo [for a 3-1 lead]. The Czech defence, much as it did against the Slovaks in the semi-finals, controlled the corners and in front of their own goal, shutting down any good opportunities. All-star Di Gironimo was tested repeatedly stopping 33 of the 36 shots he faced, but it would not be enough to stop Team Czechia. Canada was held to only 19 shots in the game, of which [Czech goalie and] tournament MVP Lukas Heczko handled all but one. This gold marks the Czech Republic's second in a row and third in history. The silver is Canada's 2nd, to go along with their 5 gold medals.

Jan Prihoda opened the scoring at 5:00 of the first period with a blast from the slot after a brilliant feed from behind the Canadian net. Minutes later Canada hit the goal post of an open net. Other than that the first period was fairly even in played, and similar in style to the 2:2 draw during the round robin. The Czechs began to exert more dominance in the second period opening quickly with another rocket from the slot off a faceoff, as Jan Pospisil made it 2:0. Frank Giustini got one back for Canada within two minutes and the Canadians' tempo picked up, producing a few more opportunities before a scramble in front of Canada's net resulted in Martin Krucek slipping one under the arm of goalie David Di Gironimo [for a 3-1 lead]. The Czech defence, much as it did against the Slovaks in the semi-finals, controlled the corners and in front of their own goal, shutting down any good opportunities. All-star Di Gironimo was tested repeatedly stopping 33 of the 36 shots he faced, but it would not be enough to stop Team Czechia. Canada was held to only 19 shots in the game, of which [Czech goalie and] tournament MVP Lukas Heczko handled all but one. This gold marks the Czech Republic's second in a row and third in history. The silver is Canada's 2nd, to go along with their 5 gold medals.

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