Sunday, May 15, 2005

Petr Sykora & Czech Republic win World Championship!

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim forward Petr Sykora and the Czech Republic won the gold medal in the IIHF World Championships today with a 3-0 win over Canada.

The Czech Republic, which beat the United States in a shootout in the quarterfinal and which needed overtime to beat Sweden, blew the Canadians out. Martin Rucinsky had a goal and an assists, Jaromir Jagr had two assists and former Mighty Ducks Vaclav Prospal had the game-winning goal. Tomas Vokoun had the shutout for the Czech's who won their first gold medal since 2001.

In the bronze medal game, Mighty Ducks forward Samuel Pahlsson and Sweden were beaten 6-3 by Russia. Sweden's streak of four straight medal wins is snapped.

Complete article and tournament wrap-up

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