Czech U-18s crush Switzerland to reach World Championships semi-finals

The Czech ice hockey team beat Switzerland 8:0 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the under-18 World Championships in Landshut, Germany. It is the first time in four years that the team has reached the last four at the annual international tournament. They will compete for a place in the final with team USA on Saturday.

The Czechs went into a 4:0 lead in the first 16 minutes of the game, adding 3 more goals in the second third before Jiří Kulich made it 8:0 in the 46th minute. The team managed to make use of three power-plays. Czechia’s goaltender Michael Schnattinger faced just eight shots from the opposing team during the game.