Czechia out of ice hockey world championships after losing 0:3 to USA

The Czech National Ice Hockey Team lost 0:3 to the United States in the quarter-finals of the ice hockey world championships in Finland on Thursday, meaning the team is out of the competition.

Matt Coronato brought the Americans into the lead after scoring in the 13th minute when his shot got deflected twice to end up in the Czech net. Then, in the second half, defender Nick Perbix raised team USA’s lead up to 2:0. The final goal of the game came in the 50th minute when Cutter Gauthier hit the puck past Czechia’s goaltender Karel Vejmelka.

Despite a radical shakeup in the Czech team’s lines during the final minutes of the game, the team was unable to significantly disrupt the American defence.