Gut tips Hlinka to replace Lener as Czech ice hockey coach

Meanwhile, the head of the Czech Ice Hockey Union, Karel Gut, has said the main candidate to replace Slavomir Lener as Czech ice hockey coach is Ivan Hlinka, who has previously led the Czechs to gold in the World Championships and at the Olympics. On Saturday Mr Hlinka, also a former star player for Czechoslovakia, was named a "hockey legend of the Czech Republic" at a ceremony in Prague.

Author: Ian Willoughby