In Sports News this Monday: Mladá Boleslav could be expelled from Czech ice hockey’s Extraliga over allegations the club falsified a financial health statement; after collapsing on the ice at the start of the NHL season, Czech goaltender Ondřej Pavelec is now in the form of his life; will Tomáš Rosický leave Arsenal for Aston Villa?; and the Czechs beat Japan 25:1 at the World Floorball Championship.
Allegations of impropriety place Mladá Boleslav on brink of expulsion from Extraliga
The man who put his signature to the contested statement is Mladá Boleslav’s general manager Cyril Suk.
For his part, the director of the Extraliga, Stanislav Šulc, says the matter appears to be cut and dried.
“I can only base my position on the facts. They are that in September Mladá Boleslav provided a sworn statement that they had no outstanding debts towards hockey entities. And a control that was approved by a general meeting on September 8 found that that was not true. The control was announced in advance, the club provided their books to the economic adviser to the Czech Ice Hockey Association, and this is the result.”
Třinec go top of league after win over Pardubice in 28th round
Back on the ice, Třinec went top of the league on Sunday after beating Pardubice 3:0. Vítkovice have fallen to second, following a 3:1 defeat to Litvínov.
Goaltender Pavelec enjoying brilliant spell with Atlanta
Rosický to leave Arsenal for Villa in transfer window?
There has been speculation in the UK press that Czech national soccer team captain Tomáš Rosický could leave Arsenal for another Premier League club, Aston Villa, during the January transfer window. Rosický, who recently turned 30, frequently warms the Arsenal bench, and himself admits he doesn’t score enough goals. But the Czech media seem to believe he won’t be leaving the Gunners at a time when they head the English league and are involved in three other competitions.