Třinec beats Sparta to win Czech hockey league and complete golden hattrick
HC Oceláři Třinec beat Sparta Prague 2:1 in the sixth game of the final play-off for this year’s Czech Extraliga ice hockey league on Thursday, meaning that they have won the overall best-of-seven series 4:2 on games. This is the third league victory for Třinec in a row, following previous victories in 2019 and 2020, meaning that the club has completed the so-called “golden hattrick”. No play-off was played during the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Třinec went into a 2:0 lead in the first third of the game, after Vladimír Dravecký a Vladimír Svačina both scored goals within a timeframe of just 95 seconds. Sparta managed to lower Třinec’s lead in the 53rd minute of the game, but wasn’t able to equalise.