The Czech national hockey team will play at least 25 games next season Fox News

A total of 25-28 games await the hockey team next season. The final number will depend on how Finnish coach Kari Jalonen’s charges perform at May’s World Championships in Tampere and Riga. A total of seven times the national team will present themselves at home. As part of the Euro Hockey Tour, the Czechs will travel to Switzerland, which has been replaced by Russia in a series of tournaments.

The national team’s season program will kick off with the Karjala tournament, while the first-ever start of the bronze team in this year’s championship will take place at home – on Thursday, November 10, the Czechs will take on Sweden. After moving to Finland, they will face reigning world champions and Olympic champions Finland on the weekend of November 12, and on November 13 they will play against Switzerland, who replaced team hockey players at the Games. Swedish in May due to Russia. aggression in Ukraine instead of Russia and the next two seasons.

Because the Russians were traditionally the organizers of the December tournament, it will be hosted by Switzerland in their pre-Christmas period. The Czechs will gradually join Finland on December 15, will face Switzerland on December 17, and a day later the Swedes. The Swedish Games are scheduled for the period from February 9 to 12. The first opponent of the national team will be the Swedes, then the Finns and finally the Swiss.

A series of Euro Hockey Challenge matches will follow with the usual matches: on April 14 and 15, Jalonen’s team will face Germany, on April 21 and 22 against Slovakia and on April 28 and 29 against ‘Austria. The general tournament at the World Championships will be the Czech Hockey Games, where hockey players will play against Finland on Thursday May 4, Sweden on Saturday May 6 and the next day against Switzerland.

The peak of the World Cup season will be May 12-28 in Tampere and Riga. However, it is not yet clear where the Czechs will play the core group and which teams will be their opponents at the end.

Karjala Tournament in Finland – Euro Hockey Tour (EHT):
Thursday November 10: Czech Republic – Sweden (in the Czech Republic),
Saturday November 12: Finland – Czech Republic,
Sunday November 13: Czech Republic – Switzerland.
Swiss Cup (EHT):
Thursday 15 December: Czech Republic – Finland,
Saturday 17 December: Switzerland – Czech Republic,
Sunday 18 December: Czech Republic – Sweden.
Swedish Games (EHT):
Thursday February 9: Sweden – Czech Republic,
Saturday February 11: Czech Republic – Finland,
Sunday February 12: Czech Republic – Switzerland.
Euro Hockey Challenge (EHCh):
Friday 14 April: Germany – Czech Republic,
Saturday 15 April: Germany – Czech Republic.
Friday 21 April: Czech Republic – Slovakia,
Saturday 22 April: Czech Republic – Slovakia.
Friday 28 April: Austria – Czech Republic,
Saturday 29 April: Czech Republic – Austria.
Czech Hockey Games (EHT):
Thursday May 4: Czech Republic – Finland,
Saturday May 6: Czech Republic – Sweden,
Sunday May 7: Czech Republic – Switzerland.
World Cup – May 12-28 in Tampere and Riga.

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