Photo: Jan Beneš, Czech hockey
Today, only seven hockey players and four members of the implementation team will fly to the venue of the Olympic Games in Beijing with the Czech team. This was confirmed by team manager Jan Černý in an online interview with journalists.
Defenders Lukáš Klok, Jakub Jeřábek, Ronald Knot, David Sklenička, Libor Šulák, forward Radan Lenc, Tomáš Hyka, head coach Filip Pešán, fitness trainer Dominik Kodras, custodian Petr Šulan and physiotherapist Radovan are to sit on board the plane departing at 19:50. Sakalas.
The rest is to follow no later than Wednesday, February 2, when the departures of other Czech athletes to the China team are scheduled. “It simply came to our notice then. One day someone will be able and there will be a free flight, so we would send him to Beijing, “says Jan Černý.
Goalkeeper Šimon Hrubec and his partners Roman Will remain in Prague, who still persist and continue with the positive tests. Defender Vojtěch Mozík, forward Lukáš Sedlák and David Tomášek, who only play the role of substitute, are already on the ice after the lead.
Both the hockey players and the implementation team must confirm the prescribed number of negative coronavirus tests in five days before departure. “We will agree with the Czech Olympic Committee that we will solve everything from Friday, and I believe that we will gradually transport players to the games,” says Černý.
Forward Michael Špaček has also arrived in Prague from Sweden. “Frölunda is not playing in the Olympics due to positive tests in the team. Michal stays away from the team and does not train. He has already tested in the club, he passed another test upon arrival and now we are waiting for the results, “says Černý.
Other nominated compatriots could also appear in Prague during the weekend. From the Swiss league Jan Kovář, Roman Červenka, Michael Frolík and Matěj Stránský, from the Swedish competition brothers Tomáš and Hynek Zohorn and from Finland Jiří Smejkal with substitute Jan Ščotka.
Tomáš Kundrátek, a defender from Třinec, and David Musil should join on Monday. On the other hand, the Spartan forwards Michal Řepík with Vladimír Sobotka, the David Krejčí in Olomouc and another substitute Matěj Blümel from Pardubice will probably join at the airport on 2 February.
“We are already testing players. Spartans practically every day, on Wednesday we tested players Třinec, David Krejčí and Matěj Blümel. that’s why we have at least a little control, “concludes Černý in the hope that on February 3, the entire team will train in Beijing.
Nomination of the Czech national team at the Olympic Games 2022
Simon Hrubec (Avangard Omsk, KHL), Roman Will (Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL), Patrik Bartošák (Amur Khabarovsk, KHL).
Jakub Jeřábek (Spartak Moscow, KHL), Ronald Knot (Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, KHL), David Sklenička (Jokerit Helsinki, KHL), Vojtech Mozik (Admiral Vladivostok, KHL), Lukáš Klok (Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, KHL), Tomáš Kundrátek (HC Oceláři Třinec), Libor Šulák (Admiral Vladivostok, KHL), David Musil (HC Oceláři Třinec).
Roman Červenka (Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, SUI), Jan Kovář (EV Train, SUI), Vladimir Sobotka (HC Sparta Prague), Hynek Zohorna (IK Oskarshamn, SWE) Radan Lenc (Amur Khabarovsk, KHL), Michal Repik (HC Sparta Prague), Tomas Hyka (Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL), Matěj Stránský (HC Davos, SUI), Lukáš Sedlák (Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL), Michael Spacek (Frölunda HC, SWE) David Krejčí (HC Olomouc), Jiří Smejkal (Pelicans Lahti, FIN), Michael Frolík (HC Lausanne, SUI) Tomas Zohorna (IK Oskarshamn, SWE).
Jan Ščotka (O, JYP Jyväskylä, FIN), Matěj Blümel (Ú, HC Dynamo Pardubice), David Tomášek (OJ, Amur Khabarovsk, KHL).
Photo: Jan Beneš, Czech hockey
General manager: Petr Nedvěd.
Head Coach: Filip Pešán.
Coaching assistants: Martin Straka and Jaroslav Špaček.
Goalkeeper coach: Zdenek Orct.
Video coach: Aleš Vladyka and Denis Havel.
Physiotherapist: Radovan Sakaláš.
Fitness coach: Dominik Kodras.
Custodians: Zdeněk Šmíd, Petr Šulan and Oldřich Kopecký.
doctor: Tomas Vyskocil.
Manager: Jan Cerny.
media manager: Zdeněk Zikmund.
Tournament program for ZOH 2022
Wednesday, February 9
9:40 Russia – Switzerland (Group B)
14:10 Czechia – Denmark (Group B)
Thursday, February 10
5:10 Sweden – Latvia (Group C)
9:40 Finland – Slovakia (Group C)
14:10 USA – China (Group A)
14:10 Canada – Germany (Group A)
Friday, February 11
5:10 Denmark – Russia (Group B)
9:40 Czechia – Switzerland (Group B)
9:40 Sweden – Slovakia (Group C)
14:10 Latvia – Finland (Group C)
Saturday, February 12
5:10 Canada – USA (Group A)
9:40 Germany – China (Group A)
14:10 Russia – Czechia (Group B)
14:10 Switzerland – Denmark (Group B)
Sunday, February 13
5:10 Slovakia – Latvia (Group C)
9:40 Finland – Sweden (Group C)
14:10 China – Canada (Group A)
14:10 USA – Germany (Group A)
The beginnings are given in Czech times, in Beijing it is 7 hours more.
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