If the name Petr Cech doesn’t ring a bell for hockey fans, it’s fair. But ask any soccer mad fan and they’ll be dumbfounded by the lack of recognition.
The 41-year-old former Primier league keeper is still tending net–just on the ice. Once training with the Chicago Blackhawks, now he’s keeping his dream of playing between the pipes with the Oxford City Stars who inked the former Chelsea and Arsenal star to a deal according to iSports.cz. The four-time golden gloves winner booted his hockey career up almost instantly upon his retirement from soccer. Cech chose to don the familiar #39 of Czech legend Dominik Hasek, and is also chums with Blackhawks goalie Petr Mrazek. In January, Cech trained with the Blackhawks, impressing those who remembered him more for the pitch and less on the ice.
Looks like he’ll be impressing again on the ice in England.
Vegas Has Florida On the Ropes
It was an ending to behold but despite the drama, the Panthers are once again staring down a 3-1 deficit. The Vegas Golden Knights are a game from hoisting the Stanley Cup after a harrowing 3-2 victory Saturday night. Florida may have bigger problems as Matthew Tkachuk said postgame via TNT that he wasn’t sure if he’d be playing in Game 5 due to an upper body injury.
Instead of throwing rats onto the ice, it’s just fans muttering it.
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- A closer look at Andrew Cristall in our prospect profile pieces for the 19th pick
- A closer look at Jayden Perron at the 19th pick
- The 2018 Draft saw the Blackhawks take a defenseman in the top 10–only to trade him three seasons later
- Independent scouting firm Team 33 ranks and analyzes the Chicago Blackhawks top five prospects
Hockey Now Stanley Cup Coverage
From Vegas Hockey Now
- Adin Hill throws a few haymakers as Game 4 comes to a close
- The chaotic final 17 seconds felt like 17 minutes for the Vegas Golden Knights
From Florida Hockey Now
- Florida vows the series isn’t over as they stare down a 3-1 deficit
- Matthew Tkachuk gives everything he has while injured in the Florida Panthers loss
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