By Henrik Lundqvist – Eurohockey.com
The Czech national team, under Radim Rulik’s leadership, won all three games and scored 13 goals to win the first Euro Hockey Tour tournament of the 2023-24 season.
Czechia needed only one goal to beat Switzerland on the last day of the Karjala Cup in Tampere. Radan Lenc scored on the power-play in the first period. Pilsen goalie, Dominik Pavlat, earned a shutout in his second game for the national team.
Earlier in the tournament Czechia had easily beaten Sweden 5-2 after a 4-0 lead at 15:16, and the home team Finland 7-3.
Finland tried many young players and only got one win. Sweden finished second after beating Switzerland and Finland.