Hockey: Czech U-18 team book spot at world championships’ quarter-finals

The Czech Under-18 national hockey team defeated hosts Finland 4:3 on penalty shootings at the World Championships in Finland on Sunday to book a spot in the event’s quarter-finals. The Czech goals came from Vrána, Smejkal and Karabáček; Vrána also scored the decisive penalty. The Czech team is ranked third in Group B at the championships, trailing Finland and the US.