The injured goalkeeper Lukáš Dostál is missing from the Czech team, and forward Dominik Simon, who left the venue of the World Cup for personal reasons and will no longer intervene in the tournament, will not play either. On the other hand, Washington defender Michal Kempný, who joined the team only on Monday evening, will go to the ice in Tampere for the first time. Karel Vejmelka gets the chance in the goal.
In preparation for the World Cup, the Czechs played against their opponent three times. In the Euro Hockey Challenge, they defeated him 5: 1 and 4: 1, and also triumphed 4: 1 at the Czech Games in Ostrava.
The Austrians have one point after two matches at the championship. First they lost to Sweden 1: 3, then they lost to the United States 2: 3 in overtime.
|Ice Hockey World Championship, Group B (Tampere)|
|15:20 Czechia – Austria (CT sport)|