In connection with the development of the global coronavirus situation, the World Para Ice Hockey organization, in cooperation with the organizing committee of the Ostrava 2021 World Para Ice Hockey Championships, decided to postpone the championships from May to June. The tournament for the eight best para hockey teams in the world, which is also a qualification for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games, will take place in the Ostravar Arena from June 19 to June 26, 2021.
Championships online and on TV sporting channels
Newcomers will be the driving force the Czech national team
This year, the Czech team will commence playing in the basic group of the championships with teams from the USA, Canada, and South Korea, which are considered to be very tough, but at the same time, in the eyes of the fans, very attractive opponents. According to the table assumptions, the second group should be dominated by Russia, which will play the introductory duels with the national teams of Norway, Italy, and the newcomers of the world A group – the team of Slovakia.
Text: Zuzana Glacová
Photo: Czech para ice hockey