The momentum for the Czech Republic came crashing to a halt on Saturday at the 2019 World Hockey Championship. In their semi-final game, they hit a roadblock in the form of Team Canada.
The Czechs lost 5-1 to Canada. They trailed for the entire game, off Canadian goals from Mark Stone, Darnell Nurse, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Turrus and Thomas Chabot. The Czech Republic’s Tomas Zohorna scored to break the Canada shutout bid midway through the third.
Calgary Flames forward Michael Frolik was held off the score-sheet. He led the Czechs with six shots on goal and was minus-two.
The Czechs will finish off their tournament on Sunday when they face Russia in the bronze medal game. Canada faces Finland later on Sunday with the gold medal up for grabs.