Czechoslovakia - the "dark horses" of the World Ice Hockey Championships in Calo - continued their bid for top honours with a sweeping 7-1 victory over Poland on March 3rd.
T.V. Czech; team lined up-pan to Polish team lined up.
L.V.Pan Showing children in stadium seats.
S.T.V. Bully off, play midfield and Czech; attack towards Polish goal area.
S.V. School children cheering.
S.T.V. Czech: team score goal, scored by No.10. Stanislav Bacilek.
S.T.V. Polish attack and play around Czech: goal.
T.V. Play in Polish goal area, and goal scored by No.9. Frantisek Vanek.
G.V. Czech: attack and goal scored by No.8. Jan Starsi.
T.V. Bully off and start of 2nd Period, and play midfield-Polish attack on Czech: goal area etc.,
C.U. Kiddies shouting.
S.T.V.Pan Polish players passing, and play towards Czech: goal area.
S.V. Kiddies cheering.
S.T.V. Czech: attack in Polish goal area, scuffle by players No.11 and No.4. who are penalized by ref:
L.V. Children in stand.
G.V. Play during 3rd Period- towards Polish goal area.
C.U. Kiddies watching.
S.T.V. Play towards Polish goal area, Polish goalie comes out of goal to save.
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
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Background: Czechoslovakia - the "dark horses" of the World Ice Hockey Championships in Calo - continued their bid for top honours with a sweeping 7-1 victory over Poland on March 3rd.
Winners of the world title in 1947 and 1949, the Czechs disappeared from the international hockey scene when a large number of their players sought political asylum during a European tour.
A number of those who later returned to Czechoslovakia were arrested and imprisoned.
Since then the Czechs have been slowly building up a new team and are rapidly developing into one of the best of the many European international teams.
Just before the present world championships the Czechs went on a feet-finding hockey tour and played a number of Canadian teams in the British League - learning a number of new playing moves in the process.
Now they have an outside chance of winning the world title again after causing one of the first major "upsets" in the world series. Playing against Soviet Russia on the day after their victory over the Poles. Czechoslovakia managed to hold the USSR team to a 4-4 draw after being 3-1 down in the first period.
This left Canada and Sweden the only teams with 100% records and made Canada outstanding favourites for the title currently held by the Swedes.
But, if the Czechs do not take the major award, it is still possible that they will take the prize awarded to the least penalised team in the series. At the time of writing they had the cleanest record followed by the USA, Poland, Canada and the USSR.
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1 Kulisek, 2 Gut, 3 Tikal, 4 Kasper, 5 Schwech, 6 Dands, 7 Vlach, 8 Starsi, 9 Vanek, 10 Bacilek, 11 Pentucek, 12 Bubnik, 13 Kirik, 14 Proehlich, 15 Sventek, 16 Volf, 17 Nadrohel.
POLAND 1 Pabiaz, 2 Vaclaw, 3 Chodakowski, 4 Olcayk, 5 Regula, 8 Kuzek, 9 Czech, 10 Gossiyla, 11 Bewelcyzk, 12 Wilczeck, 13 Cgorcyzk, 14 Burek, 15 Bryniaraki