The Soviet Union's national ice hockey team suffered its first defeat for three years when it was beaten 7-2 by Czechoslovakia in the final of the Sweden Cup tournament at Karlstad on April 12.
CZECHOSLOVAKIA (ALL RED) V USSR (STRIPES)
1. GV PAN Czech player Ruzicka (No. 17) scores his side's first goal after move which begins behind Czech goal. Slow motion replay. (NOTE: scorer incorrectly captioned Uvira) (4 SHOTS) 0.37
2. SV & CU After two passes from behind USSR goal, Czech player Uvira (No. 7) scores his side's second goal. (2 SHOTS) 0.58
3. GV & SV Move begins behind Czech goal, ends with Czech player Liba (No. 11) scoring his side's 4th. Slow motion replay. (4 SHOTS) 1.33
4. SVs Players go off for rest period and coaches talk to them. (2 SHOTS) 1.44
5. GV End of game, Czechs having won 7-2, celebrate. 2.00
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
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Background: KARLSTAD, SWEDEN
The Soviet Union's national ice hockey team suffered its first defeat for three years when it was beaten 7-2 by Czechoslovakia in the final of the Sweden Cup tournament at Karlstad on April 12. The Czechs took an early lead when Vladimir Ruzicka put the puck behind USSR goalkeeper Vladislav Trekiak after only 66 seconds of the opening period. The Soviet player, Alexander Kozhevnikov, scored the equaliser but Czechoslovakia pulled ahead again with a goal from Eduard Uvira. The score was 2-1 at the end of the first period in which Czech goalkeeper Dominik Hasek, making his first national appearance, distinguished himself with several fine saves. The second period saw two more goals from Czechoslovakia; the first from Vincent Lukac and the other from Igor Liba after an impressive breakaway and solo run. Leading 4-1 at the beginning of the third period, Czechoslovakia gained another early goal, this time from Dusan Pasek. There were two more, from Jiri Lala and Rudolf Suchanek. Alexander Kozhevnikov scored again for the Soviet Union, to make the final tally 7-2. It was Czechoslovakia's first victory over the Soviet side since the 1980 Izvestia tournament in Moscow, and gained some revenge for their 2-nil defeat in the Sarajevo Winter Olympics. The other two nations taking part in the Sweden Cup were Sweden and Finland.