Day: January 13, 2017

Russians, Czechs Brawl At Women’s U18 World Championship

After defeating the Czechs 2-0, Team Russia moves on to meet USA in the semifinals of the IIHF’s U18 Women’s World Championship.  They’ll face the Americans without two of their players who have been suspended following an illegal hit and a brawl in Wednesday’s game. Late in the match, Russia’s Oxana Bratisheva was given a major penalty and game misconduct for a checking to the head (Rule 124) of Czech captain Klara Hymlarova, who had to be helped off the ice. Tension remained high as the Czech Republic – with the goaltender pulled – continued to pressure the Russians.  The two teams...

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