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Due to health reasons, the hockey players of Pilsen will not enter the opening match of the semifinal series of the Generali Czech Cup with the Steelmakers, they will undergo tests for covid-19. The club informed about it on its website.
“Due to the current health situation and for preventive reasons, the club was forced to cancel tomorrow’s planned semi-final match with HC Oceláři Třinec,” the Indians said in a press release that they would not provide further information yet.
“We are in contact with the regional hygiene station, testing of players and the implementation team is underway. The club will wait for the instructions of KHS, “added the West Bohemians, who could play the match in an alternative date in the event of a negative test of all team members.
“I don’t think that at the moment it means the withdrawal of Pilsen from the competition. Players are currently undergoing tests and we have to wait for their results. If they were negative, we would solve everything from day to day, “Josef Řezníček told Sport.cz.
However, if the tests confirmed the infected covid-19, the entire Pilsen team would automatically have to quarantine, which would definitely lose the chance for the finals of the summer cup, the winner of which will receive a financial reward of one million crowns.
“In the case of a positive finding, contumacy would follow. And when the team is in quarantine, it is very likely that retaliation would not be played in Třinec next week, “the director of the Generali Česká Cup and at the same time Tipsport extra league told Sport.cz.
Tuesday’s semifinal program is thus cut short to a single match. The hockey players of Liberec and Pardubice will share it in Ještěd in front of Ještěd from 18:10 in front of the Czech Television cameras. The retaliation is planned a week later on Tuesday, September 8, from 6 pm in eastern Bohemia.
Generali Česká Cup semifinal program
Tuesday, September 1 – Matches 1:
18:10 White Tigers Liberec – HC Dynamo Pardubice (CT sport and Hockey TV)
The fate of the match HC Škoda Plzeň – HC Oceláři Třinec will be decided later.
Tuesday, September 8 – Match 2:
18:00 HC Dynamo Pardubice – White Tigers Liberec (O2 TV Sport)
Wednesday, September 9 – Match 2:
18:10 HC Oceláři Třinec – HC Škoda Plzeň (ČT sport and Hokejka TV)
Another Generali Czech Cup playoff program
Tuesday, September 15 – Match 1:
Tuesday, September 22 – Match 2:
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