Czech U19 steals a point from world champion Sweden
Czech Republic and Sweden opened women's and girls' EuroFloorball Tour tournament in Helsinki with a 6-6 tie. The Czechs first blew an early 4-1 lead to then tie the game up in the final period. Sweden took the extra point after Emma Asplund was able to win the penalty shootout for her team.
Magdalena Klimova became the star of the opening period with a hat trick in less than six minutes. She first netted two identical long diagonal passes from Barbora Sadkova to then take a penalty shot and lift in it from close range over Swedish goalie Lovisa Frisk.
A minute later, Adina Augustsson stole the ball from Petra Nemrarova near the Czech net to score Sweden's second.
Adina Augustsson opened the third period with a goal, and Amanda Johansson Delgado tied it up with a power-play goal off Augustsson's pass. Zuzana Tuckova scored for Czech on a 2-0 attack against the goalie but then it was time for yet a Czech penalty. Another power-play for Sweden and another goal, this time by Elin Gabrielsson. In the final minute of the period, Frida Rydfjäll stole the ball from an opponent to then beat goalie Sofie Francova with a backhand.
Both teams blew their share of good scoring opportunities in the third period and the only goal was scored by Czech's Klara Leierova who finished off her team's second penalty shot for the morning. In the penalty shootout she was able to repeat her performance to bring Czech abreast after Sweden's Emma Asplund had scored on Sweden's opener. After the regular three pairs the score was even. On the fourth pair, Czech's Madalena Klimova's shot was too low to beat the goalie letting Sweden's Emma Asplund decide the shootout with a good shot in the top right corner.