Following the Czech Republic’s 3-0 loss to the Americans in the bronze medal game at the World Hockey Championship on Sunday, Jaromir Jagr announced his retirement from international competition.
If this sounds familiar, it should.
It was nearly a year ago that Jagr announced his retirement from the Czech national team following a loss to Sweden in the bronze medal game at the 2014 World Hockey Championship.
The 43-year-old returned to play at this year’s tournament because it was in the Czech Republic.
Jagr had six goals and three assists in 10 games at this year’s tournament.
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As the conference finals begin in the NHL, the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship is winding down.
You can stream Saturday’s semifinal matchup between Sidney Crosby and Team Canada versus Jaromir Jagr and the Czech Republic via the link below.
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Two goals by Evgeni Malkin and one by Vladimir Tarasenko helped Russia to a 5-3 victory over Sweden today at the world hockey championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The result sets up a semifinal between Russia and the United States on Saturday in Prague.
Russia is expected to have Alex Ovechkin in the lineup against the Americans, who defeated Switzerland today.
Canada, after hammering Belarus, will face the Czechs in the other semifinal on Saturday. The hosts got a late goal from Jaromir Jagr to help them defeat the Finns, 5-3, today.
The gold-medal game goes Sunday in Prague.
Russia is the defending gold-medal winner at the worlds. The United States was last crowned world champion in 1960, at the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley.