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Petr Cech Makes His Debut For Ice Hockey Side Guildford Phoenix

Josh Lawless

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Petr Cech Makes His Debut For Ice Hockey Side Guildford Phoenix

Petr Cech made his first appearance as a semi-professional Ice Hockey player this evening after making the shock switch from the football pitch to the ice rink.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the four-time Premier League winner had penned a deal with Guildford Phoenix until the end of the season.

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And tonight the Czech Republic international made his debut as a netkeeper for the Surrey outfit against Swindon Wildcats.

The net was much smaller and it was a puck rather than a ball but Cech replicated the same sort of heroics he produced in between the sticks during his 20-year professional career.


In a lovely nod to his footballing career, Cech had the crests of both Arsenal and Chelsea on his helmet.

Cech is still working within football, taking on a role back at Chelsea as a technical and performance advisor after hanging up his gloves, but the former Rennes shotstopper is going back to his roots in playing ice hockey.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Pheonix to get the match experience," Cech said.

"I hope I can help this young team to achieve their goals for the season and try to win as many games as possible when I have the chance to play.

"After 20 years of professional football this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid."

Topics: Petr Cech, Football News, Football, Arsenal, ice hockey

Josh Lawless
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