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Chelsea Legend Petr Cech Saves Crucial Penalty On His Ice Hockey Debut As Guildford Phoenix Win

Chelsea Legend Petr Cech Saves Crucial Penalty On His Ice Hockey Debut As Guildford Phoenix Win

Petr Cech pulled off heroics on his debut for Guildford Phoenix as he saved a crucial penalty to hand his side victory and scooped the man of the match award.

The Chelsea legend, 37, announced his retirement from football last season and sensationally made the switch to ice hockey.

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The former Arsenal shot-stopper made his debut on Sunday for Guildford Phoenix, who are the reserves for English side Guildford Flames, against the Swindon Wildcats.

Phoenix and Wildcats were held 2-2 in normal time and the match headed into overtime, but the deadlock wasn't broken and went to a shootout.

And Phoenix hero Cech rose to the occasion when he saved the first penalty from Wildcats.

The former Czech Republic international stepped up again for Wildcats' important penalty and saved it to secure a big win for his side.

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Cech also paid tribute to his time at Chelsea and Arsenal by wearing the crests of the respective clubs on his helmet.

Cech, who became a technical and performance advisor for Chelsea in June, said ahead of his debut that he was "delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix."

He continued: "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."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Petr Cech, gunners, Chelsea, Premier League, Blues, Arsenal

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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