From Football to Hockey

Former Arsenal and Chelsea Goalkeeper Petr Cech Sign for Guildford Phoenix

After a scintillating football career, Ex Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech have decided to switch to the Ice Hockey game.

Petr Cech who signed for Guildford Phoenix will still mount the goal post for the ice hockey side.

Cech who is the current technical advisor for Chelsea football club was announced on Wednesday evening that he will be playing a competitive ice hockey.

Although, the 2012 champions league winner is used to putting on head protection which will be no surprise to the football fan.

The 37years old Czech Republican was fast to show his emotion over his new career. He said:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix to get the match experience,”

“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.”

Guildford’s head coach Milos Melicherik added:

‘We are very excited to have Petr join the Phoenix team and we are looking forward to seeing him in action this weekend.

‘He has improved a lot since I first saw him on the ice and I am excited to see him play.’

That first game is a home one this Sunday when Swindon Wildcats 2 will be the first side Cech will be trying to keep out of his goal.

Adewunmi Adebowale
A mass communication student who has great interest in sport and tend to reach the masses on the latest happenings on sport across the web

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