I accidentally over-wrote my notes for the second half... Let's see what I can remember.
Basically, there's been no scoring in the third period.
The event uses the old RHI half-court offsides -- you can't preced the puck into the zone. This cuts down on cherry picking and long breakout passes.
"It gives some order to the game," Bill Raue said.
The Dragon's goaltender, Mike McLucas, plays ice hockey for the English Premiere League's Cardiff Devils, and Raue says he is playing in borrowed equipment.
"His house burned down recently," Raue said.
The Czechs score two goals within a minute to take a 6-4 lead. There's a little more than 10 minutes left in regulation.
Tomas Kolin, one Czech player, has been living here locally and going to school.
"He's an economics major, and he's playing here to learn English," Raue said. "He's not going to the NHL, but he's using this experience to learn English. As a fluent English speaker in the Czech Republic, he'll certainly make more money than a pro ice hockey player there will."
With 5 minutes even left to go, it's still 6-4 in favor of the Czechs. But the Dragons score to make it 6-5 with 3:19 left in regulation. With 2:26 left, the Dynamo score to regain a two-goal cushion on an unassisted goal by Tomas Kolin. 7-5. Another Czech goal makes it 8-5. Just 59 seconds left. And that's how the game ends. A fine comeback by the Czech team.
Here's a bit of information on the Dynamo Pardubice:
Ownership: Lukas Andrejs
Principal Owners: Daniel Palascak
General Manager: Lukas Andrejs
Head Coach: Tomas Kolin
More to come tomorrow.