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Petr Cech puts in man of the match display on victorious professional ice hockey debut

Petr Cech led the Guildford Phoenix to a shoot-out victory on his ice hockey debut.

The former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper – now a technical adviser with the Blues – saved two efforts in the shoot-out as his side beat Swindon Wildcats’ second string 3-2 at the Guildford Spectrum.

Cech, who played the sport as a youngster in the Czech Republic, joined the fourth-tier ice hockey team earlier in the week.

Petr Cech celebrates following his side's victory over Swindon Wildcats on Sunday

Petr Cech celebrates following his side’s victory over Swindon Wildcats on Sunday

Cech saved two efforts in the shoot-out as his side beat Swindon Wildcats' second string

Cech saved two efforts in the shoot-out as his side beat Swindon Wildcats’ second string

The goalkeeper is congratulated by his team-mates after helping lead his side to victory

The goalkeeper is congratulated by his team-mates after helping lead his side to victory 

His side took the lead through Jacob Rondeau-Smith early in the second period but trailed 2-1 heading into the third.

An equaliser from Taylor Wootton took the game into overtime, which ended goalless and forced a shoot-out.

Cech saved Swindon’s first and last efforts to secure his side the victory and was named his side’s man of the match.

Cech was making his debut after joining the fourth-tier ice hockey team earlier in the week

Cech was making his debut after joining the fourth-tier ice hockey team earlier in the week

The 37-year-old saved Swindon's first and last efforts to secure his side the victory

The 37-year-old saved Swindon’s first and last efforts to secure his side the victory

The former Chelsea and Arsenal stopper was named his side's man of the match

The former Chelsea and Arsenal stopper was named his side’s man of the match

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-7568907/Petr-Cech-wins-professional-ice-hockey-match-penalties.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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