Men´s final scooped by the legends of Tatran Střešovice
(16. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Tatran Střešovice triumphed in the men's category; the team was composed of club legends. They won the final against the Finnish team Pensseli Sedät 4:3 after a penalty shoot-out and finished their way through the tournament at the very top.
"We didn't expect this at all. We wanted to play the veterans' tournament only and just take part in Chance Czech Open once more for the very last time. In the preliminary group stage, we had to call some young players to join us, because we don't practice much and we were running out of our energy," the forward Juraj Šádek explained after the game with a smile on his face.
In the final, Tatran went into the lead twice, thanks to Pajer and Hanzlík. But then the Finns turned the score around to 3:2 and Střešovice had to start closing on the gap. Their activity was not bringing the desired result for a long time, but in the end they succeeded. In the last minute of the regulation, Czeczinkar tipped in Černý's shot.
During the following penalty shoot-out Tomáš Fait and Erik Flídr scored, and the goalie Martin Novotný saved all Finnish attempts.
"We tried to play as economically as possible, because we wouldn't be able to run with our opponents. We didn't even do any stretching before the games and several times we were telling each other that we definitely can't beat those opponents," added Juraj Šádek, who was also awarded the prize for the best player of the men's part of the tournament.
Teemu Jämsä from the Finnish runner-up was selected the best goalie of the tournament. Jonas Jansson from the Swedish club Hagunda then became the most productive scorer of the tournament with 11 goals.