Cech was named Man of the Match in his first game for his new club.
Former Chelsea FC goalkeeper, Petr Cech, has joined ice hockey team, Chelmsford Chieftains, on a one-year contract which already saw him help the club win his first match. Chelmsford plays in the NIHL Division One South, a tier above his former team, Guildford Phoenix, where he featured 20 times in three years and also won a treble before departing this summer.
Cech, 40, joined the Chieftains ahead of their away game against Oxford City Stars on Sunday, November 6, 2022 and featured in the net wearing the 39 jersey which he wore at Phoenix. The former Arsenal FC goalkeeper was named the Man of the Match after helping the Chieftains to a 6-4 win over Oxford.
Reacting to Cech’s performance, Chieftains head coach, Mark Saunders, said:
“Having a net minder of Petr’s quality and experience come into our squad is a huge boost for us right now. He brings a winning mentality, a desire to compete every single time he’s on the ice, and we look forward to seeing him add to our group this season.’’
Petr Cech grew up with the love for numerous sports and represented Czech Republic in junior hockey before quitting the sport for football. He won the English Premier League four times, and one UEFA Champions League trophy in 2012 amongst other titles.