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Chelsea Legend, Cech, Joins Ice Hockey Team As Goalkeeper

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech, has signed for National Ice Hockey League team Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender.

Cech, a big fan of the sport, has got his skates on after working on his game since retiring from football.

“I hope I can help this young team achieve their goals,” Cech, 37,said.

“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.”

Cech, adopted top-flight Elite Ice Hockey League side Guildford Flames as his team.

Guildford Phoenix play in the second tier of British ice hockey.
He will be the Phoenix’sthird-choice keeper, and will train when his Chelsea schedule allows.

“The signing of Petr is massive for the Phoenix, he is a great guy who trains hard and I cannot wait to see him make his debut,” head coach Andy Hemmings added.

Guildford Phoenix face Swindon Wildcats 2 in their next National Ice Hockey League fixture on Sunday.
Cech, made 124 appearances for the Czech Republic, won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and Europa League during his time as a footballer in England.

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