IIHF Women's World Championship

The Swiss national team lost the bronze medal game against Czechia 2-3.


It is the second time in a row that they had to accept a defeat against Czechia in the bronze medal game. The Swiss opened the scoring with a goal by captain Lara Stalder in the 12th minute of play, but the Czechs answered back within thirty seconds.

It got even worse as Czech took the lead in the 15th minute of play. While the Swiss managed to tie the game once again in the 29th minute of play through Lena Marie Lutz, the Czech would eventually score the game-winning goal in the 38th minute of play. Neither team scored in the third period.

"They came out strong and we had a lot of penalties against us and it gave a lot of energy and momentum to them, but I thought we kept battling," Stalder told IIHF.com. "We were in the game, we tied the game, and they were getting shaky. Then in the end obviously, it’s a one-goal game and you try everything. Today I woke up in the morning and I really thought we had it. We've been facing some adversity, but I really thought we could do something today and that’s why it’s so devastating."

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( 17 April 2023 | mso )