Petr Cech signs with English ice hockey team

Petr Cech Signs With Ice Hockey Club Until The End Of The Season

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech signs with ICE HOCKEY club Guildford Phoenix

Petr Cech has started a stunning new sporting venture after signing for ice hockey club Guildford Phoenix until the end of the season.

The former Czech Republic global who changed his career from football to ice hockey signed as Guildford's third goalkeeper.

He said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Pheonix to get the match experience".

The 37-year-old, who is now technical and performance adviser at Chelsea, retired from professional football at the end of last season.

Cech, who still works at Chelsea as a technical and performance advisor, will make his ice hockey debut on Sunday.

Cech said: "I hope I can help this young team achieve their goals".

Cech has wasted little time in getting back into competitive sport, though, having agreed a deal to turn out for Guildford Phoenix in his debut season.

"While being a professional footballer I couldn't play the game for obvious reasons".

But Cech now has a new role with the Phoenix, whose head coach believes the veteran goalkeeper has been making big strides on the ice.

Head coach Milos Melicherik said the ex-Czech Republic worldwide could make his debut against the Swindon Wildcats on Sunday.

The former Czech Republic worldwide added he played the sport as a child and will not sacrifice his existing non-playing role in west London.

"He has improved a lot since I first saw him on the ice and I am excited to see him play". During his time in England he amassed four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Europa League and the pinnacle of the Champions League.

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