Petr Cech made a dream start to his ice hockey career last night earning his team a victory in dramatic fashion.

The former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper swapped his goalkeeping role to play goaltender for Guildford Phoenix against Swindon Wildcats 2.

The game went finished in an enthralling penalty shootout. Unlike the heartache of the 2008 champions league final, Cech took the lime light by making two wonderful saves to clinch his team the win.

This heroic display earned the Czech Republic star the player of the match award.

Despite Cech’s sudden switch to ice hockey, he is still very much involved with Chelsea football club as he works as technical advisor for the club.

Cech announced his decision to take to the ice rink a few weeks ago and 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.”

Despite last night’s achievement, he is only third choice keeper because of his hectic Chelsea schedule.

This means he will train when his Chelsea schedule allows him.

If he continues to impress though, Guildford will be wanting him to be free at all times.

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