Photo: Karel Švec, Czech hockeyRival! And a huge sadness. The death of Miloš Říha affected Czech hockey, and it is also well received in Russia and Slovakia, where an experienced coach also worked successfully. His friends can’t believe that the former excellent striker and later a quality coach is no longer with us … At such times, it is difficult to remember and go back in time. “I’m sorry, but I can’t speak. It’s a shock, “Miroslav Fryčer reacts. The coach of Znojmo spent beautiful times with Říha in Vítkovice, the later national team coach once selflessly provided him with his passport to help with the planned emigration.Ladislav Svozil was also at war with Říha in Vítkovice. “Miloš and I have known each other for many years, for me it has always been a great heartbeat who has had hockey in the first place. I will not forget that common hockey time. There are few people like that – in the good sense of the word, crazy about sports like him. He loved hockey, but he also liked to play tennis, for example, “says the assistant at the extra-league team Vítkovice.Svozil: We had a similar humor, we constantly stabbed ourselvesBoth belonged to the team that won the championship in 1981. Like Miroslav Fryčer, František Černík, Jaromír Šindel and other members of the famous generation. “Miloš had some success with Jihlava as well, but others were the basis of the team. I think he considered success with Vítkovice the most. We had an amazing bunch. I like to look at our master poster from time to time in the office, unfortunately, our ranks are thinning too fast. ”He was in constant contact with a friend whom his friends called nothing but “Poacher”. “As soon as we met, there was constant hacking. We had a similar humor, we kept stabbing each other, so to speak. Milos was perfect in this. “Svozil knew that the former longtime partner was not in good health.” But I absolutely didn’t think it would turn out like this. He was in the best of care. will be good again. But unfortunately … ”Robert Reichel speaks in a similar way. The Olympic winner from Nagano and the three-time world champion has been Miloš Říha’s closest collaborator with the national team in recent years. “We kept calling and keeping in touch. I did not know the details, but I believed that Miloš would overcome health problems. His death struck me deeply. When someone leaves at the age of only 61, it is a huge tragedy, “he says quietly.Reichel: Miloš and I had two most beautiful yearsIn June 2018, fate wanted that the hockey routes of Reichl and Říha drew an intersection. Today, after two years, a former Toronto or Calgary player considers this a great fortune. “I spent two most beautiful years with Miloš. I met him as a great man and a good person who was always fair, “Reichel recalls.Although Říha commanded the national team as the head coach, he gave the assistants plenty of space. He was curious about their opinion. “He had the last word, but otherwise we discussed and solved everything together. Milos had charisma, he lived it to the fullest. And he didn’t let anything talk about him, I liked it a lot about him, “adds Říh’s colleague.Both were preparing for their second championship this year. In Bratislava, their team narrowly missed the bronze medal, before the event in Switzerland they were making plans and wanted to capitalize on all the experience of the two-year cycle on the interstate scene. When the coronavirus pandemic decided otherwise, they talked about another possible engagement at the club level. “It simply came to our notice then. Most of all, I wished Miloš could handle his health problems and be fine again. I can’t believe he’s not between us anymore. ”Řepík: He was able to wake up the cabin, he experienced everything very stronglyThe sudden death of the coach also affected the Czech national team. “I was shocked by the tragic news,” admits Michal Řepík. “We all knew that Mr. Říha was hospitalized in IKEM. I hoped for a positive development and wished that he would be fine again soon,” the Prague Sparta striker said.Řepík played under the direction of Miloš Říha at last year’s championship in Bratislava, he also met him during his engagement in the local Slav. “I have a lot of memories. Miloš Říha may have been a bit of his own, but he loved hockey. He devoted his whole life to him, first playing him himself and then training him. If he didn’t have hockey in his heart, he certainly wouldn’t stay with him. ”An experienced coach has established himself not only at home, but also in Russia. In the Continental League. “He successfully led Atlant or St. Petersburg. He had results, he managed to pull down the player. I will remember my emotions the most. He could wake the cabin, he experienced everything very strongly. He paid a lot of attention to the team, to team performance. His unexpected death is a big shock for me, “he concludes. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
GOLD CUP CAMPAIGNERS IN SQUAD Chevone ‘Messi’ Marsh of Cavalier SC is the only newcomer named by the national senior team coach, Theodore Whitmore, for a friendly international against Saudi Arabia, set for October 7 in Riyadh. Marsh is among a 20-man squad that will begin preparation for the upcoming fixture. The 23-year-old midfielder spent loan periods at Ventor County Fusion and Kokkolan Pallovejkor in the Finnish League. He returned home during the summer and represented Cavalier in the opening Red Stripe Premier League game of the new season against Portmore United on Monday. The former Calabar High schoolboy star in April 2016 went on a trial stint in Finland, which sparked controversy with the then Jamaica national team coach Winfried Sch‰fer, who wanted him for a friendly international with Chile. Marsh opted to go to Finland and sign with Kokkolan Palloveikot in the Finnish Ykkonen league, but is now finally set to make his debut. Michael Seaton, who made his debut for the senior team against Trinidad and Tobago as a 17-year-old on November 15, 2013, is back in the senior team squad. He scored his first senior team international goal against St Lucia on March 5, 2014 and represents Maccabi Ahi Nazareth in Israel. The striker also represented Jamaica at the Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels. The Reggae Boyz squad also has members of the squad that lost 2-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final against the United States in the final last July. In a previous friendly inter-national, Jamaica was beaten 2-0 by Canada at the BMO Field in Toronto Full squad: Michael Seaton, Ricardo Morris, Ewan Grandison, Ladel Richie, Alex Marshall, Oniel Fisher, Damion Lowe, Dwayne Miller, Damion Hyatt, Romario Williams, Jermaine Taylor, JeVaughn Watson, Shaun Francis, Kemar Lawrence, Marvin Morgan, Jamiel Hardware, Devon Williams, Fabian Reid, Rosario Harriott, and Chevone Marsh.