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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 May, 2005, 21:05 GMT 22:05 UK
Czechs take world title in Vienna
Jaroslav Spacek holds the trophy
Jaroslav Spacek holds the trophy aloft
Martin Rucinsky and Jaromir Jagr were the stars for the Czech Republic as they beat Canada 3-0 to win the World Ice Hockey Championship in Vienna.

The win handed the Czechs their fifth title in 10 years and broke Canada's bid for a third straight championship.

Rucinsky grabbed his side's second goal after Vaclav Prospal opened the scoring. Josef Vasicek added an empty net goal at 19:07 of the third period.

Russia took the bronze earlier in the day by beating Sweden 6-3.

Maxim Afinogenov had two goals and an assist, while Maxim Sokolov produced 20 saves to help Russia gain revenge for last year's 3-2 loss to the Swedes.

"We started well, scoring early in the first two periods and it boosted us," said Russia coach Vladimir Krikunov.

"I would like to thank all of my players for their performance here."

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