As soon as Todd Boehly’s takeover was officially announced earlier this year, the 40-year-old former goalie for Chelsea and Arsenal left Stamford Bridge.
The former Chelsea and Arsenal goalie has signed with Chelmsford Chieftains of the NIHL South Division 1 for the 2022–23 season.
Petr Cech, a former goalie for Chelsea and Arsenal, has announced his upcoming endeavor: ice hockey.
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Following the recent takeover by US billionaire Todd Boehly, the 40-year-old quit his position as technical and performance advisor at Chelsea, leaving many to wonder what would be his next move. Cech, who arrived in 2019, was captured on camera attempting to reason with fans who were protesting the club’s participation in the European Super League last year.
Following his first foray into ice hockey, Cech has joined forces with Chelmsford Chieftains of the NIHL South Division 1 for the 2022–23 campaign. While still employed at Stamford Bridge in 2019, the former Czech Republic international has previously played for Guildford Phoenix.
He will help the team as a netminder, it was announced over the weekend. Keen to maintain his fitness after retiring from football, he will. Currently, Essex is where the Chieftains play their home games.
Chieftains head coach Mark Saunders discussed the acquisition, saying: “A goalkeeper of Petr’s caliber and experience joining our team right now is a major advantage for us. Every time he steps onto the ice, he competes with a winning mentality, and we anticipate his addition to our team this season.”
Following his earlier success with Pheonix, Cech was eager for the impending test in the sport. I’m looking forward to a new challenge with the Chieftains and helping the club achieve our season goals, he said.