Greece knocked off the United States in overtime in a major upset in the quarterfinal and looked to continue their Cinderalla run at the 2017 championships. The Czech Republic was just coming off of an emotional loss to their rivals, the Slovaks, just 15 hours earlier but looked to use the home crowd advantage to capture bronze.
Lukus Soukup wasted no time getting to work for the home side, as he put the first shot of the game two minutes in for the Czechs and they were off and running. Peter Arkalis answered right back for Greece less than a minute later on a backhander in front of the net and the game was tied. Tomas Kudela converted on the powerplay soon after however, and the Czechs were back up by one.
Midway through the second after the Czechs were up 3-1, Nicolas Pitsikoulis scored to cut the lead to one once again and the homeside found themselves defending against a tie game. Tomas Wrobel put the Czechs up by two minutes later but Greece again came back with a goal from Kevin Kuzmarski just a minute into the 3rd to cut the lead to one.
This would prove to be the last marker of the game as the Czechs would fend off the Greeks despite numerous chances in the 3rd period!