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2013 WJC Review: Czech Republic maintains fifth position


As was the case a year ago at the World Junior Championship in Alberta, the Czech Republic's Under-20 national team once again advanced from the group stage and, this time alongside Switzerland, created an upset for another big hockey country.



Last year, it was the United States who suffered a loss to the Czechs; this year, Finland had to fight to avoid relegation because of a loss to the Czechs. In addition to Switzerland and Finland, the Czechs also faced Latvia and Sweden in Group A, which meant that expectations were high for a return to the playoff round, expectations that the Czechs were able to meet.… read more



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