Czech prospect Vrana adapting well to Swedish hockey
Adler, a small, rather nameless coastal resort just south of Sochi that is receiving worldwide attention as one of the hosting places of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, recently was packed with hockey scouts, journalists and the top players born in 1995 or later for the IIHF Under-18 World Championship.
The Czech Republic was one of the participating countries until suffering a 6-0 defeat at the hands of eventual gold-medal winners, Canada. The Czechs started the event with a crushing victory over Latvia, but only advanced from the preliminary round to seventh place at the tournament's end.
One of the stars of the Czech squad included underage, 17-year-old forward Jakub Vrána, who is eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft.… read more