2013 U18 WJC Preview: Czech Republic looks to move up among the top U18 countries
The Czech Republic has failed to medal since being promoted to the elite division in 2008. In the last two years at the U18, they had to fight to avoid relegation both times, but now it finally looks as if they have a real chance to get past the preliminary round and compete against the strongest of the participants.
Earlier this season, the Czechs played a tight, three-game series with Russia and last week, they overpowered Slovakia by a total score of 8-1 in two games. One thing that has changed compared to last season is the presence of big names.… read more