Goyang 2013: Czech Republic preview

What you need to know about the Czech Republic prior to the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool. 10 Apr 2013
Czech Republic Ice Sledge Hockey Team

The Czech Republic finished in fifth place at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

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The Czech Republic are still looking for their first medal on the international stage.


The Czech Republic performed better than expected at last year’s World Championships, shocking the USA with a 2-1 shootout victory during pool play and then just falling short of winning bronze in the playoffs against Canada.

Defenseman Pavel Kubes, one of most humble, unselfish players in the game, captains the Czech team and is still looking for his first medal on the international stage.

With a new head coach and not having faced Canada, Korea or the USA this season, a lot of questions about this team will be answered in Goyang.

Key players

Pavel Kubes (defenseman); Michal Vapekna (goaltender)

Head coach

Jiri Briza

World Championship A-Pool medals


Paralympic medals