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.
Pavel Kubes (defenseman); Michal Vapekna (goaltender)
World Championship A-Pool medals