PyeongChang 2018: Czech Republic Para ice hockey team named

Pavel Kubes returns for third Games to lead the 15-man roster 23 Feb 2018
two Para ice hockey players clash on the ice

Pavel Kubes (R) will be contesting his third Winter Games at PyeongChang 2018

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The Czech Ice Hockey Association has revealed the Para ice hockey players heading to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, which begin on 9 March.

Head coach Jiri Briza nominated 15 players that include two goalkeepers, five defenders and eight forwards.

The Czech Republic earned their spot in PyeongChang after going through the Qualification Tournament in October undefeated.

Defenseman Pavel Kubes led the squad in goals scored at the tournament in Ostersund, Sweden, and will return for his third Paralympic Winter Games.

Forward Michal Geier will join Kubes from Ostersund, where he had a strong overall performance with four goals and three assists. Geier will also make his third Games appearance.

The Czech Republic competed at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 but have never taken home a medal.

Czech Republic roster


Michal Vapenka


Martin Kudela

Pavel Dolezal

Miroslav Hrbek

Pavel Kubes

Jiri Raul

Karel Wagner


Michal Geier

Zdenek Habil

Zdenek Klima

Zdenek Krupicka

David Motycka

Martin Novak

David Palat

Zdenek Safranek.

Head coach

Jiri Briza