World Juniors: Czech Republic Selection Camp Roster Announced

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BOISBRIAND, QC - OCTOBER 20: Filip Zadina #11 of the Halifax Mooseheads skates the puck against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada during the QMJHL game at Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau on October 20, 2017 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. The Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Junior Championships are coming up very soon and teams are starting to pick their teams. The Czechs announced that they invited 15 forwards, 10 defenseman, and two goalies to the Czech Republic Selection Camp. This is not the final roster though, as it will have to be trimmed down to 22 players by the time the tournament begins. The Czechs could add a third goaltender to the squad closer to the tournament and bring 23.

Players to watch on the squad include 2018 NHL Draft eligibles Filip Zadina, Filip Kral, Martin Kaut, Jakub Lauko, and Jakub SkarekTampa Bay Lightning prospect Libor Hajek, Edmonton Oilers prospect Ostap Safin, New York Rangers prospect Filip Chytil, and Carolina Hurricanes draftee Martin Necas.

The Czechs play their first tournament game on December 26th, when they face Russia.

World Juniors: Czech Republic Selection Camp Roster Announced

Goaltenders

Josef Korenar, HC Benatky nad Jizerou
Jakub Skarek, HC Dukla Jihlava

Defencemen

Vojtech Budik, Prince Albert Raiders
Lukas Doudera, HC Litvinov
Jakub Galvas, HC Olomouc
Libor Hájek, Saskatoon Blades
Filip Haman, HC Frydek-Mistek
Frantisek Hrdinka, HC Slovan Usti nad Labem
Filip Král, Spokane Chiefs
Ondrej Vala, Kamloops Blazers

Forwards

Filip Chytil, Hartford Wolfpack
Filip Helt, HC Litomerice
Krystof Hrabik, HC Litomerice
Martin Kaut, HC Dynamo Pardubice
Petr Kodýtek, HC Litomerice
Daniel Kurovský, AZ Havirov
Jakub Lauko, Piráti Chomutov
Albert Michnac, Mississauga Steelheads,
Martin Necas, HC Kometa Brno
Radovan Pavlík, HC Litomerice
Kristian Reichel, Red Deer Rebels
Ostap Safin, Saint John Sea Dogs
Marek Zachar, Sherbrooke Phoenix
Filip Zadina, Halifax Mooseheads

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BOISBRIAND, QC – OCTOBER 20: Filip Zadina #11 of the Halifax Mooseheads skates the puck against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada during the QMJHL game at Centre d’Excellence Sports Rousseau on October 20, 2017 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. The Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

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