Vladimir Vujtek, the coach of Czech ice hockey national team
Prague - XINHUA
Vladimir Vujtek, the coach of Czech ice hockey national team, has nominated 27 players on Tuesday for the 2016 World Ice Hockey Championship to be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg on May 6-22.
The broader roster includes three world champions from 2010, forwards Roman Cervenka, Lukas Kaspar and Petr Koukal, four NHL players, defender Michal Jordan and forwards Tomas Plekanec, David Pastrnak and Jiri Sekac, 12 from KHL, one playing in Sweden and 10 in the Czech Elite League.
Czech Republic will play its first championship game against Russia on Friday.
Following is the Czech roster:
Goalkeepers: Matej Machovsky, Dominik Furch, Pavel Francouz,
Defenders: Milan Doudera, Jakub Jerabek, Adam Polasek, Radim Simek, Michal Jordan, Michal Kempny, Jan Kolar, Tomas Kundratek, Petr Zamorsky,
Forwards: Michal Repik, Michal Birner, Tomas Filippi, Jan Kovar, Roman Cervenka, Dominik Kubalik, Richard Jarusek, Lukas Kaspar, Petr Koukal, Robert Kousal, David Pastrnak, Tomas Plekanec, Jiri Sekac, Martin Zatovic, Tomas Zohorna.