The Czech Republic has so far had a bit of a mixed bag at the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship, but they are very much in the mix to battle for a medal. After three games, the Czechs have five points off a regulation win, an shootout win, and a loss that places them fourth in Group B.
One of the scoring stars for the Czech Republic at this tournament has been Vaclav Karabacek, a forward who had spent the 2013-14 season playing for the Gatineau Olympiques. Karabacek has been a sniper for the Czechs in Finland, netting three goals and adding two assists in three preliminary round games.
Czech forward Lukas Vopelka hasn't been a high profile player for his country at the U18, but he has contributed a goal, an assist, and seven shots on goal while pulling duty as an extra forward.
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