CZE - Alignment
# NAME POS CLUB BORN HT. WT. NHL STATUS
2 Lubos Horcicka G Kladno Velvana HC 21/05/79 6'0 178 Eligible 1999 Draft
30 Vlastimil Lakosil G Trinec Zel HC 04/07/79 5'10 182 Eligible 1999 Draft
1 Filip Sindelar G Jradecj Valgar HC 30/10/79 5'10 185 Eligible 1999 Draft
5 Michal Dobron D Praha Sparta HC 29/09/79 6'2 200 Eligible 1999 Draft
8 Mario Cartelli D Trinec Zel HC 16/11/79 6'1 187 Eligible 1999 Draft
18 Jiri Fischer D Hull (QMJHL) 31/01/80 6'3 205 Detroit
15 Lukas Galvas D Vitkovice HC 28/03/79 5'11 178 Eligible 1999 Draft
9 Jan Horacek D Moncton (QMJHL) 22/05/79 6'3 198 St. Louis
11 Jan Novak D Praha Slavia HC 09/02/79 6'1 190 Eligible 1999 Draft
29 Karel Rachunek D Zlin Barum ZPS HC 27/08/79 6'2 202 Ottawa
6 Daniel Seman D Vikovice HC 01/01/79 6'0 188 Eligible 1999 Draft
13 Vladimir Sicak D Budejovice HC 01/12/80 6'0 170 Eligible 1999 Draft
3 Petr Svoboda D Jihlava HC 20/06/80 6'3 200 Toronto
7 Martin Skoula D Barrie Colts (OHL) 28/10/79 6'1 190 Colorado
20 Tomas Zizka D Zlin Barum ZPS HC 10/10/79 6'2 206 Los Angeles
12 Martin Ambruz F Zlin Barum ZPS HC 05/12/79 6'2 187 Eligible 1999 Draft
14 Jaroslav Balastik F Zlin Barum ZPS HC 28/11/79 6'3 192 Eligible 1999 Draft
10 Tomas Divisek F Praha Slavia HC 19/07/79 6'3 192 Philadelphia
22 Jan Kopecky F Praha Slavia HC 21/03/79 6'1 180 Eligible 1999 Draft
23 Jakub Kraus F K. Vary Becher HC 09/10/79 6'0 182 Eligible 1999 Draft
4 Martin Lamich F Vitkovice HC 09/01/79 5'10 200 Eligible 1999 Draft
25 Jan Marek F Trinec Zel HC 31/12/79 5'11 200 Eligible 1999 Draft
16 Petr Mika F Praha Slavia HC 12/02/79 6'3 195 NY Islanders
17 Frantisek Mrazek F Red Deer (WHL) 16/05/79 6'4 220 Toronto
28 Vaclav Pletka F Trinec Zel HC 08/06/79 5'10 170 Eligible 1999 Draft
27 Patrik Stefan F Long Beach (IHL) 16/09/80 6'3 205 Eligible 1999 Draft
26 Michal Sivek F Praha Sparta HC 21/01/81 6'2 187 Eligible 1999 Draft
21 Jan Sochor F Praha Slavia HC 17/01/80 6'1 188 Eligible 1999 Draft
19 Michal Travnicek F Litvinov CHP HC 14/03/80 6'2 190 Eligible 1999 Draft
24 Petr Vala F Zlin Barum ZPS HC 20/05/79 5'9 168 Eligible 1999 Draft

STAFF/PERSONNEL 

Team Leader: Zbynek Kusy
Team Manager: Jan Falter
Head Coach: Vladimir Martinec
Team Physician: Vaclav Dvorak
Assistant Coach: Ladislav Svozil
Masseurs: Petr Kuchyna, Pavel Vlasic, Petr Bilek 

A scan of the Czech Republic's scoring statistics through the years at the World Junior Hockey Championship reads like a Who's Who of the NHL top scorers. Michal Pivonka, Robert Reichel, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Rucinsky and Zigmund Palffy all have lit up the scoreboard for the Czech Republic at the Junior Championship. And yet, for whatever reason, the Czechs, have never won the tournament. They have five second-place finishes to their credit, but are still hoping for their first trip to the top of the podium.

The 1999 edition of Team Czech Republic figures to be led by the likes of defenceman Martin Skoula, a Colorado draft selection (17th overall in 1998), who amassed 44 points in 66 games with the OHL's Barrie Colts during the 1997-98 season.

Another player to watch for is Patrik Stephane, a speedy, skillful centre who is playing for the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the International Hockey League this season and among the IHL's scoring leaders. Stephane competed in the 1998 World Junior Hockey Championship as a 17-year-old and impressed scouts. Other possible returnees for the Czech Republic include goaltender Vlastimil Lakosil and right winger Radek Duda.

Top 3 Prospects: Michal Sivek, Vladimir Sicak, Mario Cartelli

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