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Pair of former Kitchener Rangers represent their country at IIHF World Hockey Championship

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The Ontario Hockey League is well represented at the 2018 IIHF World Hockey Championship getting underway in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, which includes a pair of Kitchener Rangers alumni.

Radek Faksa and Dominik Kubalik were both chosen to suit up for their home country of Czech Republic, who fell 3-2 to the United States in quarterfinal action on Thursday. A full list of their results of the tournament can be found here.

 

A total of 37 past and present OHL players are part of a larger group of 100 CHL grads competing at the international showdown. The OHL features graduates representing 13 of the 16 countries competing.

 

Canada leads the way with seven OHL graduates on the roster followed by the Czech Republic with five and Belarus, Germany and the United States with four each.

 

OHL GRADUATES COMPETING AT IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP:

CANADA (7):

Goaltenders:
Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

Defencemen:
Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers/Barrie Colts)
Darnell Nurse (Edmonton Oilers/Soo Greyhounds)

Forwards:
Josh Bailey (NY Islanders/Windsor Spitfires)
Bo Horvat (Vancouver Canucks/London Knights)
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers/Erie Otters)
Ryan O’Reilly (Buffalo Sabres/Erie Otters)

 

AUSTRIA (1):

Defencemen:
Steven Strong (Klagenfurter AC/Saginaw Spirit)

 

BELARUS (4):

Defencemen:
Stepan Falkovsky (Ontario Reign/Ottawa 67’s)

Forwards:
Artur Gavrus (Dinamo-Molodechno/Owen Sound Attack)
Geoff Platt (CSKA Moscow/Erie Otters)
Maksim Sushko (Owen Sound Attack)

 

CZECH REPUBLIC (5):

Defencemen:
Filip Hronek (Grand Rapids Griffins/Saginaw Spirit)
Michal Jordan (Amur Khabarovsk/Plymouth Whalers)

Forwards:
Radek Faksa (Dallas Stars/Kitchener Rangers)

Robert Kousal (HC Davos/Oshawa Generals)
Dominik Kubalik (HC Ambri-Piotta/Kitchener Rangers)

 

DENMARK (2):

Goaltenders:
Sebastian Dahm (Iserlohn Roosters/Sudbury Wolves)

Forwards:
Nicklas Jensen (Jokerit Helsinki/Oshawa Generals)

 

FINLAND (1):

Goaltenders:
Eero Kilpelainen (Orebro HK/Peterborough Petes)

 

GERMANY (4):

Goaltenders:
Mathias Niederberger (Düsseldorfer EG/Barrie Colts)

Defencemen:
Bjorn Krupp (Grizzlys Wolfsburg/Belleville Bulls)

Forwards:
Dominik Kahun (EHC Munchen/Sudbury Wolves)
Sebastian Uvira (Kolner Haie/Plymouth Whalers)

 

LATVIA (1):

Forwards:
Andris Dzerins (HK Hradec Kralove/Kingston Frontenacs)

 

NORWAY (1):

Forwards:
Mathis Olimb (Linkoping HC/Sarnia Sting)

 

SLOVAKIA (3):

Defencemen:
Michal Cajkovsky (Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg/Ottawa 67’s)
Andrej Sekera (Edmonton Oilers/Owen Sound Attack)

Forwards:
Tomas Marcinko (HC Ocelari Trinec/Barrie Colts)

 

SOUTH KOREA (3):

Defencemen:
Eric Regan (Anyang Halla/Oshawa Generals)
Bryan Young (Daemyung Killer Whales/Peterborough Petes)

Forwards:
Michael Swift (Gangwon High1/Niagara IceDogs)

 

SWEDEN (1):

Forwards:
Rickard Rakell (Anaheim Ducks/Plymouth Whalers)

 

UNITED STATES (4):

Defencemen:
Connor Murphy (Chicago Blackhawks/Sarnia Sting)

Forwards:
Alex DeBrincat (Chicago Blackhawks/Erie Otters)
Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks/London Knights)
Sonny Milano (Columbus Blue Jackets/Plymouth Whalers)

 

For full coverage of the 2018 IIHF World Hockey Championship visit iihf.com.

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