24 May 2010

Pavelec And Czechs Win Gold

Photo: Matthew Manor HHOF/IIHF Images

Former Wolves goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, who backstopped the team to the 2008 Calder Cup championship, was a member of the Czech Republic squad that captured the gold medal at the IIHF World Championship in Germany this week.


The win by the Czechs, which was secured with a 2-1 victory over the Russian Team in the gold medal game, snapped a 27-game win streak for Russia at the World Championships.


Pavelec, who also represented the Czech Republic at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, backed up goaltender Tomas Voukon in the tournament.  He turned aside 12 of the 15 shots he faced in his one game, a 3-2 loss to Norway during the preliminary round.


To read more about the World Championship and the Czech victory, click here.