Friday, April 11, 2008

Plymouth rookie Jordan wins gold in Poland

Plymouth Whalers rookie defenseman Michal Jordan won the gold medal with the Czech Republic at the 2008 World Under-18 IIHF Championships - Division 1, Group A in Poland last week.

Jordan finished the tournament with five assists in five games with a plus-5 rating and was also named the tournament's top defenseman.

The Czech Republic was relegated to the Division 1A tournament from the top division after losing to Germany last year, but will now return to the top division in 2009 by winning this year's tournament. This year's Division 1A featured the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine.

The Top Division, which will feature 10 teams including Canada and the U.S.A., takes place April 13-23 in Russia.

Photo by Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers

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