Acadie-Bathurst Titan goaltender Jan Bednar has been named to the Czech Republic’s National Junior Team selection camp.
The 19-year-old from Karlovy, Czech Republic is among 28 players invited to the camp ahead of the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship. The selection camp runs from December 15-25 in Red Deer, Alberta while the tournament itself gets underway on boxing day. The Czech staff will need to make three cuts before announcing the final roster for the tournament.
In his second season with the Titan, Bednar is 9-8-0 in 18 starts with a .898 save percentage and a 3.21 goals-against-average. The big six-foot-four, 196-pound netminder also has three assists this season which is the most among QMJHL goaltenders.
Czech Republic will play two exhibition games in preparation against the United States (December 20th) and Switzerland (December 23rd). They’ll open the World Juniors against Canada on December 26th at 8pm AST.