The Prince George Cougars are pleased to announce forward Filip Koffer (’01) has been named to the Czech Republic’s Selection Camp roster for the upcoming 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. The selection camp takes place November 11-17 in Litomerice, Czech Republic.
Koffer is one of 15 forwards named to selection camp and last week he played his first game with the Czech Republic senior men’s national team at the Karjala Cup in Helsinki, Finland. In June, Koffer participated in the Czech’s Under-20 Summer Training Camp, which is part of the evaluation process for their World Junior Hockey Championship roster.
The Cougars’ winger is currently playing for HC Stadion Litomerice in the Czech2 League, and he has posted three points (1g, 2a) in six games. The league has been paused for four weeks due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the country.
Koffer was the Cougars top rookie scorer with 24 points (9g-15a) in 59 regular season games last season and was seventh in team scoring. Two seasons ago, the product of Hradec Kralove, CZE played for HC Dynamo Pardubice in the Czech Under-19 league, where he amassed 38 points (10g-28a) in 34 regular season games. The 19-year-old was selected 10th overall by the Cougars in the 2019 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
The 5’10, 165-pound winger has suited up for his country before. Koffer won a bronze medal at the 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup in Edmonton. He led the Czechs in scoring at the 2019 World Under-18 Hockey Championship, after he posted six points (4g-2a) in five games and took part in the Czech Republic World Junior Selection Camp last December.
The 2021 World Junior Championship begins on Christmas Day with three games before the Czech Republic opens its tournament schedule on Dec. 26 against Sweden.