Filip Koffer will fulfill the dream of a lifetime suiting up for the Czech Republic at World Junior Hockey Championship.

It begins tomorrow (25th) and will run until January 5th from Edmonton.

“Playing on the biggest stage for junior hockey will only further help Filip’s development and we can’t wait to see him represent the Cougars in Edmonton come Boxing Day,” said Cougars’ General Manager & Head Coach Mark Lamb.

Koffer is the second Cougar in the last two weeks to be named to a national team roster for the tournament.

Goaltender Taylor Gauthier was named to Canada’s 25-man roster earlier this month.

The 19-year-old has been on loan to HC Stadion Litomerice in the Czech2 League where he has posted three points in 10 games.

Koffer won a bronze medal at the 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup in Edmonton.

In addition, he led the Czechs in scoring at the 2019 World Under-18 Hockey Championship, after he posted six points (4g-2a) in five games.