Kelowna Rockets prospect Pavel Novak will represent the Czech Republic at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup for the second straight summer. The tournament is set for August 5-10, 2019 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia.
Novák played in four games at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup where he had one assist.
He had three goals in two exhibition games against the Swiss U-18 team last week. The Czech Republic will open their schedule against Switzerland on Monday, Aug. 5 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
The Rockets selected Novak 13th overall in the first round of the 2019 CHL Import Draft. Last season (2018-2019) while playing with Motor Ceske Budejovice U19, the 2002 born forward suited up for 31 games, recording 29 goals and 16 assists for 45 points.