The Hockey News - - NEXT - – RYAN KENNEDY

|ON A CZECH TEAM that broke through to the world ju­nior semi­fi­nal for the first time since 2005, de­fense­man Libor Hajek was a rock. A sec­ond-round pick (37th over­all) by the Tampa Bay Light­ning in 2016, Hajek logged a lot of ice time for the Czechs and was by far their top blue­liner. To find out how the Bolts feel about the WHL Regina Pat’s progress, we spoke with as­sis­tant GM Julien BriseBois.

he is still learn­ing the game. The more reps they get, the more sit­u­a­tions they see, the more ac­cus­tomed they get, the eas­ier it is to make reads. I’ve seen a lot of progress from where he was last year to where he is now.” zone, mak­ing that first...

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