White Tigers News
The Liberec White Tigers announce that they have extended the contract of defenseman Lukáš Derner for another season. The 30-year-old native of Liberec has 447 career games in the Czech Extraliga and will be entering his tenth season as a White Tiger. In this past 2013-14 season, he had four points in 33 regular season games.
Five players from the White Tigers organization were announced as part of the Under-18 Team Czech Republic for the upcoming Under-18 World Junior Championship that will take place later this April in Finland. Nominated are goaltender Vítek Vaněček, defensemen Filip Pyrochta and Tomáš Havlín and forwards Pavel Zacha and Jan Ordoš.
The Liberec White Tigers under-18 team are champions of the Under-18 Czech Extraliga after sweeping the best-of-three final series with Brno. This is the first time the team won the title in its history. Also, the Under-20 team had a successful season, going to quarterfinals, and the Under-16 team managed to get to the semifinals in their respective leagues.
Five of the Liberec White Tigers will prolong their season in jerseys of their respective national teams at the pre-Worlds camps. While forwards Tomáš Filippi and Jakub Valský and defenseman Ondřej Vitásek will represent the Czech Republic, forwards Martin Bartek and Tomáš Bulík are going to Team Slovakia´s national-team camp.
The Liberec White Tigers have resigned two of the pillars of their roster to two-year contracts. Both forward Jan Víšek and rearguard Jan Výtisk have agreed to their contract extensions and will stay in Liberec. Both players are 33 and while Víšek is a native of the city, Výtisk came over in the 2009-10 season and this year became one of the defensive-stat leaders of the Extraliga.
The Liberec White Tigers have announced some major news on this day.
The 9th-seed Liberec White Tigers get eliminated from the playoffs in the qualifier by the 8th-seed Vítkovice Steel.
The Liberec White Tigers end their regular season by extending their winning streak to seven games, will face Vítkovice in qualifying round of the playoffs.
The Liberec White Tigers extend their winning streak to five games and secure a playoff qualifier spot.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have come to their conclusion on Sunday. That means the Extraliga regular season will resume rather sooner than later. Neither of the two White Tigers is coming back to Liberec with a medal. Petr Nedvěd´s Team Czech Republic got eliminated in the quarterfinals by the United States, Koba Jass´ Latvia failed to get past Canada, the eventual champion, in that very same stage.