Two of Poland’s top junior players will be staying with their 2022 junior club. HC Vitkovice U20 announced their roster for the 2022-23 season, and both Krzysztof Maciaś and Jakub Ślusarczyk are staying on the squad. They will be the only two non-Czech players on the team.
Krzysztof Maciaś will be spending his third season in the HC Vitkovice junior system. The 18-year-old posted 36 points (12G-24A-36PTS) in 48 Czechia U20 games. It was the fourth most points on the team, and tied for the 11th most by a U18 player. The left-wing also represeneted Poland at the IIHF U18 and U20 World Championships.
Jakub Ślusarczyk will be returning for his second season with HC Vikovice U20. He had previously played in the Sosnowiec and HC Poruba junior systems. Last year the 19-year-old center appeared in 48 games , scoring 11 goals and assisting on 10. He played for Poland at U20 World Championships.
Last year HC Vitkovice U20 failed to make the playoffs, and should be excited to return two of their top ten forwards in scoring. Espicially with how hot Macias ended the second half of his season. The team will still be coached by former NHL player Pavel Trnka. It will be his fifth year managing HC Vitkovice’s U20 squad. He also is an assistant coach on Czechia’s U20 for the World Juniors.
If you want to keep up with all the Polish hockey action, make sure to follow us on Twitter @PolandHockey, like our Facebook page, and add us on Instagram @PolishPuck_. Also, support us on Patreon to help keep the content flowing!