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IceHogs Defenseman Michael Krutil Joins Czech Republic Ahead of 2021 World Junior Championship

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The Rockford IceHogs today announced that they have loaned defenseman Michael Krutil to the Czech Republic U20 team ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Krutil, 19, will skate in his second World Junior Championship after joining the Czech Republic last season and appearing in four games. This season, the Praha, Czech Republic, native has dressed in seven games with the IceHogs and picked up three assists in 21 appearances last season. He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft.

The Czech Republic open their tournament on Dec. 26 against Canada.

The IceHogs head South for the weekend as they battle the Texas Stars at H-E-B Center in Cedar, Park, Texas on Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Tune in to all of the action on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank Center!

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Watch and listen to the action this season on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Tune in from your favorite device, at home or on the road at and on the IceHogs app! Fans can also watch every IceHogs home game and select road games this season on 23.3 Circle TV and every game on AHLTV and listen in on all of Mid-West Family’s local stations including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull, and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and featured on Rock River Current.