'Czech Cannon' propels Icecats
Ice hockey was the last thing on senior Pavel Jandura's mind when he arrived in the United States in 1996. He left his native Czech Republic only to study English and advance his education, with a return to his homeland imminent.
Then he saw an advertisement for the Arizona Icecats. Ice hockey for children in the Czech Republic holds the importance of Little League baseball for American kids, and Jandura was curious to see the brand of hockey played in the desert.