Ales Hemsky has been named to the Czech Men’s hockey team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It is a great honor for any athlete, and Hemsky no doubt wants to add to the 2006 Bronze medal the Czechs won in Turin. There’s no Hasek this time, so it’ll be an uphill battle for the Czechs.
The honor for Hemsky is one of the great moments in an outstanding career, which (aside from the Olympic medal includes):
- 2006 NHL pennant with the Edmonton Oilers (winning Western Conference)
- 2005 Gold medal (Czech) at the World Hockey Championships
- 2005 Czech Extraliga Championship (Pardubice)