BLAZERS SIGN IMPORT PLAYERS MATTEO KOCI, VOJTECH VOCHVEST – Kamloops Blazers
BLAZERS SIGN MATTEO KOCI AND VOJTECH VOCHVEST
Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers have announced today that the hockey club has signed 2005-born import defensemen Matteo Koci and Vojtech Vochvest to WHL Scholarship and Development Agreements.
Koci was selected in the first round of the CHL Import Draft earlier this month. He is from Karlovy Vary, Czechia and played the 2022-23 season with the HC Energie Karlovy Vary U20 team. He had seven goals, 13 assists and 20 points in 36 games.
Vochvest was selected by the Blazers In the second round of the CHL Import Draft. The 5’11” and 180lb defender is also from Czechia and played with BK Mlada Boleslav U20 where he had a goal and five assists for six points in 52 games in the 2022-23 season.
“We would like to welcome Matteo and Vojtech along with their families to the Kamloops Blazers organization,” said General Manager / Head Coach, Shaun Clouston. “We look forward to being a part of their development over the next few seasons.”
Koci and Vochvest both competed for Czechia at the IIHF Under-18 World Championip in April. Both players also recently competed for Czechia at the Under-20 training camp July 13-25, 2023.