Czech Republic loads roster with NHLers

Updated: June 16, 2004, 11:26 AM ET
Associated Press

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Jaromir Jagr of the New York Rangers and Robert Lang of the Detroit Red Wings will lead the Czech Republic at this year's World Cup of Hockey.

Coach Ivan Hlinka, who led the Czechs to victory at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and took charge of the team again after this month's world championships, announced a 26-man roster Tuesday loaded with NHL players.

Other star forwards on the team include Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils and Milan Hejduk of the ...

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