Illustrative photo – Hockey World Championship match – quarter-finals: Czech Republic – USA, May 25, 2023, Tampere. From the left, Dominik Kubalík from the Czech Republic, Cutter Gauthier from the USA and Carter Mazur from the USA.
Tampere (Finland) – Czech forward Dominik Kubalík, who became the top scorer of the hockey world championships in Tampere and Riga with eight goals, made it to the All Star team of the tournament in a vote of accredited journalists. With 12 points from eight games, the 27-year-old Detroit forward was the second most productive player behind American Rocco Grimaldi and appeared among the awardees as the only player from teams that were already eliminated in the quarterfinals.
Arturs Šilovs from the bronze-winning team of Latvia became the most valuable player, the best goalkeeper and a member of the top six. The best players at their positions according to the directorate were Canadian guard MacKenzie Weegar and German forward John Peterka. They also made it to the All Star team, where, together with Šilovs and Kubalík, they were joined by German defenders Moritz Seider and Grimaldi.
Individual awards of the World Hockey Championships in Tampere and Riga:
The best players of the WC at individual positions (according to the tournament directorate):
Goalkeeper: Arturs Šilovs (Latvia),
defender: MacKenzie Weegar ( Canada),
forward: John Peterka (Germany).
Most valuable player of the tournament (according to accredited journalists): Arturs Šilovs (Latvia).
All Star team (according to accredited journalists): Arturs Šilovs (Latvia) – MacKenzie Weegar (Canada), Moritz Seider (Germany) – Dominik Kubalík (Czech Republic), John Peterka (Germany), Rocco Grimaldi (USA).