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Where Are They Now? PETR SUCHANEK

Wednesday, August 20th
Where Are They Now? PETR SUCHANEK

The Idaho Steelheads are running a series of Where Are They Now? to catch up with some former players and will post, in their own words, what they're up to and what they remember about their days spent with the Steelheads. Next in our series is defenseman Petr Suchanek. Suchanek and his 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame became a fan favorite during his years in Idaho which spanned 2001-02, 2002-03 and after a year in the UHL where he won the Colonial Cup with the Muskegon Fury, he came back in 2004-05. He was voted ?Fan Favorite? in both the 2001-02 and 2003-03 WCHL seasons.Read on to hear from Petr, in his own words:Hi Idaho Steelheads, I really enjoyed my three hockey seasons in Boise, Idaho. I will never forget. There were great people, comfortable set-up and wicked city. I'm very excited about the reunion game next season even that I skated only twice on the ice since I stopped playing in Boise more than three years ago. After I left Idaho I went back to school for a semester and than travelled to Hong-Kong, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore for a year. In New Zealand I worked successfully as salesman in Auckland. Over there I was also hitchhiking all over the country, hiking on the mountains and surfing in gorgeous places etc. I had a great time. When I came back to the Czech Republic I finally finished my Master's and moved to the capital city Prague where I worked for ING Insurance. Now I'm establishing with three more colleagues the CENTURY 21 brand for the Czech Republic. We bought the master franchise license from the US Headquarter in Parsippany. We're planning to go there this August. We should start selling franchise licenses this fall. I'm still single however I'm living with my girlfriend Marta. She's a university student working in financial sector as an assistant. I don't play hockey anymore but I do sport at least three times per week. Most of the time I play tennis or squash (it depends on weather) or work out. I wish Idaho Steelheads another great hockey year next season. All the best, Petr Suchanek

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