IHLC Team Profiles – Slovakia (Junior)


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SLOVAKIA (SVK)ย Men’s Junior National Ice Hockey Team
7 wins, 3 reigns, 7 games with IHLC – rankedย 8th
IHLC last heldย 30 December 2017

Slovakia quickly joined the Top Division of the World Championship after separating from Czechia during the 1993 World Championship, earning Bronze in just their fourth tournament in 1999. They won a second bronze in 2015 on the backs of a stunning goaltending performance from Denis Godla, have never been relegated since their promotion in 1996, and continue to always play the role of spoiler on the world stage, looking to make a larger impact in the coming years.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 29
First IHLC Game:ย 
7-2 loss vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN, 01 Jan 1997
Firstย IHLC Win:ย 4-2 win vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZE, 22 Dec 2002
Latestย IHLC Game:ย 5-2 loss vs. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE, 27 Dec 2018
Latest IHLC Win: 3-2 win vs. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA, 28 Dec 2017
Largest IHLC Victory:ย 11-1 win vs. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLR, 27 Dec 2002
Largest IHLC Defeat: 9-1 loss vs. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE, 30 Dec 2011
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 4 games (02 Jan – 03 Aug 2005)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 14 games (04 Aug 2005 – 02 Jan 2017)

IHLCย HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
ย 7
First Game Hosted: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย CZE 5-1 SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ, 10 Aug 2001 (Trenฤรญn)
Latest Game Hosted:
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-1 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ, 20 Dec 2007 (Pรบchov)
Major Tournaments Hosted: none

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Junior Championship Result:ย ๐Ÿฅ‰ย (2: 1999, 2015)

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BELARUS: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CANADA: 0 wins, 8 losses, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZECHIA: 1 win, 1 loss, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย FINLAND: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GERMANY: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUSSIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWEDEN: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SWITZERLAND: 2 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 7-2 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 01 Jan 1997 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Geneva ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
02. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 1-0 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 28 Dec 1999 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Skellefteรฅ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
03. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 5-1 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 01 Sep 2000 โ€“ FINC โ€“ Omsk ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
04. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย FIN 3-1 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 02 Jan 2001 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Moscow ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
05.ย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK 4-2 CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 22 Dec 2002 โ€“ EX โ€“ Halifax ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
06.ย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย SVK 11-1 BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ โ€“ 27 Dec 2002 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Sydney ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
07.ย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RUS 4-0 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 28 Dec 2002 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Sydney ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
08.ย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SVK 2-1 BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ โ€“ 02 Jan 2005 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Grand Forks ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
09.ย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย SVK 3-2 SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 03 Jan 2005 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Grand Forks ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
10. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย SVK 5-0 SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 01 Aug 2005 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Prievidza ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
11. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย SVK 7-1 GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 03 Aug 2005 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Prievidza ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
12. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย CZE 4-3 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 04 Aug 2005 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Prievidza ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
13.ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 3-0 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 31 Dec 2006 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Leksand ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
14.ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-1 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 20 Dec 2007 โ€“ EX โ€“ Pรบchov ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
15.ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 2-0 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 27 Dec 2007 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Pardubice ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
16. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 7-0 SVKย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 23 Dec 2008 โ€“ EX โ€“ Hamiltonย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
17. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 8-2 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 29 Dec 2009 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Saskatoon ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
18. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE 9-1 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 30 Dec 2011 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
19. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 6-0ย SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 02 Jan 2014 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Malmรถ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
20. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-0 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 29 Dec 2014 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Montrรฉal ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
21. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 5-1 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 04 Jan 2015 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
22. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย SUI 4-2 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 23 Dec 2015 โ€“ EX โ€“ Kisakallio ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
23. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 6-0 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 02 Jan 2016 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
24. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 4-3 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 19 Dec 2016 โ€“ EX โ€“ Cornwall ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
25. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 8-3 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 02 Jan 2017 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Montrรฉal ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
26. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย SVK 3-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 28 Dec 2017 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Buffalo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
27. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย FIN 5-2 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 30 Dec 2017 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Buffalo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
28. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-1 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 21 Dec 2018 โ€“ EX โ€“ Victoria ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
29. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 5-2 SVKย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 27 Dec 2018 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Victoria ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Photo Credit: 2017 World Junior Championshipย –ย IIHFย –ย HHOFย –ย IOC

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