IHLC Team Profiles – Slovakia (Junior)


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SLOVAKIA (SVK) Men’s Junior National Ice Hockey Team
7 wins, 3 reigns, 7 games with IHLC – ranked 8th
IHLC last held December 30, 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: 26
First IHLC Game: 
7-2 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, Jan. 1, 1997
First IHLC Win: 4-2 win vs. czech-11 CZE, Dec. 22, 2002
Latest IHLC Game: 5-2 loss vs. finland-11 FIN, Dec. 30, 2017
Latest IHLC Win: 3-2 win vs.  USA, Dec. 28, 2017
Largest IHLC Victory: 11-1 win vs. belarus-11 BLR, Dec. 27, 2002
Largest IHLC Defeat: 9-1 loss vs. sweden-11 SWE, Dec. 30, 2011
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 4 games (Jan. 2 – Aug. 3, 2005)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 13 games (Aug. 4, 2005 – Jan. 2, 2017)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
 7
First Game Hosted: czech-11 CZE 5-1 SUI switzerland-11, Aug. 10, 2001 (Trenčín)
Latest Game Hosted: canada1965-11 
CAN 6-1 SVK slovakia-11, Dec. 20, 2007 (Púchov)
Major Tournaments Hosted: none

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

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
belarus-11 BELARUS: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
canada1965-11 CANADA: 0 wins, 6 losses, 0 ties
czech-11 CZECHIA: 1 win, 1 loss, 0 ties
finland-11 FINLAND: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
germany1920to33and49-11 GERMANY: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
russia-11 RUSSIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 0 wins, 6 losses, 0 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 2 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. canada1965-11 CAN 7-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 01/01/1997 – WJC – Geneva switzerland-11
02. usa-11 USA 1-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/28/1999 – WJC – Skellefteå sweden-11
03. sweden-11 SWE 5-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 09/01/2000 – FINC – Omsk russia-11
04. finland-11 FIN 3-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 01/02/2001 – WJC – Moscow russia-11
05. slovakia-11 SVK 4-2 CZE  – 12/22/2002 – EX – Halifax canada1965-11
06. slovakia-11 SVK 11-1 BLR  – 12/27/2002 – WJC – Sydney canada1965-11
07. russia-11 RUS 4-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/28/2002 – WJC – Sydney canada1965-11
08. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 BLR  – 01/02/2005 – WJC – Grand Forks usa-11
09. slovakia-11 SVK 3-2 SUI switzerland-11 – 01/03/2005 – WJC – Grand Forks usa-11
10. slovakia-11 SVK 5-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 08/01/2005 – FNC – Prievidza slovakia-11
11. slovakia-11 SVK 7-1 GER germany1920to33and49-11 – 08/03/2005 – FNC – Prievidza slovakia-11
12.  CZE 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 08/04/2005 – FNC – Prievidza slovakia-11
13. canada1965-11 CAN 3-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/31/2006 – WJC – Leksand sweden-11
14. canada1965-11 CAN 6-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/20/2007 – EX – Púchov slovakia-11
15. canada1965-11 CAN 2-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/27/2007 – WJC – Pardubice 
16. canada1965-11 CAN 8-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/29/2009 – WJC – Saskatoon canada1965-11
17. sweden-11 SWE 9-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/30/2011 – WJC – Calgary canada1965-11
18. sweden-11 SWE 6-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 01/02/2014 – WJC – Malmö sweden-11
19. usa-11 USA 3-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/29/2014 – WJC – Montréal canada1965-11
20. canada1965-11 CAN 5-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 01/04/2015 – WJC – Toronto canada1965-11
21. switzerland-11 SUI 4-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/23/2015 – EX – Kisakallio finland-11
22. sweden-11 SWE 6-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 01/02/2016 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11
23. sweden-11 SWE 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/19/2016 – EX – Cornwall canada1965-11
24. sweden-11 SWE 8-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 01/02/2017 – WJC – Montréal canada1965-11
25. slovakia-11 SVK 3-2 USA usa-11 – 12/28/2017 – WJC – Buffalo usa-11
26. finland-11 FIN 5-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/30/2017 – WJC – Buffalo usa-11

Photo Credit: 2017 World Junior Championship – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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