IHLC Team Profiles – Slovakia (Men’s)

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slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA (SVK) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
45 wins, 11 reigns, 54 games with IHLC – ranked 8th
IHLC last held December 16, 2016

Established out of the division of Czechoslovakia in 1992, the Slovak team was forced into Group C as a new squad in the World Championship stage. However, a chance exhibition game against France in 1993 led to Slovakia’s first IHLC win. Shockingly though, Slovakia managed to hold on to the IHLC for half a year, winning 18 straight (including wins over Canada, Russia and the United States) in their first ever reign, virtually unheard of in the modern era for emerging teams. Slovakia has continued to surprise, winning the 2002 World Championships and competing for a medal at the 2010 Olympics, remarkably cracking the top ten in IHLC rankings in just over twenty years.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 86
First IHLC Game:
 14-0 win vs. france-11 FRA, Aug. 22, 1993
First IHLC Win: 14-0 win vs. france-11 FRA, Aug. 22, 1993
Latest IHLC Game: 4-3 loss vs. switzerland-11 SUI, Feb. 11, 2017
Latest IHLC Win: 4-1 win vs. switzerland-11 SUI, Nov. 6, 2016
Largest IHLC Victory: 14-0 win vs. france-11 FRA, Aug. 22, 1993
Largest IHLC Defeat: 7-1 loss vs. belarus-11 BLR, Dec. 16, 2016
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 18 games (Aug. 22, 1993 – Feb. 21, 1994)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 6 games (Feb. 23, 1994 – Apr. 11, 2000)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
29
First Game Hosted: slovakia-11 SVK 14-0 FRA france-11, Aug. 22, 1993 (Bratislava)
Latest Game Hosted: switzerland-11 
SUI 4-3 SVK slovakia-11, Feb. 11, 2017 (Nitra)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Championships (2: 2011, 2019)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: goldmedal (1: 2002)
Best Olympic Games Result: 4th (1: 2010)
Best Canada/World Cup Result: 7th (2: 1996, 2004)

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
austria-11 AUSTRIA: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
belarus-11 BELARUS: 2 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
canada1965-11 CANADA: 6 wins, 7 losses, 1 tie
czech-11 CZECHIA: 3 wins, 9 losses, 2 ties
denmark-11 DENMARK: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
finland-11 FINLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
france-11 FRANCE: 5 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
germany1920to33and49-11 GERMANY: 3 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie
britain-11 GREAT BRITAIN: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
italy-11 ITALY: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
japan-11 JAPAN: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
kazakhstan-11 KAZAKHSTAN: 2 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
latvia-11 LATVIA: 5 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie
norway-11 NORWAY: 1 win, 0 losses, 1 tie
poland-11 POLAND: 2 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie
russia-11 RUSSIA: 3 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 2 wins, 3 losses, 2 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 2 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 2 wins, 2 losses, 2 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. slovakia-11 SVK 14-0 FRA france-11 – 08/22/1993 – EX – Bratislava slovakia-11
02. slovakia-11 SVK 8-1 FRA france-11 – 08/23/1993 – EX – Trenčín slovakia-11
03. slovakia-11 SVK 7-2 JPN japan-11 – 08/29/1993 – OQ – Sheffield britain-11
04. slovakia-11 SVK 4-4 POL poland-11 – 09/01/1993 – OQ – Sheffield britain-11
05. slovakia-11 SVK 7-1 LAT latvia-11 – 09/02/1993 – OQ – Sheffield britain-11
06. slovakia-11 SVK 7-1 GBR britain-11 – 09/04/1993 – OQ – Sheffield britain-11
07. slovakia-11 SVK 3-1 FRA france-11 – 11/16/1993 – THC – Lillehammer norway-11
08. slovakia-11 SVK 3-3 NOR norway-11 – 11/17/1993 – THC – Lillehammer norway-11
09. slovakia-11 SVK 4-0 CAN canada1965-11 – 11/18/1993 – THC – Lillehammer norway-11
10. slovakia-11 SVK 5-3 RUS russia1991to93-11 – 11/20/1993 – THC – Lillehammer norway-11
11. slovakia-11 SVK 5-5 USA usa-11 – 11/21/1993 – THC – Lillehammer norway-11
12. slovakia-11 SVK 11-1 DEN denmark-11 – 02/05/1994 – EX – Bratislava slovakia-11
13. slovakia-11 SVK 9-0 DEN denmark-11 – 02/06/1994 – EX – Senica slovakia-11
14. slovakia-11 SVK 4-4 SWE sweden-11 – 02/13/1994 – OG – Lillehammer norway-11
15. slovakia-11 SVK 3-3 USA usa-11 – 02/15/1994 – OG – Gjøvik norway-11
16. slovakia-11 SVK 10-4 ITA italy-11 – 02/17/1994 – OG – Lillehammer norway-11
17. slovakia-11 SVK 3-1 CAN canada1965-11 – 02/19/1994 – OG – Lillehammer norway-11
18. slovakia-11 SVK 6-2 FRA france-11 – 02/21/1994 – OG – Gjøvik norway-11
19. russia-11 RUS 3-2 SVK slovakia-11 (OT) – 02/23/1994 – OG – Lillehammer norway-11
20. usa-11 USA 9-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 09/03/1996 – WCH – New York usa-11
21. kazakhstan-11 KAZ 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 02/10/1998 – OG – Nagano japan-11
22. sweden-11 SWE 2-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/07/1999 – WC – Oslo norway-11
23. czech-11 CZE 6-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 08/31/1999 – EX – Znojmo czech-11
24. czech-11 CZE 5-5 SVK slovakia-11 – 04/11/2000 – EX – Žilina slovakia-11
25. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 CZE czech-11 – 04/12/2000 – EX – Ostrava czech-11
26. belarus-11 BLR 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 04/18/2000 – EX – Spišská Nová Ves slovakia-11
27. slovakia-11 SVK 4-1 BLR belarus-11 – 04/19/2000 – EX – Spišská Nová Ves slovakia-11
28. slovakia-11 SVK 2-2 SWE sweden-11 – 04/25/2000 – EX – Västerås sweden-11
29. slovakia-11 SVK 2-0 AUT austria-11 – 04/30/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
30. slovakia-11 SVK 6-2 ITA italy-11 – 05/02/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
31. slovakia-11 SVK 2-2 FIN finland-11 – 05/04/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
32. slovakia-11 SVK 9-1 NOR norway-11 – 05/06/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
33. czech-11 CZE 6-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/08/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
34. czech-11 CZE 5-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/14/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11 goldmedal
35. czech-11 CZE 6-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 08/29/2000 – EX – Brno czech-11
36. czech-11 CZE 3-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 04/10/2001 – EX – Olomouc czech-11
37. slovakia-11 SVK 8-4 CZE czech-11 – 04/11/2001 – EX – Martin slovakia-11
38. slovakia-11 SVK 3-0 LAT latvia-11 – 04/18/2001 – EX – Liptovský Mikuláš slovakia-11
39. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 LAT latvia-11 – 04/19/2001 – EX – Liptovský Mikuláš slovakia-11
40. sweden-11 SWE 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 04/26/2001 – EX – Gävle sweden-11
41. sweden-11 SWE 3-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/05/2001 – WC – Cologne germany1920to33and49-11
42. slovakia-11 SVK 4-3 RUS russia-11 – 05/11/2002 – WC – Gothenburg sweden-11 goldmedal
43. czech-11 CZE 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 11/05/2002 – EX – Plzeň czech-11
44. finland-11 FIN 4-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/16/2002 – BC – Espoo finland-11
45. czech-11 CZE 3-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/05/2003 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
46. canada1965-11 CAN 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/20/2003 – LC – Piešťany slovakia-11
47. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 CAN canada1965-11 – 02/07/2004 – SC – Basel switzerland-11
48. slovakia-11 SVK 1-1 GER germany1920to33and49-11 – 02/08/2004 – SC – Basel switzerland-11
49. slovakia-11 SVK 6-3 POL poland-11 – 04/01/2004 – EX – Poprad slovakia-11
50. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 POL poland-11 – 04/02/2004 – EX – Poprad slovakia-11
51. slovakia-11 SVK 3-1 GER germany1920to33and49-11 – 04/07/2004 – EX – Nitra slovakia-11
52. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 GER germany1920to33and49-11 – 04/08/2004 – EX – Piešťany slovakia-11
53. slovakia-11 SVK 2-0 LAT latvia-11 – 04/14/2004 – EX – Rīga latvia-11
54. slovakia-11 SVK 3-3 LAT latvia-11 – 04/15/2004 – EX – Rīga latvia-11
55. switzerland-11 SUI 3-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 04/21/2004 – EX – Bratislava slovakia-11
56. canada1965-11 CAN 2-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 08/28/2004 – EX – Ottawa canada1965-11
57. canada1965-11 CAN 5-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 09/01/2004 – WCH – Montréal canada1965-11
58. canada1965-11 CAN 5-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 09/08/2004 – WCH – Toronto canada1965-11
59. slovakia-11 SVK 5-3 CAN canada1965-11 – 11/12/2004 – DC – Hanover germany1920to33and49-11
60. slovakia-11 SVK 6-2 GER germany1920to33and49-11 – 11/13/2004 – DC – Hanover germany1920to33and49-11
61. usa-11 USA 4-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 11/14/2004 – DC – Hanover germany1920to33and49-11
62. slovakia-11 SVK 5-3 RUS russia-11 – 02/15/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
63. slovakia-11 SVK 6-3 LAT latvia-11 – 02/16/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
64. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 USA usa-11 – 02/18/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
65. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 KAZ kazakhstan-11 – 02/19/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
66. slovakia-11 SVK 3-0 SWE sweden-11 – 02/21/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
67. czech-11 CZE 3-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 02/22/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
68. canada1965-11 CAN 4-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/17/2006 – WC – Rīga latvia-11
69. slovakia-11 SVK 4-3 SWE sweden-11 – 02/24/2010 – OG – Vancouver canada1965-11
70. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 02/26/2010 – OG – Vancouver canada1965-11
71. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/04/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
72. slovakia-11 SVK 4-2 USA usa-11 – 05/07/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
73. slovakia-11 SVK 4-2 KAZ kazakhstan-11 – 05/09/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
74. slovakia-11 SVK 5-1 BLR belarus-11 – 05/12/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
75. slovakia-11 SVK 1-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 05/13/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
76. slovakia-11 SVK 5-4 FRA france-11 – 05/15/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
77. slovakia-11 SVK 4-3 CAN canada1965-11 – 05/17/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
78. slovakia-11 SVK 3-1 CZE czech-11 – 05/19/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
79. russia-11 RUS 6-2 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/20/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11 goldmedal
80. czech-11 CZE 3-2 SVK slovakia-11 (SO) – 04/09/2015 – EHC – Jihlava czech-11
81. czech-11 CZE 3-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 04/10/2015 – EHC – Jihlava czech-11
82. canada1965-11 CAN 5-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 05/14/2016 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
83. slovakia-11 SVK 4-3 CAN canada1965-11 (SO) – 11/05/2016 – DC – Augsburg germany1920to33and49-11
84. slovakia-11 SVK 4-1 SUI switzerland-11 – 11/05/2016 – DC – Augsburg germany1920to33and49-11
85. belarus-11 BLR 7-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/16/2016 – SWC – Biel switzerland-11
86. switzerland-11 SUI 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 02/11/2017 – SC – Nitra slovakia-11

Photo Credit: Hockey In Sochi – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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