IHLC Team Profiles – Slovenia

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slovenia-11 SLOVENIA (SLO) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team

A newcomer to the world stage, the Slovenian national team first competed for the IHLC in 2003 – however, it was not until a pair of major wins at the 2014 Olympics that the Risi grabbed the world’s attention, led by NHL star (and only Slovene NHLer) Anže Kopitar. Slovenia nearly won the IHLC only 7 years after their first game, dropping a 3-2 shootout heartbreaker to Denmark to remain IHLC-less. Slovenia is beginning now to compete more regularly in the top pool of the World Championship, and look for them to break their IHLC winless streak very, very soon.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 7
First IHLC Game:
 12-0 loss vs. finland-11 FIN, Apr. 28, 2003
Latest IHLC Game: 7-2 loss vs.  CAN, May 7, 2017
Closest IHLC Game: 3-2 loss vs. denmark-11 DEN (SO), Nov. 13, 2010
Largest IHLC Defeat: 12-0 loss vs. finland-11 FIN, Apr. 28, 2003

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
0
First Game Hosted: n/a
Latest Game Hosted: 
n/a
Major Tournaments Hosted: none

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 13th (2: 2002, 2005)
Best Olympic Games Result: 7th (1: 2014)
Best Canada/World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
 CANADA
: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
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DENMARK: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
finland-11 FINLAND: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
norway-11 NORWAY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. finland-11 FIN 12-0 SLO slovenia-11 – 04/28/2003 – WC – Tampere finland-11
02. usa-11 USA 7-0 SLO slovenia-11 – 05/01/2005 – WC – Innsbruck austria-11
03. finland-11 FIN 5-3 SLO slovenia-11 – 05/05/2006 – WC – Rīga latvia-11
04. norway-11 NOR 3-1 SLO slovenia-11 – 11/11/2010 – PC – Gomel belarus-11
05. denmark-11 DEN 3-2 SLO slovenia-11 (SO) – 11/13/2010 – PC – Gomel belarus-11
06. switzerland-11 SUI 7-1 SLO slovenia-11 – 05/08/2013 – WC – Stockholm sweden-11
07.  CAN 7-2 SLO slovenia-11 – 05/07/2017 – WC – Paris 

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Kings – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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