Jun 1, 2012

Slovakia FDC on "2nd Place in the World Ice Hockey Championship 2012"

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2nd Place in the World Ice Hockey Championship 2012

Date of Issue : 25 May 2012

The team was leaving for the Finnish capital to the 76th WIHC and fight for the direct advancement to the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. Although they lost against Russians 2:6 in the finals but the second place is a great success.

After the two initial losses with Canada (2:3) and Finland (0:1) the Slovak representatives would start up and will show a several-match series without a loss. This was launched against the USA (4:2). The same result in the fourth duel with Kazakhstan, and then against Belarus (5:1). They entered the best eight after a narrow triumph over the Swiss 1:0. The quarterfinal dream came true and moreover, direct advancement to the Olympics was also secured.

In the quarterfinal, the Slovak team encounter against Canada winning 4:3 and the victory of 3:1 over the Czech Republic and advancement into the final. The tiredness reflected on the Slovak team in this match and the world champion trophy was lifted up by the Russian hockey players.

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