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02-09-2013, 12:59 PM
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As it was already mentioned, hockey is very popular in Slovenia, but infrastructure is a problem. Most of Slovenians see this qualification for Sochi as bigger success than when our national footbal team beat Russia and qualified for WC in South Africa. But if we talk what could boost interest among young for hockey, I believe LA Kings run to SC with Anze Kopitar in main role was even bigger story.

As far as hockey club Jesenice goes, they'll be soon back. They lost senior team but younger generations are doing normally further. There are now quite few very talented young players that went abroad and are playing for good Swedish, Czechs, Russians clubs in their junior hockey schools.

How we are going to do in Sochi? We'll be very happy if we won't lose all three matches in group, but on the other hand there will be no bloodbath, that's I'm sure. We will play against Russia, USA and Slovakia in our group.

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