2013 WJC Preview: Slovakia faces tough road at World Juniors
It’s been a few years since Slovakia enjoyed its fairy tale run that included a victory over the USA and a quarterfinal appearance at the 2009 WJC. And, despite a sixth place finish at last winter’s tourney, Slovakia is once again entering an international tournament knowing it could just as easily be battling against relegation. The 2013 World Junior Championship will likely be no different.
This very proud hockey nation has been facing a number of financially-related problems in recent years that prevent it from experiencing the type of success it knew before the fall of communism when it was a part of Czechoslovakia.… read more