5:0 looks really ugly. Sadly, base of Slovak hockey is narrow. Slovakia is able to build up good competitive U-20 team just once in 2-3 yrs. This year´s team shall be struggling probably, although draw with Russia two days ago wasn´t bad result at all.
Sorry but games are not televised, all I do know about this tournament comes from www.hokej.sk or newspapers. Very few or no details for making any statement.
Halak was the best goalie of last U-18 World´s, now he allowed 7 goals in two games. Sounds a bit much but against Russians he played (acc.newspapers) excellent. In the game with US team Slovak team tried to open the game after second goal of Americans what brought after all more room for US boys in front of Halak. Acc.Slovak newspapers he haven´t allowed softie.