2016 WJC Review: Result wasn't bronze, but mission still accomplished for Slovakia
Photo: Green Bay Gamblers goaltender and New York Rangers prospect Adam Huska did his part in ensuring that Team Slovakia will be competing at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)
</p> Coming into the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, it was widely felt that a lot of unlikely things would have to go right for Slovakia in order for the team to medal. For the country itself, the expectations were mild with maintaining the class being the main goal.
By defeating Belarus 4-2 in a nail-biter that included a goal given by the referee on an awkward play late in the game, the team ultimately achieved the minimum.… read more