History of Slovakia's national ice-hockey team

1993
With the division of Czechoslovakia, Slovak team is relegated to the bottom 'C' division of international competition; Czech Republic remains in top tier

1993-94
Slovakia wins C division, advances to B

1994-95
National team finishes in 6th place in Lillehammer Winter Olympics; later advances to A group

1995-96
Team takes 10th place in World Championships in Austria

1996-97
Team takes 9th place in World Championships in Finland

1997-98
Team advances to playoffs of World Championship for first time; finishes between 5th and 8th place

1998-99
Team finishes 10th place in Nagano Winter Olympics

1998-99
Team takes 7th place in World Championships in Norway; qualifies for Salt Lake City Winter Olympics

1999-2000
Team wins silver medal at World Championships in Russia

2000-2001
Team finishes 5th to 8th place at World Championships in Germany

2001-2002
Team finishes in 13th place in Salt Lake City Winter Olympics

2001-2002
Slovakia wins its first world championship in Sweden

2002-2003
Slovakia wins bronze medal at World Championships in Finland

Source: SZĽH, IIHF

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

From COVID-19 miracle to apparent resignation to death and dying

The natural reflex of all failed politicians – and their uncritical fan clubs – is to point to cultural or geographical differences between “us” and “them”.

The COVID-19 ward in the University Hospital Martin

Developed at home, the production of Slovakia's COVID-19 vaccine will move abroad

Neuroimmunologist Norbert Žilka oversees the development of the ACvac1 vaccine at Axon Neuroscience.

Norbert Žilka is the director of the Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) and also the scientific director of Axon Neuroscience.