Zedník will not play in Ice Hockey World Championship

Ice hockey forward Richard Zedník is not training for the World Championship (due to be played between April 29 and May 15 in Bratislava and Košice) with the rest of the team and will lose the chance to play in the national team. After a warm-up match at Košice’s Steel Arena on Wednesday, April 13, that Slovakia lost 2:5, Zedník’s departure was confirmed by national team coach Glen Hanlon.

Ice hockey forward Richard Zedník is not training for the World Championship (due to be played between April 29 and May 15 in Bratislava and Košice) with the rest of the team and will lose the chance to play in the national team. After a warm-up match at Košice’s Steel Arena on Wednesday, April 13, that Slovakia lost 2:5, Zedník’s departure was confirmed by national team coach Glen Hanlon.

“Richard [Zedník] decided to leave the team after training on Tuesday and to not play for Slovakia in the World Championship. It is for him to explain the reasons,” Hanlon said, as quoted by the Sme daily.

Zedník is said to have had muscle problems in premier league play-offs in Sweden, where he plays; then last week, at a training camp in Trenčín, he injured his leg. However, dissatisfaction over his position in the team might also have been behind his decision to leave. Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj and forward Tomáš Tatar will also be absent from the national team.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Haščák of Penta detained and accused

Dozens of police officers raided Digital Park, the headquarters of the financial group.

Jaroslav Haščák

Economy minister Sulík is the most trustworthy politician regarding solutions to the pandemic

More than half of respondents also think that the government underestimated preparation for the second wave.

Richard Sulík introduces his plan.

Car industry needs to jump on the latest trends

Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia.

The Hydrogen Technology Research Centre (CVVT) is to be launched at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021 in Košice to do R&D in this field.