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ICE HOCKEY: Slovak team exits championship with a victory and uncertain future

With the Slovak national team winning its final match at the Ice Hockey World Championship (IHWC) 4-1 over Denmark, its final placing in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s ranking chart is 10th place as it won only three points and the Swiss team from Group F has five points. Before the championship, Slovakia had ranked 8th, the SITA newswire wrote.

With the Slovak national team winning its final match at the Ice Hockey World Championship (IHWC) 4-1 over Denmark, its final placing in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s ranking chart is 10th place as it won only three points and the Swiss team from Group F has five points. Before the championship, Slovakia had ranked 8th, the SITA newswire wrote.

If Slovakia’s stays in 10th place or worse after next year’s IHWC hosted by Sweden and Finland it would not directly qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and will need to qualify for participation in the Olympics.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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