Cíger becomes coach of ice hockey representation team

FORMER ice hockey player and coach of Slovan Bratislava Zdeno Cíger became the new coach of the Slovak ice hockey representation team. 

Zdeno CígerZdeno Cíger(Source: SITA)

He will be the first Slovak to take over the post in the past five years, the Sme daily wrote. Before him the representation team was coached by Canadian Glen Hanlon and Czech Vladimír Vůjtek.

Cíger takes control at a time when the situation in the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZĽH) is very tense and the players of the NHL are threatening with boycotting the representation.

“We need to settle disputes,” Cíger told Sme, adding he wants all of the best ice hockey players to play on the national team. “Slovak hockey is in bad condition and it is of no use to worsen it.”

Cíger will sign a two year agreement. During the recent election of the new SZĽH head, he supported Richard Lintner who, however, lost against Igor Nemeček.

The SZĽH also appointed Róbert Švehla the association’s general manager. He will replace Otto Sýkora.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Hockey


Top stories

“By a sharp knife” cuts through the heart of injustice in Slovakia

A film inspired by the 2005 murder of student Daniel Tupý will be premiered to the Slovak public on February 21.

Director Teodor Kuhn behind the scenes of Ostrým Nožom.

The moment that changed my perception of the media

One flew over the newsprint: Images from the history of the Sme daily

Alexej Fulmek (right) and Karol Ježík in the early days of Sme.

Stravinsky: Listening is an effort, and just hearing is no merit

Winter edition of the prominent chamber music festival Konvergencie focuses on Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

Igor Stravinsky and Robert Roth

Hamšík leaves Napoli for Chinese team

He played football for the Napoli team for 12 years.

Marek Hamšík