Slovak goals were scored by Tomáš Marcinko and Tomáš Jurčo in the first period, Andrej Sekera in the second period and Patrik Lušňák in the final period. Frank Banham scored for Hungary in the first period.
Slovakia now has 3 points in the preliminary round.
The biggest success for Slovak ice hockey was the Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2002. Slovakia won the gold medal game, defeating Russia 4–3. In 2015, the Slovak team did not even make it to the quarter finals at the World Cup in the Czech Republic. Their last big success was in 2012, when they won the silver medal in Helsinki, Finland.
Slovaks are playing in group B of the preliminary round with Canada, Finland, the USA, Belarus, France, Germany and Hungary. Based on IIHF World Rankings 2015 they are actually in the 8th position while Hungary ranks 19th.
Programme of the preliminary round - Group B:
May 7 (Sat) 12:15 GMT + 3, Slovakia - Hungary (4:1)
May 8 (Sun) 20:15 GMT+ 3, Slovakia - France
May 10 (Tue) 16:15 GMT+ 3, Slovakia - Germany
May 11 (Wed) 16:15 GMT+ 3, Slovakia - Belarus
May 14 (Sat) 20:15 GMT+ 3, Slovakia - Canada
May 15 (Sun) 20:15 GMT+ 3, Slovakia - Finland
May 17 (Tue) 12:15 GMT+ 3, Slovakia - USA
May 7 (Sat): Slovakia – Hungary; 4:1 (2:1, 1:0, 1:0), Scores: MARCINKO Tomáš (1:0, 7:07), BANHAM Frank (1:1, 13:30), JURČO Tomáš (2:1, 17:43), SEKERA Andrej (3:1, 35:09), LUŠŇÁK Patrik (4:1, 57:43)Read more
7. May 2016 at 10:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff