Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

UPDATED: 11. MAY 2016, AT 17:32

Slovakia lost another World Cup match

The Slovak national hockey team lost all three points in the fourth match in the IIHF World Championships 2016 against Belarus. The match ended with the result 2:4.

(Source: TASR)

Slovak goals were scored by Andrej Sekera and Tomáš Jurčo in the second period. Kirill Gotovets, Artur Gavrus, Andrei Stepanov and Charles Linglet scored for Belarus in the third period.

Slovakia now has 6 points in the preliminary round, after winning against Hungary and France, but losing to Germany and Belarus.

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 Belarus ranks 9th.

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.

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 (5:1)

May 10 (Tue) 16:15 GMT+ 3, Slovakia - Germany (1:5)

May 11 (Wed) 16:15 GMT+ 3, Slovakia - Belarus (2:4)

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 11 (Wed): Slovakia – Belarus; 2:4 (0:0, 2:0, 0:4), Scores: SEKERA Andrej (1:0, 20:47), JURČO Tomáš (2:0, 36:26), GOTOVETS Kirill (2:1, 42:20), GAVRUS Artur (2:2, 48:34), STEPANOV Andrei (2:3, 54:43), LINGLET Charles (2:4, 57:17)

Read also: Read also:Slovakia lost match against Germany

Topic: Hockey


Top stories

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

Illustrative stock photo

No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.