Young Slovak ice hockey players advance to the quarterfinals

The last match in the preliminary round will decide on their rival for the quarterfinals.

(Source: SITA)

The under 18 Slovak ice hockey players have secured a place in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Ice Hockey U18 World Championship held in Slovakia, after defeating the team from Latvia.

The 4:0 victory was their first in the championship. The Slovaks will have to play one more match in the preliminary round against Switzerland on April 20 18 , in which they will compete for a better placement in their A group and also a better position for the eliminatory duels, the SITA newswire reported.

“The Latvians started with a very active play that surprised us a little,” said forward Miloš Roman, who scored one goal, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding they expected them to be more defensive.

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The team however managed the situation and caught up with them in the second third. Roman hopes they will play at a similar tempo in upcoming contests.

If Slovakia defeats Switzerland, they will be placed third, avoiding the favoured team from the USA for now, SITA reported.

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