The Slovak national hockey team lost all three points in their second match at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games against the United States. Its chances of advancing to the next round are still open.
The match ended 1:2 for the US. Andrej Kudrna scored for Slovakia, while two US goals were scored by Ryan Donato.
Slovakia now has 3 points in the preliminary round and is second in the group.
Altogether, 12 teams in three groups compete in the men’s tournament, held between February 14 and 25. Each team will compete in three games to determine seeding, playing every other team in their group, followed by four rounds of elimination games.
Each group winner receives a bid into the second round, along with the highest ranked of the remaining teams. The remaining eight teams will play an eliminating qualification game to advance to the quarter-final round. Each quarter-final winner will advance to the semi-finals with the winners playing for the gold medal and the losers playing for the bronze.
The Slovaks are playing in Group B of the preliminary round, against the Olympic Athlete from Russia, the United States and Slovenia.
Programme of the preliminary round - Group B:
Feb 14 (Wed) 13:10 GMT +1, Slovakia - Olympic Athlete from Russia (3:2)
Feb 16 (Fri) 4:10 GMT +1, Slovakia – USA (1:2)
Feb 17 (Sat) 13:10 GMT +1, Slovakia – Slovenia
Feb 16 (Fri) 4:10 GMT +1, Slovakia – USA; 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:1), Scores: KUDRNA Andrej (7:35) – DONATO Ryan (7:10, 42:51)
16. Feb 2018 at 6:34 | Compiled by Spectator staff