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    The 2nd year of the "Hockey summer of the junior national teams" is taking place this week at MG Rink in Trenčín. This event includes all four junio national teams (U16 with U17 and U18 with U20) and all of the junior national team coaches. According to Ernest Bokroš there will be a second part of the Hockey Summer later at the Altis rink in Orava. The players involved in the hockey summer:

    SLOVAKIA 20

    Goalies: Denis Godla (HC Slovan Bratislava), Maroš Mikoláš (MsHK Žilina), Daniel Gibl (Barrie Colts/OHL, Kan.).
    Deffense: Patrik Bačik, Patrik Maier (obaja HC Slovan Bratislava), Erik Černák, Branislav Pavúk (obaja HC Košice), Mário Ramaj, Mislav Rosandić (obaja HC’05 Banská Bystrica), Matúš Holenda (Dukla Trenčín), Lukáš Dubeň (HK 95 Považská Bystrica), Marco Hochel (HC Slavia Praha, ČR).
    Forwards: Patrik Danišovský, Peter Galis, Samuel Petráš ml. (všetci HC Slovan Bratislava), Dominik Briestenský, Patrik Koyš (obaja Dukla Trenčín), Matej Giľák, Pavol Skalický (HK Spišská Nová Ves), Lukáš Michálek, Dominik Rehák (obaja MsHK Žilina), Kristián Horvát (P.H.K. Prešov), Michal Kabáč (MHK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Lukáš Tábi (MMHK Nitra), Tomáš Török (HC Slavia Praha, ČR).

    SLOVAKIA 18

    Goalies: Vladimír Cibulka (HK Ružinov 99 Bratislava), Adam Húska (HKm Zvolen), Matej Tomek (ŠHK KŠK Bratislava)
    Deffense: Jakub Burzík (MHC Martin), Mário Grman (HC Topoľčany), Andrej Hatala (Dukla Trenčín), Patrik Kolesár (HC Košice), Jakub Nemec (MHK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Roman Škamla (HC’05 Banská Bystrica), Dominik Trška (MHK Dubnica nad Váhom), Andrej Vadovič (HC Slovan Bratislava)
    Forwards: Marek Hecl, Oliver Pataky, Boris Sádecký (všetci Dukla Trenčín), Patrik Oško, Miroslav Struška, Lukáš Žiak (všetci MHK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Dominik Duplinský, Peter Horvath (obaja P.H.K. Prešov), Martin Andrisík (HC’05 Banská Bystrica), Radovan Bondra (HC Košice), Marek Sloboda (ŠHK KŠK Bratislava), Dávid Zvara (MHC Martin)


    SLOVAKIA 17

    Goalies: Roman Durný (MHK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Dávid Hrenák (Dukla Trenčín), Ján Kožiak (HC Slovan Bratislava)
    Deffense: Samuel Fereta, Tomáš Hedera (obaja HC Slovan Bratislava), Martin Bodák (HK Spišská Nová Ves) Martin Dlapka (HC’05 Banská Bystrica), Tomáš Konečný (Dukla Trenčín) Andrej Leško (HK ŠKP Poprad), Dávid Matejovič (EC Red BUll Salzburg, Rak.), Samuel Rudy (HC ČSOB Pojištovna Pardubice, ČR)
    Forwards: Boris Martančík, Rastislav Václav, Filip Vašaš (všetci HK ŠKP Poprad), Patrik Hrehorčák, Miloš Roman (obaja HC Oceláři Třinec, ČR), Viliam Čacho ml. (Dukla Trenčín), Peter Duda (P.H.K. Prešov), Dávid Jaša (HK 36 Skalica), Dominik Vitek (HC Slovan Bratislava), Vladimír Vybiral (MHK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Samuel Solenský (HC Bíli Tygři Liberec, ČR), Sebastián Šmida (HC Kometa Brno, ČR)

    SLOVAKIA 16

    Goalies: Jakub Kostelný (ŠHK 37 Piešťany), Juraj Ovečka (HK 36 Skalica), Daniel Jakub Pavličko (HK ŠKP Poprad)
    Deffense: Adam Dúžek (Dukla Trenčín), Matúš Gregor (MHK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Filip Jakab (HC Slovan Bratislava), Marek Korenčík (MsHK Žilina), Martin Kupec (HC’05 Banská Bystrica), Filip Maňák (P.H.K. Prešov), Adam Žiak (HK ŠKP Poprad), Martin Fehérváry (Malmö Redhawks, Švéd.)
    Forwards: Matúš Iľko, Adam Ružička (obaja HC Slovan Bratislava), Richard Jakubec, Juraj Jankula (obaja Dukla Trenčín), Filip Krivošík, Adam Liška (obaja HK Ružinov 99 Bratislava), Miloš Kelemen (HKm Zvolen), Jakub Köver (HC Košice), Ondrej Šišolák (HK 91 Senica), Denis Valášek (MsHK Žilina), Michal Herák (Malmö Redhawks, Švéd.), Martin Majerík (EC Red Bull Salzburg, Rak.)

    It will be especially interesting to follow the U16 team and the 1999 class as the 2017 U18 World Championship should be played in Slovakia. A Slovak team that included several players of this age group from the U16/U17 team finished 3rd at the World Selects Invitational in Chicago so there might be some potential there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaaa View Post
    It will be especially interesting to follow the U16 team and the 1999 class as the 2017 U18 World Championship should be played in Slovakia. A Slovak team that included several players of this age group from the U16/U17 team finished 3rd at the World Selects Invitational in Chicago so there might be some potential there.
    It's always hard to gauge just what the results of these type of off-season all-star events mean long term but in looking at the teams they played it certainly seems like a very promising showing. The West Coast Selects team that eliminated them had a number of the very best American players in the age group and the game seems like it was fairly close. Hrehorčák and Roman are the players that have received a lot of hype but perhaps there's some additional depth there that hasn't received as much attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagney View Post
    It's always hard to gauge just what the results of these type of off-season all-star events mean long term but in looking at the teams they played it certainly seems like a very promising showing. The West Coast Selects team that eliminated them had a number of the very best American players in the age group and the game seems like it was fairly close. Hrehorčák and Roman are the players that have received a lot of hype but perhaps there's some additional depth there that hasn't received as much attention.
    Thanks for the info about the US team. It's true that it's hard to guess but a Slovak team has been taking a part in the tournament and I don't think they ever had such a good result. Though it is also true that we are talking about U15 players so it's too early to make any guesses about the future. I think that's the part of the reason why there's so much hype about Roman for example, even though he is amongst the youngest of this age group, a player who has been playing as well at the Czech U18 level is pretty likely to turn out into a good player, by Slovak standards as well.

    I'd say there is more depth, even the U16 tournament in Switzerland in February last season had 8 1999 players in the original roster (there were two Slovak teams, but there are those every year and this was a higher number of underagers than usually). While Hrehorčák and Roman were making a name for themselves in the Czech leagues, there were several 1999 players doing well in the Slovak U18 league as well.

    Btw two players who were both in Chicago from the U16 roster D Martin Feherváry and forward Michal Herák have signed with Swedish Malmo during the off-season and enlarged the ever growing group of Slovak prospects playing in Sweden. Especially Feherváry could be interesting to follow as he was one of the players doing pretty well in U18 league and got a shot at the U16 NT already last year.

    One more thing about the Summer Hockey in general, before it was introduced last year, many of the Slovak junior NT players didn't get onto ice from the end of the season until shorly before the first NT tourneyys in early August, so having this event and having it twice this year is really good news.
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    There was only one Slovak player drafted in the 2014 NHL draft, Colorado Avalanche drafted goalie Maximilián Pajpach in the 6th round, 174th overall. Pajpach mainly played with the U18 programme in 1.liga this season, but missed the U18 WC due to an injury.

    Bad draft for Slovakia, but I'm surprised someone got drafted at all, I was kinda expecting a repeat of 2008 and 2012. Anyway, next year should be better.
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    This thread needs an update really badly

    As there have been some good news lately. Currently there are 5 Slovak players aged 18-23 on NHL roster, which has to be an absolute high in the last few years. Tomas Tatar is old news by now, but his team colleague Tomáš Jurčo making the Wings straight out from camp is great. Even more unexpected of course is Marko Daňo making it for the opening game with the Blue Jackets and even getting to play good minutes on the top 6 (even though he is currently injured). Martin Marinčin might not have made the Oilers opening roster, but he was recalled 4 games into the season. Richard Pánik was claimed off waiwers by Toronto before the season and we are all still hoping that he can turn things around there.

    Elswehere, back in Europe some players who could join this group of players down the line are also doing well. Martin Réway started the season in Czech Extraliga with 8 assists in 8 games. He hasn't played since October 5th though as he is sick. After a slower start Peter Cehlárik has picked up his game in the SHL and he currently has 7 points for 2 goals and 5 assists in 11 games, including 5 points in his last 5 games.

    Staying in Sweden, 1996 born D-man Christián Jaroš has made his debut in SHL for Luleĺ back on October 9th and has since played 3 games for the men's team in addition to being the assistant captain on he J20 team.

    Another player starting to make a name for himself in Sweden is late 1998 born forward Matej Galbavý, who has scored 6 goals and added 4 assists for 10 points in 10 games for Mora's J18 team and has thus earned himself a debut in SuperElit as well.

    Back in the Czech republic the Slovak legion of doom in Třínec Miloš Roman and Patrik Hrehorčák are continuing to do well. Miloš Roman started the season with 11 goals and 7 assists for 18 point in 12 games for the U18 team and 4 goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 4 games for the U16 team. Patrik Hrehorčák scored 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points in 5 games for the U18 team and 9 goals and 6 assists for 15 points in 3 games for the U16 team. This season they are joined by another 1999 Slovak forwad Adam Ružička, who has scored 4 goals and added 5 assists for 9 points in 9 games for the U18 team and 9 goals and 6 assists for 15 points in 6 games in the U16 league.

    Turning atention to the 2015 NHL draft following Slovak players have made the CSS list of players to watch for this draft:

    NA B TOMEK MATEJ TOPEKA NAHL 6' 3.0" 161 G
    ITL B CERNAK ERIK KOSICE SLOVAKIA 6' 3.0" 192 D
    ITL C VADOVIC ANDREJ SLOVAKIA U20 SLOVAKIA 6' 1.25" 187 D
    ITL C BONDRA RADOVAN SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 6' 5.25" 220 RW
    ITL C CIBULKA VLADIMIR SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 5' 11.0" 160 G
    ITL C HATALA ANDREJ SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 5' 11.0" 187 D
    ITL C HORVATH PETER SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 5' 11.0" 160 LW
    ITL C HUSKA ADAM SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 6' 3.25" 189 G
    ITL C SADECKY BORIS SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 6' 0.0" 185 C
    ITL C THEMAR ADAM SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 6' 3.0" 202 D
    ITL C VALENT PETER SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 5' 11.0" 183 LW
    NA C GRMAN MARIO RED DEER WHL 6' 1.25" 186 D

    The two players attracting the most attention are of course he two B rated players goalie Matej Tomek and D-man Erik Černák.

    Tomek has been touted by some to be Slovakia's best galtending prospec since Jaroslav Halák and one of the best goalie prospects for the 2015 draft. He is currenlty leading the goalie stats in NAHL recording a GAA of 1.10 and SVS% of 95,68% and 2 shutouts in 7 games.

    Erik Černák is cotinuing his career with Košice's men's team in the Slovak Extraliga, he has recorded 4 points for 3 goals and 1 assists and -3 in 14 games so far.
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    Getting to Know Matej Tomek

    The Topeka goalie is a highly-rated prospect

    There was a lot of talent on display at last week's NAHL Showcase, but no prospect drew more buzz from scouts than Topeka Roadrunners 1997-born goalie Matej Tomek. Tomek made two starts for Topeka at the Showcase and posted shutouts in both, bringing his early season numbers to a very impressive 0.67 GAA and .977 save percentage in three starts. Earlier this week, NHL Central Scouting gave Tomek a 'B' grade, meaning a prospect rated to go in the second or third round of the NHL Draft.

    So who is this guy?

    Tomek is a native of Bratislava, Slovakia. Prior to coming over to the US, was considered one of the country's best young goaltending prospects, and has quite a bit of international experience. One of the first big showcases of Tomek's talent came in the summer of 2013 at the Five Nations Tournament in Hrnava, Slovakia. Tomek was named the top goalie at that tournament after posting a 1.95 GAA and .935 save percentage, including an incredible performance in a 3-1 loss to the United States team.(We actually made the briefest of mentions of it at the time).

    This past spring, Tomek played with Slovakia at the World U18 championships as an underage player. He appeared in three games for Slovakia, allowing one goal in a win over Germany, giving up six goals in a loss to Germany, and then getting pulled after allowing three first period goals to the United States in the quarterfinals.

    Over the summer, Tomek attended the College Hockey Sweden camp, a camp that helps top European players learn about the North American junior/college system, and provides exposure for players looking to come to North America. From there, he caught on with the Topeka Roadrunners, who also had a pair of Slovakian imports last year in Thomas Nechala and Daniel Ryzaysky.

    He's listed at 6-3 180 lbs(given the eyeball test, I'd say that's fairly close to accurate; he's maybe a little skinnier than that) , so he's got outstanding size for a pro goalie prospect. As far as playing style, Tomek is a straight butterfly-style goalie. You can tell from his stance in the above picture, as well as this one, he uses extra long leg pads, with the left pad crossing over the right at the top, which allows him to take away space in his five hole when he goes down into his butterfly. He stands with a strong, wide base and is very quick to get down into his butterfly, making it nearly impossible to beat him low. His body always seemed very balanced and under control, allowing him to use all his size to his advantage when he's down in his butterfly. He's very meticulous and precise in all of his movements, without looking too stiff and mechanical.

    It's hard to say too much negative about a goalie that doesn't allow any goals, but if anything, he sometimes dropped his glove a little, leaving some extra open space in the upper corner of the net. He didn't need to handle the puck much, but the one time that he did, he stopped a dump-in behind his net and made a pass under minimal duress.

    Overall, I was incredibly impressed with what I saw out of Tomek. It's hard to believe that he's only a '97 birthdate and just eligible for the draft for the first time this season. There's no doubt in my mind that Tomek is worthy of a selection in the first two or three rounds of the Draft this upcoming summer, and with an impressive season--Tomek could potentially play at the World U18s again--he could compete to be the top goalie available in the draft.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/getting...200824213.html
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    1996 born D Christián Jaroš has been playing on the first two D pairings for Lulea in the SHL lately and has attracted some attention from NHL scouts. If he continues the season this way and adds a good performance at the WJC, he should have a fair chance at being picked up at the NHL draft as an overager.

    G Matej Tomek has also continued the season in top form in the NAHL after returining from an injury in late November, he has added 2 shutouts (now has 5 out of 14 games) and now has a GAA of 1.26 and saves % of 94,28%.
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    G Matej Tomek of the Topeka Roadrunners has committed to the University of North Dakota in NCAA for the fall of 2015.
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    It seems that all it takes is a bronze medal and our u20 players who previously were unwanted by Extraliga teams are hot stuff.

    First of all F Pavol Skalický sihned a try-out contract with Orebro of SHL already midway through the tourney.

    Not only D Erik Černák who has already playing in Košice alongside Martin Štrbák for a while now, but also F Radovan Bondra and D Branislav Pavuk will get a shot in Košice.

    D Marco Hochel, D Matúš Holenda and F Patrik Koyš will get a chance in Trenčín.

    D Patrik Bačík signed with Nitra.

    G Samuel Godla and F Samuel Petráš were loaned to Piešťany.

    Especially good news on the last three as considering they're Slovan players it would be sad to see them in Slovak juniors. Godla might also get some games in the KHL though.


    On a somewhat unrelaed note, once again about Slovak players and the CHL. While there's no longer an exodus of Slovak players to the CHL leagues and a Slovak junior is at this moment more likely to go to Sweden, play for the u20 programme or for an Extraliga team there is one huge issue. Most of the players who have been leaving for the CHL lately just aren't good enough for these leagues even though they belonged to the better players back home, so they end up playing very few minutes and warming the bench more often than not. Of course this should create pressure on them to work harder, but I'm not sure if this 180 from getting to play despite not having to try hard in Slovakia to the Canadian natural selection and not getting to play at all is beneficial to them. There seems to be more pressure on winning in the CHL teams than on developing players (compared to say a junior programme of a Swedish team). Some of the Slovak players got out of it by being released by their CHL team, like Paulovic who went to the USHL last year after being released by his CHL team, just last week he was joined by F Juraj Mily, who in his only second game with Muskegon of the USHL scored a goal and added an assist compared to the 19 games in the QMJHL, where he only scored one goal.

    Then there's D Mario Grman who has been warming the bench in the WHL lately, but the Red Deer Rebels want to keep him as they're building a team for next year's Memorial Cup. Also, before the CHL import draft he originally was meant to transfer from Slovakia to the junior programme of HV 71. One has to wonder whether his development wouldn't be better of in Sweden, where he could go o the J18 team were he not good enough for the J20 and where he possibly could have followed the development trajectory of countryman Christian Jaros, who made it all the way to the SHL this year from the J18 team last year.

    One could say that it hurts Slovak hockey even more as both Mily and Grman played on the u18 NTDP last year and belonged to the best players not only there, but also for Slovakia u18 at the international level.

    Sorry for the rant, it's just been bothering me lately. I mean it's hardly the CHL's fault that these players aren't good enough for these leagues, just doing some thinking out loud.

    Anyway, the Slovka u17 team will once again participate at EYOF at the end of January. Not sure about the opponents, I know the Swiss are also playing, and as it's played in Austria, I'd expected them to be there. Slovak roster:

    G David Hrenák (Dukla Trenčín)
    G Anton Ivanovič (Ružinov Bratislava)

    D Martin Bodák (Slovakia 18 NTDP)
    D Martin Feherváry (Malmo, SWE) 1999
    D Samuel Fereta (Slovan Bratislava)
    D Tomš Hedera (Slovan Bratislava)
    D Samuel Rudy (Padubice, CZE)
    D Vojtech Zelenák (Sparta Praha, CZE)

    F Samuel Buček (Slovakia 18 NTDP)
    F Viliam Čacho (Dukla Trenčín)
    F Patrik Hrehorčák (Oceláři Třínec, CZE) 1999
    F Jakub Lacka (Ružinov Bratislava)
    F Adam Liška (Ružinov Bratislava) 1999
    F Boris Martančík (HK Poprad)
    F Miloš Roman (HC Oceláři Třínec, CZE) 1999
    F Samuel Solenský (Bíli Tigři Liberec, CZE)
    F Marián Studenič (HK 36 Skalica)
    F Rastialav Václav (HK Poprad)
    F Dominik Vítek (Slovan Bratislava)
    F Vladimír Vybíral (Liptovský Mikuláš)

    náhradníci: Bjalončík, Marcinek, Koziak, Ondráš, Juriga, Rajnoha, Krempanský, Musliu, Rúžička.

    This team has quite the rich season already having playedat the u17 WC Challenge and then anoher torney overseas, which included USA and Russia. They have not had the best of times against the top teams, but it's interesting to note how young this team is. They are the obvious four 1999 players, but even amongst the 1998 players Bodak, Fereta, Hedera, Bucek, Cacho, Lacka, Studenic at least are all born in October 1998 or later and of course amngst the 1999s all of Fehervary, Roman and Liska are late births.
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    Wonder if NHL teams will take a flyer on Godla? Jaros will be drafted for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stolpskott View Post
    Wonder if NHL teams will take a flyer on Godla? Jaros will be drafted for sure.
    Well, according to his agent there are 15 NHL teams interested in him and he could be drafted as high as 2nd round, LOL.

    That said, I expect some team will take a flyer on him in the late rounds. From what I've heard it's not a good year for goalies, so...

    Jaros, Cernak, Tomek and Bondra should likely be drafted amongs Slovak players as well.
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    NHL CSS released the mid season rankings for the 2015 NHL draft, inluded were following Slovak players:

    NA Goalies
    4 TOMEK, MATEJ TOPEKA NAHL L 6' 2.5" 180

    European goalies
    4 GODLA, DENIS BRATISLAVA RUSSIA L 5' 11.0" 176
    5 HUSKA, ADAM SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 L 6' 3.25" 189

    European skaters
    24 CERNAK, ERIK KOSICE SLOVAKIA D 6' 3.0" 203
    50 JAROS, CHRISTIAN LULEA JR. SWEDEN-JR. D 6' 3.0" 201
    52 BONDRA, RADOVAN KOSICE SLOVAKIA RW 6' 5.25" 220
    81 VADOVIC, ANDREJ SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 D 6' 1.25" 187
    99 SADECKY, BORIS SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 C 6' 0.0" 185
    101 HATALA, ANDREJ SLOVAKIA U18 SLOVAKIA-2 D 5' 11.0" 187
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    Slovakia at the u17 EYOF

    Switzerland - Slovakia 2:1 (1:1, 0:0, 0:0, 1:0)
    SVK goal: Václav (Vybíral, Vitek)
    SOG: 37:20, PIM: 4:14

    Slovakia - Czech republic 1:3 (0:2, 1:0, 0:1)
    SVK goal: Studenič (Ružička, Lacka)
    SOG: 16:29, PIM: 16:10

    Slovakia - Austria 9:1 (3:0, 3:0, 3:1)

    SVK goals: Buček (Čacho, Feherváry), Ružička (Hrehorčák, Roman), Hrehorčák (Roman, Ružička), Vitek (Buček), Rudy (Václav, Zeleňák), Ružička (Roman, Hedera), Solenský (Studenič, Vybíral)
    SOG: 29:9, PIM: 12:14

    Not the best result, but not the worst either. Also the 1999s did pretty well, so there seems to be something to build on.

    The u17 team plays another tourney next week, but it should be pretty much a different team than here.
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    SlovakIA U15 test games against Italy

    An U15 national team will play two test games against Italy U16 next week in Italy, the roster:

    Player: Martin Gerhát, Dominik Šeliga, Daniel Vondra (HK ŠKP Poprad), Branislav Ligas, Oliver Miňko (MHA Martin/HK ’95 Považská Bystrica), Sebastián Čederle, Erik Muráň ( HK 36 Skalica), Jakub Minárik, Igor Oborný (HC Topoľčany), Nicolas Ferenyi, David Maniaček (HK Dukla Trenčín), Matej Šalka (HC Slovan Bratislava-mládež), Ján Sarvaš (HK Brezno), Ľubomír Patlevič (HC Košice/HC 46 Bardejov), Matej Bátory (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Jakub Martiška (HK Iskra Partizánske/MŠHK-mládež Prievidza), Alexander Hvizdoš (HK Iskra Partizánske/HC Topoľčany), Martin Ilienčík (ŠHK 37 Piešťany), Samuel Hrabčák (P.H.K. Prešov), Oliver Okuliar (HK Dukla Trenčín/HK ’95 Považská Bystrica), Patrik Lietava (HKm Zvolen), Simeon Pjatak (MsHKM Žilina)

    Reserve: Sebastián Hudec (HC ‘05 Banská Bystrica), Dávid Petrík (HC ‘05 Banská Bystrica/MHK Blesky Detva), Alex Dubovecký (HC 46 Bardejov), Jakub Lackovič (HK Ružinov ´99 Bratislava), Damián Zubek (ŠHK 37 Piešťany), Matej Komloš (P.H.K. Prešov), Marek Minárik (MŠK Púchov), Michal Chatrnúch (HK Dukla Trenčín/HK ’95 Považská Bystrica), Andrej Moravčík (HK Trnava), Richard Masár (HKm Zvolen)

    It's highly rare for SIHF to release information about this age group, but these games originally weren't in the schedule of the national teams. The team played a tourney in December against Slovak/Czech league teams back in November, which they won. However as we will have two u16 teams playing in Switzerland at the same time, some 2000s players will also play there.

    Kinda strange to see kids who were born in the year Slovakia won it's first ever medal at the IHWCs at the international level.
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    Slovak junior national teams in February

    U15 Team in Italy

    Italy U16 - Slovakia U15 1:3 (1:2, 0:0, 0:1)
    SVK goals: Hrabčák, Sarvaš (Hvizdoš), Martiška

    Italy U16 - Slovakia U15 3:5 (0:1, 2:1, 1:3)

    SVK goals: Čederle (Šeliga), Miňko, Šeliga (čederle), Ferényi (Šalka)

    The u15 team managed to win both games against Italy U16 last week. One might have expected a more dominant result, but there is the one yearage difference and the Slovak team was missing some 2000 born players who were missing due to U16 team action or due to injuries.

    U16 teams in Switzerland

    Switzerland Red - Slovakia B 4:1 (2:0, 1:0, 2:0)
    SVK goal: Vankúš (Verbický, Rudy)

    Slovakia A - Switzerland 5:0 (2:0, 1:0, 2:0)
    SVK goals: Kover (Jakubec), Kupec (Fafrak), Jakubec (Fafrak), Jakubec (Korencik, Fafrak), Havrila

    Slovakia A - Switzerland Red 2:1 SO (1:0, 0:1, 0:0 - 0:0, 1:0)
    SVK goal: Kovács

    Switzerland White - Slovakia B 4:6
    SVK goals: Chamula (Szabo, Resetar), Valasek (Fasko-Rudas, Habala), Chamula (Szabo, Rudy), Chamula (Szabo, Cudzis), Chamula, Cudzis (Resetar)

    Switzerland Red - Slovakia A 1:2 (0:0, 1:1, 0:1)
    SVK goals: Fafrák, Jankula (Šišolák)

    Slovakia B - Switzerland 1:4 (1:0, 0:2, 0:2)
    SVK goal: Tóth

    In the traditional tournament between two Swiss and two Slovak teams, the two Slovak teams combined for 11 points, while the Swiss ones finished with 7. The Slovak A team did not lose any of the three games. Pretty good result considering there were at least 6 eligible players who were with u17 and u18 teams last week.

    U17 team in Germany

    Germany U17 - Slovakia U17 2-3 SO (2-0,0-1,0-1)
    1-0 Calvin Pokorny (Samuel Soramies)
    2-0 Samuel Soramies (Timo Walther, Calvin Pokorny)
    2-1 Peter Bjaloncik (Tomas Hedera) PP
    2-2 Patrik Marcinek (Vladimir Vybiral, Dominik Kuna)
    2-3 Adam Ruzicka
    SOG: N/A PIM: 10-6 Att: 85

    Slovakia U17 - Denmark U17 6-1 (4-0,2-0,1-0)
    1-0 Vladimir Vybiral (Peter Bjaloncik)
    2-0 Tomas Konecny (Filip Krivosik)
    3-0 Dominik Kuna (Alex Tamasi) PP
    4-0 Alex Tamasi (Tibor Tamas)
    5-0 Alex Tamasi (Adam Ruzicka)
    6-0 Adam Liska (Patrik Marcinek, Samuel Fereta) PP
    6-1 Valdemar Ahlberg (Victor Reese) PP
    SOG: N/A PIM: 12-8 Att: 36

    Slovakia – Switzerland 4-1 (2-0,1-0,1-1)
    1-0 Filip Krivosik (Tomas Hedera, Adam Liska)
    2-0 Alex Tamasi (Michal Miscik, Peter Duda)
    3-0 Adam Ruzicka (Adam Liska, Adam Ziak)
    4-0 Adam Ruzicka (Filip Krivosik, Tomas Hedera) PP
    4-1 Kaj Suter (Marco Miranda, Fabian Berni)
    SOG: N/A PIM: 10-2 Att: 46

    The u17 team repeated the result from the u17 4 nations tournament from last year and finished in first place again. It's especially interesting to note, because the team here was diametrally different from the one who played in other tournaments this season. Dávid Hrenák, Ján Kožiak, Martin Bodák, Vojtech Zeleňák, Martin Féherváry, Patrik Hrehočák, Miloš Roman and Samuel Solenský who played at u18 tourney in Slovakia are all eligible for this age group. It seems that 1999 born underagers Adam Ružička, Adam Liška and Filip Krivošík had a pretty good showing.


    U18 Vladimir Dzurilla Tournament in Slovakia


    Slovakia U19 - Germany 12:4 (6:0, 5:0, 1:4)
    SVK goals: Holešinský /Huňa, Paločko/, Konig /Pospíšil, Kleinedler/, Tatár /Konig, Kuzmín/, Pospíšil /Sloboda, Kleinedler/, Kuzmín /Paločko, Huňa/,Konig /Andrisík, Pospíšil/, Huňa /Holešinský, Paločko/, Pospíšil /Michalčin, Kleinedler/, Pataky /Pokorný/, Paločko /Huňa, Kuzmín/, Surový /Petráš, Tatár/, Holešinský

    Slovakia - Switzerland 5:1 (1:1, 1:0, 3:0)
    SVK goals: Kolesár /Solenský, Lešťan/, Solenský /Bodák, Sádecký/, Miloš Roman /Horváth, Hecl/, Struška /Hrehorčák/, Struška

    Slovakia U19 - Switzerland 6:2 (3:0, 1:2, 2:0)
    SVK goals: Florek /Konig, Michalcin/, Palocko /Huna, Meliško/, Florek /Michalčin, Pospíšil/, Huňa /Paločko, Holešinský/, Paločko /Pospíšil/, Paločko

    Slovakia - Germany 2:0 (0:0, 1:0, 1:0)
    SVK goals: Bondra /Horvath, Valent/, Bondra /Horvath, Valent/

    Slovakia - Slovakia U19 0:7 (0:1, 0:4, 0:2)
    Pospíšil, Florek, Paločko /Florek/, Paločko /Moravčík/, Andrisík /Pataky/, Paločko /Florek, Kleinedler/, Paločko /Holešinský, Huňa/

    The U18 team had a really nice win against Switzerland, a good win against Germany and struggled against their older compatriots. The coach decidedto give a chance to as many as 8 players born in 1998 and 1999 this tourneey (including Hrenák who played with u19 team), will be interesting to see who of them makes the U18 roster.

    The U19 team did not face any difficiluties facing opponents at least a year younger, but one would not expect them to dominate this much against teams still preparing for a world championship.
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    u18 WC pre-tournament game

    Slovakia u18 - Czech republic u18 2:1 SO (0:0, 1:1, 0:0,0:O, 1:0)
    SVK goals: Košecký (Ondrušek), SO winning goal Buček
    SOG: 32:43, PIM: 6:10

    SVK line-up: Húska (Durný) - Kolesár, Bodák, Danko, Košecký, Roman, Kmec, Zeleňák, Studenič - Murín, Valent, Lešťan, Buček, Mišuta, Horváth, Žitný, Solenský, Andrisík, Pätoprstý, Odnrušek, Trudman
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    u17 team finishes season in Italy

    Italy u18 - Slovakia u17 3:1 (0:1, 1:0, 2:0)
    SVK goal: Jáša (Galbavý, Studenič)


    Italy u18 - Slovakia u17 3:6 (1:2, 1:3, 1:1)

    Vybiral 2x, Martancik, Vitek, Studenic, Cacho

    Slovakia u17 Line-up:
    G Roman Durný
    G Kamil Ondráš

    D Martin Dlapka
    D Dávid Hílek
    D Martin Krempaský
    D Dominik Kuna
    D Andrej Leško
    D Erik Rajnoha
    D Samuel Fereta
    D Dušan Kmec

    F Peter Bjalončík
    F Viliam Čacho
    F Matej Galbavý
    F Dávid Jaša
    F Patrik Marcinek
    F Boris Martančík
    F Aurel Nauš
    F Marián Studenič
    F Rastislav Václav
    F Vladimír Vybiral
    F Tibor Tamáš
    F Dominik Vitek

    The coach was not too happy about the play of the team (and the result in both ones). I suppose that it could have been worse considering that the older Italians are preparing for the World Championship and considering that the Slovak roster didn't feature players who were with the u18 team and who would be a part of the u17 team if they weren't (Hrenak, Koziak, Bodak, Zelenak, Solensky, Bucek), four players who were supposed to play in Italy, but were replaced due to injury (Hedera, Konecny, Lacka, Tamasi) nor any 1999 born players some of whom have become a permanent member of the 1998 team (Fehervay, Roman, Hrehorcak, Ruzicka)
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    NHL CSS Final rankings

    North American Goalies:
    5. Matej Tomek Topeka RoadRunners (NAHL)
    16. Adam Huska (Green Bay Gamblers/USHL)

    European skaters:

    16. Erik Cernak (HC Kosice/SVK)
    34. Radovan Bondra (HC Kosice/SVK)
    40. Christian Jaros (Lulea/SWE)
    81. Andrej Hatala (Slovakia u18 NTDP/SVK)
    96. Andrej Vadovic (Slovakia u18 NDP/SVK)
    117. Boris Sadecky (Slovakia u18 NTDP/SVK)

    European goalies:
    7. Denis Godla (HC Slovan Bratislava/SVK)

    A few players who got the scouts' attention at the WJC jumped up the ranking after also performing well in their clubs. One has to wonder whether not playing at the u18 WC will hurt the position of Cernak and Tomek. Jaros is still in the fight for a spot on the men's WC team, so he could help himself with that.
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    Slovakia at the u18 WC

    Czech republic u18 - Slovakia u18 1:2 SO (0:1, 1:0, 0:0 - 0:0, 0:1)
    SVK goals: Murin (Valent), SO winning goal Zitny

    Final u18 WC roster:
    G Adam Húska (Green Bay Gamblers/USHL) *
    G Vladimír Cibulka (HK Ružinov 99 Bratislava) 1997 *
    G Dávid Hrenák (Dukla Trencin) 1998 *

    D Andrej Hatala (Dukla Trencin) 1997 *
    D Dominik Trška (HK Dukla Trenčín) 1997 *
    D Oliver Košecký (HC 05 Banska Bystrica) 1997
    D Andrej Vadovič (HC Slovan Bratislava) 1997 *
    D Patrik Kolesár (HC Košice) 1997 *
    D Martin Bodák (HK Spišská Nová Ves) 1998 *
    D Mário Grman (Red Deer Rebels/WHL) 1997
    D Michal Roman (HC Ocelari Trinec/CZE) 1997

    F Marek Hecl D (Dukla Trencin) 1997 *
    F Boris Sádecký (Dukla Trencin) 1997 *
    F Martin Andrisík (HC 05 Banska Bystrica) 1997 *
    F Peter Valent (HC ´05 Banská Bystrica) 1997 *
    F Marek Sloboda (HC Slovan Bratislava) 1997 *
    F Radovan Bondra (HC Kosice) 1997 *
    F Patrik Oško (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš) 1997 *
    F Peter Horváth (P.H.K. Prešov) 1997 *
    F Matej Murín (HC Ocelari Trinec/CZE) 1997
    F Samuel Solenský (HC Bílí Tygři Liberec/CZE) 1998
    F Roman Žitný (Ässät Pori/FIN) 1997
    F Filip Lešťan (Lulea HF/SWE) 1997

    An aserix indicates players who played at least part of the season for the u18 NTDP.

    EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

    4/4 Slovakia - Czech republic 2:1 (0:0, 1:1, 0:0 - 0:0, 1:0)
    06/4 Czech republic - Slovakia 1:2 SO (0:1, 1:0, 0:0 - 0:0, 0:1)


    SCHEDULE:

    16/4 Sweden Slovakia 14:45 Eiszentrum Luzern
    17/4 Slovakia United States 14:45 Eiszentrum Luzern
    19/4 Slovakia Russia 13:00 Eiszentrum Luzern
    20/4 Germany Slovakia 18:45 Eiszentrum Luzern
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    Slovakia u16 championship final tournament

    9/4
    HC Košice - HK ŠKP Poprad 1:3 (0:2, 1:0, 0:1)
    HK Dukla Trenčín - HC Slovan Bratislava 5:4 (2:2, 3:1, 0:1)

    10/4
    HC Slovan Bratislava - HC Košice 4:3 (1:2, 2:0, 1:1)
    HK ŠKP Poprad - HK Dukla Trenčín 0:2 (0:0, 0:1, 0:1)

    11/4
    HK Dukla Trenčín - HC Košice 5:2 (3:1, 0:0, 2:1)
    HC Slovan Bratislava - HK ŠKP Poprad 4:3 SO (1:2, 1:1, 1:0, 0:0)

    Final ranking:

    1. HK Dukla Trenčín 9pts
    2. HC Slovan Bratislava 5pts
    3. HK ŠKP Poprad 4pts
    4. HC Košice 0pts

    AWARDS
    Best goalie: Daniel Jakub Pavličko (Poprad)
    Best D-man: Adam Žiak (Poprad)
    Best forward: Alex Vavrušek (Slovan)
    MVP: Sebastián Slávik (Slovan)

    All-star team:
    Daniel Jakub Pavličko (Poprad) - Adam Žiak (Popad), Adam Divinský (Slovan) - Richard Jakubec (Trenčín), Michal Luhový (Trenčín), Alex Vavrušek (Slovan)
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    u20 team at 4 Nations tournament in Bratislava

    Slovakia - Russia 1:4 (1:1, 0:1, 0:2)
    SVK goal: Briestenský (Kyčák)
    SOG: 25:26, PIM: 5x2 - 5x2

    Slovakia - Finland 0:4 (0:0, 0:4, 0:0)

    SOG: 12:36, PIM: 2x2 - 1x2

    Slovakia - Czech republic 1:6 (0:1, 0:3, 1:2)

    SVK goal: Surový
    SOG: 31:41, PIM: 5x2 - 7x2

    Slovakia Line-up:
    G Christián Pavlas
    G Stanislav Škorvánek

    D Patrik Maier
    D Ladislav Romančík
    D Matej Moravčík
    D Jakub Emil Mendrej
    D Peter Kuzmín
    D Jakub Kyčák
    D Jakub Meliško
    D Samuel Ivanič

    F Marco Halama
    F Matej Paločko
    F Jozef Huňa
    F Dominik Briestenský
    F Lukáš Michálek
    F Adam Śpankovič
    F Adrián Holešinský
    F Matúš Sukeľ
    F Lukáš Hrušík
    F Matej Florek
    F Maroš Surový
    F Jozef Klenko
    F Lukáš Berák
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    u16 team 2 games vs. Czech republic

    Slovakia "16" - Czech republic "16" 2:3 OT (1:1, 1:1, 0:0 - 0:1)
    Goals: 16. Hrehorčák (Ružička, Fehérváry), 31. Korenčík (Fafrák, Krivošík) - 4. Toman (Kalus, Hladoník), 29. Eret (Novák, Rousek), 61. Jirásek (Štohanzl),
    SOG: 29:23. PIM: 4x2:5x2, PP goals 1:1, PK goals 0:0. attendance: 200

    Slovakia "16" - Czech republic "16" 2:5 (1:0, 0:2, 1:3)
    Goals: 19. A, Ružička (Hrehorčák, Žiak), 44. Hrehorčák (Krivošík) - 28. Hladoník (Svoboda), 35. Svoboda (Hladoník), 42. Novák, 48. Eret (Kalus), 51. Hladoník (Hrabík, Svoboda).
    SOG: 26:28

    Slovakia Line-up:
    G Tomáš Hrušík (MsHKM Žilina) 2000
    G Martin Vičan (HC Topoľčany)

    D Martin Bučko (MHC Martin) 2000
    D Martin Fehérváry (Malmo Redhawks/SWE)
    D Michal Ivan (HKm Zvolen)
    D Marek Korenčík (MsHKM Žilina)
    D Martin Kupec (HC 05 Banská Bystrica)
    D Filip Maňák (P.H.K. Prešov)
    D Adam Žiak (HK ŠKP Poprad)

    F Miloš Fafrák (MHC Martin)
    F Matúš Havrila (P.H.K. Prešov)
    F Patrik Hrehorčák (HC oceláři Třínec/CZE)
    F Marek Chamula (HC 05 Banská Bystrica)
    F Richard Jakubec (Dukla Trenčín)
    F Filip Krivošík (HK Ružinov 99 Bratislava)
    F Adam Liška (HK 99 Ružinov 99 Bratislava)
    F Miloš Roman (HC Oceláři Třínec/CZE)
    F Adam Ružička (ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice/CZE)
    F Jakub Urbánek (MHC Martin)
    F Richard Szabo (MHC Martin)
    F Oliver Rešetár (MHC Martin)
    F Jakub Kover (HC Košice)

    Not very flattering results considering that the Czechs traveled to Slovakia basically with a B squad with around 10 NT rookies, while Slovakia played with its top team including the players with u17/u18 NTs.

    I went to yesterday's game and while some of the Slovak players showed flahes here and there, there wasn't really anything all that compact. The players had no names, just numbers, but going by the numbers that I can remember based on the roster on SZLH's website, on offense I thought No. 14 was the most noticeable, which turns out was Patrik Hrehorčák, just before the second Slovak goal that 2nd Slovak line created a lot of pressure in the Czech zone, where it was kind of obvious that they would score eventually (and they did), I thought there were a lot of good passes on that shift from No. 23 Adam Liška, in one shift No. 27 Adam Ružička showed of some really nice puck playing skills, however he wound up losing the puck in the end, on the D I noticed that No. 5 Martin Fehérváry was capable of bringing the puck into the attacking zone pretty easily (which is not that common among many Slovak D-man), the Slovak players threw a few nice hits. Also, underage goalie Tomáš Hrušík had a solid performance. I knew that I had seen his name somewhere and then I remembered that I've seen this a few years back:http://duklistka.blog.hokejportal.ne...-tomas-hrusik-
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    Prospects Season Review Part I - North America

    AHL
    D Martin Gernát 1993 Oklahoma City Barons 54GP 1G 8A 9PTS 1
    D Martin Marinčin 1992 Oklahoma City Barons 28GP 0G 7A 7PTS (4GP 0G 2A 2PTS 2); NHL 41GP 1G 4A 5PTS -4
    F Marek Tvrdoň 1993 Grand Rapids Griffins 51GP 10G 19A 29PTS 17 (6GP 0G 4A 4PTS 1); ECHL Toledo Walleye 24GP 6G 18A 24PTS 7
    F Marek Hrivík 1991 72GP 12G 21A 33PS 8 (6GP 0G 3A 3PTS 2)
    F Marko Daňo 1994 38GP 11G 8A 19PTS -5; NHL Columbus Blue Jackets 35GP 8G 13A 21PTS 12

    WHL
    D Patrik Maier 1996 Kamloops Blazers 65GP 5G 5A 10PTS -19
    D Mário Grman 1997 Red Deer Rebels 35GP 0G 3A 3PTS -4 (5GP 0G 0A 0PTS 0)
    F Dávid Šoltés 1995 Prince George Cougars 44GP 13G 15A 28PTS (5GP 0G 2A 2PTS -3)
    F Kristián Ferleťák 1996 Victoria Royals/Swift Current Broncos 31GP 0G 1A 1PTS -13 (1GP 0G 0A 0PTS -1)

    OHL
    G Daniel Gibl 1995 Barrie Colts 16GP 2.71GAA 91,0%

    QMJHL
    F Juraj Šiška 1996 Saint John Sea Dogs 64GP 7G 8A 15PTS (5GP 0G 0A 0PTS -3)

    USHL
    G Adam Húska 1997 Green Bay Gamblers 6GP 4,34GAA 86,6%
    D Adrián Sloboda 1996 Muskegon Lumberjacks 31GP 2G 4A 6PTS -4 (9GP 1G 0A 1PTS 1)
    F Michal Kabáč 1996 Madison Capitals 24GP 2G 4A 6PS -5
    F Juraj Milý 1996 Muskegon Lumberjacks 31GP 1G 3A 4PS -6 (9GP 1G 1A 2PTS -1)
    F Matej Paulovič 1995 Muskegon Lumberjacks 51GP 17G 33A 50 PTS (9GP 1G 5A 6PTS 7)

    NAHL
    G Matej Tomek 1997 Topeka RoadRunners 33GP 1,83GAA 92,8% (7GP 3.20GAA 87,6%)
    D Patrik Koch 1996 24GP 2G 3A 5PTS -4 (7GP 0G 1A1PTS 1); USHL Des Moines Buccaneers 23GP 3G 4A 7PTS 1

    Martin Marinčin and Marko Daňo are mentioned in the AHL part, but of course more impotant is the fact that they spent a considerable amount of time in the NHL. Daňo has funnily enough even outproduced his totals from the AHL in the NHL. It might be because he played center in the AHL, while playing on the wing in his successfull part of his NHL season. Marinčin has played a few games less in the NHL this season than the last one, but he finally managed to get on the scoresheet a bit showing that not all of his offensive upside from juniors has went away. Gernát and Tvrdoň are two 1993 born players who have struggled with injuries since their juniors days and Gernát has once again injured himself towards the end of the season. Tvrdoň who went from AHL to ECHL to juniors last season has managed to get noticed by playing well in the ECHL and after getting called up to the AHL and performing rather well then. At this point it seems that the Wings might just make somehing out of him, but with their depth it seems unlikely he'd make it tothe big leagues there, but who knows. Hrivik's contract with NYR is over, so I wouldn't be surprise if he came back to Europe for next year. He played center in the AHL this year, so the NT could definitely use him.

    There's no story to tell when it comes to the CHL, Dávid Šoltés is the only one who put up respectable numbers there. Acttually those stats of our CHL players look terrible even if you compare it to say the 1991/1992 classes where players who might not have been NHL prospects were good players in the CHL. This might however also be due to the fact that lately a lot of our top prospects are choosing Europe over NA (Réway, Cehlárik, Černák, Jaroš, Bondra or even less known names who I think could be productive in the CHL like Lantoši or Pospíšil).

    In the USHL the most successfull player was Matej Paulovič who put up good numbers. He was of course also drafted to the NHL, but from what I have seen at the WJC, I don't think there's much in terms of an NHL future for him.

    Matej Tomek who is considered to be one of the top goalie prospects for this year's NHL draft had a great regular season in the NAHL and was named NAHL goalie of the year. He has however struggled in the NAHL play-offs.He has committed to University of North Dacota in the NCAA, but has also been drafted in the USHL draft this week by Fargo Force.
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    Last week yet another edition of hockey summer started with a training camp for the u20 national team followed by taking part in a tournament in Russia with two Russian teams and Belarus.

    Russia 2 - Slovakia 5:0 (2:0, 2:0, 1:0)
    Slovakia - Russia 1 2:9 (0:3, 1:5, 1:1)
    Slovakia - Belarus 5:2 (2:1, 2:1, 1:0), SVK goals: König (Jendroĺ, Košecký), Struška (Kyčák, Sadecký), Surový, Bodák (Ferleťák), Surový (Hrušík)

    Roster
    G Ján Kožiak (HC Slovan Bratislava) 1998
    G Leonard Šinkovič (MMHK Nitra) 1996
    D Martin Jendroľ (HC '05 Banská Bystrica) 1997
    D Oliver Košecký (HC '05 Banská Bystrica) 1997
    D Filip Vidovič (HC Slovan Bratislava) 1996
    D Martin Bodák (HK Spišská Nová Ves) 1998
    D Jakub Kyčák (HK Spišská Nová Ves) 1996
    D Christián Michalčin (HC Košice) 1996
    D Patrik Maier (Kamloops Blazers /CAN) 1996
    D Patrik Koch (Soo Eagles/USA) 1996
    F Maroš Surový (HC ‘05 Banská Bystrica) 1996
    F Jozef Klenko (MMHK Nitra) 1996
    F Lukáš König (MMHK Nitra) 1996
    F Boris Sadecký (HK Dukla Trenčín) 1997
    F Adrián Holešinský (MsHKM Žilina) 1996
    F Lukáš Hrušík (MsHKM Žilina) 1996
    F Lukáš Michalek (MsHKM Žilina) 1996
    F Matej Florek (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš) 1996
    F Miroslav Struška (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš) 1997
    F Jozef Huňa (HC Bílí Tigŕi Liberec/CZE) 1996
    F Matej Paločko (HC Bílí tygři Liberec/CZE) 1996
    F Kristián Ferleťák (Victoria Royals,/CAN) 1996


    Hard to gauge anything based on these results. For one thing this is a very strange time of a year for a hockey NT tourney in Europe. Last season barely ended and the preparation for the next one hasn't started in earnest. Also, several 1996 and 1997 players couldn't play in the tourney due to high school leaving exams back home. Along other absentees, there's not a single one from the 4 players who were on the 2015 WJC team and are eligible for 2016 WJC. No idea with what kind of rosters the Russian teams and Belarus played, but kinda surprising to see our gusy beating Belarus as the Belarussians managed to tie the Russia 1 team in their first game.

    Anyway the hockey summer for the junior NTs should continue with camps for u18, u17 and u16 teams and then a goalie camp for 24 goalies. However SZLH hasn't so far bothered publishing the rosters or any other further information, they aren't helping their reputation much with that...
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    Two Slovak players were invited to the NHL draft scouting combine this year - D Erik Černák (HC Košice/SVK) and G Matej Tomek (Topeka RoadRunners/NAHL).

    SZLH has released the roster for the "hockey summer" training camp for the U16 and U17 teams, which will take place next week in Trenčín after all:

    SLOVAKIA u17
    Players: Richard Jakubec, Juraj Jankula, Jakub Kostelný (HK Dukla Trenčín), Filip Krivošík, Adam Liška (HK Ružinov ´99 Bratislava), Dávid Boldižár, Jakub Kövér (HC Košice), Michl Fafrák, Jakub Urbánek (MHA Martin), Matúš Havrila, Filip Maňák (P.H.K. Prešov), Michal Ivan, Miloš Kelemen (HKm Zvolen), Marek Korenčík (MsHKM Žilina), Martin Kupec (HC ´05 Banská Bystrica), Filip Jakab (HC Slovan Bratislava-mládež), Juraj Sklenár (MMHK Nitra), Daniel Jakub Pavličko (HK ŠKP Poprad), Adam Žiak (HK Spišská Nová Ves), Adam Ružička (HC Pardubice/CZE), Patrik Hrehorčák, Miloš Roman (HC Oceláři Třinec/CZE), Martin Fehérváry (IF Malmö Redhawks/SWE)

    Substitutes: Martin Majerík (HC ´05 Banská Bystrica), Adam Divinský, Erik Kovács (HC Slovan Bratislava), Daniel Demo (HK Ružinov ´99 Bratislava), Michal Juščák (MHK Dolný Kubín), Peter Eliáš (HC Košice), Matúš Gregor (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Oliver Rešetár, Richard Szabo (MHA Martin), Pavol Regenda (HK Mládež Michalovce), Filip Štefánik (ŠHK 37 Piešťany), Ondrej Šišolák (HK 91 Senica), Juraj Ovečka (K 36 Skalica), Martin Vičan (HC Topoľčany), Adam Dúžej (HK Dukla Trenčín), Alan Bielik, Patrik Halama (HKm Zvolen), Martin Turian (MsHKM Žilina), Dominik Verbický (Bílí tygři Liberec/CZE), Timotej Marguš (HC Oceláři Třinec/CZE)

    SLOVAKIA u16
    Players: Nicolas Ferenyi, David Maniaček, Oliver Okuliar (HK Dukla Trenčín), Martin Faško-Rudáš, Ján Sarvaš (HK Brezno), Martin Bučko, Oliver Minko (MHA Martin), Martin Gerhát, Dominik Šeliga (HK ŠKP Poprad), Sebastián Čederle, Erik Muráň (HK 36 Skalica), Patrik Lietava, Richard Masár (HKm Zvolen), Lukáš Habala (HK Ružinov´99 Bratislava), Matej Šalka (HC Slovan Bratislava-mládež), Michal Gabriš (MHK Dubnica nad Váhom), Ľubomír Patlevič (HC Košice), Alexander Hvizdoš (HK Iskra Partizánske), Tomáš Hrušík (MŠK Púchov), Róbert Džugan (HK Spišská Nová Ves), Simenon Pjaták (MsHKM Žilina), Filip Škorec (SHK Hodonín/CZE), Juraj Rudy (HC ČSOB Pardubice/CZE)

    Substitutes: Sebastián Hudec (HC ´05 Banská Bystrica), Alex Dubovecký (HC 46 Bardejov), Michal Vojvoda (HK Ružinov ´99 Bratislava), Martin Ilenčík (ŠHK 37 Piešťany), Jakub Nespala (HK ŠKP Poprad), Samuel Hrabčák, Matej Komloš (P.H.K. Prešov), Jakub Minárik, Igor Oborný (HC Topoľčany), Michal Chatrnúch (HK Dukla Trenčín), Samuel Vyletelka (MsHKM Žilina)

    1999 born D-man Marek Korenčík from Žilina moves to Lulea in Sweden for next season and thus enlarges the Slovak legion at the club, which most notably includes Peter Cehlárik and Christián Jaroš.
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    Goalie camp

    The affore mentioned goalie camp will take place next week in Trenčín with 6 female and 18 male goalies from all NTs except for A team:

    Matej Bátory, Roman Durný, Romana Kiapešová (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Adam Húska, Patrik Lietava, Mikuláš Mosný (HKM Zvolen), Stanislav Škorvánek, Dominika Tabačková, Samuel Vyletelka (MsHKM Žilina), Jakub Lackovič, Michal Vojvoda (HK Ružinov ´99 Bratislava), Jakub Kožiak, Christián Pavlas (HC Slovan Bratislava), Oľga Jablonovská, Andrea Lettrichová (HC ŠKP Bratislava), Kamil Ondráš, Juraj Ovečka (HK 36 Skalica), Juraj Sklenár, Leonard Šinkovič (MMHK Nitra), Daniel Jakub Pavličko (HK ŠKP Poprad), Adriana Štofanková (P.H.K. Prešov), Simona Ležovičová (MŠHK - mládež Prievidza), Martin Vičan (HC Topoľčany), Jakub Kostelný (HK Dukla Trenčín)

    Substitutes: Branislav Bernát (MHC Martin), Andrea Rišianová (MHK Martin), Tomáš Hrušík (MŠK Púchov), Alan Bielik (HKm Zvolen)
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    5 Slovaks were drafted in the NHL draft this weekend:

    #43 D Erik Cernak (Los Angeles Kings)
    #90 G Matej Tomek (Philadelphia Flyers)
    #139 D Christian Jaros (Ottawa Senators)
    #151 F Radovan Bondra (Chicago Blackhawks)
    #184 G Adam Huska (New York Rangers)
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    The u18 team playing in the Slovak junior league played two games agains the Slovak u17 team this week (with one exception players only from Slovak teams).

    Slovakia u18 – Slovakia u17 5:2 (2:0, 0:2, 3:0)

    Goals: 14. Krištofovič (Havrila, Urbánek), 20. Smolka (Vašaš), 44. Hrabčák (Vybíral), 51. R. Václav (Urbánek).56. Fafrák (Vybíral, Hrabčák) – 22. Kajdači (Turian), 36. Regenda (Kovács)

    Slovakia u18 – Slovakia u17 7:3 (6:0, 1:0, 0:3)
    Goals: 10. Maňák (Vybíral, Vašaš), 12. Vybíral (R. Václav), 16. Dlapka, 17. Hrabčák (Forrai, Liška), 19. Vašaš (Dlapka, Solk), 20. Vybíra (Forrai, Švarc), 27. Liška (Forrai, Švarc) – 41. P. Halama (Regenda), 47. Miškovec Regenda), 54. Miškovec (Kupec, M. Ivan)

    SLOVAKIA u18
    G Ján Kožiak
    G Juraj Sklenár 1999
    D Samuel Fereta
    D Filip Maňák 1999
    D Martin Dlapka
    D Martin Krempaský
    D Erik Rajnoha
    D Lukáš Púchovský
    D Adam Žiak 1999
    D Marek Švarc
    D František Forrai
    F Erik Smolka
    F Filip Vašaš
    F Matúš Havrila 1999
    F Miloš Fafrák 1999
    F Andrej Krištofovič
    F Filip Rybár
    F Jakub Urbánek 1999
    F Sebastián Šmída
    F Rastislav Václav
    F Vladimír Vybíral
    F Adam Liška 1999
    F Sebastián Hrabčák

    SLOVAKIA u17
    G Frederik Hudec
    G Juraj Ovečka
    D Daniel Demo
    D Michal Ivan
    D Filip Jakab
    D Matej Kajdači
    D Martin Kupec
    D Ján Nahálka
    D Filip Štefánik
    D Martin Turian
    F Dávid Gergel
    F Patrik Halama
    F Erik Kovács
    F Andrej Kukuča
    F Martin Majerík
    F oliver Mriglot
    F Adrián Miškovec
    F Pavol Regenda
    F Oliver Rešetár
    F Richard Szabo
    F Matej Tóth
    F Alex Vavrušek
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    Only 3 Slovak players made the NHL CSS preliminary September watch list for the 2016 draft list. All of them received a C rating.

    D Roman Michal 1997 HC Oceláři Třínec/CZE
    G Dávid Hrenák 1998 HK Orange 20/SVK
    D Martin Krempaský 1998 Team Slovakia u18/SVK u20

    There's no surprise there as at least since 2008 the even years were bad drafte years for Slovakia (including no Slovaks drafted in 08 and 12). With a few promising looking late 99 born players it seems like 2018 might change that trend but then again it's way too early to tell with that.
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    Bit of an update

    GOALIES

    In Europe Denis Godla finished the season with a 2.76GAA and 91,7% in the regular season and 2,62GAA and 90,8%. He was named the best goaltender of the league as well as to the first All-Star Team and has earned himself a conract with KalPa in Liiga.

    Across the pond, Adam Huska finished the season in the USHL with a 1,82 GAA and 93,1% in regular season (both best in the league) and 2,65 GAA and 90,2% in the play-offs. He was also named goalie of the year in the USHL and has committed to University of Connecticut.

    Fellow 1997 born Matej Tomek will hope for a better season next year as he was recovering from an injury and he didn't get to play even after his recovery. On the other hand Maximilian Pajpach returned to action after he missed out on the 14/15 season due to an injury and finished the season with a 3,77GAA and 87,4% in 22 games in the Finnish Jr. A SM-Liiga.

    D-MEN

    Martin Marinčin has been playing perhaps the best hockey of his career to end this NHL season. He suited up for 65 games in the Maple Leafs jersey in which he picked up a goal and 7 assists. He's continued his sound play into the IHWC so far alongside Andrej Sekera.

    Christian Jaros started the season in Allsvenskan but eventually earned his spot on Lulea's roster. As he decided to stay there for one more year, he will hope to improve on this years' performance. He finished the season with 5 assists in 25 games in the SHL and 2 goals and 3 assists in 22 Allsvenskan games and added 3 assists in 10 SHL play-off games. After barely missing out last year, he also made it to Slovakia's IHWC roster this year and has been nothing short of impressive.

    His cousin Erik Cernak made the jump overseas and finished his rookie OHL season with 4 goals and 11 assists in 41 games and added 6 assists in 13 play-off games.

    Late 98 born Martin Bodak finished the Jr. A SM-Liiga season with a goal and 5 assists in 47 games and went pointless in 3 play-off games.

    His teammate from the u18 NT late 99 born Martin Fehervary suited up for 4 SHL games this season. At 16 years, 3 months and 1 day he became the 6th youngest player to debut in the league and the youngest ever foreing player. He spent most of the season playing 27 regular season and 3 play-off games for Malmo's junior team and added 10 games for the J18 team.

    FORWARDS

    Tomas Jurco hasn't been playing much for the Wings this season, but his peformance at the IHWC so far shows that the talent is still there. One has to wonder what he coud possibly show in some other organisation.

    Marko Dano has been with 3 different NHL teams over the past year and will hope to get a permanent spot on the Jets roster where he picked up 4 goals and 4 assists in 21 games this season.

    After picking up 15 points in 14 games for Sparta in the Czech league, Martin Reway joined Fribourg in the Swiss NLA where he collected another 21 points in 19 games. I'm not sure where he will end up next year as it will only be decided after the IHWC according to his agent.

    Fellow 1995 born Peter Cehlarik finished the season with 11 goals and 9 assists in 46 regular season games and 3 goals and 2 assists in 11 play-off games in the SHL. It has been confirmed that he will try his luck overseas next season.

    The younger forwards, namely the 1999 borns, have been making some noise in the junior competition of our Western neighbours. Milos Romand finished the seasons with 37 points in 35 games, Filip Krivosik with 33 points in 37 games and Adam Ruzicka with 30 points in 30 games. Ruzicka also finished 2nd in scoring on Slovakia's roster at the u18 Worlds. Roman also picked 2 points while Krivosik went pointless (Krivosik is moving to Finland after the season). This generation of players will have the chance to improve on the 5th place finish on home turf next year.

    Not exactly the impressive kind of list that the top nations can offer, but I think that Slovakia has the worst behind itself in regards to lack of developing talent at least for now.
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    No Slovak players were drafted in this years's NHL entry draft as was more or less expected. I could make somekind of gloomy comment about it, but the last two times this happened (2008 and 2012), in the next years the draft went pretty well for Slovakia. Given that the 1999 birthyear seems to be above average by Slovak standards and that he 5th place at the u18s this year was mainly the result of late 1998/1999 born players, the situation is likely to repeat itself in 2017.

    Meanwhile 2 of the Slovak picks from the 2013 draft, Martin Reway and Peter Cehlarik have signed 3 year entry level contracts with their clubs over the past two months:

    Canadiens agree to terms on a three-year contract with forward Martin Reway
    Wednesday, 05.18.2016 / 12:00 PM ET / News
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    PRESS RELEASE

    MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, two-way contract (2016-17 to 2018-19) with forward Martin Reway.

    “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Martin Reway. A young forward with tremendous offensive skills, Martin has the potential to become a very good player. He enjoyed success during his two seasons in North America with the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques before turning professional in Europe and playing in the Czech Republic and Switzerland the past two years. Our scouting personnel had the opportunity to see him play several times, including at the international level during the World Juniors and the World Hockey Championships, and we are glad to have him join a group of young prospects who will be competing for a spot with our team at training camp in September,” said Bergevin.

    Reway, 21, completed the 2015-16 season with Fribourg-Gotteron in the Swiss National League A, recording 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) in 19 games. The 5’9’’ and 173 lbs winger began the season with Czech Extraliga’s Sparta Praha, and registered 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists) in 14 games. A native of Prague, Reway amassed 73 points (22 goals, 51 assists) and 74 penalty minutes in 67 regular season games since making his pro debut in Europe in 2014-15. He added seven points (1 goal, 6 assists) in seven playoff contests. At age 19, in his first professional season in Europe, Reway ranked third for Sparta Praha in scoring with 37 points in 34 games (9 goals, 28 assists).

    Reway produced 112 points (42 goals, 70 assists), 104 penalty minutes and a plus-12 differential in 90 regular season games with Gatineau (2012 to 2014). He also recorded 27 playoff points (6 goals, 21 assists) over these two seasons, leading the Olympiques in playoff scoring twice.

    On the international stage, Reway was selected to Slovakia’s national team on three occasions for the World Junior Championships (bronze medal in 2015), as well as twice for the World Championships (2014 and 2016). He led the Slovak team in goals (4), assists (5) and points (9) at the World Juniors in 2015.

    Selected in the fourth round, 116th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Reway participated in the Canadiens’ Development Camp in July 2013.
    Bruins Sign Forward Peter Cehlarik To A Three-Year Entry-Level Contract
    Thursday, 06.16.2016 / 10:29 AM ET / News

    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 16, that the team has signed forward Peter Cehlarik to a three-year entry-level contract beginning with the 2016-17 season.

    Cehlarik most recently played with Lulea HF in the Swedish Hockey League in 2015-16, tallying a career-high 11 goals and 20 points with a plus-seven rating in 46 games. The 6-foot-2, 202-pounder also skated in 11 playoff games, posting three goals and two assists for five points. In his career, Cehlarik has appeared in 132 career games with Lulea HF, recording 22 goals and 27 assists for 49 points. The 20-year-old forward has also played 25 playoff games for the Swedish club, totaling five goals and three assists for eight points. In 2013-14, Cehlarik skated in 18 games for Asploven HC in the Swedish 1st Division, notching five goals and eight assists for 13 points.

    On the international stage, Cehlarik has represented Slovakia at the 2013 Under-18 World Junior Championships, the Under-20 World Junior Championships in 2014 and 2015, as well as the 2016 IIHF World Championships. In 23 career international games in those tournaments, he totaled five goals and nine assists for 14 points.

    The Zilina, Slovakia native was originally drafted by the Bruins in the third round (90th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
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    Four Slovaks were drafted in Tuesday's CHL import draft:

    11. Martin Studenic (Hamilton Bulldogs)
    45. Samuel Bucek (Shawinigan Cataracters)
    100. Mario Mucka (Everett Silvertips)
    107. Adam Ruzicka (Sarnia Sting)
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    18 Slovak players made the CSS players to watch list for the 2017 NHL draft. Most notably Adam Ruzicka, Samuel Bucek and Marian Studenic who have earned a B (possible mid round pick) rating.

    15 other Slovak players were rated with a C rating (possible late round pick).
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    The u15 team will play their only international tournament this season in Poprad.

    POprad u16 - Slovakia u15
    Slovakia u15 - Vítkovice u16
    Poland u15 - Slovakia u15
    Slovakia u15 - Hungary u15

    Miroslav Forgáč, Mário Jamrich (HC ´05 Banská Bystrica), Lukáš Lipianský, Oliver Nemec, Noel Pastucha (HC Slovan Bratislava-mládež), Adrián Zrubák (HK Brezno), Jakub Šimko (HK Brezno/HC ´05 Banská Bystrica), Kristián Tomaško (HK Slovan Gelnica/P.H.K. Prešov), Markus Michalík (HT MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Jakub Ragan (HK Mládež Michalovce), Dominik Hajás, Matej Kašlík, Marek Putala (MŠK Púchov), Samuel Krajč (MŠK Púchov/HK Dukla Trenčín), Lukáš Drápal, Martin Chromiak, Marko Stacha (HK Dukla Trenčín), Šimon Latkóczy, Juraj Wachal (HK Dukla Trenčín/MHK Dubnica), Richard Nemec (MHKM Skalica), Jakub Kolenič (HKM Zvolen-mládež), Samuel Rehák (MsHKM Žilina)

    The u16 team will face Finland, Germany and Switzerland at the 4 nations tournament in Switzerland.

    Dominik Antala, Michal Beňo, Viktor Hatina, Dominik Jendek, Alex František Kupka (HC Slovan Bratislava-mládež), Samuel Hlavaj, Matúš Lukáš Lavička, Peter Melcher (MHA Martin), Jozef Haščák, Matej Ilenčík, Samuel Kňažko (HK Dukla Trenčín), Michal Ganz, Dominik Sojka (HC 05 Banská Bystrica), Juraj Eliaš, Ondrej Lukáčik (HC Košice), Dalibor Ďuriš, Andrej Golian (HKM Zvolen- mládež), Michal Mrázik (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Oliver Turan (HK ŠKP Poprad), Michal Adamčík (HK Trnava), Simon Jeluš (Lulea HF, Švéd.), Maxim Čajkovič (Malmö Redhawks, Švéd.)

    The u17 team has already played their tourney earlier this month with some pretty nice results.

    USA - Slovakia 4:2
    Slovakia - Switzerland 2:1
    Slovakia - Russia 3:2

    Martin Faško-Rudáš, Róbert Džugan, Oliver Okuliar (Projekt SR 18), Martin Bučko, Oliver Minko, Adam Paulíny, (MHC Martin), Martin Vitáloš, Michal Vojvoda (HC Slovan Bratislava), Dominik Šeliga, Oliver Turan (HK ŠKP Poprad), Matej Ilenčík, Kristián Kováčik (HK Dukla Trenčín), Adam Kobolka (HC ´05 Banská Bystrtica), Patrik Lietava (HK Ružinov ´99 Bratislava, 12.-14.12.2016), Ján Sarvaš (HK Brezno/HC ´05 Banská Bystrica), Matej Bátory (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Peter Melcher (MHA Martin), Alexander Hvizdoš (HK Iskra Partizánske/MMHK Nitra), Sebastián Čederle (MHKM Skalica), Alexander Zekucia (HK Spišská Nová Ves), Matej Komloš (HK Trnava), Marcel Dlugoš (MsHKM Žilina), Ľubomír Patlevič (HC Košice

    The u18 team will face Finland, Czech republic, Germany and Switzerland at a 5 Nations tourney in Switzerland:

    Daniel Demo, Adam Dúžek, Miloš Fafrák, Oliver Giertl, Matúš Havrila, Martin Kupec, Adam Liška, Martin Majerík, Juraj Ovečka, Pavol Regenda, Juraj Sklenár, Adam Stacho, Adam Šimurda, Jakub Urbánek, Adam Žiak (všetci Projekt SR 18), Michal Ivan (HKM Zvolen), Jakub Kövér (Piráti Chomutov, ČR), Patrik Hrehorčák (HC Oceláři Třinec, ČR), Jozef Baláž (HC Vítkovice Steel, ČR), Martin Pospíšil (EC Red Bull Salzburg, Rak.), Flip Krivošík (HPK Hämeenlinna, Fín.), Marek Korenčík (Lulea HF, Švéd.)
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    U15 team results

    HK Poprad u16 - Slovakia u15 5:3
    SVK u15 - Vitkovice u16 4:3
    Poland u15 - Slovakia u15 1:4
    Slovakia u15 - Hungary u15 3:2

    u16 team results
    Germany - Slovakia 3:1
    Finland - Slovakia 6:3
    Slovakia - Switzerland 2:3 SO

    u18 team rsults
    Czech republic - Slovakia 6:5 OT
    Finland - Slovakia 4:3 SO
    Slovakia - Switzerland 4:1
    Slovakia - Germany 5:2
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    The u18 team managed to win the Vladimir Dzurilla tournament prior to the home u18 World Championships.

    Slovakia u18 - Belarus u18 5:0 (1:0,3:0,1:0)

    16. Šimurda (Krivošík, Roman), 26. Baláž (Liška), 31. Havrila (Köver), 36. Fehérváry (Regenda, Stacho), 53. Roman (Fehérváry)

    Line-up: Pavličko – Krivošík, Hrehorčák, Pospíšil, Liška, Fafrák, Köver, Regenda, Stacho – Roman, Baláž, Urbánek, Havrila – Ivan, Fehérváry, Šimurda, Kupec, Pupák, Korenčík, Demo, Jakubec

    SOG: 42:16

    Slovakia u18 - Switzerland u18

    16. Krivošík (Hrehorčák, Roman), 56. Baláž (Dúžek, Liška) – 55. Riat (Patry)

    Line-up: Kostelný – Ivan, Fehérváry, Šimurda, Kupec, Pupák, Korenčík, Dúžek – Krivošík, Roman, Hrehorčák – Köver, Baláž, Liška – Fafrák, Urbánek, Pospíšil – Regenda, Jakubec, Stacho

    SOG: 32:15

    Slovakia u18 - Germany u18 2:1 (0:0,2:0,0:1)

    21. Krivošík (Hrehorčák, Fehérváry), 33. Liška (Kupec, Fafrák) - 42. Bokk

    Line-up: Ovečka – Ivan, Fehérváry, Dúžek, Kupec, Korenčík, Pupák, Demo – Krivošík, Roman, Hrehorčák – Jakubec, Baláž, Liška – Fafrák, Urbánek, Pospíšil – Regenda, Havrila, Stacho

    There have been 2 different u17 teams playing a tournament in February. The top team went to EYOF and the B team to the tournament in Germany. Both had pretty disappointing showings.

    Slovakia u17 - Denmark u17 1:3 (0:1, 1:0, 0:2)
    26. Kupka – 11. K. Berlin, 43. Bertelsen, 54. Akesson

    Germany u17 - Slovakia u17 3:6 (1:2, 1:3,1:1)
    7. Eckl (Saakyan, Möller), 31. Brune (Heinzinger), 45. Möller (Mass, Lobach) – 2. Nespala (Patlevič, Mojžiš), 10. Ferenyi (Maniaček, Ďurina), 24. Straka (Ligas, Kupka), 37. Zubek (z trestného strieľania), 38. Maniaček (Ďurina), 53. Zubek (Komloš)

    Switzerland u17 - Slovakia u17 7:0
    6. Tanner (Mettler, Vouillamoz), 7. Ducret (Wyss, Carzimiglia), 30. Scheuner (Tanner), 37. Kiener (Moser, Wyss), 38. Tanner (Moser, Wüest), 57. Henauer (Kiener, Kälin), 60. Aebischer (Prysi, Sopa)

    Roster: Viktor Ďurina, Nicolas Ferényi, Michal Gábriš, David Maniaček (HK Dukla Trenčín), Sebastián Čeľderle, Erik Muráň (MHKM Skalica), Adam BaRAN, Matej Komloš (HK Trnava), Jakub Lackovič, Simeon Pjaták (MsHKM Žilina), Samuel Mojžiš (HK Ružinov´99 Bratislava), Alex František Kupka (HC Slovan Bratislava – mládež), Patrik Frič (HK Slovan Gelnica/P.H.K. Prešov), Ľubomír Patlevič (HC Košice), Filip Senko (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Branislav Ligas (MHC Martin), Lukáš Lačný (HK Mládež Michalovce), Jakub Martiška (HK Iskra Partizánske/HK Dukla Trenčín), Damián Zúbek (HK Havrani Piešťany/HK Trnava), Jakub Nespala (HK ŠKP Poprad), Michal Chatrnúch (MŠK Púchov), Juraj Rudy (HC Dynamo Pardubice, ČR)

    Slovakia u17 - Belarus u17 1:3 (0:1, 1:0, 0:2)
    37. Faško-Rudáš (Matej Ilenčík, K. Kováčik) PP – 4. Mežejnikov (Pyškajlo, Soloviev) PP, 45. Pusev (Kacialovski), 56. Masilevič (Koľačonok, Ščočin).
    SOG: 31:43

    Russia u16 - Slovakia u17 4:2 (1:1, 0:2, 1:1)
    : 5. Lichačev (Zinoviev), 29. Safonov (Lichačev, Ťuvilin), 29. Černyj (Guskov), 41. Ťuvilin (Zinoviev, Černyj) – 5. Sarvaš (A. Hvizdoš), 59. O. Okuliar (K. Kováčik).

    France u17 - Slovakia u17 2:3 (0:1,0:1,2:1)
    58. Gallet, 60. Bruche (Gallet) PP2 – 8. S. Hudec (O. Okuliar, Faško-Rudáš) PP, 37. Paulíny SH, 59. Paulíny (Melcher).

    Roster: Matej Batory, Michal Vojvoda - Marcel Dlugos, Sebastian Hudec, Matej Ilencik, Adam Kobolka, Oliver Turan, Martin Vitalos, Alexander Zekucia - Robert Dzugan, Martin Fasko-Rudas, Ivan Hryzak, Alexander Hvizdos, Kristian Kovacik, Peter Melcher, Olive Minko, Oliver Okuliar, Adam Pauliny, Jan Sarvas, Dominik Seliga

    The u16 team hasn't been especially succesful either.

    Switzerland Red u16 - Slovakia White 6:2 (3:1, 1:0, 2:1)
    3. Büsch, 6. Basic, 18. Landolt, 35. Andersson, 43. Zürcher, 50. Schwenninger – 5. Jevoš (Drábek), 60. Kormúth (Gajdoš, Jevoš)

    Slovakia blue u16 - Switzerland u16 1:4 (0:0,0:2,1:2)
    58. Petriska – 27. Burkhalter, 29. Lanz, 43. Basic, 53. Basic.

    Switzerland white u16 - Slovakia white u16 0:3
    1. Haščák (Volko), 37. Gajdoš (Jevoš), 60. Volko.

    Switzerland White u16 - Slovakia blue u16 4:1
    : 53. Canova 57. Baumann, 59. Baumann, 60. Carella – 5. Pangrác (Hudák, Slivka).

    Switzerland Red u16 - Slovakia White u16 1:2 (0:1,1:1,0:0)
    33. Burkhalter (Duffey) – 6. Beňo, 30. Zicho. Vylúčenia 4:2, presilovky 0:0, oslabenia 0:0

    Roster: Dominik Antala, Michal Beňo, Viktor Hatina, Dominik Jendek, Adam Kormúth, Andrej Škultéty (HC Slovan Bratislava-mládež), Filip Belányi, Michal Ganz, Samuel Hudák, Dominik Sojka (HC ´05 Banská Bystrica), Tomáš Ludányi, Ivan Novák, Matej Petrek, Jakub Slivka (HK Spišská Nová Ves), Erik Haško, Matúš Lukáš Lavička, Martin Volko, Jozef Haščák, Marko Stacha, Ondrej Vereš (HK Dukla Trenčín), Martin Gergel, Martin Hercog, Branislav Kotvan (HK 91 Senica/MMHK Nitra), Juraj Eliaš, Ondrej Lukáčik (HC Košice), Sebastián Droppa, Patrik Kozel (MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš), Adam Jevoš, Adrián Valigura (HK ŠKP Poprad), Dávid Borák, Adam Pavelka (MHKM Skalica), Dávid Mudrák, Tomáš Nociar (HKM Zvolen), Dalibor Ďuriš, Andrej Golian (HKM Zvolen-mládež), Samuel Rehák, Samuel Zicho (MsHKM Žilina), Matej Farkaš (HK Mládež Michalovce), Damián Hudík (MŠK Púchov), Samuel Krajč (MŠK Púchov/HC Dukla Trenčín), Ján Petriska (HK Trnava), Michal Drábek (HC Bílí Tygři Liberec, ČR), František Gajdoš (HC RT Torax Poruba, ČR), Matúš Hlaváč (HC Zubr Přerov, ČR)
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    2017 draft eligible foward Adam Ružička has been named OHL rookie of the month for February.

    OHL Rookie of the Month – Adam Ruzicka (Sarnia Sting):
    2017 NHL Draft prospect Adam Ruzicka of the Sarnia Sting is the OHL Rookie of the Month for February. Ruzicka elevated his game, leading all rookies with 12 points including nine goals and three assists in 12 games to help the Sting in their quest for a Western Conference playoff berth. The Slovakian forward’s month was highlighted by a trio of two-goal performances beginning on Feb. 2nd in North Bay as the Sting fell 7-4 to the Battalion. Ruzicka again scored twice on Feb. 15th against Guelph, earning first star honours as the Sting took a 6-2 win. His latest two-goal showing came in a key 6-3 road win over the Flint Firebirds on Feb. 25th where he again received first star recognition.

    A 17-year-old native of Bratislava, Slovakia, Ruzicka sits second in OHL rookie scoring with 41 points including 23 goals and 18 assists in 54 games this season. He represented Team Cherry at the 2017 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Quebec City and is ranked 27th among North American skaters in NHL Central Scoutings’ Midterm Draft Rankings. Ruzicka represented Slovakia at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and was Sarnia’s first round (14th overall) pick in the 2016 CHL Import Draft.

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    Adam Ruzicka

    2016-17 Team: Sarnia Sting (#21)
    Date of Birth: May 11, 1999
    Place of Birth: Bratislava, Slovakia
    Ht: 6’0” Wt: 202 lbs
    Shoots: Left
    Position: Center
    NHL Draft Eligibility: 2017 first-year eligible
    Twitter: @ARuzicka21
    Rankings:

    THW Alternate Rankings: Honourable Mention (January)
    Future Considerations: 57th (Winter)
    ISS: Unranked (February)
    Bob McKenzie: 67th (Mid-season)
    Craig Button: 105th (January)
    Jeff Marek: Unranked (January)

    Adam Ruzicka is making some noise in his first season in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). As a member of the OHL’s Sarnia Sting, Ruzicka is leading the league’s rookie scoring race with 24 goals and 43 points in 55 games this season with the Sting.
    Adam Ruzicka, Sarnia Sting, OHL

    Adam Ruzicka hit the 20-goal plateau in his first season with the Sarnia Sting. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

    His size and skill level are compelling for teams looking for a big, solid center with offensive upside. He skates well for a kid of his size, but Ruzicka’s speed also compliments his physical game and play away from the puck. While he’s not the strongest on the defensive end, his play within his own end will be something the young center will have to work on throughout his development if he hopes to be a high-calibre NHL player at some point.

    His participation at the international level peaked with the title of captain of the Slovakian team at the Hlinka Memorial tournament this year. He’s been a member of the team at the tournament over the past two seasons, playing eight games over the two tournaments and recording three goals and six points.

    Ruzicka did have three-year deal with the KHL’s HC Slovan Bratislava on the table, but decided to come to North America instead and get his start in the OHL with the Sarnia Sting.
    NHL Draft Projection:

    While he does have the offensive skill of a late first or early second-round pick, expect Ruzicka to go closer to the end of the second round or as late as the middle of the third round – anywhere between the 63rd to 70th pick overall.
    Quotables:

    “Adam Ruzicka is a 2017 NHL draft prospect and at 6-4, 202 pounds he is a formidable centre prospect. He uses his long reach effectively to intercept passes and clearing attempts on the forecheck and uses his size and strength well along the boards and in puck protection. He boasts a powerful stride and has good speed and a low center of gravity which makes him very difficult to push off the puck.” – Peter Harling, Dobber Prospects

    “Has super hands and loads of offensive skill but some scouts wonder about his skating and pace. At 6-foot-4, 210 lb. he has a traditional pro-sized body.” –
    Jeff Marek, Sportsnet

    Strengths:

    Size
    Physical play
    Ability to create off the forecheck
    Hockey sense, ability to see the ice

    Under Construction (Improvements to Make):

    Skating and speed
    Play more of a north-south game
    Defensive zone coverage

    NHL Potential:

    If he can develop the skills that need improvement, there’s no reason why Ruzicka can’t make himself into a top-six forward. More than likely, he’ll be a second to third line center.

    Risk-Reward Analysis:

    Risk – 2.5/5, Reward – 4/5

    Fantasy Hockey Potential:

    Offense – 8/10, Defence – 6.5/10
    Awards/Achievements:

    Having represented Slovakia on a number of occasions, Ruzicka has played for his home country at the under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-20 tournaments. He’s worn a letter on his jersey on four separate occasions.
    Interview/Profile Links:

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    Another Slovak prospect eligible for the 2017 NHL draft had the OHL play of the week last week with his coast to coast goal:

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    17 Slovak players have made the CSS mid season rankings for the 2017 NHL draft:

    NA Skaters
    #27 Adam Ružička
    #86 Marián Studenič
    #97 Samue Buček

    EU skaters
    #48 Jakub Lacka
    #50 Tomáš Hedera
    #54 Vladimír Vybíral
    #60 Martin Bodák
    #86 Patrik Hrehorčák
    #88 Samuel Fereta
    #99 Marek Korenčík
    #101 Erik Smolka
    #102 Matúš Havrila
    #103 Miloš Fafrák
    #104 Martin Kupec
    #105 Filip Krivošík

    NA goalies
    #26 Dávid Hrenák

    EU goalies
    #10 Juraj Sklenár
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    The u18 team will start the first block of preparation for the u18 World Championship that will take place on home turf in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves next month.

    The following players will meet in Piestany today:

    PlayerTeamBirth year
    Oliver GiertlHC 05 Banska Bystrica1999
    Martin KupecHC 05 Banska Bystrica1999
    Martin MajerikHC 05 Banska Bystrica1999
    Marcel DlugosMsHKM Zilina2000
    Martin TurianMsHKM Zilina1999
    Matej BatoryMHK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas2000
    Patrik HalamaHKM Zvolen1999
    Patrik LietavaHK Ruzinov 99 Bratislava2000
    Martin PospisilEC Red Bull Salzburg/AUT1999
    Jakub KoverPiati Chomutov/CZE1999
    Matej TothHC Vitkovice/CZE1999
    Roman KaraffaEHC Biel/SUI1999

    The following players are listed as substitutes. However this is actually more of an extended list of what the actual roster will look like at the u18 IHWC:

    PlayerTeamBirth year
    Juraj OveckaMHKM Skalica1999
    David BoldizarHC Slovan Bratislava1999
    Daniel DemoHC Slovan Bratislava1999
    Filip JakabHC Slovan Bratislava1999
    Adam LiskaHC Slovan Bratislava1999
    Adam StachoHC Slovan Bratislava1999
    Jakub UrbanekHC Slovan Bratislava1999
    Martin VicanHC Slovan Bratislava1999
    Michal VojvodaHC Slovan Bratislava2000
    Martin BuckoMHC Martin2000
    Milos FafrakMHC Martin1999
    Richard SzaboMHC Martin1999
    Andrej KollarMMHK Nitra1999
    Michal PupakMMHK Nitra1999
    Juraj SklenarMMHK Nitra1999
    Adam SimurdaMMHK Nitra1999
    Juraj StefankaMMHK Nitra1999
    Adam ZiakHK SKP Poprad1999
    Daniel Jakub PavlickoHK SKP Poprad1999
    Adam DuzekHK Dukla Trencin1999
    Martin Fasko-RudasHK Dukla Trencin2000
    Matus HavrilaHK Dukla Trencin1999
    Richard JakubecHK Dukla Trencin1999
    Jakubs KostelnyHK Dukla Trencin1999
    Oliver OkuliarHK Dukla Trencin2000
    Pavol RegendaHK Dukla Trencin1999
    Robert DzuganHK Trnava2000
    Michal IvanHKM Zvolen1999
    Milos KelemenHKM Zvolen1999
    Adam RuzickaSarnia Sting/OHL1999
    Patrik HrehorcakOceliari Trinec/CZE1999
    Milos RomanOcelari Trinec/CZE1999
    Filip KrivosikHPK Hameenlinna/FIN1999
    Marek KorencikLulea/SWE1999
    Martin FehervaryMalmo Redhawks/SWE1999
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    The newly forming u20 team will play at a 5 teams tournament in Piestany next month where they will meet teams from Czech republic, Finland, Russia and a selection of the farm team of Red Bull Salzburg:

    PositionPlayer nameBirth yearTeam
    GKRoman Durny1998MHK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas
    GKJan Koziak1998HC Slovan Bratislava
    DMartin Bodak1998Tappara Tampere/FIN
    DMartin Bozik1998Dukla Trencin
    DSamuel Fereta1998HC Slovan Bratislava
    DTomas Hedera1998HC Slovan Bratislava
    DMartin Krempasky1998HK SKP Poprad
    DAndrej Lesko1998HK SKP Poprad
    DErik Rajnoha1998Sodertalje/SWE
    DSimon Trnavsky1998Cheyenne Stampede/WSHL
    FPeter Bjaloncik1998HK SKP Poprad
    FViliam Cacho1998Dukla Trencin
    FDavid Jasa1998KLH Jindrichuv Hradec/CZE
    FPeter Kundrik1998HK SKP Poprad
    FJakub Lacka1998Ocelari Trinec/CZe
    FPatrik Marcinek1998HKM Zvolen
    FKroni Musliu1998BK Mlada Boleslav/CZE
    FErik Smolka1998Dukla Trencin
    FAlex Tamasi1998HC 05 Banska Bystrica
    FRastislav Vaclav1998HK SKP Poprad
    FFilip Vasas1998HK SKP Poprad
    FVladimir Vybiral1998MHK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas

    The u16 team will finish their season by facing their counterparts from the Czech republic in two games

    PositionPlayer nameBirth yearTeam
    GKFilip Belanyi2001HC 05 Banska Bystrica
    GKSamuel Hlavaj2001MHC Martin
    DFrantisek Gajdos2001HC RT Torax Poruba/CZE
    DMichal Ganz2001HC 05 Bansky Bystrica
    DAndrej Golian2001HKM Zvolen
    DViktor Hatina2001HC Slovan Bratislava
    DMatej Ilencik2001Dukla Trencin
    DMatus Lukas Lavicka2001MHC Martin
    DDavid Mudrak2001HKM Zvolen
    DOliver Turan2001HK SKP Poprad
    FDalibor Duris2001HKM Zvolen
    FJuraj Elias2001HC Kosice
    FJozef Hascak2001Dukla Trencin
    FSimon Jellus2001Lulea Hockey/SWE
    FDominik Jendek2001HC Slovan Bratislava
    FAdam Kormuth2001HC Slovan Bratislava
    FAlex Frantisek Kupka2001HC Slovan Bratislava
    FOndrej Lukacik 2001HC Kosice
    FPeter Melcher2001MHC Martin
    FIvan Novak2001HK Spisska Nova Ves
    FMartin Volko2001MHC Martin
    FSamuel Zicho2001MsHKM Zilina
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    Slovakia u16 - Czech republic u16 3-4 SO (0:2, 1:0, 2:1 - 0:0, 0:1)
    31. Jellúš (Novák, Lukáčik)
    46. Kupka
    56. Turan (Ganz, Lukáčik)
    1. Dospěl (M. Beránek)
    10. Teplý (Karásek)
    51. Prymula (Přikryl, Teplý)
    Winning SO goal Prymula

    Slovakia u16 - Czech republic u16 1:5 (0:2, 0:1, 1:2)

    42. Volko (Ďuriš, Haščák)
    7. Prymula (Přikryl, Teplý)
    15. Zeman (Koffer, Karásek)
    40. Poizl (Koffer)
    53. Karásek (Jouza, Zíka)
    59. Kitzberger (Prymula, Haš)
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    Only two Slovak players were drafted in this years NHL draft, Adam Ružička was drafted 109th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round and Marián Studenič went to the New Jersey Devils at 143rd overall in the 5th round.

    That's kinda disappointing both in terms of the number of players drafted (hope was for at least 3) as well as the positions. Really didn't expect Ruzicka to fell that far.
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    7 Slovaks were drafted in this years CHL import draft:

    6th F Milos Roman to Vancouver Giants/WHL
    18th F Milos Fafrak to Spokane Chiefs/WHL
    34rd F Adam Liska to Kitchener Rangers/OHL
    30th D Michal Ivan to Acadie-Bathurst Titan/QMJHL
    47th F Patrik Hrehorcak to Rouyn-Noranda Huskies/QMJHL
    58th F Martin Fasko-Rudas to Everett Silvertips/WHL
    63rd D Martin Bodak to Kootenay Ice/WHL
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