Slovakia men's national junior ice hockey team

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Slovakia
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of arms of Slovakia is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s) "dvadsiatka"
Association Slovak Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Róbert Švehla
Head coach Ernest Bokroš
Assistants Igor Andrejkovič
Norbert Javorčík
Rudolf Jurčenko
Captain Erik Černák
Most games Tomáš Kopecký (21)
Top scorer Richard Pánik (15)
Most points Richard Pánik (22)
Home stadium Zimný štadión Vladimíra Dzurillu, Bratislava
Team colors               
IIHF code SVK
Slovakia national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 Slovakia 6 – 4 Kazakhstan 
(Nové Zámky, Slovakia; November 1, 1993)
Biggest win
 Slovakia 22 – 0 Denmark 
(Esbjerg, Denmark; January 1, 1994)
Biggest defeat

 Sweden 9 – 1 Slovakia 
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada; December 30, 2011)

 Canada 8 – 0 Slovakia 
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada; December 26, 2014)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 23 (first in 1994)
Best result 3rd Med 3.png (1999, 2015)
International record (W–L–T)
52–66–9
Medal record
IIHF World U20 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Canada Slovakia
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Canada Slovakia

The Slovak men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Slovakia. The team represents Slovakia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World U20 Championship.

2016 roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 World Junior Championships:

Pos. No. Player Team NHL Rights
GK 1 Dávid Hrenák Slovakia HK Orange 20 Draft Eligible 2016
GK 2 Stanislav Škorvánek Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
GK 30 Adam Húska United States Green Bay Gamblers New York Rangers
D 3 Adrián Sloboda Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
D 5 Matej Moravčík Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
D 6 Patrik Koch Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
D 7 Ladislav Romančík Sweden Södertälje SK Undrafted
D 13 Samuel Ivanič Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
D 14 Erik Černák - A United States Erie Otters Los Angeles Kings
D 16 Patrik Maier Canada Kamloops Blazers Undrafted
D 26 Christián Jaroš - C Sweden Lulea HF Ottawa Senators
F 8 Matej Paločko Czech Republic Bílí Tygři Liberec Undrafted
F 9 Juraj Šiška Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
F 10 Dominik Briestenský Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
F 11 Radovan Bondra Canada Vancouver Giants Chicago Blackhawks
F 12 Juraj Milý Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
F 15 Jozef Huňa Czech Republic Bílí Tygři Liberec Undrafted
F 17 Maroš Surový Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
F 18 Boris Sádecký Slovakia HK Orange 20 Draft Eligible 2016
F 19 Matúš Sukeľ - A Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
F 22 Kristián Pospíšil Canada Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Undrafted
F 23 Lukáš Hrušík Slovakia HK Orange 20 Undrafted
F 27 Filip Lešťan Sweden HV 71 Draft Eligible 2016

2015 roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 World Junior Championships:

Pos. No. Player Team
GK 1 Daniel Gibl Canada Barrie Colts
GK 2 Dávid Okoličány Slovakia HK Orange 20
GK 30 Denis Godla Slovakia HK Orange 20
D 4 Mislav Rosandič Slovakia HC ’05 Banská Bystrica
D 5 Marco Hochel Slovakia HK Orange 20
D 7 Dominik Jendroľ Slovakia HK Orange 20
D 11 Matúš Holenda Slovakia HK Orange 20
D 14 Erik Černák Slovakia HC Košice
D 15 Patrik Bačik Slovakia HK Orange 20
D 18 Branislav Pavúk Slovakia HK Orange 20
D 26 Christián Jaroš Sweden Luleå HF
F 8 Patrik Koyš Slovakia HK Orange 20
F 9 Samuel Petráš Slovakia HK Orange 20
F 10 Martin Réway Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha
F 12 Dominik Rehák Slovakia HK Orange 20
F 13 Radovan Bondra Slovakia HK Orange 20
F 16 Róbert Lantoši Sweden VIK Västerås HK
F 19 Matúš Sukeľ Slovakia HK Orange 20
F 21 Dávid Šoltés Canada Prince George Cougars
F 22 Peter Cehlárik Sweden Luleå HF
F 27 Michal Kabáč Slovakia HK Orange 20
F 28 Pavol Skalický Slovakia HK Orange 20
F 29 Matej Paulovič United States Muskegon Lumberjacks

Past World Championship results[edit]

Year Location Result Coach
1994, Pool C Denmark Denmark (Esbjerg, Odense) 1st, Promoted to Pool B Július Šupler
1995, Pool B France France (Rouen, Caen, Louviers, Le Havre) 2nd, Promoted to Pool A Dušan Žiška
1996 United States US (Boston) 7th František Hossa
1997 Switzerland Switzerland (Geneva, Morges) 6th František Hossa
1998 Finland Finland (Helsinki, Hämeenlinna) 9th Dušan Žiška
1999 Canada Canada (Winnipeg) Bronze medal Ján Filc
2000 Sweden Sweden (Umeå, Skellefteå) 9th Dušan Žiška
2001 Russia Russia (Moscow, Podolsk) 8th Ján Selvek
2002 Czech Republic Czech Republic (Pardubice, Hradec Králové) 8th Július Šupler
2003 Canada Canada (Halifax, Sydney) 5th Róbert Spišák
2004 Finland Finland (Helsinki, Hämeenlinna) 6th Jozef Frühauf
2005 United States US (Grand Forks, Thief River Falls) 7th Dušan Gregor
2006 Canada Canada (Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops) 8th Branislav Šajban
2007 Sweden Sweden (Leksand, Mora) 8th Ján Jaško
2008 Czech Republic Czech Republic (Pardubice, Liberec) 7th Štefan Mikeš
2009 Canada Canada (Ottawa) 4th Štefan Mikeš
2010 Canada Canada (Saskatoon, Regina) 8th Štefan Mikeš
2011 United States US (Buffalo, Niagara) 8th Štefan Mikeš
2012 Canada Canada (Calgary, Edmonton) 6th Ernest Bokroš
2013 Russia Russia (Ufa) 8th Ernest Bokroš
2014 Sweden Sweden (Malmö) 8th Ernest Bokroš
2015 Canada Canada (Toronto, Montreal) Bronze medal Ernest Bokroš
2016 Finland Finland (Helsinki) 7th Ernest Bokroš
Slovakia battles Switzerland at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.