2021 IIHF: Slovakia Men’s National Ice Hockey Team Roster, preview, live stream, schedule and statistics

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Team Slovakia

The IIHF World Championship has largely been dominated by Canada, Russia, and Sweden over the last 10 years. Slovakia is one of the few teams to have cracked through to reach the podium in that stretch. In 2012 they made it to the final against Russia, ultimately finishing in second with the silver medal.

Now it has been 19 years since Slovakia last won the tournament in 2002. Slovakia placed ninth at the World Championship in 2019, and bring back seven players from that team to compete in Latvia this year. Now 2021 presents a fresh opportunity for Slovakia’s program to build forward at the World Championship.

Tournament Details

DatesFriday, May 21 - Sunday, June 6, 2021
LocationRiga, Latvia
VenueOlympic Sports Centre and Arena Riga
ChannelNHL Network (USA), TSN (Canada)
Live StreamPremiumTV (Worldwide)

 

Preview

After the first weekend of games at the 2021 IIHF World Championship, Slovakia is at the top of a top-heavy Group A. Three teams from the group enter the second week of the tournament undefeated, taking up three of the four playoff spots. Slovakia entered the Worlds looking like they’d barely miss a shot at the playoffs, and now they look like a real medal contender. There’s a lot of hockey to be played yet this week, and the competition level will increase. Slovakia just needs to take it game-by-game to remain at the top.

 

Team Roster

NumberNamePositionClub
3Adam JanosikDefensemanIK Oskarshamn
5Simon NemecDefensemanHK Nitra
7Mario GrmanDefensemanSaiPa Lappeenranta
8Pavol SkalickyForwardLukko Rauma
12Milos KelemenForwardHKM Zvolen
13Michal KristofForwardKarpat Oulu
16Robert LantosiForwardProvidence Bruins
17David BucForwardBratislava Capitals
19Matus SukelForwardSparta Prague
22Samuel KnazkoDefensemanTPS Turku
23Adam LiskaForwardSeverstal Cherepovets
27Marek HrivikForwardLeksands IF
28Martin GernatDefensemanOcelari Trinec
29Michal IvanDefensemanHKM Zvolen
33Julius HudacekGoalkeeperSpartak Moscow
34Peter CehlarikForwardLeksands IF
35Adam HuskaGoalkeeperHartford Wolf Pack
40Milos RomanForwardOcelari Trinec
42Branislav KonradGoalkeeperHC Olomouc
44Mislav RosandicDefensemanNili Tygri Liberec
48Daniel GachulinecDefensemanHC 07 Detva
60Juraj SlafkovskyForwardTPS Turku
65Martin BuckoDefensemanDynamo Pardubice
67Marian StudenicForwardNew Jersey Devils
71Marek DalogaDefensemanDynamo Pardubice
77Martin Fasko-RudasForwardHC 05 Banska Bystrica
88Kristian PospisilForwardLukko Rauma
89Adrian HolesinksyForwardHK Nitra

 

Prelims Schedule

Slovakia is competing in Group A and will play each other team in the group in the preliminary round. All Group A games are played at the Olympic Sports Centre in Riga, Latvia.

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, May 21, 20211:15pm ESTBelarus
Sunday, May 23, 20215:15am ESTGreat Britain
Monday, May 24, 20219:15am ESTROC
Thursday, May 27, 20219:15am ESTSwitzerland
Saturday, May 29, 20211:15pmDenmark
Sunday, May 30, 20211:15pm ESTSweden
Tuesday, June 1, 20219:15am ESTCzech Republic

 

Where Can I watch IIHF 2021 Slovakia Ice Hockey live stream?

In Slovakia, there isn’t an online stream provider from a network source. If you need an online stream option, a reliable one can be hard to find. We recommend PremiumTV, as they promised to cover all IIHF games live stream online from anywhere. Their service comes with a one-time payment of $19.99 or even fans can get a free 3 day trial on a monthly plan.