Pictured is Dalibor Dvorský. Source: TASR/Milan Kapusta EDMONTON – The Slovak under-20 hockey team lost in its second preparatory match before the junior championship in Canada. After a triumph over Germany (5:3), they lost to Switzerland 2:3 on Saturday night. Coach Ivan Feneš’s team outshot the opponent 37:30 and he scored seven points. After the match, the coaching staff will narrow down the nomination from 27 names to the final 25. “We clearly want to have it on Saturday. Two players will leave us, probably one defender and one forward,” portal hocekyslovakia.sk quoted coach Feneš. The Slovaks have three training sessions in the next three days, a sharp start to the World Cup awaits them on Tuesday, August 9, from 20:00 CET in Rogers Place against the Czech Republic. preparatory match before the World Cup 20: Switzerland – Slovakia 3:2 (2:2, 0:0, 1:0)
Goals: 10. Muggli (Delemont), 15. Biasca, 50. Chanton (Sidler) – 1. Demek (Sýkora), 17. Dvorský (Faith). Exclusion: 7:5 for 2 minutes, power plays: 0:0, weakness: 0:0, shots on goal: 30:37.
SR squad: Boľo – Petrovický, Kmec, Stripai, Štrbák, Groch, Žabka, Nátny, Laurenčík – Jedlička, Demek, Sýkora – Petrovský, Myklucha, Kašlík – Honzek, Dvorský, Faith – Stümpel, Repčík, Kupčo – Kolenič
Votes after the match: /zdroj hockeyslovakia.sk/
ivan Feneš, SR 20 coach: “Our game was especially excellent in the third period. We can build on the performance we performed in the future. The ratio of shots 20:1 in the third period declares an enormous difference in the game. We hit the crossbar seven times, we tried even a game without a goalkeeper. We didn’t manage to equalize. Of course, we are sorry for the loss. But based on the game performed and the character the boys showed, we can definitely build towards the World Cup.” Dalibor Dvorský, the scorer of the second goal of SR: “We started very well, we scored a goal, but after the Swiss equalized, our game dropped a bit. It’s a shame about the goal at 3:2 in the third period. We pressed as much as possible. The Swiss were slow to shoot heads. It didn’t bring a goal. We lacked a bit of luck. Hopefully we’ll have it at the World Cup.” Samuel Honzek, striker of SR: “We regret the loss. We had many chances, especially goals. We should have converted them, the result would have been different. There were a few things in the game that didn’t work out for us. We didn’t implement them the way we did practiced. However, if we repeat the performance from the third period and improve the details, we can be successful.” Author: © List of VIDEOS: YouTube/Hockey Slovakia Source: TASR