Slovakia men's national ice hockey team

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The Slovak men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Slovakia and is controlled by the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation.wikipedia
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Miroslav Šatan

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The team's general manager is Miroslav Šatan and their head coach is Craig Ramsay. Slovak national team members and notable players include Marián Gáborík of the Los Angeles Kings; Marián Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks; Marcel Hossa; Miroslav Šatan; star goaltender of the New York Islanders Jaroslav Halák and the tallest player in NHL history, Zdeno Chára. Instead 6 Slovak players were a part of Team Europe, which was led by Slovak general manager Miroslav Šatan.
Prior to his entry into the NHL, he played in the Czechoslovak and Slovak leagues and he had scored nine goals in eight games representing Slovakia at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games.

Craig Ramsay

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The team's general manager is Miroslav Šatan and their head coach is Craig Ramsay.
He is currently the Head Coach of the Slovakia men's national ice hockey team.

Ice Hockey World Championships

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Slovakia has won four medals at the World Championships, including a gold medal in 2002 in Sweden.
Russia first participated in 1992 and the Czech Republic and Slovakia began competing in 1993.

Finland men's national ice hockey team

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In the tournament they won against favourites Russia and Sweden, and lost against Canada in the semi-finals and against Finland in the bronze medal game.
At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Finland came away with 3rd place winning 5–3 against team Slovakia.

Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team

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While the Czechs were allowed to compete at the highest pool (A), the IIHF ruled that because fewer players of the former Czechoslovak team were Slovaks, Slovakia would be required to start international play in Pool C. However, Slovakia's play in the lower pools won it promotion to pool A by 1996.
Due to the split of the country Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the team was replaced in 1993 with the Czech and the Slovak national teams.

Marián Gáborík

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Slovak national team members and notable players include Marián Gáborík of the Los Angeles Kings; Marián Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks; Marcel Hossa; Miroslav Šatan; star goaltender of the New York Islanders Jaroslav Halák and the tallest player in NHL history, Zdeno Chára.
Internationally, Gáborík is a two-time Olympian with Slovakia and has won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships.

2002 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships

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Slovakia has won four medals at the World Championships, including a gold medal in 2002 in Sweden.
Slovakia won the gold medal game, defeating Russia 4–3.

Marcel Hossa

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Slovak national team members and notable players include Marián Gáborík of the Los Angeles Kings; Marián Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks; Marcel Hossa; Miroslav Šatan; star goaltender of the New York Islanders Jaroslav Halák and the tallest player in NHL history, Zdeno Chára.
Internationally, Hossa has represented Slovakia on several occasions, including at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Peter Šťastný

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With a lineup led by star Peter Šťastný, the Slovaks finished first in their group with three wins and two ties before losing to Russia in overtime in the quarterfinals.
Vladimir served as an assistant coach of the Slovak national ice hockey team.

2012 IIHF World Championship

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Largely unexpected, however, was Slovakia's silver medal at the 2012 edition, again won in Helsinki.
Russia won the tournament by defeating Slovakia 6–2 in the Final game; the Russians finished the tournament undefeated with a record of 10–0–0, becoming the first team to win every game in regulation since the Soviet Union in the 1989 World Championships.

Jaroslav Halák

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Slovak national team members and notable players include Marián Gáborík of the Los Angeles Kings; Marián Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks; Marcel Hossa; Miroslav Šatan; star goaltender of the New York Islanders Jaroslav Halák and the tallest player in NHL history, Zdeno Chára.
Ultimately, based on his strong play for the Canadiens and for Slovakia at the Vancouver Olympics, there was a strong internal push to designate Halák the team's starting goaltender.

Pavol Demitra

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In the late 1990s, the St. Louis Blues placed Ľuboš Bartečko, Michal Handzuš, and Pavol Demitra on the same line.
After the country split in 1993, Demitra began competing for Slovakia.

Michal Handzuš

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In the late 1990s, the St. Louis Blues placed Ľuboš Bartečko, Michal Handzuš, and Pavol Demitra on the same line.
Handzuš represented Slovakia at several international ice hockey tournaments, including the 2002, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Slovak Ice Hockey Federation

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The Slovak men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Slovakia and is controlled by the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation.

1996 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships

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Teams representing 36 countries participated in several levels of competition, with Slovakia making their first appearance in the top Champions Group A, in their fourth tournament since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia and the formation of the separate Czech Republic and Slovakia men's national ice hockey teams.

Július Šupler

Šupler has been coach of HC Dukla Trenčín and Riga 2000 and was the first coach of Slovakia national team.

Richard Lintner

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Lintner represented Slovakia at the World Championships every year from 2001 until 2005.

Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament

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Canada, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, United States, Russia and Germany qualified as the top eight teams in the IIHF World Ranking in 2004.

Glen Hanlon

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He is also former head coach of the Washington Capitals of the NHL, Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the Slovakia national ice hockey team, the Belarusian national ice hockey team and the Swiss national ice hockey team.

Ice hockey at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Slovakia's first appearance in an elite ice hockey competition was at 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
To fill the twelfth spot, five nations were selected to compete: The top two from Group B (Great Britain and Poland), the top nation from Group C (Latvia), the best Asian nation (Japan), and Slovakia.

Team Europe (ice hockey)

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Instead 6 Slovak players were a part of Team Europe, which was led by Slovak general manager Miroslav Šatan.
It was jointly administered by the IIHF and NHL and represented countries in Europe not represented by their own national team, including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

Marián Hossa

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Slovak national team members and notable players include Marián Gáborík of the Los Angeles Kings; Marián Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks; Marcel Hossa; Miroslav Šatan; star goaltender of the New York Islanders Jaroslav Halák and the tallest player in NHL history, Zdeno Chára.
Despite personal World Championship best seven-point performances in 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2006, Hossa has remained medal-less with the Slovak men's team.

1996 World Cup of Hockey

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The North American Group played in North American cities and included Canada, Russia, Slovakia, and the United States.

Andrej Sekera

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In 2009, Sekera was selected to represent Slovakia internationally at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.