The Ice Hockey World Championship

I am sure that every real fan of ice hockey is sitting in front of  TV and supporting our team on these days. Yes, madness called  Ice Hockey World Champinship is HERE! :)

The 76th Championship takes place in Finland and Sweden. In 2012 it will be introduced a new championship format. 16 teams will play in two preliminary round group with eight teams playing against each other .The top four teams in each preliminary round group will advance to the quarterfinals. Quarterfinals will be played within the groups meaning the teams will not need to travel from one country to the other to play the quarterfinal game. The cross-over system will be implemented as of the semi-finals which will be played in Helsinki. Medal games will be played in Helsinki as well.

Captain of our national ice hockey team is Zdeno Chára. Slovak team is composed mostly of less but also well known players. Our boys play like one team and this, in my opinion, it is the key to success. Their mission is to get to the guarterfinals, which is also important for qualifying to the next Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (2014).

So, good luck boys, we trust you! Nech bože dá, nech bože dá veď my na to máme! :)


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