The Slovak national ice hockey team has rolled out its 22-player roster for the forthcoming December Kaufland Cup, introducing a fresh face in the form of defenseman Patrik Bacik from Banska Bystrica. The squad, helmed by Coach Craig Ramsay and General Manager Miroslav Satan, promises a formidable lineup for the tournament slated in Bratislava, where the team is set to clash with Norway and Latvia.
Stalwarts and New Blood
The selected cadre includes 10 players drawn from Slovak and Czech extraligas, and features forwards Peter Cehlarik and Marek Hrivik from Leksands IF in Sweden. The previous year saw Slovakia clinching a resounding victory at this event, and the management is keen on replicating this success. The sole newcomer, Patrik Bacik, has an impressive track record, boasting a bronze medal with the Slovak U20 team and is primed to make his first appearance with the senior national team.
Countdown to the Kaufland Cup
The Kaufland Cup, scheduled to kick off on December 11th, will witness Slovakia taking on Norway on the 13th and wrapping up with a match against Latvia on the 15th. Spectators can secure their tickets through Ticketportal, with the games set to be hosted at the Zimny Stadion Ondreja Nepelu in Bratislava.
A Legacy of Triumph
Also known as the Slovakia Cup, this international ice hockey tournament has held the spotlight in Slovakia since 1998 and boasts Slovakia as its most triumphant team. The upcoming tournament aims to uphold this legacy of strength and ambition, with the focus firmly set on securing a win.