|Association||Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia|
|Head coach||Gorazd Drinovec|
|Most points||Anže Kopitar (21)|
| Slovenia 4 – 3 Estonia |
(Riga, Latvia; 10 November 1992)
| Slovenia 30 – 0 Greece |
(Riga, Latvia; 11 November 1992)
| Kazakhstan 11 – 0 Slovenia |
(Minsk, Belarus; 4 September 1994)
|International record (W-L-T)|
The Slovenia men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of Slovenia. The team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
History[edit | edit source]
Slovenia played its first game in 1992 against Estonia during the Pool C qualification tournament of the 1993 IIHF World U20 Championship. Slovenia won the game 4–3 however failed to qualify for the Group C tournament after finishing second in their group and outside of the only next round qualification spot which went to Latvia. During the same tournament Slovenia also achieved their largest win in international participation after they beat Greece 30–1. For the next two years Slovenia remained to the Pool C qualification tournament but failed to qualify in both years. However a format change for the 1995 IIHF World U20 Championship meant that Slovenia who finished last in the Pool C1 Qualification tournament moved onto the newly formed Pool C2 tournament. During this tournament Slovenia had their worst defeat in international participation after being beaten by Kazakhstan 0–11. After advancing to the Pool C2 tournament Slovenia finished second in the group standings behind Kazakhstan and gained promotion to the Pool C for the following year. Slovenia remained in Pool C until 2001 when the International Ice Hockey Federation changed the format of the World Championships and Slovenia was reseeded into the Division II tournament. During the first year of the Division II tournament at the 2001 IIHF World U20 Championship Slovenia gained promotion to Division I after defeating Japan in the final. Slovenia has continued to compete in the Division I tournament and in 2013 finished fourth in the Division I Group A tournament being held in Amiens, France.
Anze Kopitar currently holds the team record for most points with 21. Kopitar competed in three IIHF World U20 Championship for the Slovenian under-20 team from 2004 to 2006 with his best result in 2005 where he scored 10 goals and three assists in the Division I Group B tournament at the 2005 IIHF World U20 Championship.
Team roster[edit | edit source]
|#||Name||Pos||Date of Birth||Club|
|20||Luka Gracnar||G||EC Red Bull Salzburg|
|3||Nik Humar (A)||F||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana|
|11||Luka Kalan||F||Mora IK|
|13||Gregor Koblar (C)||F||EC Red Bull Salzburg II|
|6||Nejc Kozar||D||HD Mladi Jesenice U20|
|7||Miha Logar||D||EC Red Bull Salzburg|
|18||Luka Oberstar||D||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana U20|
|22||Nik Pem||F||Mora IK J20|
|8||Miha Pesjak (A)||F||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana|
|21||Luka Petelin||F||Mora IK J20|
|23||David Planko||D||HK Celje U20|
|14||Jaka Podrekar||F||HD Mladi Jesenice U20|
|2||Jurij Repe||D||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|4||Blaz Skrjanec||D||HK Triglav Kranj|
|9||Jure Sotlar||F||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana|
|5||Tadej Snoj||F||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana|
|15||Jure Stan||D||HDD Bled|
|25||Tomaz Trelc||G||HC České Budějovice U20|
|19||Nik Truden||F||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana|
|12||Aljaz Uduc||F||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana|
|24||Gal Zidan||D||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana U20|
|17||Zan Zupan||F||HK Triglav Kranj U20|
International competitions[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Slovenia U20 All Time Results. National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved on 2011-11-19.
- Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand, 273–306. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5.
- 2013 IIHF World U20 Championship Div. I Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-27.
- Slovenia. National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved on 2011-11-19.
- Anze Kopitar. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2011-11-19.
- Team Roster. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-27.
- NOR - SLO Line-Ups. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-12-27.
- Slovenia U20. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2012-12-27.
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