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The Slovenian men's national junior ice hockey team represents Slovenia at IIHF World Junior Championships.
{{Infobox_national_hockey_team
 
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| Association = [[Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia]]
 
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| General Manager =
 
| Coach = [[Gorazd Drinovec]]
 
| Asst Coach = [[Gorazd Rekelj]]
 
| Captain = [[Gregor Koblar]]
 
| Most games =
 
| Top scorer =
 
| Most points = [[Anže Kopitar]] (21)
 
| Home Stadium =
 
| IIHF code = SLO
 
| IIHF Rank =
 
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| Team_Colors = {{color box|#003d82}} {{color box|#ffffff}} {{color box|#d21b0d}}
 
| Jerseys =
 
| First game = {{ihj|SLO}} 4 – 3 {{ihj-rt|EST}} <br> ([[Riga]], [[Latvia]]; 10 November 1992)
 
| Largest win = {{ihj|SLO}} 30 – 0 {{ihj-rt|GRE}} <br> ([[Riga]], [[Latvia]]; 11 November 1992)
 
| Largest loss = {{ihj|KAZ}} 11 – 0 {{ihj-rt|SLO}} <br> ([[Minsk]], [[Belarus]]; 4 September 1994)
 
| World champ2 name = [[IIHF World U20 Championship]]
 
| World champ2 apps = 21
 
| World champ2 first = [[1993 IIHF World U20 Championship|1993]]
 
| World champ2 best = 13th (''[[2011 IIHF World U20 Championship|2011]]'')
 
| Record = 56-37-5
 
}}
 
 
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==
 
Slovenia played its first game in 1992 against [[Estonia men's national junior ice hockey team|Estonia]] during the Pool C qualification tournament of the [[1993 IIHF World U20 Championship]].<ref name="RESULTS">{{cite web | url=http://www.nationalteamsoficehockey.com/uploads/Slovenia_U20_All_Time_Results.pdf | title=Slovenia U20 All Time Results | publisher=National Teams of Ice Hockey | date= | accessdate=2011-11-19 |archiveurl= |archivedate= |deadurl=no}}</ref> 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 men's national junior ice hockey team|Latvia]]. During the same tournament Slovenia also achieved their largest win in international participation after they beat [[Greece men's national junior ice hockey team|Greece]] 30–1.<ref name="RESULTS"/> 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.<ref name="IIHE19042005">{{cite book |title=International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005 |last=Müller |first=Stephan |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2005 |publisher=Books on Demand |location=Germany |isbn=3-8334-4189-5 |page= |pages=273–306 |url= |accessdate=}}</ref> During this tournament Slovenia had their worst defeat in international participation after being beaten by [[Kazakhstan men's national junior ice hockey team|Kazakhstan]] 0–11.<ref name="RESULTS"/> 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 men's national junior ice hockey team|Japan]] in the final.<ref name="IIHE19042005"/> Slovenia has continued to compete in the Division I tournament and in 2013 finished fourth in the [[2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group A]] tournament being held in [[Amiens]], France.<ref name="2012U20DIVIA">{{cite web | url=http://www.iihf.com/competition/320/statistics.html | title=2013 IIHF World U20 Championship Div. I Group A | publisher=[[International Ice Hockey Federation]] | date= | accessdate=2012-12-27 |archiveurl= |archivedate= |deadurl=no}}</ref>
 
 
[[Anže Kopitar|Anze Kopitar]] currently holds the team record for most points with 21.<ref name="NATIONALPAGE">{{cite web | url=http://www.nationalteamsoficehockey.com/slovenia.html | title=Slovenia | publisher=National Teams of Ice Hockey | date= | accessdate=2011-11-19 |archiveurl= |archivedate= |deadurl=no}}</ref> 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]].<ref name="ELITEPROSPECTS">{{cite web | url=http://eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=72179 | title=Anze Kopitar | publisher=Elite Prospects | date= | accessdate=2011-11-19 |archiveurl= |archivedate= |deadurl=no}}</ref>
 
 
==Team roster==
 
<small>''From the [[2013 IIHF World U20 Championship]]''<ref name="ROSTER">{{cite web | url=http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/320/IHM3200SLO_33_1_0.pdf | title=Team Roster | publisher=[[International Ice Hockey Federation]] | date= | accessdate=2012-12-27 |archiveurl= |archivedate= |deadurl=no}}</ref><ref name="LINEUP">{{cite web | url=http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/320/IHM320913_54B_1_0.pdf | title=NOR - SLO Line-Ups | publisher=[[International Ice Hockey Federation]] | date= | accessdate=2011-12-27 |archiveurl= |archivedate= |deadurl=no}}</ref></small><ref name="ELITEPROSPECTSROSTER">{{cite web | url=http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.php?team=1657&status=stats | title=Slovenia U20 | publisher=Elite Prospects | date= | accessdate=2012-12-27 |archiveurl= |archivedate= |deadurl=no}}</ref>
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style=width:60em
 
|-
 
!# !! Name !! Pos !! Date of Birth !! Club
 
|-
 
|align="center"|20 || {{sort|Gracnar|Luka Gracnar}} ||align="center"| [[Goaltender|G]] || {{dts|31 October 1993}} || {{flagicon|AUT}} [[EC Red Bull Salzburg]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|3 || {{sort|Humar|Nik Humar}} ([[Alternate captain|A]]) ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|12 December 1993}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Olimpija Ljubljana]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|11 || {{sort|Kalan|Luka Kalan}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|3 May 1993}} || {{flagicon|SWE}} [[Mora IK]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|13 || {{sort|Koblar|Gregor Koblar}} ([[Captain (ice hockey)|C]]) ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|15 January 1993}} || {{flagicon|AUT}} [[EC Red Bull Salzburg II]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|6 || {{sort|Kozar|Nejc Kozar}} ||align="center"| [[Defenceman|D]] || {{dts|20 February 1994}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HD Mladi Jesenice U20]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|7 || {{sort|Logar|Miha Logar}} ||align="center"| [[Defenceman|D]] || {{dts|9 July 1995}} || {{flagicon|AUT}} [[EC Red Bull Salzburg]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|18 || {{sort|Oberstar|Luka Oberstar}} ||align="center"| [[Defenceman|D]] || {{dts|15 August 1993}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Olimpija Ljubljana U20]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|22 || {{sort|Pem|Nik Pem}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|30 August 1995}} || {{flagicon|SWE}} [[Mora IK J20]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|8 || {{sort|Pesjak|Miha Pesjak}} ([[Alternate captain|A]]) ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|23 July 1993}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Olimpija Ljubljana]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|21 || {{sort|Petelin|Luka Petelin}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|26 February 1994}} || {{flagicon|SWE}} [[Mora IK J20]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|23 || {{sort|Planko|David Planko}} ||align="center"| [[Defenceman|D]] || {{dts|20 June 1993}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HK Celje U20]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|14 || {{sort|Podrekar|Jaka Podrekar}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|15 April 1994}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HD Mladi Jesenice U20]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|2 || {{sort|Repe|Jurij Repe}} ||align="center"| [[Defenceman|D]] || {{dts|17 September 1994}} || {{flagicon|CAN}} [[Saint John Sea Dogs]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|4 || {{sort|Skrajanec|Blaz Skrjanec}} ||align="center"| [[Defenceman|D]] || {{dts|1 November 1994}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HK Triglav Kranj]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|9 || {{sort|Sotlar|Jure Sotlar}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|26 July 1993}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Olimpija Ljubljana]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|5 || {{sort|Snoj|Tadej Snoj}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|21 January 1994}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Olimpija Ljubljana]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|15 || {{sort|Stan|Jure Stan}} ||align="center"| [[Defenceman|D]] || {{dts|25 April 1994}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Bled]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|25 || {{sort|Trelc|Tomaz Trelc}} ||align="center"| [[Goaltender|G]] || {{dts|23 November 1995}} || {{flagicon|CZE}} [[HC České Budějovice U20]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|19 || {{sort|Truden|Nik Truden}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|24 October 1993}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Olimpija Ljubljana]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|12 || {{sort|Uduc|Aljaz Uduc}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|30 September 1994}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Olimpija Ljubljana]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|24 || {{sort|Zidan|Gal Zidan}} ||align="center"| [[Defenceman|D]] || {{dts|2 October 1993}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HDD Olimpija Ljubljana U20]]
 
|-
 
|align="center"|17 || {{sort|Zupan|Zan Zupan}} ||align="center"| [[Forward (ice hockey)|F]] || {{dts|6 April 1993}} || {{flagicon|SLO}} [[HK Triglav Kranj U20]]
 
|}
 
 
==International competitions==
 
{{col-begin}}
 
{{col-2}}
 
*[[1993 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 2nd in Pool C Qualification A (26th overall)
 
*[[1994 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 3rd in Pool C Qualification A (27th overall)
 
*[[1995 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 2nd in Pool C2 (26th overall)
 
*[[1996 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 2nd in Pool C (20th overall)
 
*[[1997 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 2nd in Pool C (20th overall)
 
*[[1998 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 3rd in Pool C (21st overall)
 
*[[1999 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 3rd in Pool C (21st overall)
 
*[[2000 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 2nd in Pool C (20th overall)
 
*[[2001 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 1st in Division II (19th overall)
 
*[[2002 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 6th in Division I (16th overall)
 
*[[2003 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 2nd in Division I Group B (15th overall)
 
{{col-2}}
 
*[[2004 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 3rd in Division I Group A (16th overall)
 
*[[2005 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 2nd in Division I Group B (14th overall)
 
*[[2006 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 3rd in Division I Group A (15th overall)
 
*[[2007 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 5th in Division I Group A (20th overall)
 
*[[2008 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 3rd in [[2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group B]] (15th overall)
 
*[[2009 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 4th in [[2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group A]] (18th overall)
 
*[[2010 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 3rd in Division I Group A (16th overall)
 
*[[2011 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 2nd in [[2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group B]] (13th overall)
 
*[[2012 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 4th in [[2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group A]] (14th overall)
 
*[[2013 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 4th in [[2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group A]] (14th overall)
 
*[[2014 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 5th in [[2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group A]] (15th overall)
 
*[[2015 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 6th in [[2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group A]] (16th overall)
 
*[[2015 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 6th in [[2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group A]] (16th overall)
 
*[[2016 IIHF World U20 Championship]]. Finish: 5th in [[2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I Group B]] (21th overall)
 
{{col-end}}
 
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
 
==External links==
 
*[http://svetovno.hzs.si/ Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia]
 
 
{{Wikipedia}}
 
 
[[Category:Ice hockey in Slovenia]]
 
[[Category:Ice hockey in Slovenia]]
 
[[Category:National teams]]
 
[[Category:National teams]]

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