Slovakia's two Ostrava rookies, 11 years apart[more]
11 years ago Adam Janosik (right) was in Ostrava as a fan with his father to watch Dominik Granak (left) play for Slovakia. Now they're teammates at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Photo: Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images
In 2004 Slovak D-man Dominik Granak made his World Championship debut in Ostrava... with 2015 team-mate Adam Janosik cheering him from the stands.
For a young hockey hopeful, few things are as inspiring as getting to see the best in the world up close and in person.
Austrian goalie Bernhard Starkbaum makes the save while France's Teddy da Costa (#80) gets tangled up with Patrick Peter (#14) and Mario Fischer (#50) and Jonathan Janil (#55) look on. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
France kept its slender hopes of making the medal round alive with a 2-0 victory over Austria on Tuesday. Damien Fleury scored the third-period winner.