Wins Division I ahead of Austria, Hungary – Ukraine relegated
The Slovenian national team celebrates the gold-medal win at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A on home ice in Ljubljana. Photo: Samo Vidic
LJUBLJANA – The Slovenian national team wins the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A on home ice after defeating Austria for gold, 3-2. Ukraine wins on the last day, but loses the battle for survival.
Favourites return to top division for Sweden/Finland 2013
Austria and Slovenia celebrate their promotion to the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Sweden and Finland on the second-last game day. Photo: Samo Vidic
LJUBLJANA – Austria and Slovenia will be promoted to the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, after securing the top-two spots at the ongoing Division I Group A in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Slovenia’s young top line ro(c)ks, and gets stronger abroad
LJUBLJANA – Two years ago at the World Championship Division I three players from Jesenice were symbolic for Slovenia’s new generation of players. Now they’re the first offensive line: Ziga Jeglic, Robert Sabolic and Rok Ticar.