yesterday at 23:47
Slovak hockey players react to the cancellation of the Junior World Championships, their statements were brought by the hockeyslovakia.sk website
It’s official! The U20 Ice Hockey World Championships are canceled
Juraj Slafkovský, forward SR: “The situation has gone too far, this step was probably necessary. It could have been changed somewhere in the beginning, but it’s the organizer’s business and I won’t change it. We are an unbelievable game, I have probably never met any such people in a tournament. I am very happy to be part of the team.
Well and the bubble… It was so special when people can walk among us it’s interesting. But like I said, not changing it, it’s the organizer’s business. We all see how it turned out. ”
About the years 2002, which can no longer go to the tournament for a year.
“We had an unreal goalkeeper, Slovakia has not had such a goalkeeper for some time. Samo Kňažko, Martin Chromiak, all excellent years of 2002, which will definitely make it to the NHL one day. It is a great pity that they did not allow us to play the tournament. I think we would have gone a long way, even if the two results were not what we imagined. But today, everyone was against everything to prepare us to win.
I’m unhappy and I will be for a while, but I won’t change it. I just have to work on it and hope that I come for a similarly good team to play at the World Cup. ”
Simon Nemec, defender of the Slovak Republic: “I accepted it very hard, as did each of the players or the implementation team. We were very strong. The first matches showed that we could replace with cards, but we were not allowed to do so.
You can’t even call it a bubble. Everyone could do whatever they wanted. It is not possible for people to go between us and have a wedding there. It was not done by the organizers. We have done everything we can to keep it and we have not been positive yet.
Poor guys of the year 2002, the last youth victory of the world and it will turn out so bad.
The team had a high level on the ice and beyond. We were a party and we would be very good at something. ”
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Šimon Latkóczy, goalkeeper of the Slovak Republic (year 2002): “I am very surprised by this decision. I have all kinds of emotions in me, I don’t know if it’s disappointment, anger… I don’t understand how it can happen. This is how to organize one of the most popular and largest tournaments. This goes after the organizers. I’m just grateful I could have been at least these few days. The Slovak Association arranged everything fantastically, I really enjoyed it, I’m sorry all the more.
I believed in this like no other. In each match we were able to torment the opponent, we believe that we will defeat the Russians and then fight for medals. I didn’t want it before possibly, but I believed it. The medal fights my goal. I really don’t understand, I don’t know what else to say.
It was supposed to be a tournament that would end the youth. When it ends like this, no one wants it. I am very disappointed that this is how it worked. At the same time, COV was also last year and I could say that and it was even more serious. The organizers simply failed this year. ”