Roster - Slovakia

After winning their first WJC medal - a bronze in Winnipeg in 1999 - the Slovaks had to recall their 1999 coach Jan Filc to Sweden halfway through the 2000 tournament when the team got off to a terrible start. This time Slovakia is putting the reins in the hands of Joseph Fruhauf, who is building his team on two solid goaltenders - Peter Hamerlik of the OHL Kingston Frontenacs and Peter Budaj of Toronto's St. Michael's Majors. Defenseman Rene Vydareny practised with the Vancouver Canucks during a rights dispute between Vancouver and a Slovak club, but now is playing with Kansas City of the IHL. He'll be released to play in the tournament. Up front, Marcel Hossa, younger brother of Ottawa Senators' star Marian, and teammate Josef Balej of the WHL Portland Winter Hawks represent a dynamic duo. Milan Bartovic of the Brandon Wheat Kings, Tomas Kopecky of the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Tomas Skvaridlo of the Kingston Frontenacs are also dangerous around the net.

 

# Player S/C Ht. (cm) Wt. (kg) Birthdate 2000-01 Team
No Joueur T/A T. (cm) P. (kg) Naissance Équipe 2000-01
Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
1 PISAR Lubomir L 185 81 04/02/81 Martin
25 BUDAJ Peter L 185 91 18/09/82 Toronto
Defence/Défense
2 FABIAN Stefan L 175 75 10/02/81 Kosice
3 GABRIS Ladislav L 174 72 18/03/81 Dukla Trencin
4 SLOVAK Tomas R 186 83 05/04/83 Kosice
11 STAROSTA Tomas L 182 84 20/05/81 Dukla Trencin
23 MALEC Tomas L 188 86 13/05/82 Rimouski Oceanic
26 DURAK Miroslav L 195 96 09/06/81 Sherbrooke Castors
28 VELEBNY Lubos L 188 84 09/02/82 Waterloo
29 VYDARENY Rene L 186 92 06/05/81 Vancouver
Forwards/Avants
6 SZABO Peter L 174 80 22/03/81 Danville
8 BARTOVIC Milan L 182 87 09/04/81 Brandon Wheat Kings
9 BALEJ Jozef L 184 83 22/02/82 Portland Pirates
10 TVRDON Roman L 186 85 29/01/81 Spokane Chiefs
12 HVILA Lukas R 173 80 30/11/81 Poprad
13 SUROVY Tomas L 183 87 24/09/81 SKP Poprad
14 KRISTIN Miroslav R 182 80 22/01/82 Zilina
15 MACHO Michal L 186 81 17/01/82 Martin
16 DROTAR Martin L 179 75 05/11/81 Kosice
19 HOSSA Marcel L 191 90 12/10/81 Portland Winter Hawks
22 KOPECKY Tomas

L

190

85

05/02/82

Lethbridge
24 SKVARIDLO Tomas

L

190

91

19/06/81

Kingston

 

Staff/Personnel
Head Coach FRUHAUF Jozef
Assistant Coach SELVEK Jan
General Manager SAKAC Marcel
Equipment Manager CULKA Dusan
Physiotherapist BAKA Lubomir
Doctor BOHUCKY Stefan