Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Martin Gernat, Slovakia

By Ken McKenna

Slovak defenseman Martin Gernat has experienced a fairly quick rise in his country’s hockey program.  The 18-year-old is playing in his first Under-20 World Junior Championship, where he is paired with fellow Edmonton Oilers prospect Martin Marincin on Slovakia‘s top defensive unit.

Slovakia won their first game at the 2012 World Juniors, but lost their second game 3-1 to Russia.  Gernat talked to the media following the loss.