Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Matus Chovan, Slovakia

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Slovakian forward Matus Chovan had what might be the biggest game of his career as his hat trick powered Slovakia past Switzerland, 6-4.  The win moves Slovakia on to the quarter-final round at the 2012 World Junior Championship.

Through his interpreter, Tomas Jurco, Chovan talked to the media following the win over Switzerland.

Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Tomas Jurco, Slovakia

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Detroit Red Wings prospect Tomas Jurco turned in a four-assist performance in Slovakia's 6-4, come-from-behind win over Switzerland at the 2012 World Junior Championship.  Jurco contributed three of his four assists during Slovakia's four-goal explosion in the third period.

Jurco spoke with the media following the Slovak win over the Swiss.

Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Martin Marincin, Slovakia

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Slovakia came into the 2012 World Junior Championship facing long odds in a quest for a medal.  But the team had played spirited hockey through their first two games as they headed into their match against Sweden.  Defenseman Martin Marincin, who is playing on the Slovak’s top pairing along with fellow Edmonton Oilers prospect Martin Gernat, had been steady in this tournament.  But a 9-1 loss at the hands of Sweden has left Marincin and his Slovak teammates in what is likely to be a battle to avoid relegation.

Marincin spoke with HF following the team’s loss to Sweden.
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Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Martin Gernat, Slovakia

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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.
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Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Marek Tvrdon, Slovakia

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Slovakian forward Marek Tvrdon has scored at a more than point-per-game pace this season for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.  Tvrdon is in his second season with the Giants after a first season that was cut short due to an injury.  The skilled forward will be depended upon to provide some offense for a Slovak squad that lacks the firepower of the top teams competing at the 2012 World Junior Championship.

Tvrdon provided the winning goal in Slovakia‘s 3-1 win over Latvia.  He spoke with the media following the game.
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