2012 World Championship: Semi-Final Interviews

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Photo: Buffalo Sabres defenseman Andrej Sekera has been patrolling the blueline for Slovakia at the 2012 World Championship.  Sekera and his teammates will go for gold on Sunday vs. Russia (courtesy of

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The 2012 World Championship is heading towards its conclusion in Helsinki, Finland.  Today was the semi-final round, with Russia and Slovakia advancing to the final following their victories today.

HF caught up with a few of the principals from today's contests, with those interviews being presented below.

Russia 6 vs Finland 2

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2012 World Championship: Tomas Tatar, Slovakia

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Photo: Detroit Red Wings prospect Tomas Tatar is playing for the Slovakian squad at the 2012 World Championship that upset Canada in the playoff round (courtesy of

Tony Ding/Icon SMI)

Forward Thomas Tatar is no stranger to putting on a big performance for his native Slovakia at international tournaments. He was one of the big stars for an upstart Slovakian team at the 2008 WJC in Canada. Thus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that he was right in the middle of things here in Helsinki for Slovakia’s huge quarterfinal victory over Canada.

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Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Tomas Jurco, Slovakia

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Tomas Jurco and his Slovakian teammates had been viewed as a never-say-die team following their plucky performances in the preliminary round of the 2012 World Junior Championships.  But there was to be no comeback win for Slovakia this time around as Finland dropped the Slovaks from medal contention with an 8-5 quarter-final win.

Jurco talked about the loss to Finland following the game.

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.