Slovenia men's national ice hockey team

The Slovenian national ice hockey team of men led after the World Cup 2011 in the IIHF World Ranking to 18th place.

Although only 0.05 % of the population of Slovenia play hockey, looks the national selection back to a quite successful World Cup career and commutes since 2007 regularly between the top division and the second division in international ice hockey, Division I in 2013 could be at the qualify Danish Vojens discharged qualifying tournament for the Olympic Hockey Tournament in Sochi in 2014. Although this emerged from the former Yugoslav selection team takes part in during 1993 Ice Hockey World Championships, but increased until 2001, after the Slovenian team was able to win one of the two groups of Division I, in the top division on. After five years in the hockey world leaders, the team had after a failed World Cup tournament in 2006, which ended the team with the last place in the relegation round, but take the course in the Division I. At the tournament on home soil in 2007 managed to rise again, so that Slovenia was also represented at the 2008 World Ice Hockey Championships in Canada. There, the Slovenes were relegated again. The attempt to re- return to the top division failed in 2009 because the team in Group A of Division I with a 1:2 in the final match against Kazakhstan took second place behind the Asians. A year later, the team managed to return to the elite class, as this one took place in the competitions of Division I in their own country. The Slovenian selection has since evolved into an elevator. The competitions at the 2011 re- direct descent followed in the Division I. 2012 could again achieve promotion to the World Cup, the 16 best teams in the world, the 2013 - despite strong performances (including a 3:4 after extra Kananda ) - again relegation followed in the second class. In February 2014, the team first took part in the Winter Olympics and reached the quarterfinals.

Placements at the Ice Hockey World Championships