The national team of Slovakia will play back-back friendly games in Piešťany against Austria (1.5 and 2.5). The Easton Arena will see familiar faces from teams that visited the iClinic Bratislava Capitals. To our fans David Kickert, Bernhard Starkbaum, Alexander Rauchenwald and Lucas Thaler sound very familiar.
The national team of Slovakia, with our team captain Dávid Buc will have a relatively young squad facing the Austrians. The initial selection for the four games against Latvia and Germany had also Miloš Bubela and Martin Chovan involved from the CAPS. Dávid Buc scored the game winner in the shootout against Germany, Miloš Bubela had a (1+1) game against Germany and Martin Chovan showed his experience against Latvia in the first game.
How did the teams play previously to their matchup before the IIHF World Championships in Latvia?
Austria – Czech Republic (2:7)
Austria – Czech Republic (0:5)
Austria – Belarus (1:5)
Austria – Hungary (1:0)
Slovakia- Germany (2:1)
Slovakia- Germany (4:3pp) (Miloš Bubela 1+1), Dávid Buc (Game winner in shootout)
Slovakia- Latvia (1:0pp)
Slovakia- Latvia (1:2pp)