The Slovaks will be without the first two players taken at the recent NHL draft. That'll hurt, but it's a good opportunity for the nation to showcase its other talent at the World Junior Championship, too.
Canada Beats Sweden to Win 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Canada has won gold for a record 23rd time at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, beating Sweden in Red Deer for the team's first title since 2018.
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