With no relegation this year, Slovakia doesn't have to worry about the threat of getting sent down. But this year, it's about focusing on the future, and as the youngest team in the tournament, this will be a perfect experience for some of the nation's top prospects.
World Junior Championship Roundup: Canada, Sweden, Germany Snag First Wins
Canada and Sweden both won their first games of the World Junior Championship, while Germany bounced back with an important win over Austria on the second day of action in Edmonton.
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