Hockey: Huskies to host Team Slovakia

There's news out of Saskatoon today that the Saskatchewan Huskies will host the Slovakian U-20 team December 22 at Rutherford Arena, as the Slovaks prepare for the World Junior Hockey Championships that get underway Boxing Day in Saskatoon and Regina.

The Slovaks finished fourth at last year's WJHC in Ottawa, and feature a pair of NHL second-round draft picks in the form of Tomas Tatar (60th overall, 2009 - Detroit Red Wings) and Richard Panik (52nd overall, 2009 - Tampa Bay Lightning) who will lead the squad up front.

Along with the matchup against Slovakia on the 22nd, the Huskies will team up with their provincial rivals the Regina Cougars, as 10 Huskies will suit up with the Cougars to face Team Canada in a pre-tournament game for the Red and White, December 15 at the Brandt Centre in Regina.

Further details including a preliminary roster for Team Slovakia can be found in the official release.
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