January 21, 2022

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Ice Hockey World U-20 Championship: Petrovsky joins the team after 6 negative tests

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The isolation was supposed to last just two days after reaching the U-20 World Hockey Championship venue, but Servak ​​Petrovsky was only six due to the unfortunate circumstances.

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There was a positive case of coronavirus on the Owen Sound Attack team, and local authorities ordered a longer quarantine because he had been in contact with the virus. Even though he had as many as five negative PCR tests, he still had to stay alone in a room he could leave today.

“I was finally able to join the team. I had had enough in my room. Was frustrated. Tried to think positively, did some exercises in the room. In addition, I watched many NHL games, I also watched Netflix. I had no more options , “ The 17-year-old striker told the web hockeysl Slovakia.sk After practicing on Monday.

It was very difficult to come back after six days in the room and required another negative test. “We simply knew it at the time. The first steps were difficult. Also because in the morning I had to pass an antigen test and wait for the result. I didn’t even have time to warm up properly. Over time, I felt better and I think it will be better tomorrow. ”

The Slovaks have already completed training in the main hall at Red Derry. They did the exercises in the first half of the hour, and in the next hour they played a typical training match with each other, after which they also tried stretching and raids.

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It was a replacement for the canceled preliminary duel with Finland, which was scheduled to take place on Monday. But the tournament organizers began to tighten the procedures, which included canceling the scheduled preparatory meetings. The Slovaks also had to play with Austria.

They were only able to play one game this way, and it could take place on the evening of December 23 local time, which is after midnight of our night. However, the opponent’s name is still awaiting final confirmation.

“We simply knew it at the time. Ironically, that’s better for me because I won’t be playing today. That’s how I will be able to play the preparatory fencing on December 23.” Petrovsky said.

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