Slovenia is actually 2-2 in the Winter Olympics, including a win in Tuesday's elimination game against Austria. Let's learn some stuff concerning the new quarterfinalists, who will be playing into their first Olympics.

(Note: Now we have already learned some stuff. I gue s given Nick Marshall Jersey that we've got beaten Slovakia maybe theyre not going to mix us up anymore, star center Anze Kopitar said last month.)

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1) Slovenia is one of the size Nj and features a population of 2.07 million. That'd said at No. 32 among U.S. towns, cities, between Henderson and Albuquerque, N.M.

2) It shares borders with Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy, plus a small portion sits around the Adriatic Sea.

3) During Brian Winters Jersey Wwii, the world was trisected and annexed by Germany, Italy, and Hungary. Then, that it was component of Yugoslavia until it achieved independence in 1991.

4) A fantastic total of 5 Slovenian players are generally drafted by NHL teams. Two, Jan Mursak and Kopitar, have actually went to the league, and Mursak is at present through the KHL. You will discover 150 total profe sional players in the united kingdom, and 25 can be found in the Olympics. There are way more younger players, though: nearly 700.

5) Kopitar's father, Chris Johnson Jersey Matjaz, could be the coach for the national team. His hope after securing a quarterfinal berth was simple enough. "I wish that him Kellen Davis Jersey and i gets five more ice rinks," he was quoted saying. The country currently has seven, while using IIHF, plus a consultants apparently don't have roofs. Austria has 45. The usa has 1,898.

6) Their jerseys are good. Additionally they don't match their flag, featuring horizontal white, blue and red bands and also a coat of arms. The U.S., Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ru sia all use the same colors, so points for originality.

7) They've won six medals in Sochi up to date: two golds in alpine skiing, a silver in skiing and bronzes in Dakota Dozier Jersey biathlon, cro s-country skiing and ski jumping.

9) And, most relevantly here, they're playing top-seeded Sweden for a spot inside semifinals at 3 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday morning.