Just as the NHL has a repeat of the Championship series, the Slovak Extraleague of hockey has crowned this year's champion - who just so happen to finish the regular season in third place.
HC Košice defeated their cross-country rival Slovan Bratislava 5-2 in the final match. And they paraded the trophy around the US Steel Arena - one of the 2011 world hockey championships. The standouts from HC Košice were Vlad Dravecký (left) a former LA Kings prospect and team captain Peter Bartoš who was once in the Minnesota Wild system.
I wish I knew a little bit more about the Slovak language to be able to translate some of these articles. But perhaps you and I can at least cycle through the pictures enough to get an understanding of what exactly happened.