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Zuzana Tomcikova started playing hockey against boys in Slovakia. Now she's headed for the Olympics. Pioneer Photo/Eric Stromgren

Bemidji State goalie Tomcikova to play in Olympics for native Slovakia

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Zuzana Tomcikova wants a test at the Vancouver Olympic Games.

The Bemidji State University sophomore goaltender will get her wish when she leads the Slovakian women's hockey team into pool play games against 2006 gold medalist Canada on Saturday and 2006 silver medalist Sweden on Monday.

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"I enjoy tough competition that's not easy," Tomcikova said. "I like to be challenged."

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