Let us look at the numbers, because they never lie (Well unless you are a liberal!). Your point above is the US & Canada produced some college teams to play each other. And in the beginning the scores were one sided. Look at the pool they had to choose from, many many players. Look at the carrot, EDUCATION. How many players in each country? #1 & 2 in female players, by a lot.
"Slovakia is relegated to the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Womens Championship Div. IA", how many female players does Slovakia have? 315! How are they going to do it? I am happy to help. What is the action plan? Money is not it.