2009–10 Czech Extraliga season

The 2009–10 Czech Extraliga season was the 17th season of the Czech Extraliga since its creation after the breakup of Czechoslovakia and the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League in 1993. In the regular season, Plzeň 1929 finished atop the league, Roman Červenka led the league in points and assists, and Petr Ton led the league in goals.

2009–10 Czech Extraliga
LeagueCzech Extraliga
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 2009 – April 2010
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)Česká televize
Regular season
Presidential CupPlzeň 1929
Top scorerRoman Červenka (Slavia Prague)
Playoffs
Finals
ChampionsPardubice
  Runners-upVítkovice
Czech Extraliga seasons

Team overviewEdit

Team City Arena Head coach(es) Captain
Bílí Tygři Liberec Liberec Tipsport Arena Jiří Kalous Petr Nedvěd
České Budějovice České Budějovice Budvar Arena František Výborný Ondřej Veselý
Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary KV Arena Josef Paleček Václav Skuhravý
Kladno Kladno Zimní stadion Zdeněk Müller Pavel Patera
Kometa Brno Brno Hala Rondo Vladimír Jeřábek Kamil Brabenec
Litvínov Litvínov Ivan Hlinka Stadion Jaroslav Hübl, Sr.
Petr Rosol
Robert Reichel
Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav Metrostav Aréna Vladimír Čermák Richard Král
Oceláři Třinec Třinec Werk Arena Břetislav Kopřiva Jan Peterek
Pardubice Pardubice ČEZ Arena Václav Sýkora Petr Koukal
Plzeň 1929 Plzeň ČEZ Aréna Marian Jelínek
Milan Razým
Martin Straka
Slavia Prague Prague O2 Arena Vladimír Růžička Josef Beránek
Sparta Prague Prague Tesla Arena David Volek
Miloš Holaň
David Výborný
Vítkovice Steel Ostrava ČEZ Aréna Alois Hadamczik Jiří Burger
Zlín Zlín Zimní stadion Luďka Čajky Zdeněk Venera Jaroslav Balaštík

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Regular season standings[1]
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA P Notes
Plzeň 1929 (Q) 52 29 6 7 10 162 128 106 Qualified to
first round
of playoffs
Zlín (Q) 52 25 9 3 15 154 129 96
Pardubice (Q) 52 27 4 7 14 179 131 96
Vítkovice Steel (Q) 52 21 9 7 15 161 136 88
Sparta Prague (Q) 52 21 9 6 16 157 132 87
Oceláři Třinec (Q) 52 20 8 7 17 153 148 83
Slavia Prague (Q) 52 20 6 2 24 142 151 74 Qualified to
preliminary round
of playoffs
Bílí Tygři Liberec (Q) 52 21 2 5 24 141 151 72
České Budějovice (Q) 52 15 7 12 18 130 151 71
Litvínov (Q) 52 19 4 5 24 152 193 70
Karlovy Vary (RP) (O) 52 17 3 9 23 135 152 66 Entered into
relegation round
Kometa Brno (RP) (O) 52 16 5 5 26 123 150 63
Mladá Boleslav (RP) (R) 52 12 10 6 24 135 148 62
Kladno (RP) (O) 52 15 4 5 28 133 157 58
Key

(C) = Playoff champions; (Q) = Qualified to playoffs; (RP) = Relegation playoff; (O) = Relegation playoff winner; (R) = Relegated.

Season summaryEdit

The regular season consisted of 52 games for each team. Every team plays each of the other 13 teams four times, twice at home and twice on the road. Each game is worth three points in the standings. A game won in regulation nets the victor three points and the loser none. A game the ends in a tie at the end of regulation goes into overtime and, if necessary, a shootout. In an overtime or shootout game, the winner earns two points while the loser is awarded one point.

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

The playoff bracket is not a fixed bracket. Like the intraconference bracket in the NHL, the matchups are adjusted in each successive round in order to place the top-ranked team against the bottom-ranked team.

First round
March 8–14
Quarterfinals
March 16–29
Semifinals
April 1–9
Finals
April 17–22
1 Plzeň 2
8 Liberec 3 8 Liberec 4
9 České Budějovice 2 8 Liberec 0
3 Pardubice 4
3 Pardubice 4
6 Třinec 1
3 Pardubice 4
4 Vítkovice 0
4 Vítkovice 4
5 Sparta 3
4 Vítkovice 4
7 Slavia 3 7 Slavia 1
10 Litvínov 2 2 Zlín 2
7 Slavia 4


Playoff summaryEdit

At the end of the regular season, the seventh through tenth-placed teams played in a best-of-five, preliminary playoff round. In the preliminary round Bílí Tygři Liberec defeated České Budějovice and Slavia Prague defeated Litvínov, both series going the 5-game distance. Liberec was then paired against Plzeň, and Slavia were paired against Zlín. Other first round matchups included VítkoviceSparta and PardubiceTřinec.

The quarterfinal round saw two major upsets as the preliminary round winners knocked off the two highest-seeded teams from the regular season. Eighth-seeded Liberec knocked off top seed Plzeň in six games, 4–2, capped off by a 7–2 victory in game 6. The other first round upset saw Slavia knock off Zlín, also in six games and in front of their home crowd. Third-seeded Pardubice, after dropping the first game at home, ran off four straight victories to defeat Třinec 4–1. The only first round series to go the seven-game distance saw Vitkovice win at home to hold off Sparta.

In the semifinal round, Pardubice, the highest-remaining seed, were placed against Liberec, and Vitkovice were paired against Slavia.

RelegationEdit

Play-out roundEdit

The bottom four teams from the regular season – Karlovy Vary, Kometa Brno, Mladá Boleslav, Kladno – were placed in a "play-out" relegation group.[2] The group is structured like a mini-season in which each of the four teams played each of the other four times, twice at home and twice on the road, the same as the regular season format. The results from the regular season standings are retained, and the additional relegation round match results are added to the table in order to determine which team is relegated to the Czech First League. Mladá Boleslav won only two of their twelve relegation round games, one in regulation and one in a shootout, and faced the 1. národní hokejová liga winner KLH Chomutov in best-of-seven series.

Relegation round standings
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA P
Kometa Brno (O) 64 22 8 6 28 159 178 88
Kladno (O) 64 22 5 7 30 169 186 83
Karlovy Vary (O) 64 20 5 11 28 160 81 81
Mladá Boleslav (RP) 64 13 11 8 32 158 184 69

Key

(C) = Playoff champions; (Q) = Qualified to playoffs; (RP) = Relegation playoff; (O) = Relegation playoff winner; (R) = Relegated.

Play-off roundEdit

Mladá Boleslav were paired against KLH Chomutov, playoff winners of the 2009-10 playoffs of the 1. národní hokejová liga, with the winner of the best of seven series earning a place in the 2010–11 Czech Extraliga season.[3] Mladá Boleslav won the series 4–1 and retained their position in the Extraliga.

Date Home Score Away
April 10 Mladá Boleslav 5 – 3 Chomutov
April 11 Mladá Boleslav 1 – 2 Chomutov
April 14 Chomutov 2 – 4 Mladá Boleslav
April 15 Chomutov 3 – 4 Mladá Boleslav
April 18 Mladá Boleslav 5 – 1 Chomutov

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabulka: O2 extraliga 2009/10". sport.cz (in Czech). Seznam. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Výsledsky: Play-out extraligy 09/10". sport.cz (in Czech). Seznam. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  3. ^ "Hokej.cz". hokej.cz (in Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved April 18, 2010.[permanent dead link]

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