2021–22 Czech Extraliga season

The 2021–22 Czech Extraliga season was the 29th season of the Czech Extraliga since its creation after the breakup of Czechoslovakia and the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League in 1993.[1]

2021–22 Czech Extraliga season
LeagueCzech Extraliga
SportIce hockey
Duration8 September 2021 – 28 April 2022
Number of games56
Number of teams15
Regular season
Presidential CupMountfield HK
Playoffs
Finals
ChampionsTřinec
  Runners-upSparta Praha
Czech Extraliga seasons
2022–23 →

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Each team played 56 games, playing each of the other fourteen teams four times – 2x at home, 2x away. Points were awarded for each game, where three points were awarded for winning in regulation time, two points for winning in overtime or shootout, one point for losing in overtime or shootout, and zero points for losing in regulation time. At the end of the regular season, the team that finished with the most points was crowned the league champion.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Mountfield HK 56 31 9 5 11 182 115 +67 116 Qualification to Quarter-finals
2 Třinec 56 31 6 7 12 174 118 +56 112
3 Sparta Praha 56 27 6 6 17 203 153 +50 99
4 České Budějovice 56 26 5 5 20 166 151 +15 93
5 Pardubice 56 22 11 5 18 173 152 +21 93 Qualification to
Wild card round
6 Plzeň 56 24 5 9 18 167 154 +13 91
7 Liberec 56 25 3 8 20 146 147 −1 89
8 Vítkovice 56 22 8 5 21 142 149 −7 87
9 Olomouc 56 20 8 4 24 133 152 −19 80
10 Kometa Brno 56 17 10 5 24 145 163 −18 76
11 Mladá Boleslav 56 21 3 7 25 128 148 −20 76
12 Karlovy Vary 56 19 4 7 26 160 176 −16 72
13 Litvínov 56 18 4 8 26 152 173 −21 70
14 Kladno 56 14 6 8 28 142 183 −41 62 Qualification to Play Out
15 Zlín 56 9 6 5 36 108 187 −79 44 Relegated to Czech 1. Liga
Source: Tipsport Extraliga
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points.

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

The following shows the top ten players who led the league in points, at the conclusion of matches played on 4 March 2022.[2]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
  Filip Chlapík HC Sparta Praha 51 28 36 64 +24 35
  Lukáš Pech HC Motor České Budějovice 54 21 35 56 +8 32
  Michal Bulíř HC Škoda Plzeň 52 27 28 55 0 18
  Peter Mueller HC Kometa Brno 47 23 31 54 +4 14
  Tomáš Plekanec Rytíři Kladno 54 17 37 54 −2 46
  Erik Thorell HC Sparta Praha 49 21 31 52 +17 8
  Ahti Oksanen Mountfield HK 54 25 23 48 +27 16
  Martin Růžička HC Oceláři Třinec 52 21 27 48 +5 12
  Giorgio Estephan HC VERVA Litvínov 54 18 30 48 −7 10
  Roman Horák HC Sparta Praha 49 21 24 45 +14 20

Leading goaltendersEdit

The following shows the top ten goaltenders who led the league in goals against average, provided that they have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, at the conclusion of matches played on 26 December 2021.[3]

Player Team GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
  Ondřej Kacetl HC Oceláři Třinec 14 769:00 11 3 23 1 92.12 1.79
  Marek Mazanec HC Oceláři Třinec 23 1296:00 16 7 41 5 92.23 1.90
  Henri Kiviaho Mountfield HK 16 941:00 11 5 32 1 92.21 2.04
  Miroslav Svoboda HC Škoda Plzeň 20 1147:00 13 7 40 0 92.91 2.09
  Aleš Stezka HC Vítkovice Ridera 29 1766:00 16 13 62 1 92.80 2.11
  Jan Růžička BK Mladá Boleslav 17 939:00 8 9 34 1 91.69 2.17
  Jakub Sedláček HC Kometa Brno 16 910:00 10 6 33 3 92.33 2.18
  Štěpán Lukeš Mountfield HK 18 1055:00 13 5 39 3 91.48 2.22
  Dominik Frodl HC Dynamo Pardubice 20 1101:00 12 8 42 1 91.72 2.29
  Gašper Krošelj BK Mladá Boleslav 18 997:00 9 9 39 1 91.39 2.35

Relegation seriesEdit

Relegation series played between Rytíři Kladno, the 14th team in regular season, and HC Dukla Jihlava, the winner of 1. Liga winners. The winner of the best-of-seven series would play in the 2022–23 Czech Extraliga.

17 April 2022
16:00 (CEST)
Kladno6–4
(1–0, 2–3, 3–1)
score in the series: 1–0
JihlavaRocknet aréna, Chomutov
Attendance: 4,500
18 April 2022
18:00 (CEST)
Kladno4–1
(0–1, 2–0, 2–0)
score in the series: 2–0
JihlavaRocknet aréna, Chomutov
Attendance: 4,200
21 April 2022
17:30 (CEST)
Jihlava5–3
(1–0, 3–3, 1–0)
score in the series: 1–2
KladnoCZ LOKO ARÉNA, Jihlava
Attendance: 5,134
22 April 2022
17:30 (CEST)
Jihlava2–7
(1–2, 1–2, 0–3)
score in the series: 1–3
KladnoCZ LOKO ARÉNA, Jihlava
Attendance: 5,557
25 April 2022
18:00 (CEST)
Kladno6–3
(2–2, 1–1, 3–0)
score in the series: 4–1
JihlavaRocknet aréna, Chomutov
Attendance: 4,500

PlayoffsEdit

Twelve teams qualify for the playoffs: the top four teams in the regular season have a bye to the quarterfinals, while teams ranked fifth to twelfth meet each other (5 versus 12, 6 versus 11, 7 versus 10, 8 versus 9) in a preliminary playoff round.

BracketEdit

  Wild-card round (best-of-5) Quarter-finals (best-of-7) Semi-finals (best-of-7) Finals (best-of-7)
                                     
  2 Třinec 4  
8 Vítkovice 0  
8 Vítkovice 3     2 Třinec 4  
9 Olomouc 2       11 Mladá Boleslav 0  
1 Mountfield HK 1
     
  6 Plzeň 2     11 Mladá Boleslav 4  
11 Mladá Boleslav 3   (Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second round)   2 Třinec 4
  3 Sparta Praha 2
  3 Sparta Praha 4  
7 Liberec 0  
7 Liberec 3     3 Sparta Praha 4
10 Kometa Brno 2       4 České Budějovice 1  
4 České Budějovice 4
   
  5 Pardubice 3     5 Pardubice 1  
  12 Karlovy Vary 0  

Wild card roundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalsEdit

18 April 2022
17:00 (CEST)
Třinec4–1
(0–1, 0–0, 4–0)
score in the series: 1–0
Sparta PrahaWerk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 5,400
19 April 2022
17:00 (CEST)
Třinec1–2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
score in the series: 1–1
Sparta PrahaWerk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 5,400
22 April 2022
18:30 (CEST)
Sparta Praha2–3
(1–0, 0–2, 1–1)
score in the series: 1–2
TřinecO2 Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,220
23 April 2022
17:00 (CEST)
Sparta Praha5–2
(0–1, 3–0, 2–1)
score in the series: 2–2
TřinecO2 Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,220
26 April 2022
17:00 (CEST)
Třinec7–3
(2–2, 4–1, 1–0)
score in the series: 3–2
Sparta PrahaWerk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 5,400
28 April 2022
19:00 (CEST)
Sparta Praha1–2
(0–2, 0–0, 1–0)
score in the series: 2–4
TřinecO2 Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,220

Final rankingsEdit

  Třinec
  Sparta Praha
  České Budějovice
4 Mladá Boleslav
5 Mountfield HK
6 Pardubice
7 Liberec
8 Vítkovice
9 Plzeň
10 Olomouc
11 Kometa Brno
12 Karlovy Vary
13 Litvínov
14 Kladno
15 Zlín

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tipsport extraliga vítá velké osobnosti i nové partnery. Hrát se bude 60 kol!". hokej.cz (in Czech).
  2. ^ "Statistics – Hráči 2021/2022" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Statistics – Brankári 2021/2022" (in Czech). hokej.cz. Retrieved 8 September 2021.

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