2nd. Czechoslovak Hockey League

The Czechoslovak 2. liga was the second level of ice hockey in Czechoslovakia from 1953-1969.

2nd. Czechoslovak Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Founded1953
Ceased1969
CountryCzechoslovakia Czechoslovakia

HistoryEdit

The league was created as the Celostátní soutěž (which it was known as until 1956) in 1953. For the first season, it was divided into Groups A-D, with the top team from each group meeting for the final. For 1954-55, Groups E and F were added, and the top team from each group again met for the final. From 1955-1963, the league was divided into Groups A and B, and no final was held. For the 1963-64 season, the league expanded to four groups, with Group D consisting solely of Slovak teams.

After the 1968-69 season, the league was replaced by the 1. česká národní hokejová liga for Czech teams, and the 1. slovenská národná hokejová liga for Slovak teams.

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