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Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

The Czech men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of the Czech Republic. It is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States.[2][3] It is governed by the Czech Ice Hockey Association. The Czech Republic has 72,075 players officially enrolled in organized hockey (0.7% of its population).

Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
The new logo of the Czech Ice Hockey Federation, adopted in August 2018, has replaced the Greater coat of arms of the Czech Republic that had been used on the player jerseys since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
AssociationCzech Ice Hockey Association
General ManagerPetr Nedvěd
Head coachMiloš Říha
AssistantsKarel Mlejnek
Zdeněk Orct
Robert Reichel
CaptainJakub Voráček
Most gamesDavid Výborný (218)
Top scorerMartin Procházka (61)
Most pointsDavid Výborný (147)
Home stadiumO2 Arena
Team colors              
IIHF codeCZE
Czech Republic national team jerseys 2015.png
Ranking
Current IIHF6 Decrease 1 (21 May 2018)[1]
Highest IIHF2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF6 (first in 2015)
First international
Czech Republic  6–1  Russia
(Stockholm, Sweden; 11 February 1993)
Biggest win
Czech Republic  11–0  Italy
(Hanover, Germany; 6 May 2001)
Biggest defeat
Finland  7–0  Czech Republic
(Stockholm, Sweden; 11 February 2012)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances26 (first in 1993)
Best resultMed 1.png (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010)
World Cup of Hockey
Appearances3
Best result3rd (2004)
Olympics
Appearances7 (first in 1994)
MedalsGold medal.svg Gold (1998)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (2006)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Nagano Team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Turin Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1996 Austria
Gold medal – first place 1999 Norway
Gold medal – first place 2000 Russia
Gold medal – first place 2001 Germany
Gold medal – first place 2005 Austria
Gold medal – first place 2010 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2006 Latvia
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Slovakia
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Finland/Sweden

The Czechs won the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and won three straight gold medals at the world championships from 1999 to 2001.[4][5] In the next three years, the team did not get a medal at the world championships—not even home at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships held in Prague and Ostrava, thus keeping the "world championship home ice curse" alive. But the following year, the Czechs won gold at the 2005 tournament, the only world championship where, due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, all NHL players were available to participate.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, the Czechs won a bronze medal, defeating Russia 3–0 (roster) in the bronze medal game. At the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the Czechs earned silver, falling to Sweden in the final, the only time the Czechs have lost the final game of the tournament. Czech Republic won the 2010 World Championships in Germany. After 2012 the Czechs have not won medals from IIHF tournaments, making it their longest medal drought in history.

Contents

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Games GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1920–1992 As part of   Czechoslovakia
 1994 Lillehammer 8 5 0 0 0 3 30 18 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký 5th place match 5th
 1998 Nagano 6 5 0 0 0 1 19 6 Ivan Hlinka Vladimír Růžička Champions  
  2002 Salt Lake City 4 1 0 1 0 2 12 8 Josef Augusta Jaromír Jágr Quarter-finals 7th
  2006 Turin 8 4 0 0 0 4 23 20 Alois Hadamczik Robert Lang Bronze Medal Game  
  2010 Vancouver 4 2 1 0 2 13 11 Vladimír Růžička Patrik Eliáš Quarter-finals 7th
  2014 Sochi 5 2 0 0 3 13 15 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Plekanec Quarter-finals 6th
  2018 Pyeongchang 6 2 2 0 2 16 15 Josef Jandač Martin Erat Bronze Medal Game 4th

World ChampionshipEdit

Championship GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
19201992 As part of   Czechoslovakia
  1993 Munich, Dortmund 8 6 1 1 0 33 10 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký 3rd Place Game  
  1994 Bolzano, Canazei and Milan 6 1 2 3 17 20 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký Quarter-finals 7th
  1995 Stockholm, Gävle 8 4 0 4 17 16 Luděk Bukač Jiří Kučera 3rd Place Game 4th
  1996 Vienna 8 7 1 0 42 15 Luděk Bukač Robert Reichel Champions  
  1997 Helsinki, Tampere, Turku 9 6 0 3 30 20 Ivan Hlinka Robert Reichel 3rd Place Game  
  1998 Basel, Zürich 9 6 2 1 33 16 Ivan Hlinka Robert Reichel 3rd Place Game  
  1999 Oslo, Hamar, Lillehammer 12 9 0 3 46 24 Ivan Hlinka Pavel Patera Champions  
  2000 St. Petersburg 9 8 0 0 0 1 41 19 Josef Augusta Robert Reichel Champions  
  2001 Nuremberg, Cologne, Hanover 9 6 2 1 0 0 37 13 Josef Augusta Robert Reichel Champions  
  2002 Gothenburg, Karlstad, Jönköping 7 6 0 0 0 1 31 17 Josef Augusta Jaromír Jágr Quarter-finals 5th
  2003 Helsinki, Tampere, Turku 9 6 0 1 0 2 36 21 Slavomír Lener Robert Reichel 3rd Place Game 4th
  2004 Prague, Ostrava 7 6 0 0 1 0 28 8 Slavomír Lener Martin Straka Quarter-finals 5th
  2005 Vienna, Innsbruck 9 8 0 0 0 1 25 9 Vladimír Růžička David Výborný Champions  
  2006 Riga 9 4 1 2 0 2 26 24 Alois Hadamczik David Výborný Final  
  2007 Moscow 7 3 0 1 3 23 19 Alois Hadamczik David Výborný Quarter-finals 7th
  2008 Quebec City, Halifax 7 3 1 2 1 29 19 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Kaberle Quarter-finals 5th
  2009 Bern, Kloten 7 4 0 0 3 26 14 Vladimír Růžička Marek Židlický Quarter-finals 6th
  2010 Cologne, Mannheim, Gelsenkirchen 9 5 2 0 2 25 16 Vladimír Růžička Tomáš Rolinek Champions  
  2011 Bratislava, Košice 9 8 0 0 1 36 18 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Rolinek 3rd Place Game  
    2012 Helsinki, Stockholm 10 6 1 0 3 32 19 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Plekanec 3rd Place Game  
    2013 Stockholm, Helsinki 8 3 1 0 4 20 14 Alois Hadamczik Jiří Novotný Quarter-finals 7th
  2014 Minsk 10 3 2 2 3 24 27 Vladimír Růžička Tomáš Rolinek 3rd Place Game 4th
  2015 Prague, Ostrava 10 5 1 1 3 32 26 Vladimír Růžička Jakub Voráček 3rd Place Game 4th
  2016 Moscow, St. Petersburg 7 5 1 1 0 27 12 Vladimír Vůjtek Tomáš Plekanec Quarter-finals 5th
    2017 Paris, Cologne 8 3 2 0 3 23 17 Josef Jandač Jakub Voráček Quarter-finals 7th
  2018 Copenhagen, Herning 8 3 3 0 2 29 18 Josef Jandač Roman Červenka Quarter-finals 7th
  2019 Bratislava, Košice Miloš Říha Jakub Voráček

World Cup of HockeyEdit

Year GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1996 3 0 0 3 4 17 Luděk Bukač Jaromír Jágr Round 1 8th
2004 5 2 0 0 1 2 19 15 Vladimír Růžička Robert Reichel Semi-finals  
2016 3 1 0 1 1 6 12 Josef Jandač Tomáš Plekanec Group stage 6th

Euro Hockey TourEdit

Year GP W OW T OL L GF GA Rank
1996–97 9 0 2 7 15 36 4th
1997–98 12 7 2 3 47 29  
1998–99 12 3 5 4 28 27  
1999–00 12 7 1 4 31 20  
2000–01 12 3 1 3 5 27 29 4th
2001–02 12 3 2 1 6 34 36 4th
2002–03 12 4 1 3 4 33 33  
2003–04 12 2 4 3 3 24 28  
2004–05 11 2 2 1 3 3 28 33 4th
2005–06 13 1 1 2 9 29 46 4th
2006–07 14 2 2 2 8 33 42  
2007–08 12 4 1 1 6 33 44  
2008–09 12 3 1 2 6 36 43 4th
2009–10 12 3 2 3 1 3 31 27 4th
2010–11 12 3 1 1 7 27 39 4th
2011–12 12 5 2 1 4 31 29  
2012–13 12 6 0 0 6 16 24  
2013–14 12 4 1 1 6 16 31  
2014–15 12 4 1 2 5 33 31  
2015–16 12 4 2 0 6 32 37  
2016–17 12 6 0 1 5 43 39  
2017–18 12 6 1 0 5 32 31  

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[6][7]

Head coach: Miloš Říha

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D Radko GudasA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 28)   Philadelphia Flyers
6 D David Musil 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 26)   HC Oceláři Třinec
9 D David Sklenička 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-09-08) 8 September 1996 (age 22)   Laval Rocket
11 D Michal Moravčík 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 24)   HC Škoda Plzeň
12 F Dominik Simon 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 24)   Pittsburgh Penguins
13 F Jakub Vrána 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 23)   Washington Capitals
17 D Filip Hronek 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1997-11-02) 2 November 1997 (age 21)   Detroit Red Wings
18 F Ondřej Palát 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1991-03-28) 28 March 1991 (age 28)   Tampa Bay Lightning
20 F Hynek Zohorna 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1990-08-01) 1 August 1990 (age 28)   Amur Khabarovsk
23 F Dmitrij Jaškin 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1993-03-23) 23 March 1993 (age 26)   Washington Capitals
24 D Petr Zámorský 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1992-08-03) 3 August 1992 (age 26)   Královští Lvi
26 F Michal Řepík 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 30)   HC Vityaz
29 D Jan Kolář 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-22) 22 November 1986 (age 32)   Amur Khabarovsk
30 G Šimon Hrubec 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1991-06-30) 30 June 1991 (age 27)   HC Oceláři Třinec
32 G Patrik Bartošák 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1993-03-29) 29 March 1993 (age 26)   HC Vítkovice Ridera
33 G Pavel Francouz 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1990-06-03) 3 June 1990 (age 28)   Colorado Avalanche
43 F Jan Kovář 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 29)   HC Škoda Plzeň
44 D Jan Rutta 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-07-29) 29 July 1990 (age 28)   Tampa Bay Lightning
67 F Michael FrolíkA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1988-02-17) 17 February 1988 (age 31)   Calgary Flames
72 F Filip Chytil 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1999-09-05) 5 September 1999 (age 19)   New York Rangers
77 F Milan Gulaš 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1985-12-30) 30 December 1985 (age 33)   HC Škoda Plzeň
79 F Tomáš Zohorna 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1988-01-03) 3 January 1988 (age 31)   Amur Khabarovsk
81 F Dominik Kubalík 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1995-08-21) 21 August 1995 (age 23)   HC Ambrì-Piotta
93 F Jakub VoráčekC 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 29)   Philadelphia Flyers
94 F Radek Faksa 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 (age 25)   Dallas Stars

Coaching historyEdit

Olympics
World Championships

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Russia – Czech Republic". IIHF. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  4. ^ Marc Di Duca. Czech Republic: The Bradt Travel Guide. Books.google.co.uk. p. 31. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ Efstathia Sioras; Michael Spilling. Czech Republic. Books.google.co.uk. p. 112. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ Seznam.cz. "MS v hokeji 2019: Říha odtajnil nominaci! Na MS bere Tomáška i Vránu. Kdo nejede, na koho se čeká?". sport.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. ^ 2019 IIHF World Championship roster

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