HC Sparta Praha

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Hockey Club Sparta Praha, commonly known as HC Sparta Prague, is a Prague-based Czech professional ice hockey team playing in the Czech Extraliga. The club has won four Czech championships (most recently in 2007) and four Czechoslovak championships, as well as two Spengler Cups, making it one of the most successful hockey clubs in Czech history. The team HC Sparta Praha plays its home games at O2 Arena, the largest arena in the country.

HC Sparta Praha
CityPrague, Czech Republic
LeagueCzech Extraliga
Founded6 December 1903 (1903-12-06)
Home arenaO2 Arena
Coloursred, yellow, blue[1]
Owner(s)Kaprain Group
General managerPetr Vosmík
Head coachPavel Gross
CaptainMichal Řepík
Franchise history
1903–1948AC Sparta Praha
1948–1949Sokol Sparta Bubeneč
1949–1951ZSJ Bratrství Sparta Praha
1951–1953ZSJ Sparta ČKD Sokolovo Praha
1953–1965TJ Spartak Praha Sokolovo
1965–1990TJ Sparta ČKD Praha
1990–presentHC Sparta Praha
Players in HC Sparta Praha jerseys
Since 2015, the home stadium of the team is O2 arena

Founded in 1903, Sparta is one of the oldest hockey teams in the world.

Milestones edit

Highest national league participation: From the league foundation in 1936 to 1950 and from 1951 up to this day.

History edit

2023-24 season roster

The HC Sparta Praha hockey club is one of the oldest hockey clubs in the world and one of the most successful and famous clubs in Czechoslovak and later Czech ice hockey history.

Sparta's great successes were reached in the years following World War II as it won two national titles in a row (1952/53 and 1953/54) under the name Spartak Sokolovo. The next highly successful period came much more recently when Sparta won the national league in 1989/90 and again in 1992/93. Another recent achievement (along with two third-place finishes in 1995/96 and 1996/97) was Sparta's participation in the final group of the European League (EHL) in 1996/97.

After a few unsuccessful years, Sparta returned to the top of the Czech Extraliga in 1999/00 when they were crowned league champions. That victory was the first of four championships they would win over seven seasons, adding Extraliga titles in 2001/02, 2005/06 and 2006/07. In addition to those achievements, Sparta managed to be finish second two times in European team competitions – 1999/00 European Hockey League and 2016–17 Champions Hockey League.

Present edit

HC Sparta Praha has regularly been one of the best teams in the Czech Extraliga, making the playoffs almost every year. HC Sparta Praha's home games are played at O2 Arena which is the largest hockey arena in the Czech Republic with a capacity of over 17,300 spectators. They moved there from the Tipsport Arena in 2015.


Honours edit

Domestic edit

Czech Extraliga

Czechoslovak Extraliga

Bohemian-Moravian League

International edit

Spengler Cup

  •   Winners (2): 1962, 1963
  •   Runners-up (2): 2004, 2022

Tatra Cup

  •   Winners (5): 1935/1936, 1950/1951, 1958/1959, 1959/1960, 1980

IIHF European Champions Cup

  •   Runners-up (1): 2008

European Hockey League

Champions Hockey League

Pre-season edit

Tipsport Hockey Cup

  •   Winners (2): 2001, 2009
  •   Runners-up (1): 2003

Players edit

Current roster edit

Source: hcsparta.cz[2]Source: eliteprospects.com[3]As of August 27, 2021.

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
31   Jakub Neužil G L 29 2020 Prague, Czech Republic
47   Jan Buchtele LW L 33 2017 Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia
63   Martin Jandus D R 26 2016 Prague, Czech Republic
14   Filip Chlapík C L 26 2021 Prague, Czech Republic
20   Tomáš Dvořák D L 29 2017 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
88   Miroslav Forman RW L 33 2010 Mělník, Czechoslovakia
19   Tomáš Pavelka D L 30 2017 Ostrava, Czech Republic
86   Erik Thorell LW L 32 2021 Karlstad, Sweden
16   Adam Polášek D L 32 2020 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
11   David Dvořáček LW L 31 2019 Brno, Czechoslovakia
70   Patrik Prymula F L 22 2020 Czech Republic
42   David Vitouch LW L 22 2019 Neratovice, Czech Republic
77   David Němeček D L 28 2020 Plzeň, Czech Republic
26   Michal Řepík (C) RW R 35 2019 Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
51   Roman Horák C L 33 2020 České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
73   Michal Moravčík D L 29 2021 Klatovy, Czech Republic
25   David Kaše RW L 27 2021 Kadaň, Czech Republic
71   Vladimír Sobotka C L 36 2020 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
7   Ondřej Mikliš D L 28 2021 Šumperk, Czech Republic
93   Zdeněk Doležal RW R 31 2021 Lysá nad Labem, Czech Republic
  Dominik Simon C L 29 2022 Prague, Czech Republic
95   Gennady Stolyarov C L 37 2021 Moscow, Russia
12   Gustaf Thorell LW L 34 2022 Karlstad, Sweden

References edit

  1. ^ "Historie HC Sparta Praha". HC Sparta Praha. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Team Roster / HC Sparta Praha". HC Sparta Praha. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Team Roster / HC Sparta Praha". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 22 September 2020.

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