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Hockey Club Sparta Praha, commonly known as Sparta Prague, is a Prague based Czech 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 plays its home games at O2 Arena.

HC Sparta Praha
HC Sparta Praha logo.svg
CityPrague, Czech Republic
LeagueCzech Extraliga
FoundedDecember 6, 1903 (1903-12-06)
Home arenaO2 Arena
ColoursBlue, burgundy, yellow, white[1]
                   
Owner(s)KAPRAIN Group
General managerCzech Republic Petr Ton
Head coachGermany Uwe Krupp
CaptainCzech Republic Jan Piskáček
Websitewww.hcsparta.cz
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

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MilestonesEdit

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

  • Club colours: Blue, yellow and red. Starting in the 2001-02 season, club jerseys used a combination of black, white and grey, but since the 2005-06 season, jerseys have regularly been burgundy and white.

HistoryEdit

The Sparta Praha hockey club is one of the most successful and famous clubs in Czechoslovakian 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 years of bad luck and less success, 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 2002, 2006 and 2007. In addition to those achievements, Sparta managed to be part of the Top Four in the European League (EHL) again in 1999/2000 and achieved the greatest result in Czech hockey history: second place.

PresentEdit

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 17,000 spectators. They have moved to the arena after their rival, HC Slavia Praha, ended their lease.

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HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Czech Extraliga

Czechoslovak Extraliga

Bohemian-Moravian League

InternationalEdit

Spengler Cup

  •   Winners (2): 1962, 1963
  •   Runners-up (1): 2004

IIHF European Champions Cup

  •   Runners-up (1): 2008

European Hockey League

Champions Hockey League

RosterEdit

Updated September 20, 2018

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
35   Matěj Machovský G L 25 2018 Opava, Czech Republic
41   David Honzík G L 25 2017 Milevsko, Czech Republic
55   Jeremie Blain D P 27 2018 Longueuil, Canada
52   Erik de la Rose D R 25 2018 Arvika, Sweden
7   Steven Delisle D P 28 2018 Lévis, Canada
16   Tomáš Dvořák D L 24 2017 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
29   Petr Kalina D L 21 2015 Roudnice, Czech Republic
33   Jan Košťálek D P 24 2018 Prague, Czech Republic
19   Tomáš Pavelka D L 25 2017 Ostrava, Czech Republic
75   Jan Piskáček (A) D L 29 2013 Kladno, Czech Republic
44   Tomáš Voráček D L 29 2017 Ostrava, Czech Republic
11   Matěj Beran LW L 25 2018 Plzeň, Czech Republic
47   Jan Buchtele LW L 28 2017 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
  Roberts Bukartst LW R 28 2018 Jurmala, Latvia
12   Jiří Černoch C R 22 2014 Klatovy, Czech Republic
88   Miroslav Forman RW L 28 2010 Mělník, Czech Republic
96   Richard Jarůšek RW L 27 2017 Brno, Czech Republic
27   Blair Jones LW L 32 2018 Central Butte, Canada
34   Kevin Klima C L 22 2018 Tampa, USA
61   Lukáš Klimek C L 32 2013 Ostrava, Czech Republic
48   Vojtěch Kropáček C L 26 2017 Prague, Czech Republic
18   Andrej Kudrna RW L 28 2015 Nové Zámky, Slovakia
46   Petr Kumstát LW L 37 2013 Prostějov, Czech Republic
23   Lukáš Pech (A) C L 35 2013 Jihlava, Czech Republic
74   Daniel Přibyl   C P 26 2018 Ostrava, Czech Republic
28   Tomáš Pšenička LW L 20 2017 Prague, Czech Republic
10   Lukáš Rousek C L 20 2017 Ostrov nad Ohří, Czech Republic
62   Robert Říčka RW R 29 2017 Havířov, Czech Republic
24   Zach Sill C L 30 2018 Truro, Canada
67   Jiří Smejkal C L 26 2016 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historie HC Sparta Praha". www.sparta.cz. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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