Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

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Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
The coat of arms of the Czech Republic is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Czech Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Slavomír Lener
Head coach Vladimír Růžička
Assistants Martin Prusek
Jaroslav Špaček
Ondřej Weissmann
Captain Jakub Voráček[1]
Most games David Výborný (218)
Top scorer Martin Procházka (61)
Most points David Výborný (147)
Home stadium O2 Arena
IIHF code CZE
IIHF ranking 6 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (2015)
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Home colours
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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
Appearances 22 (first in 1993)
Best result Med 1.png (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 2 – (1996, 2004)
Best result 3rd (2004)
Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1994)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold (1998)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
310–208–46
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 Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Norway Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Russia Team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Germany Team
Gold medal – first place 2005 Austria Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Germany Team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Latvia Team
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Finland Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Switzerland Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Slovakia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Helsinki/Stockholm 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] It is controlled by the Czech Ice Hockey Association. The Czech Republic has 72,075 players officially enrolled in organized hockey (0.7% of its population).

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. 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 won silver, falling to Sweden in the final. Czech Republic won the 2010 World Championships in Germany.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Result
1920-1992 As part of  Czechoslovakia
1994 5th place
1998  Gold
2002 7th place
2006  Bronze
2010 7th place
2014 6th place
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 1 0 1 2

World Championship[edit]

  • 1993 Bronze
  • 1994 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1996 Gold
  • 1997 Bronze
  • 1998 Bronze
  • 1999 Gold
  • 2000 Gold
  • 2001 Gold
  • 2002 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2005 Gold
  • 2006 Silver
  • 2007 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2010 Gold
  • 2011 Bronze
  • 2012 Bronze
  • 2013 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 4th place

World Cup[edit]

  • 1996 – Did not qualify for playoffs – 8th
  • 2004 – Lost in semi-finals – 3rd

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Vladimír Růžička

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Kovář, JakubJakub Kovář 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1988-07-19) July 19, 1988 (age 26) Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
8 D Hejda, JanJan HejdaA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1978-06-18) June 18, 1978 (age 36) United States Colorado Avalanche
10 F Červenka, RomanRoman Červenka 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 29) Russia SKA Sankt Petersburg
12 F Novotný, JiříJiří Novotný 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) (1983-08-12) August 12, 1983 (age 31) Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
14 F Plekanec, TomášTomáš Plekanec 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) (1982-10-31) October 31, 1982 (age 32) Canada Montreal Canadiens
17 F Sobotka, VladimírVladimír Sobotka 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1987-07-02) July 2, 1987 (age 27) Russia Avangard Omsk
20 F Klepiš, JakubJakub Klepiš 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1984-06-05) June 5, 1984 (age 30) Czech Republic Oceláři Třinec
23 D Němec, OndřejOndřej Němec 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) (1984-04-18) April 18, 1984 (age 31) Russia CSKA Moscow
24 F Zaťovič, MartinMartin Zaťovič 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1985-01-25) January 25, 1985 (age 30) Russia Lada Togliatti
29 D Kolář, JanJan Kolář 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-22) November 22, 1986 (age 28) Russia Admiral Vladivostok
30 D Krejčík, JakubJakub Krejčík 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1991-06-25) June 25, 1991 (age 23) Sweden Örebro
31 G Pavelec, OndřejOndřej Pavelec 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 27) Canada Winnipeg Jets
36 D Čáslava, PetrPetr Čáslava 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) (1979-09-03) September 3, 1979 (age 35) Czech Republic Pardubice
42 F Koukal, PetrPetr Koukal 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1982-08-16) August 16, 1982 (age 32) Finland Jokerit
43 F Kovář, JanJan Kovář 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) (1990-03-20) March 20, 1990 (age 25) Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
47 D Jordán, MichalMichal Jordán 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1990-07-17) July 17, 1990 (age 24) United States Carolina Hurricanes
48 F Hertl, TomášTomáš Hertl 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1993-11-12) November 12, 1993 (age 21) United States San Jose Sharks
53 G Salák, AlexanderAlexander Salák 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 28) Russia Sibir Novosibirsk
68 F Jágr, JaromírJaromír JágrA 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) (1972-02-15) February 15, 1972 (age 43) United States Florida Panthers
70 F Smoleňák, RadekRadek Smoleňák 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) (1986-12-03) December 3, 1986 (age 28) Sweden Modo Hockey
82 F Vondrka, MichalMichal Vondrka 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1982-05-17) May 17, 1982 (age 33) Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha
87 D Nakládal, JakubJakub Nakládal 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1987-12-30) December 30, 1987 (age 27) Finland TPS
91 F Erat, MartinMartin Erat 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1981-08-29) August 29, 1981 (age 33) United States Arizona Coyotes
93 F Voráček, JakubJakub VoráčekC 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) (1989-08-15) August 15, 1989 (age 25) United States Philadelphia Flyers
94 F Simon, DominikDominik Simon 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1994-08-08) August 8, 1994 (age 20) Czech Republic Plzeň

Coaching history[edit]

Olympics
World Championships

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Růžička zavelel: Jsi kapitán! Tak jo, řekl jen Voráček". iDnes.cz. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 2015-01-24. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ 2015 Roster

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