Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team

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Czechoslovakia
Most games Jiří Holík (319)
Top scorer Josef Maleček (216)
Most points Josef Maleček (285)
First international
 Canada 15–0 Czechoslovakia 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 24 April 1920)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 42 (first in 1930)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 6 (1947, 1949, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1985)
Olympics
Appearances 16 (first in 1920)
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 4 (1948, 1968, 1976, 1984)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 4 (1920, 1964, 1972, 1992)
Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver 1984 Sarajevo Ice hockey
Silver 1976 Innsbruck Ice hockey
Silver 1968 Grenoble Ice hockey
Silver 1948 St. Moritz Ice hockey
Bronze 1992 Albertville Ice hockey
Bronze 1972 Sapporo Ice hockey
Bronze 1964 Innsbruck Ice hockey
Bronze 1920 Antwerp Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 1985 Prague Ice hockey
Gold 1977 Vienna Ice hockey
Gold 1976 Katowice Ice hockey
Gold 1972 Prague Ice hockey
Gold 1949 Stockholm Ice hockey
Gold 1947 Prague Ice hockey
Silver 1983 West Germany Ice hockey
Silver 1982 Finland Ice hockey
Silver 1979 Moscow Ice hockey
Silver 1978 Prague Ice hockey
Silver 1975 West Germany Ice hockey
Silver 1974 Helsinki Ice hockey
Silver 1971 Switzerland Ice hockey
Silver 1966 Ljubljana Ice hockey
Silver 1965 Tampere Ice hockey
Silver 1961 Switzerland Ice hockey
Bronze 1992 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey
Bronze 1990 Switzerland Ice hockey
Bronze 1989 Sweden Ice hockey
Bronze 1987 Vienna Ice hockey
Bronze 1981 Gothenburg Ice hockey
Bronze 1973 Moscow Ice hockey
Bronze 1970 Stockholm Ice hockey
Bronze 1969 Stockholm Ice hockey
Bronze 1963 Stockholm Ice hockey
Bronze 1959 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey
Bronze 1957 Moscow Ice hockey
Bronze 1955 West Germany Ice hockey
Bronze 1938 Prague Ice hockey
Bronze 1933 Prague Ice hockey

The Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team was one of the world's premiere teams for the duration of its existence.

The successor to the Bohemian national ice hockey team, which was a European power prior to World War I, the Czechoslovak national team first appeared at the 1920 Summer Olympics, two years after the creation of the state. In the 1940s, they established themselves as the best team in Europe, becoming the first team from the continent to win two World Championships (1947 and 1949). After the arrival of the Soviet Union on the international hockey scene in the 1950s, the Czechoslovaks regularly fought Sweden and Canada for silver and bronze medals, but sometimes beat the Soviets. In total, they won the gold medal six times.

Due to the split of the country Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the team was disbanded and replaced with the Czech and the Slovak national teams. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) recognized the Czech national team as a successor of Czechoslovakia national team and kept it in the top group, and the Slovak national team was demoted to Pool C.

Notable events[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Olympic record[edit]

Year Result
1920  Bronze
1924 6th place
1928 7th place
1932 did not participate
1936 4th place
1948  Silver
1952 4th place
1956 5th place
1960 4th place
1964  Bronze
1968  Silver
1972  Bronze
1976  Silver
1980 5th place
1984  Silver
1988 6th place
1992  Bronze
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
16 0 4 4 8

Canada Cup record[edit]

  • 1976 – Finished in second place
  • 1981 – Finished in third place
  • 1984 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1987 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1991 – Finished in sixth place

European Championship record[edit]

  • 1910–1914 – Did not participate. See Bohemia national ice hockey team.
  • 1921 – Won silver medal
  • 1922 – Won gold medal
  • 1923 – Won bronze medal
  • 1924 – Did not participate
  • 1925 – Won gold medal
  • 1926 – Won silver medal
  • 1927 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1929 – Won gold medal
  • 1932 – Finished in fifth place

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1930 – Finished tied in sixth place
  • 1931 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1933 – Won bronze medal
  • 1934 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1935 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1937 – Finished in sixth place
  • 1938 – Won bronze medal
  • 1939 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1947 – Won gold medal
  • 1949 – Won gold medal
  • 1950 – Did not participate
  • 1951 – Did not participate
  • 1953 – Disqualified (did not finish)
  • 1954 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1955 – Won bronze medal
  • 1957 – Won bronze medal
  • 1958 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1959 – Won bronze medal
  • 1961 – Won silver medal
  • 1962 – Did not participate
  • 1963 – Won bronze medal
  • 1965 – Won silver medal
  • 1966 – Won silver medal
  • 1967 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1969 – Won bronze medal
  • 1970 – Won bronze medal
  • 1971 – Won silver medal
  • 1972 – Won gold medal
  • 1973 – Won bronze medal
  • 1974 – Won silver medal
  • 1975 – Won silver medal
  • 1976 – Won gold medal
  • 1977 – Won gold medal
  • 1978 – Won silver medal
  • 1979 – Won silver medal
  • 1981 – Won bronze medal
  • 1982 – Won silver medal
  • 1983 – Won silver medal
  • 1985 – Won gold medal
  • 1986 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1987 – Won bronze medal
  • 1989 – Won bronze medal
  • 1990 – Won bronze medal
  • 1991 – Finished in sixth place
  • 1992 – Won bronze medal

See also[edit]