Bohemia national ice hockey team

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Not to be confused with the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia men's national ice hockey team.
Bohemia
Shirt badge/Association crest
The coat of arms of Bohemia was used on the players jerseys.
Team colors          
IIHF code BOH
First international
 France 8–1 Bohemia Bohemia
(Chamonix, France; 23 January 1909)
Last international
German Empire Germany 0–2 Bohemia Bohemia
(Berlin, German Empire; 27 February 1914)
Biggest win
Bohemia Bohemia 13–0 Switzerland  
(Berlin, German Empire; 15 February 1911)
Biggest defeat
 England 11–0 Bohemia Bohemia
(Chamonix, France; 24 January 1909)
European Championships
Appearances 4
Best result Med 1.png (1911, 1912,[I] 1914)
International record (W–L–T)
8–5–2

The Bohemia national ice hockey team was the national ice hockey team of the Kingdom of Bohemia, a kingdom within Austria-Hungary. The team competed between 1909 and 1914 playing in four European Championships. Playing its last game in 1914, the team was succeeded by the Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team after the Kingdom of Bohemia was dissolved and became part of the First Czechoslovak Republic.

History[edit]

Bohemia at the 1911 European Championship, which they won.

Bohemia played its first game in 1909 against France during the Chamonix Cup which was being held in Chamonix, France.[1] Bohemia lost the game 1–8 and lost all of their three other games at the tournament against Belgium, England and Switzerland. During the tournament the team's 0–11 loss against England would be recorded as the team's largest ever loss in international participation.[1] The following year Bohemia announced their intention to participate in the inaugural European Championships being held in Les Avants, Switzerland however withdrew due to a lack of training.[2] In 1911, Bohemia participated in the 1911 European Championship being held in Berlin, German Empire.[1] Bohemia won the tournament after winning all three of their games and finishing on top of the standings. During the tournament, they also achieved their largest ever win in international participation when they beat Switzerland 13–0.[1] The following year Bohemia, this time being represented by the club team HC Slavia Praha, again won gold at the European Championships however the tournament was annulled by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace (LIHG) congress due to Austria not being affiliated with the LIHG at the time of the tournament.[2] During the 1913 European Championship, Bohemia finished second behind Belgium who won their first title.[2] In 1914, Bohemia competed in an exhibition game against Germany in Montreux, Switzerland. Germany won the game 4–2 and recorded their first and only win over Bohemia.[1] A month later, Bohemia competed in their last European Championship. Being represented again by HC Slavia Praha, Bohemia went on to win their third Championship in four years after winning both of their games and finishing on top the standings.[2]

After playing their last game in 1914, the Bohemian national team was succeeded by the Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team after the Kingdom of Bohemia was dissolved and became part of the First Czechoslovak Republic

International competitions[edit]

European Championship record[edit]

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
Switzerland 1910 Les Avants Withdrew due to lack of training
German Empire 1911 Berlin 3 3 0 0 20 1  ?  ? Round-robin 1st, gold medalist(s)
Austria-Hungary 1912 Prague* 2 1 1 0 7 2  ?  ? Round-robin 1st, gold medalist(s)
German Empire 1913 Munich 3 2 1 0 15 6  ?  ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
German Empire 1914 Berlin 2 2 0 0 11 1  ?  ? Round-robin 1st, gold medalist(s)
1915–1920 No Championships (World War I).
1921–1932 Contiunity as Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team.
  • 1912 Championship was later annulled because Austria was not a member of the IIHF at the time of the competition.

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

Source[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA
Austrian Empire Austria 2 2 0 0 12 0
 Belgium 4 2 1 1 17 10
 England 1 0 0 1 0 11
 France 1 0 0 1 1 8
German Empire Germany 5 3 1 1 14 9
  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 15 8

Notes[edit]

^ Result was annulled due to Austria not being a member of the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace at the time.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bohemia All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 166–167. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5.