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 Martin Ručinský
Milan Hnilička
Head coach Josef Jandač
Assistants Jiří Kalous
Jaroslav Špaček
Václav Prospal
Captain Tomáš Plekanec
Most games David Výborný (218)
Top scorer Martin Procházka (61)
Most points David Výborný (147)
Home stadium O2 Arena
Team colors               
IIHF code CZE
Czech Republic national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png
Ranking
Current IIHF 6 Steady
Highest IIHF 2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF 6 (first in 2015)
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
Best result 3rd (2004)
Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1994)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold (1998)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (2006)
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
Gold medal – first place 1999 Norway
Gold medal – first place 2000 Russia
Gold medal – first place 2001 Germany
Gold medal – first place 2005 Austria
Gold medal – first place 2010 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2006 Latvia
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Slovakia
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Helsinki/Stockholm

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.[1][2] It is governed 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]

Games GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1920–1992 As part of  Czechoslovakia
Norway1994 Lillehammer 8 5 0 0 0 3 30 18 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký 5th Place Match 5th
Japan1998 Nagano 6 5 0 0 0 1 19 6 Ivan Hlinka Vladimír Růžička Champions 1st, gold medalist(s)
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 4 1 0 1 0 2 12 8 Vladimír Růžička Jaromír Jágr Quarter-finals 7th
Italy 2006 Turin 8 4 0 0 0 4 23 20 Alois Hadamczik Robert Lang 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Canada 2010 Vancouver 4 2 1 0 2 13 11 Vladimír Růžička Patrik Eliáš Quarter-finals 7th
Russia 2014 Sochi 5 2 0 0 3 13 15 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Plekanec Quarter-finals 7th

World Championship[edit]

Championship GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
19201992 As part of  Czechoslovakia
Germany 1993 Munich, Dortmund 8 6 1 1 0 33 10 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Italy 1994 Bolzano, Canazei and Milan 6 1 2 3 17 20 Luděk Bukač Otakar Janecký Quarter-finals 7th
Sweden 1995 Stockholm, Gävle 8 4 0 4 17 16 Luděk Bukač Jiří Kučera 3rd Place Game 4th
Austria 1996 Vienna 8 7 1 0 42 15 Luděk Bukač Robert Reichel Champions 1st, gold medalist(s)
Finland 1997 Helsinki, Tampere, Turku 9 6 0 3 30 20 Ivan Hlinka Robert Reichel 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Switzerland 1998 Basel, Zürich 9 6 2 1 33 16 Ivan Hlinka Robert Reichel 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Norway 1999 Oslo, Hamar, Lillehammer 12 9 0 3 46 24 Ivan Hlinka Pavel Patera Champions 1st, gold medalist(s)
Russia 2000 St. Petersburg 9 8 0 0 0 1 41 19 Josef Augusta Robert Reichel Champions 1st, gold medalist(s)
Germany 2001 Nuremberg, Cologne, Hanover 9 6 2 1 0 0 37 13 Josef Augusta Robert Reichel Champions 1st, gold medalist(s)
Sweden 2002 Gothenburg, Karlstad, Jönköping 7 6 0 0 0 1 31 17 Josef Augusta Jaromír Jágr Quarter-finals 5th
Finland 2003 Helsinki, Tampere, Turku 9 6 0 1 0 2 36 21 Slavomír Lener Robert Reichel 3rd Place Game 4th
Czech Republic 2004 Prague, Ostrava 7 6 0 0 1 0 28 8 Ivan Hlinka Martin Straka Quarter-finals 5th
Austria 2005 Vienna, Innsbruck 9 8 0 0 0 1 25 9 Vladimír Růžička David Výborný Champions 1st, gold medalist(s)
Latvia 2006 Riga 9 4 1 2 0 2 26 24 Alois Hadamczik David Výborný Final 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Russia 2007 Moscow 7 3 0 1 3 23 19 Alois Hadamczik David Výborný Quarter-finals 7th
Canada 2008 Quebec City, Halifax 7 3 1 2 1 29 19 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Kaberle Quarter-finals 5th
Switzerland 2009 Bern, Kloten 7 4 0 0 3 26 14 Vladimír Růžička Marek Židlický Quarter-finals 6th
Germany 2010 Cologne, Mannheim, Gelsenkirchen 9 5 2 0 2 25 16 Vladimír Růžička Tomáš Rolinek Champions 1st, gold medalist(s)
Slovakia 2011 Bratislava, Košice 9 8 0 0 1 36 18 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Rolinek 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Finland Sweden 2012 Helsinki, Stockholm 10 6 1 0 3 32 19 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Plekanec 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Sweden Finland 2013 Stockholm, Helsinki 8 3 1 0 4 20 14 Alois Hadamczik Jiří Novotný Quarter-finals 7th
Belarus 2014 Minsk 10 3 2 2 3 24 27 Vladimír Růžička Tomáš Rolinek 3rd Place Game 4th
Czech Republic 2015 Prague, Ostrava 10 5 1 1 3 32 26 Vladimír Růžička Jakub Voráček 3rd Place Game 4th
Russia 2016 Moscow, St. Petersburg 7 5 1 1 0 27 12 Vladimír Vůjtek Tomáš Plekanec Quarter-finals 5th
France Germany 2017 Paris, Cologne Josef Jandač

World Cup[edit]

Year GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1996 3 0 0 3 4 17 Luděk Bukač Jaromír Jágr Round 1 8th
2004 5 2 0 0 1 2 19 15 Vladimír Růžička Robert Reichel Semi-finals 3rd
2016 3 1 0 - 1 1 6 12 Josef Jandač Tomáš Plekanec Group stage 6th

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Head coach: Josef Jandac

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
34 G Mrázek, PetrPetr Mrázek 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1992-02-14)February 14, 1992 (aged 24) United States Detroit Red Wings
30 G Neuvirth, MichalMichal Neuvirth 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-03-23)March 23, 1988 (aged 28) United States Philadelphia Flyers
31 G Pavelec, OndřejOndřej Pavelec 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 111 kg (245 lb) (1987-08-31)August 31, 1987 (aged 29) Canada Winnipeg Jets
47 D Jordán, MichalMichal Jordán 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-07-17)July 17, 1990 (aged 26) Free Agent
6 D Kempný, MichalMichal Kempný 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-09-08)September 8, 1990 (aged 26) United States Chicago Blackhawks
84 D Kundrátek, TomášTomáš Kundrátek 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1989-12-26)December 26, 1989 (aged 26) Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
2 D Michálek, ZbyněkZbyněk Michálek 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1982-12-23)December 23, 1982 (aged 33) United States Arizona Coyotes
33 D Nakládal, JakubJakub Nakládal 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1987-12-30)December 30, 1987 (aged 28) Free Agent
64 D Polák, RomanRoman Polák 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1986-04-28)April 28, 1986 (aged 30) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
62 D Šustr, AndrejAndrej Šustr 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1990-11-29)November 29, 1990 (aged 25) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
86 LW Birner, MichalMichal Birner 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1986-03-02)March 2, 1986 (aged 30) Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk
10 LW Červenka, RomanRoman Červenka 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1985-12-10)December 10, 1985 (aged 30) Switzerland HC Fribourg-Gotteron
12 C Faksa, RadekRadek Faksa 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1994-01-09)January 9, 1994 (aged 22) United States Dallas Stars
67 RW Frolík, MichaelMichael Frolík 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1988-02-17)February 17, 1988 (aged 28) Canada Calgary Flames
11 C Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 107 kg (236 lb) (1987-02-20)February 20, 1987 (aged 29) United States Arizona Coyotes
83 RW Hemský, AlešAleš Hemský (A) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1983-08-13)August 13, 1983 (aged 33) United States Dallas Stars
23 RW Jaškin, DmitrijDmitrij Jaškin 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1993-03-23)March 23, 1993 (aged 23) United States St. Louis Blues
9 LW Michálek, MilanMilan Michálek 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 103 kg (227 lb) (1984-12-07)December 7, 1984 (aged 31) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
18 LW Palát, OndřejOndřej Palát 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1991-03-28)March 28, 1991 (aged 25) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
88 RW Pastrňák, DavidDavid Pastrňák 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-05-25)May 25, 1996 (aged 20) United States Boston Bruins
14 C Plekanec, TomášTomáš Plekanec (C) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1982-10-31)October 31, 1982 (aged 33) Canada Montreal Canadiens
17 RW Sobotka, VladimírVladimír Sobotka 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1987-07-02)July 2, 1987 (aged 29) Russia Avangard Omsk
93 RW Voráček, JakubJakub Voráček (A) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1989-08-15)August 15, 1989 (aged 27) United States Philadelphia Flyers

David Krejčí, Tomáš Hertl, and Radko Gudas were originally selected but could not participate because of injury. They were replaced by Roman Červenka, Michal Birner, and Tomáš Kundrátek respectively.

Coaching history[edit]

Olympics
World Championships

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Russia - Czech Republic". IIHF. 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 

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