Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

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Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationCzech Ice Hockey Association
General managerPetr Nedvěd
Head coachKari Jalonen
AssistantsMartin Erat
Libor Zábranský
CaptainRoman Červenka
Most gamesDavid Výborný (218)
Top scorerMartin Procházka (61)
Most pointsDavid Výborný (147)
Home stadiumO2 Arena
Team colors     
IIHF codeCZE
Czech Republic national ice hockey team jerseys 2022 IHWC.png
Ranking
Current IIHF7 Decrease 1 (30 March 2022)[1]
Highest IIHF2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF7 (first in 2022)
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
Appearances29 (first in 1993)
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1996)
Best resultSimple bronze cup.svg 3rd: (2004)
Olympics
Appearances8 (first in 1994)
MedalsGold medal.svg Gold: (1998)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
416–208–48
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 Finland/Sweden
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Toronto

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][3] It is governed by the Czech Ice Hockey Association. The Czech Republic has 85,000 men players officially enrolled in organized hockey (0.8% of its population).[4]

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.[5][6] 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. The following year, however, 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 earned silver, falling to Sweden in the final, the only time the Czechs have lost the final game of the tournament. Czech Republic won the 2010 World Championships in Germany. Since 2012, the Czechs have not won any medals in IIHF tournaments, making it their longest medal drought in history. However, for the first time in history, the Czech Republic did not qualify for the quarterfinals at the 2022 Winter Olympics and finished in ninth place, their lowest placement in history.[7]

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
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 8 5 0 0 0 3 30 18 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký 5th place match 5th
Japan 1998 Nagano 6 5 0 0 0 1 19 6 Ivan Hlinka Vladimír Růžička Champions 1st place, gold medalist(s)
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 4 1 0 1 0 2 12 8 Josef Augusta Jaromír Jágr Quarter-finals 7th
Italy 2006 Turin 8 4 0 0 0 4 23 20 Alois Hadamczik Robert Lang Bronze Medal Game 3rd place, 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 6th
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 6 2 2 0 2 16 15 Josef Jandač Martin Erat Bronze Medal Game 4th
China 2022 Beijing 4 0 2 0 2 11 12 Filip Pešán Roman Červenka Playoffs 9th

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 Bronze Medal Game 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Italy 1994 Bolzano, Canazei and Milan 6 1 2 3 17 20 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký Quarter-finals 7th
Sweden 1995 Stockholm, Gävle 8 4 0 4 17 16 Luděk Bukač Jiří Kučera Bronze Medal Game 4th
Austria 1996 Vienna 8 7 1 0 42 15 Luděk Bukač Robert Reichel Champions 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Finland 1997 Helsinki, Tampere, Turku 9 6 0 3 30 20 Ivan Hlinka Robert Reichel Bronze Medal Game 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Switzerland 1998 Basel, Zürich 9 6 2 1 33 16 Ivan Hlinka Robert Reichel Bronze Medal Game 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Norway 1999 Oslo, Hamar, Lillehammer 12 9 0 3 46 24 Ivan Hlinka Pavel Patera Champions 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Russia 2000 St. Petersburg 9 8 0 0 0 1 41 19 Josef Augusta Robert Reichel Champions 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Germany 2001 Nuremberg, Cologne, Hanover 9 6 2 1 0 0 37 13 Josef Augusta Robert Reichel Champions 1st place, 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 Bronze Medal Game 4th
Czech Republic 2004 Prague, Ostrava 7 6 0 0 1 0 28 8 Slavomír Lener Martin Straka Quarter-finals 5th
Austria 2005 Vienna, Innsbruck 9 8 0 0 0 1 25 9 Vladimír Růžička David Výborný Champions 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Latvia 2006 Riga 9 4 1 2 0 2 26 24 Alois Hadamczik David Výborný Final 2nd place, 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 place, gold medalist(s)
Slovakia 2011 Bratislava, Košice 9 8 0 0 1 36 18 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Rolinek Bronze Medal Game 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Finland Sweden 2012 Helsinki, Stockholm 10 6 1 0 3 32 19 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Plekanec Bronze Medal Game 3rd place, 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 Bronze Medal Game 4th
Czech Republic 2015 Prague, Ostrava 10 5 1 1 3 32 26 Vladimír Růžička Jakub Voráček Bronze Medal Game 4th
Russia 2016 Moscow, St. Petersburg 8 5 1 2 0 27 12 Vladimír Vůjtek Tomáš Plekanec Quarter-finals 5th
France Germany 2017 Paris, Cologne 8 3 2 0 3 23 17 Josef Jandač Jakub Voráček Quarter-finals 7th
Denmark 2018 Copenhagen, Herning 8 3 3 0 2 29 18 Josef Jandač Roman Červenka Quarter-finals 7th
Slovakia 2019 Bratislava, Košice 10 7 0 1 2 47 23 Miloš Říha Jakub Voráček Bronze Medal Game 4th
Switzerland 2020 Zürich, Lausanne Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic[8]
Latvia 2021 Riga 8 3 2 0 3 27 19 Filip Pešán Jan Kovář Quarter-finals 7th
Finland 2022 Helsinki, Tampere Finland Kari Jalonen Roman Červenka

World Cup of Hockey[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 place, bronze medalist(s)
2016 3 1 0 1 1 6 12 Josef Jandač Tomáš Plekanec Group stage 6th

Euro Hockey Tour[edit]

Year GP W OW T OL L GF GA Rank
1996–97 9 0 2 7 15 36 4th
1997–98 12 7 2 3 47 29 1st place, gold medalist(s)
1998–99 12 3 5 4 28 27 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
1999–00 12 7 1 4 31 20 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2000–01 12 3 1 3 5 27 29 4th
2001–02 12 3 2 1 6 34 36 4th
2002–03 12 4 1 3 4 33 33 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2003–04 12 2 4 3 3 24 28 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2004–05 11 2 2 1 3 3 28 33 4th
2005–06 13 1 1 2 9 29 46 4th
2006–07 14 2 2 2 8 33 42 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2007–08 12 4 1 1 6 33 44 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2008–09 12 3 1 2 6 36 43 4th
2009–10 12 3 2 3 1 3 31 27 4th
2010–11 12 3 1 1 7 27 39 4th
2011–12 12 5 2 1 4 31 29 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2012–13 12 6 0 0 6 16 24 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2013–14 12 4 1 1 6 16 31 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2014–15 12 4 1 2 5 33 31 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2015–16 12 4 2 0 6 32 37 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2016–17 12 6 0 1 5 43 39 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2017–18 12 6 1 0 5 32 31 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2018–19 12 4 1 0 7 30 34 4th
2019–20 9 3 3 1 2 25 19 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2020–21 12 5 1 2 4 30 29 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2022 IIHF World Championship.[9]

Head coach: Kari Jalonen[10]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 G Lukáš Dostál 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (2000-06-22) 22 June 2000 (age 21) United States San Diego Gulls
5 D David Jiříček 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (2003-11-28) 28 November 2003 (age 18) Czech Republic HC Škoda Plzeň
6 D Michal Kempný 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 31) United States Washington Capitals
9 D David Sklenička 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-09-08) 8 September 1996 (age 25) Finland Oulun Kärpät
10 F Roman ČervenkaC 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 36) Switzerland SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
12 F Jiří Černoch 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 (age 25) Czech Republic HC Energie Karlovy Vary
13 F Jakub Vrána 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 26) United States Detroit Red Wings
17 D Filip Hronek 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1997-11-02) 2 November 1997 (age 24) United States Detroit Red Wings
19 F Jakub Flek 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 29) Czech Republic HC Energie Karlovy Vary
20 F Hynek Zohorna 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1990-08-01) 1 August 1990 (age 31) Sweden IK Oskarshamn
24 D Jan ŠčotkaA 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1996-05-20) 20 May 1996 (age 26) Finland JYP Jyväskylä
44 F Matěj Stránský 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1993-07-11) 11 July 1993 (age 28) Switzerland HC Davos
46 F David KrejčíA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1986-04-28) 28 April 1986 (age 36) Czech Republic HC Olomouc
47 D Michal Jordán 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 (age 31) Russia Amur Khabarovsk
48 F Tomáš Hertl 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 28) United States San Jose Sharks
50 G Karel Vejmelka 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1996-05-25) 25 May 1996 (age 25) United States Arizona Coyotes
51 D Radim Šimek 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1992-09-20) 20 September 1992 (age 29) United States San Jose Sharks
52 F Michael Špaček 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 25) Sweden Frölunda HC
64 F David Kämpf 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 (age 27) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
67 F Jiří Smejkal 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 25) Finland Lahti Pelicans
84 D Tomáš Kundrátek 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1989-12-26) 26 December 1989 (age 32) Czech Republic HC Oceláři Třinec
88 F David Pastrňák 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-05-25) 25 May 1996 (age 25) United States Boston Bruins
91 F Dominik Simon 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 27) United States Anaheim Ducks
94 G Marek Langhamer 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 27) Finland Ilves
95 F Matěj Blümel 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (2000-05-31) 31 May 2000 (age 21) Czech Republic HC Dynamo Pardubice

Retired numbers[edit]

Coaching history[edit]

Olympics
World Championships

Uniform evolution[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 30 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Russia – Czech Republic". IIHF. 2 November 2015. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  4. ^ "About". czehockey.cz. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  5. ^ Marc Di Duca (2006). Czech Republic: The Bradt Travel Guide. p. 31. ISBN 9781841621500. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ Efstathia Sioras; Michael Spilling (2010). Czech Republic. p. 112. ISBN 9780761444763. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Swiss avenge group stage loss, advance to QF". iihf.com. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  8. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Národní tým odcestuje do dějiště MS 2022 s 3 brankáři a 22 hráči do pole" (in Czech). ceskyhokej.cz. 7 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Team Roster Czechia" (PDF). iihf.com. 15 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Jalonen převzal hokejovou repre sebevědomě. Cíl z MS? Jedině zlato" (in Czech). TN.nova.cz. 11 March 2022.

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