Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

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Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Greater coat of arms of the Czech Republic is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Czech Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Milan Hnilička
Head coach Josef Jandač
Assistants Jiří Kalous
Václav Prospal
Jaroslav Špaček
Captain Jakub Voráček
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 2015.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 25 (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.[1] 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 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.[4][5] 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 earned silver, falling to Sweden in the final, the only time the Czechs have lost 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 Josef Augusta 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 Ivan Hlinka 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 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, 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 8 3 2 0 3 23 17 Josef Jandač Jakub Voráček Quarter-finals 7th

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 2017 IIHF World Championship.[6]

Head coach: Josef Jandač

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D Gudas, RadkoRadko Gudas 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1990-06-05) June 5, 1990 (age 27) United States Philadelphia Flyers
5 D Jeřábek, JakubJakub Jeřábek 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1991-05-12) May 12, 1991 (age 26) Canada Montreal Canadiens
6 D Kempný, MichalMichal Kempný 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-09-08) September 8, 1990 (age 27) United States Chicago Blackhawks
8 D Šulák, LiborLibor Šulák 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1994-03-04) March 4, 1994 (age 23) Czech Republic Orli Znojmo
10 F Červenka, RomanRoman Červenka 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 31) Switzerland HC Fribourg-Gottéron
14 F Plekanec, TomášTomáš PlekanecA 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1982-10-31) October 31, 1982 (age 34) Canada Montreal Canadiens
16 F Birner, MichalMichal Birner 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1986-03-02) March 2, 1986 (age 31) Switzerland HC Fribourg-Gottéron
17 F Sobotka, VladimírVladimír Sobotka 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1987-02-07) February 7, 1987 (age 30) United States St. Louis Blues
20 F Vrána, PetrPetr Vrána 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1985-03-29) March 29, 1985 (age 32) Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha
33 G Francouz, PavelPavel Francouz 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1990-06-03) June 3, 1990 (age 27) Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk
34 G Mrázek, PetrPetr Mrázek 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1992-02-14) February 14, 1992 (age 25) United States Detroit Red Wings
36 D Krejčík, JakubJakub Krejčík 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1991-06-25) June 25, 1991 (age 26) Czech Republic HC Kometa Brno
38 G Furch, DominikDominik Furch 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-04-19) April 19, 1990 (age 27) Russia Avangard Omsk
43 F Kovář, JanJan KovářA 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1990-03-20) March 20, 1990 (age 27) Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
45 D Šimek, RadimRadim Šimek 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1992-09-20) September 20, 1992 (age 25) Czech Republic HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
51 F Horák, RomanRoman Horák 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1991-05-21) May 21, 1991 (age 26) Russia HC Vityaz
62 F Řepík, MichalMichal Řepík 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1988-12-31) December 31, 1988 (age 28) Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha
69 F Radil, LukášLukáš Radil 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 27) Russia HC Spartak Moscow
71 F Hyka, TomášTomáš Hyka 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1993-03-23) March 23, 1993 (age 24) Czech Republic BK Mladá Boleslav
78 F Hanzl, RobinRobin Hanzl 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1989-01-10) January 10, 1989 (age 28) Czech Republic HC Litvínov
79 F Zohorna, TomášTomáš Zohorna 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1988-01-03) January 3, 1988 (age 29) Russia Amur Khabarovsk
84 D Kundrátek, TomášTomáš Kundrátek 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1989-12-26) December 26, 1989 (age 27) Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
88 F Pastrňák, DavidDavid Pastrňák 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-05-25) May 25, 1996 (age 21) United States Boston Bruins
90 D Rutta, JanJan Rutta 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-07-29)July 29, 1990 (aged 26) Czech Republic Piráti Chomutov
93 F Voráček, JakubJakub VoráčekC 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1989-08-15) August 15, 1989 (age 28) United States Philadelphia Flyers

Coaching history[edit]

Olympics
World Championships

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laurel Zeisler (2012-12-19). Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey. Books.google.co.uk. p. 85. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  2. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Russia - Czech Republic". IIHF. 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Marc Di Duca. Czech Republic: The Bradt Travel Guide. Books.google.co.uk. p. 31. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  5. ^ Efstathia Sioras; Michael Spilling. Czech Republic. Books.google.co.uk. p. 112. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  6. ^ 2017 IIHF World Championship roster

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