Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

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Czech Republic
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The coat of arms of the Czech Republic is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Czech Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Slavomír Lener
Head coach Alois Hadamczik
Assistants Josef Paleček
Jan Procházka
Captain Tomáš Plekanec
Most games David Výborný (218)
Top scorer Martin Procházka (61)
Most points David Výborný (147)
Home stadium O2 Arena
IIHF code CZE
IIHF ranking 5 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (2009)
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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 21 (first in 1993)
Best result Med 1.png (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 2 – (1996, 2004)
Best result 3rd: – 2004
Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1994)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold: 1 – (1998)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1 – (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
305–205–44
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1998 Nagano Team
Bronze 2006 Turin Team
World Championship
Gold 1996 Austria Team
Gold 1999 Norway Team
Gold 2000 Russia Team
Gold 2001 Germany Team
Gold 2005 Austria Team
Gold 2010 Germany Team
Silver 2006 Latvia Team
Bronze 1993 Germany Team
Bronze 1997 Finland Team
Bronze 1998 Switzerland Team
Bronze 2011 Slovakia Team
Bronze 2012 Helsinki/Stockholm Team

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, currently ranked fourth by the IIHF, behind Sweden, Finland and Russia. It is controlled by the Czech Ice Hockey Association. The Czech Republic has 72,075 players officially enrolled in organized hockey (0.7% of its population). Czech Republic is a member of the so-called "Big Seven", the unofficial group of seven the strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States.[1]

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.

Coaching history[edit]

Olympics[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Olympic record[edit]

Year Result
1920-1992 As part of  Czechoslovakia
1994 5th place
1998  Gold
2002 7th place
2006  Bronze
2010 7th place
2014 6th place
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 1 0 1 2

World Cup (before Canada Cup) record[edit]

  • 1996 – Did not qualify for playoffs – 8th
  • 2004 – Lost in semi-finals – 3rd

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1993 Bronze
  • 1994 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1996 Gold
  • 1997 Bronze
  • 1998 Bronze
  • 1999 Gold
  • 2000 Gold
  • 2001 Gold
  • 2002 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2005 Gold
  • 2006 Silver
  • 2007 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2010 Gold
  • 2011 Bronze
  • 2012 Bronze
  • 2013 – Finished in 7th place

Recent rosters[edit]

2014 Olympic roster[edit]

The following is the Czech roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[2][3] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Kovar, JakubJakub Kovář 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 19 July 1988 Písek Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL)
2 D Zidlicky, MarekMarek Židlický 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 3 February 1977 Most United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
3 D Gudas, RadkoRadko Gudas 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 5 June 1990 Kladno United States Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
5 D Smid, LadislavLadislav Šmíd 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 1 February 1986 Frýdlant Canada Calgary Flames (NHL)
7 D Kaberle, TomasTomáš Kaberle 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) 2 March 1978 Rakovník Czech Republic Kladno (CZE)
8 D Barinka, MichalMichal Barinka 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 12 June 1984 Vyškov Czech Republic Vítkovice (CZE)
9 F Michalek, MilanMilan Michálek 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002103000000000000103 kg (227 lb) 7 December 1984 Jindřichův Hradec Canada Ottawa Senators (NHL)
10 F Cervenka, RomanRoman Červenka 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 10 December 1985 Prague Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
11 F Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 700199000000000000099 kg (218 lb) 20 February 1987 České Budějovice United States Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
12 F Novotný, JiříJiří Novotný 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 12 August 1983 Pelhřimov Czech Republic Lev Praha (KHL)
14 F Plekanec, TomasTomáš PlekanecC 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 31 October 1982 Kladno Canada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
18 F Palat, OndrejOndřej Palát 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) 28 March 1991 Frýdek-Místek United States Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
23 D Michalek, ZbynekZbyněk Michálek 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 23 December 1982 Jindřichův Hradec United States Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
25 D Krajicek, LukasLukáš Krajíček 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 11 March 1983 Prostějov Belarus Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
26 F Elias, PatrikPatrik EliášA 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 13 April 1976 Třebíč United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
31 G Pavelec, OndrejOndřej Pavelec 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 31 August 1987 Kladno Canada Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
32 D Rozsival, MichalMichal Rozsíval 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 3 September 1978 Vlašim United States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
46 F Krejci, DavidDavid Krejčí 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 28 April 1986 Šternberk United States Boston Bruins (NHL)
53 G Salak, AlexanderAlexander Salák 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 5 January 1987 Strakonice Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
67 F Frolik, MichaelMichael Frolík 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 17 February 1988 Kladno Canada Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
68 F Jagr, JaromirJaromír JágrA 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 15 February 1972 Kladno United States New Jersey Devils (NHL)
83 F Hemský , AlešAleš Hemský 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 13 August 1983 Pardubice Canada Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
89 F Voracek, JakubJakub Voráček 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 15 August 1989 Kladno United States Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
91 F Erat, MartinMartin Erat 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 28 August 1981 Třebíč United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
93 F Nedved, PetrPetr Nedvěd 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 9 December 1971 Liberec Czech Republic Bílí Tygři Liberec (CZE)

Forward Vladimír Sobotka was also selected but was unable to participate due to injury. He was replaced by Martin Erat.[4]


2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships roster[edit]

# Pos. Player Team
1 GK Jakub Kovář Czech Republic HC České Budějovice
29 GK Petr Mrázek Canada Ottawa 67s
33 GK Jakub Štěpánek Czech Republic HC Lev Praha
6 D Tomáš Mojžíš Czech Republic Sparta Praha Czech Republic HC Lev Praha
23 D Ondřej Němec Czech Republic HC Lev Praha
25 D Lukáš Krajíček Belarus HC Dynamo Minsk
36 D Petr Čáslava Russia Severstal Cherepovets
44 D Miroslav Blaťák Russia Salavat Yulayev Ufa
80 D Zdeněk Kutlák Switzerland HC Ambri-Piotta
87 D Jakub Nakládal Russia Salavat Yulayev Ufa
9 F Milan Michálek Canada Ottawa Senators Czech Republic HC České Budějovice
10 F Martin Erat United States Washington Capitals
12 F Jiří Novotný Czech Republic HC Lev Praha
14 F Tomáš Plekanec -C Canada Montreal Canadiens Czech Republic Rytiri Kladno
22 F Lukáš Kašpar Ukraine Donbas Donetsk
42 F Petr Koukal Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
46 F David Krejčí United States Boston Bruins Czech Republic HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice
62 F Petr Tenkrát Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha
67 F Michael Frolík United States Chicago Blackhawks Czech Republic Pirati Chomutov
73 F Petr Průcha Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
82 F Michal Vondrka Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
83 F Aleš Hemský Canada Edmonton Oilers Czech Republic HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice
88 F Jakub Petružálek Russia Amur Khabarovsk
93 F Petr Nedvěd Czech Republic HC Bílí Tygři Liberec

2010 Olympic roster[edit]

The following is the Czech roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[5] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
31 G Pavelec, OndrejOndřej Pavelec 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 31 August 1987 Kladno Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
33 G Stepanec, JakubJakub Štěpánek 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) 20 June 1986 Vsetín Vítkovice (CZE)
29 G Vokoun, TomasTomáš Vokoun 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 2 July 1976 Karlovy Vary Florida Panthers (NHL)
44 D Blatak, MiroslavMiroslav Blaťák 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) 25 May 1982 Zlín Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
35 D Hejda, JanJan Hejda 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 18 June 1978 Prague Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
15 D Kaberle, TomasTomáš KaberleA 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 2 March 1978 Rakovník Boston Bruins (NHL)
17 D Kuba, FilipFilip Kuba 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 7002103000000000000103 kg (227 lb) 29 December 1976 Ostrava Ottawa Senators (NHL)
77 D Kubina, PavelPavel Kubina 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002111000000000000111 kg (245 lb) 15 April 1977 Čeladná Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
4 D Michalek, ZbynekZbyněk Michálek 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 23 December 1982 Jindřichův Hradec Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
5 D Polak, RomanRoman Polák 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 7002103000000000000103 kg (227 lb) 28 April 1986 Ostrava St. Louis Blues (NHL)
3 D Zidlicky, MarekMarek Židlický 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 3 February 1977 Most Minnesota Wild (NHL)
16 RW Cajanek, PetrPetr Čajánek 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 18 August 1975 Zlín SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
10 C Cervenka, RomanRoman Červenka 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 10 December 1985 Prague Slavia Prague (CZE)
26 LW Elias, PatrikPatrik EliášC 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 13 April 1976 Třebíč New Jersey Devils (NHL)
91 RW Erat, MartinMartin Erat 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 12 August 1982 Třebíč Nashville Predators (NHL)
34 LW Fleischmann, TomasTomáš Fleischmann 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 16 May 1984 Kopřivnice Washington Capitals (NHL)
24 RW Havlat, MartinMartin Havlát 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 19 April 1981 Mladá Boleslav Minnesota Wild (NHL)
68 RW Jagr, JaromirJaromír JágrA 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002110000000000000110 kg (240 lb) 15 February 1972 Kladno Avangard Omsk (KHL)
46 C Krejci, DavidDavid Krejčí 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 28 April 1986 Šternberk Boston Bruins (NHL)
9 LW Michalek, MilanMilan Michálek 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 7 December 1984 Jindřichův Hradec Ottawa Senators (NHL)
14 C Plekanec, TomasTomáš Plekanec 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 31 October 1982 Kladno Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
60 F Rolinek, TomasTomáš Rolinek 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) 17 February 1980 Žďár nad Sázavou Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
63 C Vasicek, JosefJosef Vašíček 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 12 September 1980 Havlíčkův Brod Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)

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