Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team

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Czechoslovakia
Most games Jiří Holík (319)
Top scorer Josef Maleček (216)
Most points Josef Maleček (285)
First international
 Canada 15–0 Czechoslovakia 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 24 April 1920)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 42 (first in 1930)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 6 (1947, 1949, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1985)
Olympics
Appearances 16 (first in 1920)
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 4 (1948, 1968, 1976, 1984)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 4 (1920, 1964, 1972, 1992)
Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sarajevo Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1976 Innsbruck Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1968 Grenoble Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1948 St. Moritz Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Albertville Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Sapporo Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Innsbruck Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1920 Antwerp Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Prague Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1977 Vienna Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1976 Katowice Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1972 Prague Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1949 Stockholm Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1947 Prague Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1983 West Germany Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1982 Finland Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1979 Moscow Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1978 Prague Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1975 West Germany Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1974 Helsinki Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1971 Switzerland Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1966 Ljubljana Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1965 Tampere Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1961 Switzerland Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Switzerland Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Sweden Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Vienna Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Gothenburg Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1973 Moscow Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Stockholm Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1969 Stockholm Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1963 Stockholm Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1959 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1957 Moscow Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1955 West Germany Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1938 Prague Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1933 Prague Ice hockey

The Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team was one of the world's premiere teams for the duration of its existence.

The successor to the Bohemian national ice hockey team, which was a European power prior to World War I, the Czechoslovak national team first appeared at the 1920 Summer Olympics, two years after the creation of the state. In the 1940s, they established themselves as the best team in Europe, becoming the first team from the continent to win two World Championships (1947 and 1949). After the arrival of the Soviet Union on the international hockey scene in the 1950s, the Czechoslovaks regularly fought Sweden and Canada for silver and bronze medals, but sometimes beat the Soviets. In total, they won the gold medal six times.

Due to the split of the country Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia ,the team was disbanded and replaced in 1993 with the Czech and the Slovak national teams. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) recognized the Czech national team as a successor of Czechoslovakia national team and kept it in the top group, and the Slovak national team was demoted to Pool C (Slovakia got into the Top Division very early in 1996).

Notable events[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Olympic record[edit]

Games GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
Belgium 1920 Antwerp 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 31  ?  ? Bronze medal Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
France 1924 Chamonix 3 1 0 0 0 2 14 41  ?  ? First Round 6th
Switzerland 1928 St. Moritz 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 5  ?  ? First Round 7th
United States 1932 Lake Placid Did not participate
Nazi Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 9 5 0 0 0 4 16 18  ?  ? Final Round 4th
Switzerland 1948 St. Moritz 8 7 0 1 0 0 80 18  ?  ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Norway 1952 Oslo 8 6 0 0 0 2 47 18 Jiří Tožička, Josef Herman  ? Round-robin 4th
Italy 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 7 3 0 0 0 4 32 36 Vladimír Bouzek  ? Final Round 5th
United States 1960 Squaw Valley 7 3 0 0 0 4 44 31 Eduard Farda, Ladislav Horský  ? Medal Round 4th
Austria 1964 Innsbruck 7 5 0 0 0 2 38 19 Jiří Anton, Vladimír Kostka  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
France 1968 Grenoble 7 5 0 1 0 1 33 17 Jaroslav Pitner, Vladimír Kostka  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Japan 1972 Sapporo 5 3 0 0 0 2 26 13 Jaroslav Pitner, Vladimír Kostka  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Austria 1976 Innsbruck 5 3 0 0 0 2 17 10 Karel Gut, Ján Starší  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
United States 1980 Lake Placid 6 4 0 0 0 2 40 17 Karel Gut, Luděk Bukač, Stanislav Neveselý  ? Consolation Round 5th
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo 7 6 0 0 0 1 40 9 Luděk Bukač, Stanislav Neveselý  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Canada 1988 Calgary 8 4 0 0 0 4 33 28 Ján Starší, František Pospíšil  ? Final Round 6th
France 1992 Albertville 8 6 0 0 0 2 36 21 Ivan Hlinka, Jaroslav Walter  ? Bronze Medal Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Norway 1994 Lillehammer Since 1993 Czechoslovakia has been split and was succeded by the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Canada Cup record[edit]

Year GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1976 7 3 1 3 23 20 Karel Gut, Ján Starší ? Final 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1981 6 2 2 2 22 17 Luděk Bukač, Stanislav Neveselý ? Semi-finals 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1984 5 0 1 4 10 21 Luděk Bukač, Stanislav Neveselý ? Round-robin 5th
1987 5 2 1 2 12 15 Ján Starší, František Pospíšil ? Semi-finals 4th
1991 5 1 0 4 11 18 Ivan Hlinka, Jaroslav Walter ? Round-robin 6th

European Championship record[edit]

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1910–1914 Did not participate. See Bohemia national ice hockey team.
Sweden 1921 Stockholm 1 0 0 1 4 6  ?  ? Final 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Switzerland 1922 St. Moritz 2 2 0 0 11 3  ?  ? Round-robin 1st, gold medalist(s)
Belgium 1923 Antwerp 4 2 0 2 16 9  ?  ? Round-robin 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Italy 1924 Milan Did not participate.
Czechoslovakia 1925 Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokvovec 3 3 0 0 10 0  ?  ? Round-robin 1st, gold medalist(s)
Switzerland 1926 Davos 7 5 0 2 18 8  ?  ? Final round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Austria 1927 Wien 5 1 1 3 7 6  ?  ? Round-robin 5th
Hungary 1929 Budapest 4 4 0 0 8 3  ?  ? Final 1st, gold medalist(s)
Germany 1932 Berlin 6 1 1 4 10 10  ?  ? Final round 5th

World Championship record[edit]

Championship GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
France/Austria/Germany 1930 Chamonix/Vienna/Berlin 1 0 - 0 - 1 1 3  ?  ? Quarter-finals tied 6th
Poland 1931 Krynica-Zdrój 7 3 - 1 - 3 10 7  ?  ? Quarter-finals 5th
Czechoslovakia 1933 Prague 8 6 - 0 - 2 17 12  ?  ? 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Italy 1934 Milan 5 2 - 0 1 2 6 4  ?  ? Third Round 5th
Switzerland 1935 Davos 9 5 - 0 - 4 38 15  ?  ? Final Round 4th
United Kingdom 1937 London 8 4 - 2 - 2 22 9  ?  ? Consolation Round 6th
Czechoslovakia 1938 Prague 7 4 - 1 - 2 9 6  ?  ? 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Switzerland 1939 Zürich/Basel 10 3 - 2 - 5 37 9  ?  ? 3rd Place Game 4th
Czechoslovakia 1947 Prague 7 6 - 0 - 1 85 10  ?  ? Round-robin 1st, gold medalist(s)
Sweden 1949 Stockholm 7 5 - 0 - 2 42 12 Antonín Vodička  ? Final Round 1st, gold medalist(s)
United Kingdom 1950 London Did not participate
France 1951 Paris Did not participate
Switzerland 1953 Zürich/Basel Did not finish/Disqualified
Sweden 1954 Stockholm 7 4 - 0 - 3 41 21  ?  ? Round-robin 4th
West Germany 1955 Krefeld/Dortmund/Cologne 8 5 - 1 - 2 63 22  ?  ? Round-robin 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Soviet Union 1957 Moscow 7 5 - 1 - 1 66 9  ?  ? Round-robin 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Norway 1958 Oslo 7 3 - 2 - 2 21 21  ?  ? Round-robin 4th
Czechoslovakia 1959 Prague/Bratislava/Brno/Ostrava 8 5 - 0 - 3 46 22  ?  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Switzerland 1961 Geneva/Lausanne 7 6 - 1 - 0 33 9  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
United States 1962 Colorado Springs, Denver Did not participate
Sweden 1963 Stockholm 7 5 - 1 - 1 41 16  ?  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Finland 1965 Tampere 7 6 - 0 - 1 43 10  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1966 Ljubljana 7 6 - 0 - 1 32 15  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Austria 1967 Vienna 7 3 - 2 - 2 29 18  ?  ? Final Round 4th
Sweden 1969 Stockholm 10 8 - 0 - 2 40 20 Jaroslav Pitner, Vladimír Kostka  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Sweden 1970 Stockholm 10 5 - 1 - 4 47 30 Jaroslav Pitner, Vladimír Kostka  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Switzerland 1971 Bern/Geneva 10 7 - 1 - 2 44 20 Jaroslav Pitner, Vladimír Kostka  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Czechoslovakia 1972 Prague 10 9 - 0 - 1 72 16 Jaroslav Pitner, Vladimír Kostka  ? Final Round 1st, gold medalist(s)
Soviet Union 1973 Moscow 10 6 - 1 - 3 48 20  ?  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Finland 1974 Helsinki 10 7 - 0 - 3 57 20  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
West Germany 1975 Munich/Düsseldorf 10 8 - 0 - 2 55 19  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Poland 1976 Katowice 10 9 - 1 - 0 67 14 Karel Gut, Ján Starší  ? Final Round 1st, gold medalist(s)
Austria 1977 Vienna 10 7 - 1 - 2 54 32 Karel Gut, Ján Starší  ? Final Round 1st, gold medalist(s)
Czechoslovakia 1978 Prague 10 9 - 0 - 1 54 21  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Soviet Union 1979 Moscow 6 3 - 1 - 2 25 30  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Sweden 1981 Gothenburg/Stockholm 6 2 - 2 - 2 20 22  ?  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Finland 1982 Helsinki/Tampere 10 5 - 2 - 3 38 20  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
West Germany 1983 Düsseldorf/Dortmund/Munich 10 6 - 2 - 2 40 21  ?  ? Final Round 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Czechoslovakia 1985 Prague 10 7 - 1 - 2 48 22 Luděk Bukač, Stanislav Neveselý  ? Final Round 1st, gold medalist(s)
Soviet Union 1986 Moscow 10 5 - 1 - 4 38 21  ?  ? Consolation Round 5th
Austria 1987 Austria 10 6 - 2 - 2 32 22  ?  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Sweden 1989 Stockholm/Södertälje 10 4 - 2 - 4 38 21  ?  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Switzerland 1990 Bern/Fribourg 10 5 - 1 - 4 40 30  ?  ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Finland 1991 Helsinki/Turku/Tampere 10 4 - 0 - 6 28 27  ?  ? Consolation Round 6th
Czechoslovakia 1992 Prague/Bratislava 8 6 - 0 1 1 33 12  ?  ? 3rd Place Game 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Germany 1993 Munich/Dortmund Since 1993 Czechoslovakia has been split and was succeded by the Czech Republic and Slovakia

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