1996–97 Czech Extraliga season

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1996–97 Czech Extraliga
League Czech Extraliga
Sport Ice hockey
DurationSeptember 1996 April 1997
TV partner(s) Česká televize
Regular season
Playoffs
Finals
Czech Extraliga seasons

The 1996–97 Czech Extraliga season was the fourth season of the Czech Extraliga since its creation after the breakup of Czechoslovakia and the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League in 1993.

Czech Extraliga highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic

The Czech Extraliga is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. It was created by the 1993 split of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League following the breakup of Czechoslovakia. The league usually takes place between September and April and features 14 teams. It is considered as the fifth best ice hockey league in the world.

The Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League was the elite ice hockey league in Czechoslovakia from 1930 until 1993, when the country split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Slovak Extraliga and Czech Extraliga formed from the split.

Contents

Standings

PlaceTeamGPWTLGoalsPts
1. HC Petra Vsetín 5234711198:12075
2. HC Sparta Prag 52281113227:16867
3. HC Vítkovice 52251215160:12062
4. HC Železárny Třinec 52231019175:15256
5. HC IPB Pojišťovna Pardubice 5225522170:16455
6. HC Poldi Kladno 52211219132:15254
7. HC České Budějovice 52201220149:14552
8. HC Slavia Prag 52211021166:16752
9. HC Chemopetrol Litvínov 52201220171:18552
10. AC ZPS Zlín 5222624179:17950
11. HC ZKZ Plzeň 5219924155:17247
12. HC Olomouc 52161125122:15543
13. HC Dukla Jihlava 52131029140:18736
14. HC Slezan Opava 5210735125:20327

Playoffs

Quarterfinal

HC Slavia Praha ice hockey team

HC Slavia Praha is a Czech ice hockey team located in Prague playing the Czech 1st National Hockey League, the second-highest league in the country. Slavia played in the Extraliga from 1994 until 2015, winning the national championship in 2003 and 2008. The club plays its home games at Zimní stadion Eden in Prague. From 2004 until 2015, it played at O2 Arena.

HC Oceláři Třinec ice hockey team

HC Oceláři Třinec is an ice hockey team from Teschen Silesia who play in the Czech Extraliga, the top tier of Czech ice hockey. Their home arena is Werk Arena in Třinec. The team's main sponsors are the local Třinec Iron and Steel Works.

HC Sparta Praha ice hockey team

Hockey Club Sparta Praha, commonly known as Sparta Prague, is a Prague based Czech ice hockey team playing in the Czech Extraliga. The club has won four Czech championships (most recently in 2007) and four Czechoslovak championships, as well as two Spengler Cups, making it one of the most successful hockey clubs in Czech history. The team plays its home games at O2 Arena, the largest arena in the coutry. It is the most attended Czech hockey club.

Semifinal

3rd place

Final

HC Vsetin is 1996-97 Czech champion.

Relegation

First series

HC Dukla Jihlava ice hockey team

HC Dukla Jihlava, founded in 1956, is an ice hockey team in the Czech Republic. It won the Czechoslovak Extraliga title 12 times: six consecutive championships beginning in 1967, then in 1974, four consecutive championships beginning in 1982, and again in 1991. As of 2019, HC Dukla Jihlava plays in the Czech 1. liga after being relegated from the Czech Extraliga in 2017-18.

Second series

HC Slezan Opava ice hockey team

HC Slezan Opava is an ice hockey team in the Second National Hockey League from Opava.

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